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GailMN
True Blue Farmgirl

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Gail
Hutchinson Minnesota
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 16 2020 :  10:06:07 AM  Show Profile  Send GailMN a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
This is a give away celebrating the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. for a chance to win post a memory of a Christmas past and a recipe for your favorite or traditional sweet treat during the holidays. November 30th will be the last day to enter and a winner will be drawn on December 1st. Each day I will post a picture or clue of what will be in the Early Christmas Present.
Somehow I ended up with two of these cute little reindeer pins, they make me smile, this is the first gift in the box.
Can't wait to read your memories and have some new recipes to try. Enjoy the season Farmgirls.
Hugs,
Gail


Farmgirl Sister #506
Aim high; shoot for the moon and if you miss it, grab a star.

quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5947 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5947 Posts

Posted - Nov 16 2020 :  4:48:15 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I would love to be in the drawing for this Christmas Present Giveaway. Thank you for offering, Gail. That pin is super cute.

One of my favorite memories of Christmas is the year a cousin was born on Christmas Day. I have to start by saying that my parents always had the family at our house for Thanksgiving dinner, and my aunt and uncle hosted Christmas dinner. Early on Christmas Day my uncle Richard called to say that he had taken my aunt Del to the hospital earlier that morning, because she had gone into labor. She had been up starting the turkey and other dinner fixings when she went into labor. After my cousin Vickie was born, he called to say to get the oven heated, and he would be bringing Christmas dinner - partially cooked - to our house. They had double ovens at their house, and we didn't, so my mother had to call the neighbors (who we knew would be going to a relatives for dinner) and ask if we could borrow their oven for part of our dinner. He went home, took the turkey and everything she had been working on, put it in the backseat of the car, and drove to our house. Then he went back to the hospital and came back later for dinner. LOL!

In spite of the interrupted Cooking of the dinner, the last minute cleaning of our house, and starting to fix a dinner we didn't plan on fixing, everything tasted perfect. What a Christmas Day!



Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14435 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14435 Posts

Posted - Nov 16 2020 :  8:11:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Gail,,, how sweet of you to share your Christmas Joy with us..

SO many memories,, but today this one comes to mind..

My dad was Career Army and on his 1sr tour of duty in Germany 1952(before he met my mom),, it was his 1st Christmas, and a German family invited him for dinner on Christmas Eve...
so... fast forward,, our last Christmas living in Germany, 1968, dad arranged to have 2 German girls, both Orphans stay with us for several days for Christmas.. Monika was my age and the other little girl was my sisters age.. It was a wonderful Christmas.. sadly we lost touch with each other over the years.. but I still have the wonderful memories...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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GailMN
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

Gail
Hutchinson Minnesota
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2020 :  10:17:18 AM  Show Profile  Send GailMN a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I missed day two because of internet problems, so catching up, the gift for day two is this cute little stocking, with a sweet treat inside. I had fun stitching this with a lucky Farmgirl in mind.

For day three, at bedtime, a cup of this with sugar and cream will be the key to a beautiful dream.

Farmgirl Sister #506
Aim high; shoot for the moon and if you miss it, grab a star.
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GailMN
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

Gail
Hutchinson Minnesota
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2020 :  10:21:48 AM  Show Profile  Send GailMN a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Love reading the memories - keep them coming, I think recalling these times in our lives is so important.
Hugs!

Gail


Farmgirl Sister #506
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14435 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14435 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2020 :  11:04:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Gail,, your little knitted/crochet stocking is 'sweet'..

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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GailMN
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

Gail
Hutchinson Minnesota
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2020 :  06:23:33 AM  Show Profile  Send GailMN a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
For day 4 - another little riddle and rhyme - can you guess what it is?
Just a stack of paper it is not, just open the package and see what you've got! All tied with a ribbon and ready to go, just waiting for you to write something you know.
Hope you are having as much fun with this as I am.

