those tantalizing smells
that linger around the house at Christmas time. They're as
important to the younger
as vitamins and manners. Imagine
going through life without the memory of spicy odors waft–
ing from the kitchen, of being part and parcel of the happy
bustle of getting ready. So
family Christmas? Let the male members enjoy being inveigled
into cracking nuts and sampling goodies. Children never
forget the fun of cutting out cookies, scraping the bowl and
licking the spoon. DON'T YOU REMEMBER -
PIE CRUST STICKS? - wonderful with hot chocolate on
Christmas Eve. Try that for a tradition, while you read the
"Night Before Christmas."
Or SPICE DROPS? - delectable bits for Christmas baskets.
Or PUMPKIN PIE?- the dork spicy kind that Granny
used to bake.
And instead of Eggnog from the dairy -
not try your
hand at good HOT BUTTERED RUM? It would be morvelous
always to serve
before Christmas dinner; or ofter you've
gone out to get the tree.