Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holidays Far From Home

by Maggie Sefton



Holiday Goodies.  Yum!  I always make some of our family's favorite recipes to give as gifts during the holiday season.  An old favorite recipe---Gingersnap Cookies---I'll post on the Cozy Chicks Blog for our Holiday Cookie Exchange week starting December 16th.  This past weekend, however, I started making another family favorite---my Chocolate Mint Fudge.  Both the Gingersnap cookie recipe and the Fudge recipe are in the back of the 6th book in the Kelly Flynn Mystery series, FLEECE NAVIDAD.  And----both recipes are also included in the Cozy Chicks Kitchen cookbook, available in trade paperback and in Ebook version, all formats.  

I've already made several batches of my fudge and tonight will make another two pans before heading to bed.  And I won't be finished with fudge-making this year until after this weekend.  I'm making eight extra pans of fudge this season---yes, you read that right, eight (8) extra pans.  Why so many extra?  Because this year I'm sending all those extra pans to my daughter Maria who is presently assigned to Afghanistan for the next six months.  She's in the midst of a great deal of  nonstop activity and lots and lots of military personnel.  She falls to sleep exhausted every night.  Very cold, but they layer up, and she says the Hindu Kush mountains are beautiful covered in snow.  

So-----as a Mom, I'm doing what every Mom does.  I worry, I pray that she and the others stay safe, and I send memories and good things from Home---like Maggie's Chocolate Mint Fudge.  Lots of fudge---along with lots and lots of Love.

9 comments:

  1. hugs and tissues for you, hugs and thanks to Maria

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  2. Yes, I agree with Book Dragon.
    May your daughter be safe...no doubt she'll be well-nourished by her loving mama's fudge!
    Adrienne in MN

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  3. My husband spent a Christmas in Afghanistan. And though I know the worry a mom feels for her child is different than the worry you feel for a spouse, I think I can relate to the way you feel this Christmas. My prayers are with both of you. As for the fudge - well chocolate is always a good thing.

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  4. A huge Thank You to your daughter and son that are fighting for our country!

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  5. You and your daughter are in my prayers. Thank you both for the service.

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  6. Book Dragon & Adrienne---Thank you for your loving thoughts. :)

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  7. Book lady---I'm so glad your husband returned safe & sound. I picture Maria staying safe & strong. I deliberately hold that image. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  8. Candace & Annette----I'll pass along your thanks and good wishes to Maria. Thanks so much. :)

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  9. I am sure that your daughter and the rest of her company will enjoy the fudge (and the warm wishes that go with).. thank you to your daughter and all our armed services!

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