Easy Chocolate Peppermint Bark and A Jewish Holiday Tree? Why Not?



Hello everyone! The holidays are upon us. The Holidays are all about compromise, sacrifice, giving instead of receiving. This is why it is so important that we look deep int our hearts, realize what we are lacking and then beg for a X-mas tree, promising to decorate it in Chanukah fabulousness.

O.K., maybe that’s MY life, but I’m sure that you need to do what you need to do. Sometimes compromising is hard.

What is lurking there inside of you that you need to sacrifice or compromise on? Are you having screaming matches with your partner or kids because of the stresses of life? Is cooking or not cooking a part of our stress?

Let’s face it, at least three times a day, healthy food is what needs to get on the table and this can certainly be a challenge if we resent being in the kitchen, don’t want to be the the one who “has” to cook, or if we just don’t know how.

How about sacrificing some time this year to learn some strategies to make healthy cooking a part of your life? What compromises do you need to make with yourself or your family members to make this happen?

While you think about that ,I will be a hypocrite and post an unhealthy but festive recipe for Peppermint bark. Actually, if you eat healthy most of the time, it’s O.K. to indulge a bit, right?

P.S. Check me out reading my favorite Kids story , Ferdinand the Bull, on our NJ Cable show’s Holiday episodes. I read right after Gordon from Sesame Street. What a thrill! :

http://origin.peg.tv/pegtv_player?id=T01411&video;=44303

Chocolate Peppermint Bark:
3 cups dark chocolate morsels or chopped good quality chocolate
2/3 cup crushed peppermint candies

Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in a stainless steel bowl sitting on top of a pot of boiling water. Cook and stir until completely melted.
Add in the crushed peppermint candy, stir and then spread out on a waxed paper lined 8X13 inch casserole dish
Place in freezer until hard and then cut into whatever size pieces you like. MMMMMM.

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2 Responses

  1. I think decorating a tree is for everyone who wants it! I am quite convinced that that is not a Christian invention but a tradition that their heathen forefathers weren't willing to give up when they (were) converted.

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