Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Liss
    Guest

    Default Favorite Holiday Traditions....

    I thought we'd start several new threads, some that will hopefully bring some smiles to your faces. I don't know about you, but I love to hear of various family traditions. Everyone's families are different- so we'd love to hear how you like to celebrate the holidays- and what traditions your family looks forward to repeating each year.\One of my families favorite traditions is waking up to the smell of Mom's Cinnamon Rolls from the land of Nod... These are super easy Cinnamon rolls that can be made with almost any biscuit recipe. (Or even from Bisquick biscuits if you're in a big hurry).3 tsp. baking Powder
    1 tsp. salt
    1/4 c. shortening
    3/4 c. Milk

    Mix flour, baking powder, salt & sugar. Cut in shortening. Stir in milk until mix forms a ball. Place on floured counter or surface and roll out. Into a large thin rectangle.

    In the meantime, have the kids, hubby, whomever, melt a stick of butter & set aside. Mix up some cinnamon sugar (however strong you like it). Pour the butter into the center of the rolled dough- spread with the back of a spoon until the entire dough has butter, sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. start from 1 side and roll into a "log". Slice into 1 inch slices and arrange with sides touching on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 9-12 min at 450. they will be nice, fat and browned.

    These are totally delicious, super easy to prepare,and like the name says, will rouse almost anyone from the land of nod. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled, as needed.

    What's your favorite Family tradition?

  2. #2
    Dianne
    Guest

    Default Favorite Holiday Traditions....



    We’re starting our own traditions;
    especially since our youngest is 4 and oldest will be 18 in May. We’re
    moving next year to TX from CA and we want to start our own traditions.
    First, we have a cute Advent calendar that we use (and the 4 yr old likes
    taking candy out of the doors). Another is a blueberry baked French toast
    that DH likes for holiday breakfasts. We also make it for Thanksgiving
    morning. I try to make a different Christmas dinner every year, but we
    are SUPER tight money-wise this year we’re having brunch instead.
    It’s cheaper and easier and I can relax more that day.



    Next year, after the move and all (and
    hopefully one more bambino), we’ll be able to kick start more traditional
    aspects.



    Dianne

    Anaheim, CA




  3. #3
    Kimmie
    Guest

    Default Favorite Holiday Traditions....

    >

    > What's your favorite Family tradition?

    >

    Tradition #1:

    From the time my children were little (oldest is almost 30...youngest

    is 16), I either sew or purchase them new pj's and also get each of

    them a new pair of slippers that they get to open Christmas eve, just

    before bedtime.



    Tradition #2:

    The first saturday of December we always go to a tree farm and cut

    our Christmas tree. Then we stop to see Santa and the reindeer and

    other animals (tree, Santa and animals all at the same farm). Go

    home, put on Christmas music, eat cookies and drink hot cocoa with

    candy cane stir sticks, while decorating the tree...then we settle in

    and watch a Christmas movie or read a Christmas story book together.



    Tradition #3:

    I make Stuffed French toast every Christmas for breakfast. I prepare

    it the day before, refrigerate it overnight, pop it in the oven while

    we open gifts...an easy, no fuss breakfast on Christmas morning!



    Tradition #4:

    A couple of nights before Christmas we drive around to certain areas

    in our town and look at Christmas lights.



    ***make cookies...take to a local nursing home and homeless shelter...

    ***recycle and make Christmas cards that we hand out along with the

    cookies at the nursing home/homeless shelter...

    ***donate time with our local walk-n-knock food drive...

    ***when my kids were young, we'd pick tags off the angel tree and

    make and buy gifts for needy children the same age and sex as my own

    children. Now I am starting this with my granddaughter.





    ~Kimmie in WA










  4. #4
    M F
    Guest

    Default Favorite Holiday Traditions....

    Since we don't exchange gifts with other family members, x-mas eve our kids opened gifts they bought for each other. They are now older (collage age) and they still want to open gifts from each other on x-mas eve. It was always something they can play with, which made it that much more fun.

    I also baked a cake, decorated it and put Happy B-day dear Jesus. It was my way helping them remember what Christmas was really all about. Even though my DH b-day is on the 16th and DD on the 29th. Jesus cake was just as important.

    Melissa



    >
    > What's your favorite Family tradition?
    >
    Tradition #1:
    From the time my children were little (oldest is almost 30...youngest
    is 16), I either sew or purchase them new pj's and also get each of
    them a new pair of slippers that they get to open Christmas eve, just
    before bedtime.

    Tradition #2:
    The first saturday of December we always go to a tree farm and cut
    our Christmas tree. Then we stop to see Santa and the reindeer and
    other animals (tree, Santa and animals all at the same farm). Go
    home, put on Christmas music, eat cookies and drink hot cocoa with
    candy cane stir sticks, while decorating the tree...then we settle in
    and watch a Christmas movie or read a Christmas story book together.

    Tradition #3:
    I make Stuffed French toast every Christmas for breakfast. I prepare
    it the day before, refrigerate it overnight, pop it in the oven while

    we open gifts...an easy, no fuss breakfast on Christmas morning!

    Tradition #4:
    A couple of nights before Christmas we drive around to certain areas
    in our town and look at Christmas lights.

    ***make cookies...take to a local nursing home and homeless shelter...
    ***recycle and make Christmas cards that we hand out along with the
    cookies at the nursing home/homeless shelter...
    ***donate time with our local walk-n-knock food drive...
    ***when my kids were young, we'd pick tags off the angel tree and
    make and buy gifts for needy children the same age and sex as my own
    children. Now I am starting this with my granddaughter.


    ~Kimmie in WA




    Free Money- http://budget101..com/

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*SPONSOR AD~*~*~*~*~*~*
    www.savingtimes.com
    Personalized Saving Packets

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*SPONSOR AD~*~*~*~*~*


    To View the List Archives Please Visit http://www.budget101.com/forumdispla...iscussion-List



    Yahoo! Groups Links

    <*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Budget101_/

    <*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

    <*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Budget101_/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

    <*> To change settings via email:
    mailto:Budget101_-digest@yahoogroups.com
    mailto:Budget101_-fullfeatured@yahoogroups.com

    <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    Budget101_-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

    <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/







 

 

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •