Are you in seasonal gear? Are you prepping holiday baking lists and pulling out traditional recipes? Does your family add to the cooking festivities? Where do you begin and end? Is there a set course of traditions or are you seeking new directions?
This year you might want to begin with a MENU—–and a list. But then add a new twist to the mix and have the family create your own family’s ‘Twas the Night Before Breakfast Verse. This one below appeared in Rachel Ray’s magazine in December 2012. It was the perfect piece for a literary appetite!
‘Twas the Night Before Breakfast
And back in the kitchen
Mom, Dad, and the kiddos were choppin’ and mixin’.
They stirred up the batter
For a tasty coffee cake
And got a breakfast casserole
All ready to bake.
Stripping peels off some oranges,
Then chopping them up,
They tossed in pomegranate seeds
For a holiday fruit cup!
Because they’d be thirsty
When they woke in the morning,
They chilled down some bubbly
For a drink that’s not boring.
Into the fried went the food with a clatter
And off to bed they headed, up the stairs,
As they snuggled beneath covers
And drifted to sleep,
They counted on breakfast
instead of counting sheep!
I (Litsa) am sure that children of all ages will love to piece together their own creation—add a little flour, cinnamon, coffee, or………and you’ll have the perfect memories for your next Shutterfly photo book! Don’t forget to set out the camera for snapshots—–and/or the video app on your smartphone to record a few verbal memories too!
‘Twas the Night before Breakfast when this How to Have It All virtual blogger crawled into bed with visions of coffee dancing in her head!