And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
As the Christmas holiday is in full swing, I hope you and your family and friends can take time to remember the true meaning of Christmas. If the ham isn't perfect or if someone isn't able to attend, don't stress it. Make memories with those you are with or join a friend over Zoom/Facetime. Celebrate the birth of our Savior the best way you know how.
For our family, we love to read the Christmas story and share something we are grateful for from the past year. We also share something we love about another person in the room as a way to encourage our loved ones.
We also celebrate with food ... lots of tasty food! One of the stapes for our family is Great Grandma's caramel corn. There are some treats that flood memories of loved ones into the present moment. One of those treats for me is my great-grandma's caramel corn because they would give it to us each year for Christmas.
Try this recipe and let me know what you think!
- 6 quarts of popcorn
- 2 cups of brown sugar
- 2 cubes of butter
- 1/2 cup Karo syrup
- 1 Tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
Cook syrup at a boil for 5 minutes.
Add the baking soda and pour over the popcorn.
Heat in the oven at 250º – stir at 15-minute intervals 3 times.
From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!