Chocolate for Christmas — Day 8 (Christmas Eve)


I have to do one post that features hot chocolate. And what better time than Christmas Eve. Hey, if you’re feeling really festive, you might even want to leave some for Santa.

This post will close out my “Chocolate for Christmas” series. Hope all of you chocolate lovers out there get a whole lot of chocolate for Christmas.  🙂


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Chocolate for Christmas – Day 6


Chocolate chip cookies and fudge have to be the standards by which all other Christmas treats are judged. They were two things that my mother always made PLENTY of.  We always liked the old fashioned cocoa fudge. It took longer and was more tedious to make than the kind made with chocolate chips, and Mom always stirred in a huge spoonful of peanut butter just before she poured it into the pan to cool.

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For many years, my mother and I had our own special tradition concerning that fudge. On Christmas Eve morning, she and I always sat down together to have fudge and coffee for breakfast.


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Pages Good Enough to Eat

It is no secret to any of my regular blogging friends that I LOVE Christmas. And one of my favorite sites on the entire Internet is the Vintage Christmas Catalog page:

I’m feeling a little sad right now because that page is going through some kind of technical problems (hopefully temporary) and cannot be accessed. So … alas … I must try to console myself. I figured the best way was to post a nice big picture of one of the candy pages from a 1957 Sears Canada Christmas Catalog. I especially like this particular page because it also features another of my favorite food groups: fruitcake.

 I hope all of you enjoy this yummy page as much as I do.