Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

It's Sunday night and I am taking a few days off from my little room to spend time with my family... So I thought to make Christmas fun for you: I am giving away these two books to 2 people. Just leave me a comment and tell me what's on your Christmas day menu (Ok, now you know I LOVE FOOD!) and I will pick 2 names for the 2 books.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO you and your family. This is my prayer for you:
Phil 1: 9For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [n comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things-- 10That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition]. 11[We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy, 12Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God's holy people) in the Light.

Peace to you
Wilna and Josias.


Anonymous said...

we eat tons of appetizers Christmas eve and then the day of we have a great big meal with all the trimmings and then we have another big day of eating on boxing day, but this year we are going to florida on the 27th so it is going to be three days of food here and then eleven days of awesome food in florida. my favorite part is the appetizers because my mom and mother in law make a huge spread and they live across the street so that night we just go back and forth.

Nikki said...

On Christmas Day, we have a yummy breakfast with just my hubby and 2 kids which usually consists of pancakes and eggs. Then we go to my MIL's for dinner...turkey, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and for dessert pumpkin pie, pecan pie, stuffed dates, and assorted christmas cookies! Wow, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.
PS thanks for the chance to win one of those great books!

Juel said...

My favorites for Christmas is Ham, Creamed Sweetpotatoes, Green Beans with bacon/sliver almonds, plenty of chex mix and other cold veggies. Oh and you can't forget sometype of dessert ;o)

happydays525 said...

It's our tradition to have homemade chili Christmas Eve and warm tapioca pudding with cinnamon on top afterwards around the tree. Mmmmm...can't wait! =)

Have a Merry Christmas Wilna!

Stay funny said...

First ting... I wanted to say thanks for the nice Rack that I received on the 20th! What great goodies you sent me! I just can't wait and play with them! Thanks for the extra gift with the Season of Joy book... That was a nice suprise!

And for this question... we have our routine set up since almost 10 years now... On the 24th @ lunch we always eat Lobster, being in the Maritimes with our familly and 24th @ night it's meat pies and "Tourtieres". On the 25th we will be about 56 guest and it's turkey and all the trimmings!
ps--> the show and tell book would complete my collection of books from Making Memories, It's my only one missing!!!

Christa said...

We always have ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole and lots of yummy deserts.

Have a great holiday

Virginia said...

What a gorgeous prayer... thank you for sharing. :)

On my Christmas day menu- lots of fudge, divinity, and lemon ice box pie (forget all the "real" food, I head to the desserts first. Hee hee!)

Merry Christmas!

CC said...

Christmas Eve, we usually go to a friend's home for ham and all the trimming. Since my husband can't eat a lot of pork, it's a treat for us.

And this year, I'm cooking a turkey with dressing, green beans, squash casserole, and a dessert. I don't usually do a big dinner, but this year, we felt like doing something special.

Anonymous said...

On Christmas day we enjoy a quiche and some bacon, coffee and eggnog (the two together are wonderful!)fruit and cinnamon buns for brunch. In past years we have made it a practice to invite people over who do not have family close by to spend the day with, to come over and share brunch with us. However, this year we have lots of extended family home for the holidays!! Both my husband's parents and my parents live close by and so we get our share of turkey,mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing(my favorite!), carrots and salads and always dessert(usually pie or cherry cheesecake). Last year we broke tradition and had cottage cheese perogies, with cream gravy, and farmer sausage instead.

Best wishes for a joyous Christmas, Wilna!


Scrapbook With Vanilla said...

You are so sweet!!! We celebrate two Christmas dinners... one with close family and one with extended family and close friends... so lots of food! ;)
the 1st: the typical turkey, mashed, veggies and gravy... we normally also have a tortière (which is meat pie).
the 2nd: roast beef with all the veggies and sauce and all the yummy stuff you can imagine!
Wishing you a very merry christmas!
Bless you

Paola said...

Hmm food yummy food, well, we start off with some appetizers, warm spinach dip, smoked salmon with cream cheese, onion dip, a cheese ball and shrimp with a festive drink..then for dinner there usually is the choice of, salmon, turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans, ambrosia salad, brocolli, carrots with secret sauce and last minute salads..for desert there is apple cake with hot sauce topping, cheesecake, chocolate mousse or trifle and lots of fancy chocolates to choose from! Getting full just thinking about it all!! I want to take this time to wish you a Very Merry Christmas to you and your family may God Bless you and keep you in the fullness of his glory..

