Countdown = 12 Days till Christmas
by Cindi Sutter, Founder & Editor of Spirited Table®
Running short on time vs tasks? Me too. So let's tackle them in order. Prioritize this Advent season in your own special way and share it with me!
Day 12 - Why Traditions Matter...it's the glue that holds us together.
Day 10 = Plan for Santa Time If the gifts aren't wrapped, use bags or even easier, find some giant ribbon, tie them up and drop them in Santa's sack! DONE!
Day 9 = Recipe planning
- Mexican Christmas Eve = Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, Cindi's Guacamole, Roy's Pico de Gallo - DONE! Yes, of course you can add your fav rice and beans...but only if there's time.
- Christmas Day = Christmas Salad Jared Allen's Elk Wellington (works for beef too!) - Chocolate Covered Clementines (all 3 ingredients are in the title)!
Day 8 = Plan Wine, Beer, Cocktails with Tis the Season for Beer - Champagne Etiquette & The Best Champagnes under $15 that aren't Andre' & Thanksgiving Wine Tips (Christmas too!) Cocktails = Rosy Pomegranate Mojito - The Basil Bulleit - Key Lime Martini
Day 5 = The God/Man in the Manger includes Powerful Prayers by Larry King - No Need to Break With Traditions When You Can Bend Them and more!!!!
Day 4 = A Cup of Christmas Tea and take five...around the tree....YES! I mean it!!!!
Day 3 = A Simple Search For a Nativity
Day 2 = If it's not in the plan, don't worry about it...enjoy your family traditions and if you come up with a great new one, share it with me...PLEASE!!
Day 1 = Happy Birthday Jesus! It all began in Bethlehem. If you have a favorite Christmas book, let me know, so I can post it!
Get the kids and grandkids involved; setting the table, pouring the water, licking the spoons! You really can't do it all, so delegate. It took me a while to realize that it's more fun if I get out of the way and enable everyone to pitch-in! It's also more fun if you have snow, to sneak out and go sledding or skating with the kids; they'll remember that long after the last slice of turkey is gone.
Merry Christmas from my house to yours...God bless you every one.