It’s 2016! It’s a new year! Alright, alright – so it’s already the second quarter of the new year, but since I haven’t put up a single post since 2015, me talking about how it’s a new year is sort of fitting, no?
I’m not sure how you feel about resolutions, but I don’t put a lot of stock into them. Every year I make a conscious decision to somehow better my life, but who doesn’t do that? I don’t think any of us sit around thinking, “Yeah, I’m good. Not much to improve over here.” Well, I hope that there aren’t a lot of people with that kind of attitude. For me, bettering myself is a constant. I’m always trying to live the best life that I can live.
The 12th Frilly Day of Christmas is HERE!
I hadn’t forgotten about the last day of this year’s Christmas countdown, and I even had the post ready to publish, but I thought it might be nice to save this one until you’re able to give it the attention it’s due.
This ambrosia recipe is definitely one of my favourite recipes. It’s the only recipe I requested we have at my baby shower, other than finger sandwiches. It has a wonderful, light, tropical feel. This is my mama’s recipe, and I’m happy to be able to share it.
Every year we have Christmas dinner as a family at my nana’s house with my dad’s siblings and their families. It’s my responsibility to bring dessert for the dinner. This, along with a trifle, is one of the desserts I brought this year. Everyone loved it.
1 bag mini marshmallows
284 ml can mandarin orange segments, drained
396 ml can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 cup coconut
1 cup sour cream
Cut mandarin orange segments in half.
Mix all ingredients together.
Allow the mixture to sit for at least a couple of hours, or overnight.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 602
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Total Carbohydrates 126g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 1 bag mini marshmallows
- 284 ml can mandarin orange segments, drained
- 396 ml can pineapple tidbits, drained
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 cup sour cream
- Cut mandarin orange segments in half.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Allow the mixture to sit for at least a couple of hours, or overnight.
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I love adding spices and flavours to our regular coffee, especially during the festive season. It just feels so… festive.
This is a very simple recipe for spiced coffee using orange zest, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
Enjoy a cup in your favourite mug on Christmas morning, or any morning. My favourite mug is my Murdoch Mysteries ‘Save Crabtree’ mug. My husband surprised me with it one night when I got home from work. It was such a thoughtful gesture and one of my favourite moments of the past year. Thanks, Husband.
Day 10. We’ve made it to day 10. Christmas is now just around the corner. I still have so many things to do. This evening’s plans include a whole lot of gift wrapping and maybe a bit of baking. Tomorrow – work, then probably more wrapping and baking. The shopping is done. I made a quick stop into a local Walmart today – mistake. I couldn’t wait to get myself right back out of there.
A couple of weeks ago, my friend Carly sent me a message asking me if I planned on posting a 12 Frilly Days of Christmas this year. At the time, I was getting nervous about being able to pull it off this year. I always stress so much about which recipes to post, having a nice mix of different kinds of recipes, and having the time to pull it all off. It’s not easy posting 12 days in a row while parenting a toddler, keeping a full time job, and all of the other regular life stuff, all during the holidays.
Although most people have their mind on the holiday season and all of the bustle surrounding it, one thing never changes. We’ve still gotta eat. People get hungry, no matter how busy they are.
It is because we’ve all still gotta eat that I’m including this recipe in this year’s 12 Frilly Days of Christmas.