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Wilna!
Our menu always consists of turkey, broccoli casserole, zucchini & corn casserole, whipped potatoes, 5 cup salad and dressing! When I first met my DH his family had not heard of the casseroles our family normally had, so I introduced them and now every Christmas it is my job to bring them to dinner...I love it! Thanks for the giveaway!
Many blessings to you and your family this Christmas and New Year!
Jen van Egdom

Jan said...

I'm not sure about Christmas day. We are usually visiting relatives, so we have our fancy family dinner on Christmas Eve before we leave for the late service. I think it's going to be roast chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, maybe some homemade bread if I am feeling ambitious tomorrow, and probably either pumpkin or French apple pie for dessert. Christmas day may be scrambled eggs, for all I know!

3QTGUYS said...

Yum! Great question!

We have a roast and all the good stuff, mac n cheese, twice baked potatoes, and green beans at my mom's.

I am bringing the potatoes, and a great Paula Dean Cheeseball!

Jenny said...

Well, here in the southern hemisphere we're hoping for sunshine. We'll be joining some other SA friends and having ham, roast of the bbq and some special wors marinaded in sosatie sauce - yum! Broccoli salad, pumpkin salad, curried beans and fresh bread. Then for dessert a lovely meringue with strawberries and cream.

Have a very happy Christmas, Wilna and family

Barbara Zea said...

I'll be making Turkey w/ cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, and other veggied. Tonight, I'm making the filling for some fig cookies. =)
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

paula clare said...

Hi Wilna! Merry Christmas!

My family gathers around a table of ham, potatoes, green bean casserole, veggies, and THEN each of us states what we're most grateful for and then sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. And then we collapse into a sugar coma nduced by all the yummy desserts. On Christmas day we all pile in the car and go to a movie together...and continue the holiday sweets

caro said...

merry Christmas! to Wilna & your family.

Thankyou for this wonderful blessing- a renewal for the New Year's resolution.
This afternoon we go together to the crib service, then our festive traditions start the german way, on Christmas eve (except the meats are cold), lebkuchen and more special biscuits, coffee & muffins.
Then tomorrow there's a huge gathering with outdoor games (very competitive), plenty of the (English style) food, and my best - Christmas fruit pudding & custard.
I am taking ice-cream, cones & toppping as an afternoon treat, just in case anyone's still peckish...

Would love some of the veggie casserole recipes the guys before me are makin'!

Hope the celebrations are beautiful, meaningful & give thanks to our Saviour!!

Steph J said...

as it is summer here in Australia during Christmas - one of the items we'll be having is prawns(or shrimp) along side the traditional turkey, ham and christmas pudding!

maryna said...

hey skat!!! last time you'll hear from me till after JJS!! 3 Jan!! so, it being a hot South African day 2morrow!! we will deck the stoep with cold meat and fresh fruit and veggies!! also having melk tert and some other puddingy type of thing!!
have a great day 2morrow!! love you guys ooddles!! hugs and kisses!!

GabrielaD said...

Merry Christmas everyone.

Christmas day we will eat our Gingerbread house... lol, we will brake into as the kids are opening the presents. Afterwards we are headed to my Mother's in Law house. She makes great appetizers and I just know that by the time dinner comes we will be stuffed with baked brie (yum), garlicky dips, little quiches, and more.

Okay, now I am hungry.

Anyway, great blog, I would love to be selected to win the books. Thanks!

Roslyn said...

Everything sounds so yummy!
For Christmas breakfast I will so an egg casserole that you make the night before and bake in the morning. There will also be lots of baked stuff...breads, muffins, scones...I love to bake!
Christmas dinner is turkey with all the trimmings, especially mashed potatoes and gravy.
Dessert will be a yule log (a chocolate rolled cake that I am making today) and there are lots of homemake cookies for nibbling all day long.
Now my stomach is growling in anticipation!

Anonymous said...