Farmgirl Sister #506
Aim high; shoot for the moon and if you miss it, grab a star.
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7633 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7633 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2020 :  06:39:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gail, count me in!

The Christmas memory that comes to mind is actually two photos that I have. One is of my mom and I when I was about 9 or 10. I was holding a stuffed poodle I had received that Christmas. I wanted a transistor radio and the one I wanted happened to come in the form of a white stuffed poodle. It is funny now I think back because who would want a poodle with the radio knobs sticking out of its belly? A kid that's who! The other photo is of my dad and I when I was expecting my first child. In that one he is holding his black real poodle. I don't know why those photos came to mind but they were both Christmases I remember. When I was expecting our first that was the Christmas I got baby things and Maternity clothes. UGH LOL!
My favorite Christmas recipe is for Christmas Crack candy. I do it in the crockpot.
1 jar(s)
unsalted peanuts, 16 oz
1 jar(s)
salted peanuts, 16 oz.
1 bag(s)
semi-sweet chocolate chips, 12 oz
1 bag(s)
milk chocolate chips, 12 oz
2 bag(s)
peanut butter chips, 10 oz each
2 pkg
white almond bark 1 lb each

Layer all ingredients in a large crockpot (starting with peanuts). Turn the pot on low, cover with lid, and leave sitting for 30 minutes. Then, remove lid and stir to combine. Replace lid and leave sitting for another 15-30 minutes. Stir again and then spoon mixture on to wax paper, or if you are feeling SUPER fancy, drop into mini-cupcake liners. Allow to harden for at least 1 hour. Enjoy!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/

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GailMN
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

Gail
Hutchinson Minnesota
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2020 :  06:47:41 AM  Show Profile  Send GailMN a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
You are in Denise, thanks for the recipe and the wonderful memories. It is suppose to get to a high of 52 degrees here in west central MN today - very unusual for this time of year. I think I may get out on the deck for a bit. Enjoy your day!

Farmgirl Sister #506
Aim high; shoot for the moon and if you miss it, grab a star.
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5947 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5947 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2020 :  10:23:11 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, oh. I just saw that I forgot to add a recipe to my submission for this giveaway. Here are two of my favorite holiday recipes. One appetizer cracker that is great and the other is one of our favorite holiday no-bake cookies.

Spicy Crackers

1 lb. box of saltine crackers
1-1/2 C Canola Oil
2 Tbls red pepper flakes
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Salad Dressing Mix (3-1/2 T)

Combine oil, pepper flakes, and salad dressing mix in a plastic container with a tight lid(I use my Fix-n-Mix bowl and lid).
Add crackers, cover, and turn the container often until crackers are well coated.
This makes very tasty crackers.


Bourbon Balls
makes 3-1/2 dozen

2-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (I always use Nilla brand)
1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
2 Tbls cocoa
1 Cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
3 Tbls corn syrup
¼ Cup Bourbon or Rum

Mix crushed cookies, sugar, cocoa and nuts. Add syrup and rum OR bourbon. Shape into small balls (approx. 1 inch) with hands and roll in more confectioners sugar. There is no baking! Easy as pie and Oh, so good!







Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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GailMN
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

Gail
Hutchinson Minnesota
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2020 :  10:55:39 AM  Show Profile  Send GailMN a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Linda your recipes are both something I will try. I will use Rum on the Bourbon Balls. Thank you!


Farmgirl Sister #506
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14435 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14435 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2020 :  12:45:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Denise,, sounds supper yummy and makes a great sweet treat to put in a cute container and tuck in with a gift...

OOPS,, me too,,, I forgot a recipe..
My easy peasy go to recipe...
My problem is,, I am not a 'measuerer' kinda gal.. I sort of dump and mix...
but my easy Scone recipe is:
approximately 2 c of any type baking mix.. ie :Bisquick, Kruesty, MaryJanes baking mix, etc...
about 1/2 to 3/4c +/- milk
a TBLSP +/- of sugar.. and a handful of -your choice- blueberries, cranberries, nuts choco chips or????

mix together.. to a consistency of a sticky biscuit...
Drop by a large spoonful on a lightly grease baking sheet at 375 for about 15-20min.. depending on your ovens heat..

