Welcome! Four more shopping days till Christmas! Are you ready or do you have a lot of shopping left to do? Christmas is a busy, stressful and magical time of year so let FB&C be the place you come to for a little peace of mind. Grab a recliner and a soft throw and spend a little time with us today.
Peruse the freebies, share your selections and lets talk about what's on your mind. In the meantime get some coffee, tea or hot chocolate in the Kindle Cafe and a cookie, donut or 3 and settle in for a little relaxation amid the chaos.
A little Christmas humor.....
´¯`°¤.¸.¤.¸.¤°´¯` Silence Is Golden ´¯`°¤.¸.¤.¸.¤°´¯`
At a monastery high in the mountains, the monks have a rigid vow of silence. Only at Christmas, and only by one monk, and only with one sentence, is the vow allowed to be broken.
One Christmas, Brother Thomas is allowed to speak and he says, "I like the mashed potatoes we have with the Christmas turkey!" and he sits down. Silence ensues for 365 days.
The next Christmas, Brother Michael gets his turn, and he says "I think the mashed potatoes are lumpy and I hate them!"
Once again, silence for an entire year. The following Christmas, Brother Paul rises and says, "I am fed up with this constant bickering!"
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Cleta Bailey's Toffee Squares
2 sticks Butter
1 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 whole Egg
2 teaspoons Vanilla
2 cups All-purpose Flour
2 cups Chocolate Chips (milk Or Semi-sweet)
3/4 cups Finely Chopped Pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and flour and mix until combined. Spread on cookie sheet with an offset spatula until thin. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle on chocolate chips. Return to oven for 1 minute. Remove from oven and spread chocolate thinly over the cookie layer.
Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Cut into squares.
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Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
~ Norman Vincent Peale