Wilna- Between Thanksgiving and Christmas parties we are all turkeyed and hammed out. So we are doing tritip steak, twice baked potato, and green bean casserole. As well as my mom bringing her chocolate cheesecake. Yum! May you be blessed as we celebrate the birth of our Savior! -Alisa
PS- I've been wondering what study Bible you use?

jacki janse van rensburg said...

hi wilna

i have never made a turkey! in sunny SA we have a cold lunch. tomorrow on the menu is: tongue with mustard sauce, leg of lamb and roast chicken, potato salad, greenbean salad, fresh asparagus, and fruit salad. my son (he's 21) is making pears in red wine with mascarpone cheese for dessert. thanks to woollies food hall, it's a lot less work than it all used to be.
hope you have a blessed christmas!

Anonymous said...

Here in sunny SA we are having every thing cold an wonderfull. Gammon, smoked turkey, beef, salads to die for: Potato salad, carrot salad(because it is the only thing my son truly loves), Waldorf salad, A real SA mengelslaai, "pak" salad and whatever everybody else brings. We are having trifle for desert.
There will be loads of swimming and ball playing in the back yard and then, on the 26th it starts all over again - because it is my Dearest Hubbie's 50th birthday!!! And we are having a braai to celebrate!!
Tertia Jacobs

karlynn said...

My husband is Ukraine so we have all the stuff....turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cabbage rolls, perogies and more!!!
Merry Chritmas Wilna!!

brn2scrp said...

Hi there! Coming out of lurk-land (love your blog) to say Merry Christmas and tell you what's on my Christmas Day menu ... because I can't resist blog candy!! We have a very traditional meal (plus some Greek twists) - turkey (it's a 30 pounder this year), stuffing (it's cooking right now and the house is full of yummy smells), homemade cranberry sauce, roast potatoes, Greek salad, tiropita (greek cheese pastry), dolmades (greek grapevine leaves stuffed with rice) and Greek Christmas bread, homemade by my mother-in-law.

Patti said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! All the best in the New Year!

Since it is just the four of us at Christmas as my family is in Ontario we have it pretty quiet around here.
Tonight we are having appies for supper and snacks...

Christmas Day Supper consists of turkey, potatoes, corn, carrots, gravy, homemade buns and of course.. cheese cake and other homemade sweets for dessert!

Anonymous said...

My family likes to make Christmas a feast day. We usually do two meals, one is brunch and the other dinner. Tomorrow we will have yeasted orange rolls and scrambled eggs for brunch, after we open all of our stockings and presents. Then we will have turkey, cornmeal stuffing, green beans with slivered almonds, mashed potatoes, cranberry dressing,green salad with vegetables, potato rolls and then apple and pumpkin pies for dessert with whipped cream and/or ice cream. Yumm!

inara said...

Merry christmas! We will have ham and scalloped potatotoes!

Andrea said...

Hi Wilna :D We are having turkey :), stuffing, smashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry (homemade), creamy peas, sugar carrots, brussel sprouts (for Papa), and buns!!! Can't wait!!!! Blessings to you...Merry Christmas :)

Britney said...

you are so fun! we will be having the regular- turkey, gravy, suffing and such, but will we also have monkey bread for an early morning treat! Spinach dip will be an appetizer before the meal. Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

Well in addition to the wonderful and usual turkey dinner, my husband made an egg and bacon casserole tonight for breakfast tomorrow morning, so all we have to do is pop it in the oven!He's the best!!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family and to all those reading Wilna's blog. Just regular old vegetarian Indian food on Christmas day for my family. Hope everyone had a good meal and a better time with their families. Priya

DeniseLynn said...

Merry Christmas Wilna - to you and to your beautiful family! What great gifts you are offering here. Wilna, you have such a generous heart! Oh and that prayer is beautiful - thank you.

We will be celebrating at our new home this year and my side of the family will come join us for dinner. We will be serving pulled pork BBQ and wow does this house smell great! We'll have all kinds of other goodies too and for dessert the children are all excited about peppermint stick ice cream.

Our guests will be here around 4 pm so I'd better get back to cleaning up the breakfast dishes and wrapping paper from our gifts this morning.

((hugs)) DeniseLynn

Anonymous said...

Actually what I am most excited about as far as Christmas Day meals is that after we all open presents, my husband fixes us all breakfast. He made the bacon. He scrambled the eggs. He did 'let' me make the toast. We had fun with all of us (kids too) in the kitchen cooking, making jokes about the morning and what we each got for gifts. It was delightful. Merry Christmas Wilna to you and your family. Cherri Engle

Crystal said...

