What a wonderful Christmas this was. Along with many others this year, we had a white Christmas. The snow began falling on Christmas eve. It snowed all day, then really fell early Christmas morning, cancelling church services. While we missed being with our church family, the day of Sabbath rest was such a blessing. In a little book I have of 199 Reasons To Be Thankful I read this on Sunday: In this crazy workaholic world we live in, rest is tough to come by. We run full steam ahead all day long and then struggle to sleep when we finally tumble into bed. God ordained rest. It’s one of His greatet gifts to us, and one we should be very thankful for!
So, when your world looks like this, what do you do?
had our own Bible studies, we played several games of Take Two (a shorter version of Scrabble, and a game of Sorry. We had a lunch of leftover Christmas dinner using the Christmas dishes and linens. We napped, journaled, played more games, then had a lovely dessert in the evening. It was a day of rest, and, it was truly a blessing to be able to be at home without responsibilities and things to be getting ready for – as we have been doing for several weeks.
Here’s the dessert I made for Christmas dinner and then we also had on Sunday. It is heavenly. If you’ve ever had Chocolate Molten Cakes at a restaurant you know how decadent they are, but you would choke if you knew how fattening each one is! However, this recipe for Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes taste every bit as good (maybe better!) than those high fat and calorie desserts with only 1/3 the calories and less than half the fat content! The great thing is that you can make them up two days in advance, put them in the fridge, then bake them when you need them. You serve them hot with a scoop of ice cream – really necessary to off-set the chocolate. I made these for Christmas dinner just to have a new dessert. I will be making these again!
Did you have snowy weather too? What did you bake up for the holidays and your winter weather?