Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Christmas a blast from the past

Be Merry and Bright
My precious Grandmother and late beloved Aunt Barbara and my late beloved Mother
all having a Christmas cheer some years back.
These memories to me are more precious than Gold.

It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship.
Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in the moment, it will not be created for years or generations

My Mom and her Bernie who was in our lives when I was a teen.
I loved him very very much♥
He treated us all like Queens.

Me and my precious beloved late Mother.
Every memory of her a golden thread that weaves forever in my heart.
We are never ever apart.
With glorious memories living on forever.

Hungarian Kifli cookies one of the ones my precious Grandmother
always made at Christmas
This is not her recipe but one done from a Google Search.

9 ounces cream cheese
1 cup butter
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 egg whites
8 ounces ground walnuts
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

In a medium bowl, cream butter and cream cheese. Stir in the egg yolks and vanilla. Stir together the flour and baking powder. Add the flour mixture a little at a time until it is fully incorporated. Divide dough into 5 parts, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate overnight.
in a medium bowl, beat egg whites to soft peaks, add sugar a little at a time while continuing to beat to stiff peaks. Fold in ground walnuts, and set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 3 inch squares, place 1/2 teaspoon of filling in the center of each square and roll up from corner to corner. Place on cookie sheets and refrigerate until hardened.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Roll in confectioners' sugar when cool.
Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving Calories: 263 | Total Fat: 18.3g | Cholesterol: 59mg

Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus

that magic blanket that wraps itself about us,
that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance.
It may weave a spell of nostlgia.
Christmas may be a day of feasting,
or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance
a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved."
~Augusta E. Rundel


At 5:11 AM, Blogger Maggie said...

Hi Jeanne
Those photo's sure are a "blast from the past"...LOL. Those were the days. It's fun to go down memory lane and remember good times. With snow on the way let the Christmas season begin. Cheers.

At 5:59 AM, Blogger Deb said...

Good Morning Jeanne
Your posts are always so uplifting! Beautiful photos of your family and such lovely memories that accompany each one ♥ The Hungarian Kifli cookies sound absolutely delicious! I love cream cheese and see it is the FIRST ingredient! I will have to make a batch ~ Thank you for sharing.

At 8:15 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...

love and hugs
Thanks for your visits

At 8:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful memories.
Yesterday I spent some time listening to Handel's Messiah. My Mom sang in the choir to that music every year.
Through my tears I was smiling.
Love and Hugs))

At 12:07 PM, Blogger Decadent Housewife said...

Beautiful photos. Your Mom looks like a princess!


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