Well the ony thing I made today was a breakfast casserole, but we did have a big dinner. My husband's grandmother made ham, roast, turkey, dressing, corn, gravy, yams, collards (ick), rolls, and tons of desserts. It was sooo yummy!

Natalie said...

We had ham glazed with brown sugar and pineapple juice. Home made southern noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, brocolli casserole, and black olives and pickles-(things I had for Christmas dinner when I was growing up.)

joscelyne cutchens said...

we had gingerbread cookies, peanutbutter cookies with hersheys kisses, spaghetti and meatballs!
I thank you for your beautiful prayer!

Anonymous said...

We have a homemade meal of fried rice, baked Hoisin Chicken, macaroni vegetable soup, shrimp tampura and mixed fruit almond jello. An of course the cake - japanese cheese cake. Yummmy.
Lynette Chye

Sophia said...

Awesome books Wilna...

Our menu:

Avocado & Prawn Ritz
Gammon / Lamb
Roast potatoes
Christmas Pudding

Hope you and your family have a good Christmas...

fran h said...

Hi Wilna,
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family.
On our Christmas Menu we eat
Lot of appetizers such as shrimp, stuffed mushrooms, and many more
for dinner we had prime rib, salad,baked potatoes, rolls, and fruit, cookies and other desserts.

Thanks for posting such wonderful books.

Fran Heupel

Ilka said...

Merry Christmas Wilna, hope you and your loved ones enjoy this special season.
We are all about easygoing fun times and low stress...It's summer in NZ and holiday time :) We have a buffet style lunch from which we graze all day 0.o Before christmas we go to the Deli and everyone picks their favorites,cheeses, pickles, dips, meats..veges, whatever tickles your fancy.. yum yum! In the afternoon another table gets set up with all our favorite christmas sweets(cinnamon stars, gingerbreads, marzipan, speculatius etc, many from a parcel from my sis in Germany.
Have a blessed new Year!

shaydloc said...

We love food here and there is no better thing to do then gather together and share with one another. We enjoyed turkey, cranberries, stuffing, mashed potatoes, baked beans, cheese and crackers, pickles and veggies with honeymoon salad (coconut, marshmellows, and oranges) and cranberry-jello salad. For desert, we had an assortment of cookies - turtle chow mein noodle cookies, mud pies, peanut butter squares, date filled oatmeal cookies (just like my grandma used to make for me when she was alive), homemade butter tarts, candy cane cookies, bread pudding with carmel sauce and apple pie. There was no shortage of good food and lots of love around our Christmas tree.
Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season.

Sharon said...

We have ham on Christmas Eve and then the big turkey dinner on Christmas Day with all the trimmings! Right now, I'm sure half of the food is in my fridge as leftovers! Hope you had a great Christmas!

Littleone's Scrapbook Journal said...

We had the traditional Thanksgiving dinner but with the ham instead. And instead of sweet potato casserole we had roasted sweet pototoes that were great. Hope you had a great holiday season too and Happy New Year!!

purplegirl said...

turkey, cranberries, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, baked corn, peas/mushrooms, stuffing and lots of cookies!

Anonymous said...

Yummy stuff - love reading that others do pierogies and I am going to make cabbage rolls this weekend. YUM! Too late for the RAk, but here goes :)

Polish traditions here (though we no longer wait for the 1st star to rise before eating). On Christmas Eve everyone gathers in the living room to break Oplatek (blessed wafer) with every family member with well wishes and Merry Christmases. White Mushroom soup for the first course. For the second: Fried perch, stewed fruit, suerkraut/mushroom, cheese, and potato pierogi with sweet sour cream on top, rye bread made with orange peel & cloves, vinegar/dill cucumber salad, a potato dish of some sort & a vegetable or two. Third Course Nalesniki - a thin pancake rolled with apricot or prune flling inside, topped with more sweet sour cream. After the early service at church we open family presents while munching on cookies and sipping hot chocolate, coffee and hot spiced wine.

Christmas Day at my in-laws there is a brunch with all sorts of sweet rolls, monkey bread, and the even famous Egg dish - one with sausage, and one with vegetables (like an omelet) and often a ham or turkey for those who stay for dinner. No need to eat for days afterwards...