Sunday, December 18, 2011

Advent Calender Day 18

December 18th...

Drinking "Gløgg" and watching "A Christmas Story"
and telling stories of Christmas memories from the old days.

Gløgg is a traditional Norsk Winter drink:

Raisins, Almonds, Whole Cloves, Cinnamon Sticks and Orange Slices
are added for an aromatic and tasty delight.
We enjoyed it with treats that we picked up in Arizona over the Thanksgiving holiday visit.
A highlight of this annual trip leads us to Trader Joe's for all kinds of yummy stuff (including "Two Buck Chuck") that we cannot otherwise purchase in Utah. We have no Trader Joe's and it saddens us so; however, it does make the eleven hour drive to Arizona a little more exciting each year. :-)
These are "Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Joe Joe's", "Dark Chocolate Covered Star Shaped Shortbread Cookies with non-pareils" and our own peppermint shortbread cookies made from the frozen leftover dough from this post.

Then we went to see how the house from this post looked in the evening.

Wishing you many wonderful old and new
Christmas Stories!


  1. We were so excited when a Trader Joe's came to Madison (about 40 miles from us). I love that store.

    Also love "A Christmas Story" although I think I've only seen it a few times. My favourite lines are the one about the mom not having had a hot meal in years, and the little brother looking like a bloated tick in his snowsuit. And of course "You'll put your eye out!"

    The cookies look divine. I've had shortbread on my mind all week as I love the stuff but usually only have it around Christmastime. (I'm addicted to Walker's Shortbread from Scotland.) Your dad's recipe looks wonderful. Another thing to put on the baking wish list....

  2. Peppermint Joe Joes taste like those Girl Scout cookies. They're wonderful.

    Astri, what a great evening of holiday cheer. Wish I could have joined you.

  3. I wish the three of us could go to Trader Joe's together in CA or WI and then enjoy Joe Joes, coffee and crochet together too; I could bring some See's molasses chips. ;-)