Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I inherited my grandmother's all-purpose cookbook. I can't tell what year this is, but I think every cook has a version of this type of cookbook in their library. I got Hollywood the red gingham version for Christmas.

My great, great grandmother's gullets recipe is in here. My Meme must have made these for her entire neighborhood. Five pounds of flour?! I just made a little batch. They were one of my favorite cookies growing up. Not too sweet, but buttery and light. They get better with age too.

I have the old original cast iron maker rusting away in a closet. I think my grandmother used it, but I can't figure out how she could have without a fireplace. She lived in a condo on the beach. I'll bet she would have loved the convenience of an electric pizzelle, gaulettes, gullets maker.

We boarded a festooned party boat last night to join in the boat parade. Our boat is getting a tuneup so our friends picked us up. We've lived in this community over 25 years and love boating, but this was the first time we had seen the boat parade. It was really a sight. Over 100 boats decorated with bright lights and decorations.

Snoopy as the Red Baron. This boat was huge.

Santa and his reindeers made an appearance.

Step five of the Easy Street mystery. Nice and easy. You can see everyone's progress right here.

Dare me to make something with the trimmings? 128 one inch triangle pairs.

The finished segment. I'm pretty proud I'm keeping up. My house is a wreck, but I'm going to remedy that today.

My shoe box is filling up.

Bones looks a little evil this Christmas Eve. Actually, he's patiently waiting to go outside. He'll give you this evil eye stare until you take him out. I've already caught him under the tree. Silly dachshund thinks the quilted tree skirt is a quilt to lay on.

Merry Christmas to you and yours! I hope your days are filled with fun, laughter, good food, friends, and family. It really is a magical time of year.

Linking up right here too.


  1. I have the same cookbook (at least the cover is identical). Received it new as a wedding gift in 1959. The person who gave it, hand-wrote comments throughout the book about how good a recipe was --- or wasn't, and added comments about making the recipe. I treasure this book and still refer to it often. A real keeper.

  2. I dare you! I'm going to make some little shoofly blocks. Someone else made some and they are SO CUTE. Can't wait till the next clue. Merry Christmas.


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