The Verses: “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.” Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
The rest of the goals: Today is your last-minute day, do all those chores, shopping and wrapping that’s left before Sunday, because Sunday is the Lords Day again and I am sure you will hear the Christmas story and wonderful messages about it, so Sunday is a day of rest. Then on Monday, Christmas Eve. is a nice time to exchange one special gift with someone special, relax and enjoy the lights on your tree, take a ride and look at lights, just do whatever is on your heart for Christmas Eve. And of course “Have yourself a merry little Christmas day”!
The last of the Cookie Recipes:
Oh Henry Bars
4 cups oatmeal
2/3 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
3 tsp vanilla
12 oz. chocolate chips
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
chopped nuts (optional, but so good)
mix oatmeal, butter and sugars; press into buttered 9×13″ pan. Bake 12-15 minutes at 350*F, dont bake too long.
Melt chocolate chips, add peanut butter and nuts. pour over bars and spread like frosting while still hot.
Caramel Nut Bars
2 cups flour
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
24 caramel, unwrapped
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350*F. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and egg; cut in 1/2 cup butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts.
Reserve 2 cups crumb mixture. Press remainder firmly on bottom of greased 9×13″ pan. Bake 15 minutes. Meanwhile,
in heavy saucepan over low heat, melt caramel with sweetened condensed milk and remaining 1/4 cup butter. Pour over
prepared crust. Top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 20 minutes or until bubbly.
Cool, cut into bars.
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour
Heat oven to 350*F
In large bowl, stir butter and sugar until well mixed. Stir in flour (if dough is crumbly, mix in 1-2 TBSP more of softened butter.)
Roll dough 1/2″ thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into small shapes with knife or use cookie cutters. On ungreased cookie
sheet, place shapes 1/2″ apart.
Bake about 20 Minutes or til set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool.
Special thing to do: I am not going to post any more of these, as it is so close to Christmas now and I am sure you already have many things to do, Just remember to spend a little time each day with someone you love and don’t forget the reason for the season!!!
Extra note: I am taking a break from my computer until New Years, when I will be back and ready to post, post, post!!!! Back into doing card challenges, blogging with my favorite people, and doing, learning, and trying new stuff!! May you have a
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
See you all in the New Year.