Christmas Dinner is always interesting

Hope everyone had a great christmas with lots of laughter and love. We did, minor disasters causing lots of laughs and the invention of several new terms just for this dinner.
De-electronicifying — the process of ridding oneself of all electronics, usually in relation to dinner; especially the family dinner. Something very difficult for teenagers.
Waxy biscuits — a unique way of cooking dinner biscuits where the bottom of the biscuit melts into the wax paper.
Garbage Plate — something needed to hold the waxy paper substance associated with biscuit bottoms melted into the wax baking paper.
Why not — something a grandfather says when asked if he wants more wine, after all it is christmas eve and a little bit more won’t hurt.

Why these new terms. Well Kat got her IPOD touch, a replacement for the broken one. She was really pleased, it meant she could once again communicate with her friends. It turns out that the device can text, skype, instant message, twitter, and has even more obscure ways to communicate. And of course, teenagers need to use all of those methods at the same time. The more devices the better, but one small one at the dinner table is essential. That way you never have to miss a text message. Hence, the process of delectronicifying, something her sisters were delighted to do.

Waxy Biscuits and Garbage Plates. This came from my excellent new form of biscuits. Make some drop biscuits, but add too much milk. Then put them on wax paper, bake 15 minutes, and you have a delectable treat. Of course, you need to peel the burned paper off the bottom first; hence the need for a garbage plate. And if you can’t eat all the biscuit, it is at least good for a laugh. You can see the paper on these treats below.

Overall it was a great time. We’ll do it again next year. Now off to round two — a visit to my mom’s house and even more celebrations.

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Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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