Harlie Williams


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I can not believe that we only have 43 days left until Christmas morning.  *head desk*  Not one thing bought yet.  I know that some people already have their shopping done.  Not us.  At least this year, we have a clue what we are doing which is a big step for us.

I do have to admit that I get the blues pretty bad around the holidays.  Don't get me wrong.  I have great and awesome memories of Christmas in the past growing up.  My problem is the present or at least since I've been married.  The holiday revolves around my husband and his family.  My traditions mean nothing to him or his family.  They have forgotten that I'm the daughter in law with a very large extended family that I NEVER see because of their selfishness and it hurts.  I love my in laws to death and get along with them but Christmas is a huge problem with me.

Santa Claus doesn't visit their house; he visits our house.  Yes, we make our son wait until AFTER Christmas to see what Santa has brought.  (I won that round)  I only put a tree as our only decoration.  Nor do I bake, send cards, etc.  I'm Scrooge with a capital S but I do make the holiday fun for our son.  He sees Santa, shops with me and his dad and sings every Christmas song...badly.  LOL!

Anyway, on a much brighter note...I will be featuring some of my favorite recipes that I have devoured and cooked since I was little girl for Christmas.  See, I'm not that big of a Scrooge.

Cool Whip Salad

1 container of Cool Whip

1 box of any color Jello gelatin, don't make it.  It's just for color.

1 can (drained) of fruit (I use mixed fruit so we can fight over who gets the cherries)  LOL!

1 8 oz container of cottage cheese (drained and rinsed)

1 bag of small marshmallows for garnish

In large bowl combine all ingredients.  Chill overnight.  When ready to serve, sprinkle marshmallows on the top.

You can double the recipe, too.  I've seen some people put pecans/walnuts in the salad but I don't.

Easy peasy.  If you don't do cottage cheese, ricotta cheese works just as well.

Join me tomorrow for another recipe and an excerpt from a YA story that I'm working on.  Yes, you read that right...a YA story.

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