Friday, December 28, 2012

A Sweet Time of the Year

I find that the Christmas season brings back sweet memories.

My wife asked me to purchase some candies for her to take to work. Among my choices was divinity. My mother, who passed away nearly four years ago, loved divinity. She would make it during the holidays along with fudge, peanut brittle and other goodies. 

A few days ago while picking up a few items at Wal-Mart, I saw boxes of milk chocolate cherry cordials. My sister Sheri would always receive a box for Christmas. It became a tradition in our family. I would bet someone gave her a box this year. 

My Dad's favorite candy is chocolate-covered creme drops. I remember that he used to eat them with crackers. I guess he was an early salty-and-sweet advocate. He also loves those gooey orange slices.

My daughter-in-law Melissa makes mouth-watering peanut butter balls. She usually gives us a tin container of sweets for the holidays.

My wife Mary bakes delicious pumpkin pies for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays that we share with family and friends. We finished the last one yesterday. 

And at the office we have folks bring in their favorite sweets throughout the holiday season. It's a temptation too difficult for my sweet tooth to resist. I'm even a fool for fruit cake.

No wonder my perennial New Year's resolution is to lose weight!

Until the next time... 


  1. You listed off a bunch of my favorites as well Michael! LOL Your dad's favorites- the creme drops and the orange slices were my grandfather's favorites (along with Whoppers malt balls and those orange Circus peanuts).

  2. I always like those Whoppers. I remember those Circus peanuts as well (very sweet!). I recall the days when some folks would give trays or tins of homemade goodies as Christmas gifts. No wonder the dentist loves me!

  3. Yummy, I feel myself gaining weight just reading about these goodies! I am a fool for chocolate covered cherries and have not had even one this year. I think I need to go shopping!

  4. yum! what a delicious entry! the best of all those treats is, I think the beutiful memories they bring with every bite :) thanks for shearing :) xoxo eliz

  5. You are correct, Elizabeth. It's the memories that are the sweetest part of the holidays. I hope your holidays have been sweet as well.