I had a dream a few weeks ago
where I caught a view of numerous Christmas tree branches
swaying in my bright lighted room (like the wind was blowing).
The branches were loaded with beautifully wrapped gifts. Then I went to the living room.
It was not as light as in my room. I was looking for the Christmas tree.
Found only a bare Christmas tree. The night was dark. The moon so small.
Then I went back and forth to my room to put some of my Christmas decorations
in the living room tree. I had quite a time, going back and forth
to see where my gifts could fit in.
Kind of excited, because I never had a dream about Christmas.
Since part of my job as a therapist includes dream interpretation,
I am having some ideas, but there are still some things to figure out.
Many Christmas displays are kind of trinkety, but the lighted buildings
was a nice one for the children. You see Father Christmas/Santa Claus
on the left, inspecting a decoration in the tree?
Oh, if I could have all the goodies in the world (but I would probably be sick tomorrow!)
Modified for Photo Art Friday
One of my favorite things to have in my house is the Ponsettia
Cranberry Coffee Cake
In Europe (Netherlands in my case) coffee or tea alone is incomplete. It screams for a cookie, cake,
scone, or some type of dessert.
Since the holidays are filled with sweet things, I always look for ways to cut down on sugar, eggs and frosting or glaze.
This cake is very easy to make and is a delicious blend of sweet (but not too sweet) and the tartness of the cranberries.
Also a great add to a buffet with several kinds of desserts and cookies in December.
Read whole recipe till end, before putting ingredients into baking pan
1/4 cup softened butter with 1 cup sugar
Add 2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
In separate bowl, mix
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
Wash 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
Chop 1/2 cup walnuts
Put half of batter in bottom of round baking pan (with hole in middle). Cover with cranberries. Top with other half of batter.
Sprinkle walnuts. on top. If you like to turn the cake upside down (read below), you might want to put the walnuts on the bottom instead of the top.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes on 350 degr. F . Cake is done when fork in in middle comes out clean.
Cool for 10 min. before taking it out of the pan by placing a plate on top of the pan -holding both plate and baking pan with both hands and turning plate upside down, till plate is on bottom and baking pan is on top.
Gently tap on bottom of baking pan for cake to to loosen. Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.
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