Christmas Wassail Bowl-It was common for people, even of “high” society, to share a communal wassail bowl of drink. At the bottom of the wassail bowl was a crust of bread which, at the end of the wassail, was presented to the most important person present. Apparently, this is the origin of our present day tradition of “the toast”.

Christmas Wassail Bowl-It was common for people, even of “high” society, to share a communal wassail bowl of drink. At the bottom of the wassail bowl was a crust of bread which, at the end of the wassail, was presented to the most important person present. Apparently, this is the origin of our present day tradition of “the toast”.

The Williamsburg Cookbook: Traditional and Contemporary Recipes Adapted from the Taverns and Inns of Colonial Williamsburg

The Williamsburg Cookbook: Traditional and Contemporary Recipes Adapted from the Taverns and Inns of Colonial Williamsburg

Be sure to PIN IT for later! “I heard a bird sing In the dark of December A magical thing And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring Than we were in September. I heard a bird sing In the dark of December.” -Oliver Herford Late dawn. Early sunset. Shortest day. Longest night. For …

Be sure to PIN IT for later! “I heard a bird sing In the dark of December A magical thing And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring Than we were in September. I heard a bird sing In the dark of December.” -Oliver Herford Late dawn. Early sunset. Shortest day. Longest night. For …

Dickens Christmas Recipes from Nephew Fred  Duchess Potatoes  Baked Apples stuffed with dried fruit and pecans – Something sweet-but-wholesome for your holiday table.  New England Sausage, Apple and Dried Cranberry Stuffing – a hearty stuffing; everyone will want seconds.  Glazed Carrots with Walnuts – a delightful holiday side dish.   Plum Pudding with Hard Sauce – a truly Dickensian dessert.  Mincemeat Pie – Rumor has is this was Scrooge’s favorite dessert.

Dickens Christmas Recipes from Nephew Fred Duchess Potatoes Baked Apples stuffed with dried fruit and pecans – Something sweet-but-wholesome for your holiday table. New England Sausage, Apple and Dried Cranberry Stuffing – a hearty stuffing; everyone will want seconds. Glazed Carrots with Walnuts – a delightful holiday side dish. Plum Pudding with Hard Sauce – a truly Dickensian dessert. Mincemeat Pie – Rumor has is this was Scrooge’s favorite dessert.

The Best Traditional British Christmas Pudding Recipe - I think we're going to do this in worship on "stir up" Sunday. In my small congregation, I can have 3 bowls passed around, allowing everyone to give a stir,

The Best Traditional British Christmas Pudding Recipe - I think we're going to do this in worship on "stir up" Sunday. In my small congregation, I can have 3 bowls passed around, allowing everyone to give a stir,

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