1)Have you ever gotten a really good kiss under the mistletoe? Tell the truth. Spare no details. Was the mistletoe real, because kisses under the fake stuff do. not. count.
2) Do you know anyone who makes real eggnog, not the stuff from the carton? And if so, do you actually like it?
No and blech.
3) What's your favorite Christmas party album/CD ever?
Any of the compilations that has Barbra doing Jingle Bells, Nat King Cole singing The Christmas Song, Bing Crosby singing White Christmas… you know those albums where people are singing the songs you want them to be. No Brittany Spears singing Santa Baby or that #*&(#$ Feliz Navidad.
4) Does your office/workplace have a party? Do the people there ever behave the way people in movies behave at office parties, which is to say, badly?
No. When I got here they did not even do Christmas bonuses. Now they do (except for me). I have always worked in a church so my office parties have always been rather tame.
TDH and I have coffee fellowship at our house after the worship service closest to Christmas Day (we live across the parking lot from the church). This year that is tomorrow. It is actually quite convenient. This way you have an Open House and yet folks are still in the Sunday morning coffee fellowship mindset, so they leave after 20 minutes!
5) If you have to bring something to a party, what is it likely to be? Do people like it?
Applesauce cake. I don’t bake much but I humbly admit this stuff is awesome. I think it is the cloves that give it a more unique flavor than other breads I have had. Every year we make Christmas goodie bags for the leadership of the church. TDH is always coming up with some new, crazy bread – half from a recipe and half from what he thinks would be fun. Every year I make the same ol’ bread…
and every year mine is better. Thanks Gram!
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup applesauce
1 tsp baking soda dissolved in 2 tbsp of hot water
1+ tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
2 cups flour
1+ cup raisins
Cream first two ingredients and then add the rest and mix. I usually mix them all up and then add the raisins last. Bake in a greased loaf pan.
Cook one hour in oven preheated to 325.