Today was the day! My dear mother had ten ladies from our neighborhood to the house this morning for an evangelistic brunch. Oh, so fun. A lady from our church (who happens to also be a neighbor) shared about the birth of Christ, and how this Christmas is a time to "fear not," to forgive and be forgiven, and to rejoice in the hope that we have been given through Christ!
One of the foods we served (well, several of them, actually), I had never had before. This one sounds extremely odd, but was really very good.
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
For 1 hour, marinate two drained cans of water chestnuts in 3/4 cup soy sauce, and 1/4 cup brown sugar or marmalade or jam or honey, or something else sweet. Wrap each chestnut in a half slice of bacon, and bake at 400 for 20 minutes.
P.S. Don't forget about the Twelve Days of Christmas! Everyone is welcome to participate - just leave a comment letting my know that you are doing it, and I'll link to your blog in each post, so that we can share each other's ideas.