Do you have Christmas traditions?
We have many if I think about it.
One that I have is our church’s annual bazaar
which coincides with our 59th annual smorgasbord.
I’ve been chairman of the bazaar for 28 years!
I can remember because the first time was Chloe’s first Christmas
& I was pregnant with Blake.
In recent years some of our best-selling items are sweet treats!
Many of our parishioners participate.
Each year, among other things, I make sweet treats.
This year I’ve made
homemade caramel & chocolate covered pretzel rods,
brownies in the shape of decorated Christmas trees,
Rice Krispie treats also in the form of decorated Christmas trees on a stick,
peppermint bark, (my niece Sarah’s favorite),
chocolate drizzled Christmas shaped pretzels,
& lastly banana bread in the cute mini ceramic pans.
They each make great gifts!
My favorite part is wrapping them to make them look festive.
I dare to ask, where else can you go to find such things???
The smorgasbord includes;
turkey, fried chicken, potatoes, gravy, pigs in a blanket (no! not hotdogs in a crescent roll!),
veggies, rolls, salad & many home baked desserts!
Have I tempted you yet?
If you live in the area
I hope you stop by for lunch & shopping.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church
132 Butcher, Bethalto.
Hope to see you there!
Just Keep Sewing (& holiday eating & shopping)…