As we were pulling away from our wonderful Thanksgiving festivities, literally 45 seconds into our journey home, our younger son, Asher, declared, “Next holiday– Christmas!”
For the week of 10/09/09 on Illustration Friday, the topic was “Flying”.  I know, I’m a little late to the party, but I couldn’t resist posting this now that apparently we’re in full Christmas mode at our house.

Save Room For:

I have a sweet tooth.  I do.  I love being in charge of the desserts.  If you are bringing the desserts to tomorrow’s feast like I am, try making chocolate ganache and put it on anything you’re making.  Anything.  Or, just eat it out of the pan! 

Here’s a quick recipe:  Heat 3/4 cup heavy cream over medium heat.  Stir constantly and bring to a boil.  Remove from the heat and pour over 8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips.  Stir until melted.  Let stand for 10 minutes.  (If you can wait that long!)  It really is delightful, and can be used to glaze a cake or make chocolate covered strawberries.  And it’s so easy!


O Lord our God, as for all this abundance… it comes from Your hand, and all of it belongs to You1 Chronicles 29:16