Posts Tagged ‘holidays’


Posted: April 12, 2012 in Occasions
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My husband works every weekend, so that means he also works every holiday that happens to fall on a weekend. I actually can’t remember the last time he had an Easter Sunday off.
I felt bad that he had to miss the holiday with us. We were celebrating with his family, having Easter dinner with my in-laws at my sister-in-law’s home.

He missed out on the preparation of the Easter Basket goodies for the kids. He didn’t get to participate in or watch the annual Easter Egg Hunt.  I felt especially bad that he was missing out on the food. We had a traditional dinner of turkey, ham, mashed white and sweet potatoes, corn…and stuffed shells, and sausages and meatballs in gravy…hey, we’re Italian, what can I say? Also the cookies, brownies, fudge, cakes, pies…well, you get the idea.

I decided to make up a plate for him, so when he got home from work he’d have a little of the holiday waiting for him to cheer him up. I called him that afternoon to tell him.

Me: “Hi honey. We’re missing you today! I made you up a plate for when you get home. Happy Easter!”

Him: “It’s Easter?”


Christmas cookies

Posted: December 29, 2011 in Food
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So as the holidays approached I set out to baking lots of holiday cookies. Being in a new relationship I asked my beau what his favorite cookies were and eagerly purchased all the ingredients to make those very much loved– as professed by said beau–oatmeal raisin cookies. I made molasses, cranberry nut and my ( did I say MY?) favorite…chocolate chip!
The cookie tins were full to the brim…ahh..Christmas bliss. The beau kept his “Santa cookie plate” layered well throughout the day (s) with his favorite….well….actually no.. my favorite cookies! Not wanting to seem selfish at first I thought “Oh, so he likes chocolate chip too; how sweet!” I said to my beau, ” Oh, you like my favorite cookie too? Isn’t that great we have something else in common!”  But after 3 days of my chocolate chip cookies on said plate more than the oatmeal raisin I gingerly asked that he could be sure to save me some chocolate chip cookies, reminding him that I did say at least once that they were MY favorite. Finally out of desperation I snatched a chocolate chip cookie out of his hand and before he could protest shoved an oatmeal cookie in its place!
Once I composed myself I remembered the spirit of Christmas giving!
🙂    There’s my true story!