Christmas time is a time when insane amounts of treats are passed out and consumed. It's a fact that the time between Thanksgiving and New Years is when people pack on the pounds. Here are just a few random thoughts about treats this time of year.
Interesting treats: If
this offends anyone, I'm sorry, but I've seen these decorative bags
of mixed cereals, pretzels, and popcorn, on the break table at work.
I started putting two and two together. We store our cereal boxes on
top of the fridge and generally, there is that last little ¼ cup of
cereal left in the bottom of the box that sits there for months. If
you have enough of these mostly empty boxes lying around, what a neat
idea—dump them all into a decorative bag, throw in a handful of
pretzels and a handful of popcorn and voilá,
instant treats for the neighbors or the mail carrier! I actually
don't know what makes this appealing at all, but it's good for the
My list of best treats include nearly anything that's homemade, and
that doesn't include raisins or walnuts. Raisins are not a hot item
at Christmas time anyway, but walnuts manage to make their way into
some of the best foods, like fudge. That being said, if I had to make
a list of things I like best as far as Christmas treats goes, here's
what would be on the list: fudge, sugar cookies, various kinds of
candy (the good non-peppermint kind), and anything put together with
There are none. If anyone takes the time to do something for you, you
should appreciate it. Even if it's a bag of leftover cereals mixed
up, whoever gave it to you thought you might like it. Actually, I
might like it if the pretzels and popcorn were left out, because then
I could actually dump it in a bowl with some milk and have a great
potpouri of cereals. That's why I never have those mostly empty boxes
of cereal on my fridge or in my cupboard, btw. They get used up by
me...wheat chex mixed with bran flakes, etc. Not too shabby.
Suggestions for treats that
you don't normally think about:
Have you ever thought of doing a service treat? How about showing up,
early in the morning after a snow storm and clearing your neighbor's
sidewalks? How about rolling in their trash cans from off the street
for them? How about visiting them or giving them a phone call just to
final thought is that everything should be accepted graciously and
with gratitude. It's not the food that we get this time of year
that's important, it's the love that we feel. More importantly, it's
the love that we share, because Christ's love is the greatest of all
and sharing our love with others is a great way to honor Him.
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