Hope everyone is ready for the big day! Oh! I don't mean the shopping . the wrapping or decorating but ready to "welcome " the family and friends with warm hearts. Ready to "welcome" the new born Child. Ready to "welcome" the person/persons who are different than us.
That is my Christmas wish for you all as we enter into the Christmas week.
Yes I feel I am ready... to celebrate: And this year Jesus' birthday cake is a family favourite Gum Drop Cake
******The night before cut and flour the gum drops with 1/2 cup flour and allow to set overnight making sure they are well separated.
1 cup butter
8oz cream cheese
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
2 cups gumdrops (Remove the Blacks and enjoy eating them. They are not baking Gums)
2 tsp lemon rind
1 cup crushed pineapple
Preheat the oven 325º-350º
Tube pan lined with greased paper
Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar,
Add eggs one at a time
Combine flour,baking powder, and lemon rind and add to creamed mixture alternately with pineapple starting and ending with flour.
Add gum drops
Pour in prepared pan and bake for 1 ½ hours . If browning too quickly cover with foil )
Sure to be a favorite for your family too!
Last Wednesday La Guilde had their Pot luck and Tea Towel Exchange
This one I received ..... Made by member Paulette Comeau.. Absolutely gorgeous...
It was a fun evening with beautiful people, and delicious food. For two hours "tea towels' entertained over 40 intelligent women, made us laugh and got us to know one another a bit more... Now that is the spirit of Christmas. !
I may not have time to blog again before Christmas so I wish you all the Merriest of Christmas filled with Joy, Peace and Happiness in abundance♥♥