Christmas Eve has always been more magical,more wonderful and more exciting day for me than Christmas itself – to be sure, Christmas excitement and anticipation is a heady form of caffeine for me, and it won’t just be the children who have a tough time reaching dreamland tonight!
I will spend the day today preparing the Eggnog Daquoise for tomorrow’s dessert – a sensual layered concoction of meringue, rum-laced, light as heaven eggnog mousse and hazelnut flavoured whipped cream. This is a tradition for us- every year I make the most insanely delicious confection I can to end the meal. The turkey needs to be brined and deboned, the stuffing prepared and since I will not have the little ones at home this evening with me, I will wrap gifts, shell chestnuts ( a bloody damn job,scoring,blanching and then peeling the buggers) and enjoy a drink or two in the company of my lovely daughter. Rare is the time we get alone, so this evening will be a gift for both of us this year, and how lovely before my elder son comes back home in the morning for the usual mayhem Christmas brings to homes with small children!
Before I leave you with a Christmas treat, I would like to take this time to wish all of my readers, friends, and colleagues the best of wishes over Christmas. May your homes be warm, may your heart be full and for those whom that is not possible, I wish you peace and strength of spirit and mind. I would also like to wish the best of luck for my readers in the Courtenay area who are facing a flood threat over the next few days, let’s hope Santa brings us drier weather!
My little ones are about to wake, and so shortly we will be watching the Santa tracker on tv as we nosh bagels on the sofa in a heap of cream cheese and love. But I leave you with a Christmas carol of another kind.. and speaking from experience, it is hard to sing it all the way through without laughing… try it. I invite all of you to contribute your own revisions to share and sing over the holidays in the comment section below, or if you can put this tune to music, I’ll put it on the site!
Courtesy of my great friend, sister in spirit and fellow vigilante of truth..lol.. ” Ivana C. Justice. I always knew you were talented Ivana, but this takes the cake!!!
Chestnuts Roast Gord on an Open Wire
Chestnuts roast Gord on an open fire,
His lies are lengthening his nose….
Yuile’s blog truth being sung by a choir,
And folks revved up by Basi’s Memos.
Everybody knows, the Liberal turkeys fixed the show,
In hopes to make their profits bright.
Greedy lot, with their eyes all aglow,
Will find it hard to sleep, tonight…
They know the Inquiry’s on the way;
Exposing lots of deals and treason every day.
And every mother’s child is going to spy,
To see the Liberals show how to lie.
And so I’m offering this simple phrase,
To Kevin, George and Christy Palin, too.
Although it’s been said many times, many ways
Full Rail Inquiry… it’s overdue!