Hello Friends Merry Christmas Eve!
Do you remember the days when we would decorate and trim the tree on Christmas Eve, then we started the weekend after Thanksgiving, then moved it up to Thanksgiving night,
and now it’s like what…the day after Halloween?
If you are a regular follower of mine then you know that I didn’t start decorating until Saturday….so now my tree is going to stay up until Valentine’s Day!
I recently visited my favorite liquor store, Pockets Discount Liquors…no let me stop lying because if you also follow me on Foursquare you know I’m “The Mayor” of Pockets! Although I’m mainly a
wino wine drinker, I do know others who enjoy something a wee bit more intoxicating so Sanjay and I came up with these “Tree Trimming Toddies”
Ignite the Night with Rum Chata and Fireball Cinammon Whiskey
If you prefer to wait until Christmas morning, try Rum Chata with French Toast or add a little to your Hot Chocolate!
20Grand Vodka Rose with Luc Belaire Rose’
Disarrono can be mixed with Rum and Champagne
Mojito Mix with your favorite Rum served over ice.
Jack Daniels Tennessee Cider (with caramel sauce and whipped cream)
Pinnacle Salted Caramel Vodka with Baileys over ice
Pinnacle Cinnamon Roll Vodka with Rum Chata or any clear soda i.e. Ginger Ale
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Apple Pie
So if like me you’re still up decorating, trimming the tree, and singing Christmas Carols loudly, please enjoy the night and remember to drink responsibly.
Do not walk home or drive if you’re under the influence and be careful while decorating for the holidays!
HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday
Oftentimes I find myself spending way too much money on junk food and snacks at the grocery stores. I wonder if subconsciously it’s because my grandmother didn’t buy a lot of snacks while we were growing up. It’s funny because in her later years she always wanted candy or something sweet to eat after dinner or while watching TV. I wonder if that also stemmed from her not having sweets as a child even though her father owned a candy store in Canton, North Carolina in the early 19oo’s.
McDonald’s Apple Pie and Peanuts Candy were her favorites.
My grandmother thought snacks should be fresh or dried fruit, stalks of celery and carrot sticks that was always in a large cup of ice water on the top shelf of the refrigerator. On rare occasions there would be a jar of Pimento Spread to dip the celery sticks in.
Although, she may not have bought us a lot of junk food, candy or sweets, that didn’t mean that we didn’t find a way to get some!
My sister Gloria and I would save our coins and when we had enough money we’d run up the hill and straight to the corner store for some of these unhealthy treats:
I am now the same age that my grandmother was when she began raising us, and I finally appreciate a good piece of dried fruit or fiber stick! It’s funny how some things that we are taught in our youth doesn’t make sense until we actually experience it later in life.
When shopping I also make sure to purchase fresh fruit including apples, bananas, and oranges as well as cheese and crackers but those Oreo Cookies and Ice Cream seem to get eaten first.
What were some of your favorite snacks growing up and what snack if any do you buy now?
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