Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Wondering if it's obvious...

No posting about Xmas... no list of things that were unwrapped. OK, so I am taking the saying "Season's Greetings!" literally. I figure that if we get around to exchanging gifts during the season of winter... it still counts, right? So the gifts are still wrapped- mostly. Some still need wrapping. I just didn't want to have to rush around and feel all hurried and harried. It's my favorite part of the winter and I guess that if I want to prolong it, I can. Every one here is playing along. So we will be opening our gifts on Saturday, January 6th. It's only a 2 week delay... That seems to be my story, lately. I'm running 2 weeks behind.

Favorite things... This has become one of my favorite things. Our friend Khalid made us some Zahowie- I have no idea how to spell that, but it is phonetically correct, anyway. It is this extremely spicey sauce- a little like salsa- only on steroids. My kids love it, too. I found a recipe for Middle Eastern flatbread and we like to dip it in the Zahowie. We also like it on basmati rice. mmmm....



Bekah's Feast...

Rebekah is 5 and she is my pink, sparkling bundle of energy. This is her, "taking a nap." Notice the eyes are still wide open. She just lost her very first tooth and she is ever so pleased with herself. Her feast was sponsored by my friend, Tanya's, craft surplus. She had given me a box of craft odds and ends a while ago and I saved them for just such an occasion. We hung birds from the ceiling- at least a dozen, with real feathers. Doves and cardinals, mostly. With a couple pink and purple ones thrown in. There were bird nests on the table with more birds. Her appetizer was chocolate and strawberries. Bekah also had to have orange wedges because she had these little floral picks that needed mooring. They had santas and snowmen on them. She made grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup- along with popcorn. They like to put the popcorn in their soup. Plop! Every now and then a bird would come loose from his string and plummet to the table- none landed in the soup. She had orange pop to drink and she made cinnamon rolls for her dessert. We just got the type in a can and she lined them all up on the cookie sheet by herself. They were tasty. Her gifts were also from Tanya's craft stash. Xmas bandanas. They all put them on- the boys looked so cute with snowmen on their bandanas!

11 comments:

Sarah said...

Well, if you haven't celebrated the "season" yet, then my present must not be late - yet! If I mail it today, maybe it would even get there by Saturday!

Whose feasts are still left to do?

Miss you!

teelduo said...

I can say that Zahowie is good cause I had some. LOL

So now I know why the birdies were all over. I just thought it was part of the "season's" decor. ROFL

Peni said...

When I saw Bekah's picture, I cried. When I spied the missing tooth I cried even harder. Oh, how I love that sweet girl!!!

Her menu was great, too. Remember all those Sunday night soup/popcorn suppers - second only to hot bologna and popcorn, I suppose.

XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX (for Boo)

Darcie...Quilting By Darcie said...

BekahBoo's Feast sounds very down-to-earth. Sometimes the finest things in life are the simplest...simply wonderful. We like popcorn in beer cheese soup here...yum!

Your pic of the Zahowie and the flat bread look like it came from a food magazine...or should go in a food mag! Mmm. I can smell it!

Hugs to you!

Donna said...

the Christmas season is 12 days long, starting Dec 25th and going until January 6th, so you're far from "late" even by Christmas standards :-)

Isobel said...

The first thing I noticed was---aha! someone lost a tooth. Sounds like she is a "crafty" person---someone after my own heart.

Malagueta said...

My daughter takes similar naps. My favorite is when she asks if she can "wake up now," and I have to explain that one can only wake up if one sleeps :)

Rae said...

I am back in blog world after an almost 2 month break. I had to read back a ways to catch up.
I love the feast each of your children are having. I think it is a great idea.
As to Jan 6. That is 12th night you know. We always celabrated 12th night & the 12 days of Christmas in our family as I was growing up. We opened presents every day if we had that many presents. If not we got treats wrapped in little packages. Our Christmas tree and decorations didn't come down no earler then the day after 12th night.
Also I wanted to tell you how cute your little felt bag is. I would like to invite you to stop by my blog and see the bags I made for Christmas.

Michele said...

I've been lurking around the Quilt Mavericks webring for a few months and I have to say that I always enjoy your entries. The idea of the feasts is brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself with us.

Shelina said...

It's never too late to celebrate anything! Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Carol said...

Another sweet story of a child's Feast creation. How wonderful! Your family must be one big laugh after another. I love your stories.