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Through My Kitchen Window – Twas the Week Before Christmas

By Davina Weinhold,, For Journal Register News Service

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house
Lay piles of recipes, even one for roast grouse.
I gazed at the piles, and sighed heavy with care,
The perfect recipe I could not find there.
I peered in my frig at the turnips and breads,
Black olives and peppers in yellows, greens, and reds.
Oh what could I make for our Christmas day feast,
Roast ham and baked corn with rolls smelling of yeast?
I pondered and muttered then realized in a snap
My grand schemes were turning into an iron trap.
So I pulled out my crockpot, munched a cookie,
Looked through the piles and chose an old recipe.
This year on Christmas Iíll enjoy my family,
Let the crockpot work while I sit lazily.
On Christmas spend time with all those who you love
And remember Jesus, Godís present from above.