Happy whatever you celebrate! I happen to celebrate both winter and Christmas – one of my favorite holidays and my absolute favorite time of year. I could (and have) rhapsodized about the snow in the past. I’m going to spare you today and instead give you the recipe for one of my favorite Christmas treats – easy to make and yummy as well. And beneath that is a small holiday snippet featuring a pair of characters from one of my books.
Christmas Cranberry Salad
Chop 1 bag of cranberries, put in a bowl with 1 cup of sugar, cover and refrigerate overnight.
Drain it of excess liquid in the morning, add 1 small can of crushed or tidbits pineapple (also drained), and 1 cup of chopped pecans, mix together.
Whip up two cups of whipping cream until peaks form, add gently but thoroughly to cranberry mixture. Cover and put back in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
This tastes better if it’s had all day or even overnight to sit.
I wrote a little Christmas snippet featuring the characters of Working it Out.
Affton lit the candles and set out the champagne and some lovely appetizers he'd brought home next to their big chair in the den. It was the night of the office party and he was dressed up in a sharp grey suit with a lavender shirt. Luke was still changing and if he didn't come out soon, Aft was going to go in and rescue him.
“Do you think the blue tie, love?” Nerves were evident in Luke's voice, though he was trying to hide them.
"I think you should skip the tie -- I did." Come on, lover, come out and see what I've done.
“Oh?” Luke came out, gasping at the sight of the candles, the wine.
He grinned. "I thought we'd have our own office party right here."
“Affton…” That was an amazing smile.
He opened his arms. "Merry early Christmas, Luke."
His lover came right to him, pushed in his arms. He took a kiss, then another. Sitting, he drew Luke down with him. "You want to start with champagne, appetizers or me?"
“You, no question.”
He beamed at Luke and took another kiss. It was going to be the best Christmas party ever.
Happy New Year! See you in 2014
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