Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas recipes

FOr those of you not familiar with the BBC tv show Victorian Farm (and others they made) I thought I'd post a link for you. Here are some ideas of how the Victorians would have made gifts, decorated a tree and celebrated. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00p71fz

Compared to their ancestors, the Victorians really went all out with Christmas. But nothing at all like the commercialization of today. There were no Walmart's open 24 hours a day, and frankly children expected less. Ah how nice it would be to go back to that time when friendship and love for fellow men trumped all the gift buying we see today.

But we don't live then, we live now. SO instead of wishing for something that can never be, we just try to instill in our children the importance of remembering the REAL reason for Christmas and we do things with them to have family time and make memories rather than just buy expensive gifts that are quickly forgotten.

But good food has always been, and remains an integral part of our celebrations. From Auntie Tessa's Fruitcake to the fizzy drinks, sharing food and visiting is central to our enjoyment and happiness at the Christmas Season.

Later I'm going to post some of our favourite recipes, but now I'm off to church. TTYL

1 comment:

  1. Hell O Liz

    Well one thing we like doing is our friend apprecation evening just before Christmas.. sometimes we also put up a Giving tree which is a twig tree decorated with simple gifts that the guest can take off the tree on their way out they get to chose which they would like. the simple gifts a re a token of friendship from the host.

    Vicki your long lost friend in Parksville

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