Come one, come all!

December 10th, 2012 by Kelly Serjeantson

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Almost every year for the last 15, we have travelled West down Highway 401 at Christmas. Each child has spent their first Christmas morning at their grandparents, and we have done the tour of families to ensure each one gets a piece of the kids at Christmas. It’s been a lovely ride, but our days of packing the car, lugging gifts and treats back and forth and chugging through sleet, snow and rain are about done.

This year, our youngest is participating in North America’s largest minor hockey tournament here in Ottawa – the Bell Capital Cup. Starting the 28th until New Year’s Day, we will be going from game to game, from arena to arena to witness some of the best of minor hockey. But, we will be missing our families – and hope that some of them are able to join us after Christmas.

To make sure our kids (and we grown ups too) don’t miss out on the special closeness that being with family on Christmas brings, we have extended an invitation to EVERYONE WE KNOW to stop by our home on the 25th. Yes, really. Starting from after my first coffee of the day until the food and beer run out, we hope to say hello and welcome our friends & neighbours, who really are like our family anyway.

I am baking up a storm to make sure we can feed everyone just in case!

My favourite holiday treat is my mom’s special Chocolate Macaroons. At least, I think of them as my mom’s, they could be from Betty Crocker for all I know. She made them every year, only at Christmas and I LOVE them. Simple, sweet and so chocolatey!

Here’s how to make your own – although you are certainly welcome to pop by my place and have a taste….

2 Squares Unsweetened Chocolate

1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk

2 Cups Shredded Coconut


Melt chocolate over low heat. Stir in milk.

Remove from heat and mix well.

Add coconut until well combined.

Drop by spoonful onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 12-15 min at 350F.





One Response to “Come one, come all!”

  1. Bronwyn says:

    yum. yum. I think you can count us in!

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