I am 'That' kinda cook/baker... I am my mother's daughter and cook like her... just eyeball it!

lol!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Nov 19 2020 7:57:14 PM
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GailMN
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

Gail
Hutchinson Minnesota
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2020 :  3:58:31 PM  Show Profile  Send GailMN a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Definitely trying the scones Grace - I am your kind of baker sometimes too. Thanks for sharing.

Gail


Farmgirl Sister #506
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GailMN
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

Gail
Hutchinson Minnesota
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2020 :  08:37:17 AM  Show Profile  Send GailMN a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
For November 19th and 20th a little bigger surprise - so it takes up two days. Are you puzzled? Christmas puzzled? Stay tuned!

Gail


Farmgirl Sister #506
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GailMN
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

Gail
Hutchinson Minnesota
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2020 :  08:41:44 AM  Show Profile  Send GailMN a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I love wreaths, how about you, the gift added to the package for today is:

So fun making these - I've done several for package toppers.

Gail


Farmgirl Sister #506
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14435 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14435 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2020 :  10:16:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I so need to learn how to crochet,, other than a simple was dish rag and neck scarf...
I envey you talented ladies...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5947 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5947 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2020 :  11:50:51 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Grace -

If you can crochet a potholder or dishcloth you can crochet a wreath. Lol!

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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GailMN
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

Gail
Hutchinson Minnesota
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 21 2020 :  2:30:41 PM  Show Profile  Send GailMN a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, you can Grace.
Gail


Farmgirl Sister #506
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GailMN
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

Gail
Hutchinson Minnesota
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2020 :  09:22:30 AM  Show Profile  Send GailMN a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The box is getting fuller - for the 22nd and 23rd, I have added chocolate!! You'll have to wait and see what kind. Enjoy your day and come on Farmgirls sign up for the giveaway! Hope you are all enjoying this season of Thanksgiving! Hugs!

Gail


Farmgirl Sister #506
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1281 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1281 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2020 :  10:47:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace -- I signed up for an online crochet class at Udemy. They are having black friday sales on their classes for $9.99,

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14435 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14435 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2020 :  11:24:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh,,, wow!, Judith,, I am going to check them out. Thanx for the tip..

Gail.... November 30th is almost here,,, watch out for the roaming Deer, who are happy and show no fear... lol!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7633 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7633 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2020 :  03:01:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, I've got to try that scone recipe!

Gail, cute goodies!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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GailMN
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

Gail
Hutchinson Minnesota
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2020 :  06:52:32 AM  Show Profile  Send GailMN a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Good one Grace!
quote:
Originally posted by katmom

Oh,,, wow!, Judith,, I am going to check them out. Thanx for the tip..

Gail.... November 30th is almost here,,, watch out for the roaming Deer, who are happy and show no fear... lol!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com





Farmgirl Sister #506
Aim high; shoot for the moon and if you miss it, grab a star.
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5947 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5947 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2020 :  08:54:03 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Graces scones are good. I've made them.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14435 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14435 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2020 :  6:43:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Aweee Pashaw,,, Thank you Linda..


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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GailMN
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

Gail
Hutchinson Minnesota
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Dec 01 2020 :  06:17:56 AM  Show Profile  Send GailMN a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Wow! I am so behind - had a few days with sciatic pain, finally better. Today will be the last day for sign up/enter. To be included post a favorite memory of a Christmas past and a recipe for a Christmas treat. I will draw a name tomorrow morning, December 2nd and the package will be sent on Friday, December 4th. Join me in this give away.

Farmgirl Sister #506
Aim high; shoot for the moon and if you miss it, grab a star.
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