The Eighteen Days of Christmas

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On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me – Christmas Yummies


Christmas season is in full swing, parties and celebrations quickly filling up the calendar between now and December twenty-fifth. And what would a Christmas party be without ugly sweaters, awkward mistletoe kisses, and most importantly, all the delicious Christmas food. Oh yes…all the food!

Whether handing out candy canes at the mall or freshly baked goods at It’s Bean A While, Asher knows the importance of food, especially at Christmas. A visit to Santa is not complete without a striped peppermint stick nor is a hot cup of cocoa complete without a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. These things just go together.


Christmas and food – how can you have one without the other? Growing up, my mother and I would make the biggest Christmas cake in November, only to whittle it down to nothing by the time the last window on the advent calendar was opened. When it was my turn to start traditions with my family, not a year would go by without a gingerbread house, made from scratch and decorated by little hands.

Then there is the main meal…the turkey extravaganza. A giant bird, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, as well as lesser vegetables that really only fill the need to add colour to the feast. After all, who would want a beige meal? But really, isn’t the turkey only a mere vehicle for the gravy, potatoes and stuffing? If you have those three, you don’t need anything else. Oh wait, there is one other vital component to the holiday meal – the log of canned cranberry jelly. If it doesn’t have ridges around it’s cylindrical surface, you can talk to my hand. I take these things very seriously.

Until tomorrow all!


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