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03 January 2014 @ 11:34 am
Friday: Celebrate Something Silly  
Today is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!!!

For reasons that I've never entirely understood, Queen Anne Chocolate Covered Cherries are a part of my family's Christmas traditions. We don't always eat them at Christmas but they seem to belong as much as a tree, tinsel, and lights.

I didn't buy any this year because I was afraid if I did, I'd eat the entire box. Maybe I'll find some on sale? Mmm…

cordial cherries

Won't you share one of your traditions? Whether you included it or not? And enjoy some Chocolate Covered Cherries today! We all need to celebrate this delicious treat!
bluedelft on January 3rd, 2014 04:44 pm (UTC)
That brings back memories of when I was a kid and we would always have them too. Can't remember the brand but I do remember eating them and enjoying them. If I see any in the stores just might be buying some.
Are 6 dogs too many?: 14 friday celebratetkeylasunset on January 4th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
They are sweet and gooey and totally "Christmas" to me!

I meant to buy some when I went to Walmart but half the world was there. It looked like a "bread and milk" emergency in there. We aren't supposed to get snow so I don't know what that was about.

bluedelft on January 4th, 2014 04:31 am (UTC)
"Bread and Milk" emergency...that's what was happening here. My sister and I stopped at a grocery store on Tuesday night and you could tell there was a storm coming since there was water everywhere.
Lizet Elainesimplyn2deep on January 3rd, 2014 05:43 pm (UTC)
here's a funny thing: love (milk) chocolate, love cherries, but HATE chocolate covered cherries with the creamy filling. ick
Are 6 dogs too many?: 14 friday celebratetkeylasunset on January 4th, 2014 02:45 am (UTC)
That is so funny!!!

I like when the filling is liquid. Sometimes it sugars up and becomes gooey. I'm not as fond of them then.

ThatWasJustaDreamthtwzjustadream on January 3rd, 2014 06:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, those are a weakness of mine. It has me thinking- maybe this weekend i'll buy baking chocolate, ice cream and cherries and enjoy them that way.

This was a year that some huge family traditions ended or were modified by my family. We were stuck in habits that no longer made sense and which left few, if any of us feeling happy. It wasn't easy but we did change some things - and we had a really nice, laid-back holiday together. Traditions can be good, but creating new ones can be even better.
Are 6 dogs too many?: 14 friday celebratetkeylasunset on January 4th, 2014 02:46 am (UTC)
Ohhh….chocolate, ice cream, cherries. Cannot go wrong!!

I think it's awesome that you looked at your traditions and let go of those that no longer suited you. Good for you!

Azziria: xmasazziria on January 3rd, 2014 08:09 pm (UTC)
The best chocolate covered cherries *ever* were the ones that my mum's Dutch flower buyer used to send us from Holland every Christmas - seriously alcoholic, though :)

One of our Christmas traditions is that D and I go for a 5k run before breakfast on Christmas Day, either on our own or with one or both of the kids (DD came with us this year, but DS got let off because he was recovering from his appendectomy). And then afterwards we have cranberry muffins and hazelnut coffee for breakfast :)
Are 6 dogs too many?: 14 friday celebratetkeylasunset on January 4th, 2014 02:48 am (UTC)
I can imagine the Dutch would know how to make those delicacies! Yum.

A 5K run, huh? I couldn't run 5K if a bear was chasing me. I admire your determination!

I hope DS is feeling better!!

Happy New Year!
kaige68kaige68 on January 4th, 2014 01:01 am (UTC)
We buy those every year for my dad. And watching him eat them is almost as fun as eating them ourselves. He enjoys each and every one. :)

We don't have a lot of Christmas traditions, or New Year's ones. I've already told you about pumpkin and llama day so ... When my sister and I were little, we didn't leave cookies and milk for Santa. We left Quick bread and Pepsi, as though it were a break for him from the routine.
Are 6 dogs too many?: 14 friday celebratetkeylasunset on January 4th, 2014 02:50 am (UTC)
I love Pumpkin and Lama Day!

Now that's it's just me and my two sisters, we don't have a lot of lingering traditions either. We did bake cookies for the first time in a long time. That was fun! And delicious.

We left milk and cookies out for Santa and I was convinced that the fact that they were gone the next morning was absolute proof that Santa existed. Because no one else would dare eat Santa's cookies!

a geek in such the wrong way: misc-cheesecakehaldoor on January 4th, 2014 01:07 am (UTC)
We don't have these in NZ! I'd never heard of them before (not fond of fake cherry flavour though, so not sure I'd be in, anyway), but we do get REAL cherries at Christmas, which I traditionally have to buy around that time for my middle daughter as she loves them and doesn't like strawberries, which are our other Christmas tradition out here - fresh strawberries with cream and/or ice cream at Christmas time. Mmmmmmm ;-)
Are 6 dogs too many?: 14 friday celebratetkeylasunset on January 4th, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you've never experienced Queen Anne's cordial cherries! They are decadent!!

It's so funny to hear about your Christmas/Summer traditions when we're all about mittens and snowmen!

I love strawberries and cream!! Have some in my honor?

a geek in such the wrong way: H50-resistance is futilehaldoor on January 4th, 2014 05:09 am (UTC)
They do sound decadent. In this country we have choc covered almonds (which I don't eat because, well, nuts, but we also have Roses Chocolates, which are very much tradition - I got two boxes this Christmas!)

Yes, it's funny to us too, that you are all freezy cold while it's so warm here!

I will definitely have some strawberries and cream in your honour! ;-)
antesqueluzantesqueluz on January 4th, 2014 02:24 am (UTC)
My grandmother loved these. We always bought her a box for Christmas (plus a box for my mom and I to share), and they've gotta be Queen Anne.

My family hasn't really kept up with our traditions over the past few years...just too much space and not enough time. We always had a live tree, and the stockings (I was brought home from the hospital as a newborn in a stocking on Christmas Day and we hung it up every year), and we watched the classic movies together - It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Where Eagles Dare... I miss that.
Are 6 dogs too many?: 14 friday celebratetkeylasunset on January 4th, 2014 02:52 am (UTC)
I always think of them as an old fashioned candy. My grandmother must have eaten them as well.

Traditions do get hard to keep up when families scatter.

Do you still have that stocking? I think that's the cutest thing ever!!!

Happy New Year!