Ethnic Christmas are not that much different that any other household.
They have Sugar Plums (purple) Red Cranberry decorations, a nice tree with decorations galore.
Holiday Seasons on TV have Scrooges. Most Ethnic Familys are no “different”.
They have their usual Scrooges also. They say “I’m not telling my kids, that there is some “Fat White Guy bringing them toys.
I want them to look up to me! Not some Clown in a Red Suit, faking it”
Some folks think that they are just being plain “Stingy.
They are silently thinking that they are actually (very selfish) “Me, Me, Me” ….
They are thinking of themselves and not (temporary) joy in giving their children a “Fantasy” life?
Is Life really a Beach and then you La la your way to Heaven or is Life the *itch word and then you fade away into ________”where ever” (fill in the blank with your own word).
For you see, we all know that in the future, they will be Adults Forever.
Why make them “Little Adults?” Hurrying them up thinking about the ill’s and carrying the weight of the world so soon?
You know its possible to go through life having very few (life determents). It possible to (Smile) a good majority of the time.
We dont need War. We dont need poverty! We don’t need discrimination or just baa-hum bug hatred.
“Tis The Season To Be Jolly.” The majority of us come together and we love this time of the year. We eat our “Rum Balls, pies and other taste treats.”
Why allow Children to start Dealing with Adult situations? Its nothing wrong with allowing them “Sweet Dreams”….”The visions of Sugar Plums Dancing in their heads”.
Dealing with “Life” not allow them in being children……But you know what? Some of them still hold true to the “Season”.
The “Joy, Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards mankind. They celebrate the Joy of the Season. That we’ve all made through another year together. We are all here my Brothers and Sisters.
Sweet Potato Pie is the favorite of African American. Bean Pies for our counter parts.
Pumpkins for all others. So here’s a couple of pie recipe’s on point.
SWEET POTATO PIE
- 1 (1 pound) sweet potato
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
- Boil sweet potato whole in skin for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done. Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin.
- Break apart sweet potato in a bowl. Add butter, and mix well with mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into an unbaked pie crust.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Pie will puff up like a souffle, and then will sink down as it cools.