Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Women And Christmas Quotes

In honor of the season and the women who have left notable quotes and writings for us to ponder.
Erma Bombeck..she could always make me laugh- said, " There is nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child....Time, self-pity, apathy, bitterness, and exhaustion can take the Christmas out of the child, but you cannot take the child out of Christmas."
Mary Ellen Chase said it so well..."Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind."

A version of this carol was published as early as 1823. This is a version written by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887).
God rest ye, merry gentlemen; let nothing you dismay,For Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was born on Christmas-day.The dawn rose red o'er Bethlehem, the stars shone through the gray,When Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was born on Christmas-day.2. God rest ye, little children; let nothing you affright,For Jesus Christ, your Saviour, was born this happy night;Along the hills of Galilee the white flocks sleeping lay,When Christ, the Child of Nazareth, was born on Christmas-day.3. God rest ye, all good Christians; upon this blessed mornThe Lord of all good Christians was of a woman born:Now all your sorrows He doth heal, your sins He takes away;For Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was born on Christmas-day.
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A favorite recipe from my mother...most fitting for this topic I think.
1-1/2 cup sugar
6 cups water
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
3 cups-diced-fresh pineapple
3 cups fresh orange juice
1 cup fresh lime juice
4 bananas
Fresh lime slices
Boil the sugar and 2 cups of the water together in a 1 quart saucepan for 3 minutes.
Remove from the heat, add nutmeg, and cool.
Place 1 cup of the pineapple and 1/4 cup of the orange juice in the bowl of an electric blender. Blend 1 minute or to a pulp.
Repeat using remaining pineapple.
Strain pulp through a coarse siev and mix with sugar syrup and fruit juices.
Serve in tall glasses over ice cubes....
Cut bananas in half crosswise, and then cut each half into lengthwise halves.
Stick one piece and a slice of lime in each glass.
Very festive and delicious!
Happy Holiday's to Women everywhere!
Bea Kunz


jen_chan, writer said...

This really is a fitting recipe, by the way. I love the entry for the sole reason that it has women and Christmas on it. Somehow, it empowers me to read about quotes written by women. So in the spirit of the holiday season, I raise my glass and give cheers to all the women in the world.

BeaK. said...

And a "good cheer" to you Jen.

Strong and powerful women have been a force since the beginning of time.......

Thanks for visiting, do come again.

Bea Kunz