This reminds me I have no idea when advent starts!
OH, dec 3. whew. i haven’t missed any of my Jam Days!
Lol. I saw this at World Market, and I was so tempted.
Temptation resisted, but I will look forward to living vicariously through all who procured one.
I don’t have a WM near me anywhere but one thing I would buy instantly if I did was the “mid-century modern gingerbread house.” I could have it shipped, but the reviews say it often arrives broken…
It technically starts 4 Sundays before Xmas Day.
Old school Christians (my Grandparents would have done this, Catholics and Greek Orthodox) would have been fasting for the 4 weeks preceding Xmas and avoiding sweets, so this idea of daily treats leading up to Xmas is sort of a commercial twist.
I remember Advent Calendars that just had little pictures behind each door that opened, when I was a kid, then a chocolate one from Germany , bought at a German deli, by the time I was 7.
My cousin sent us a fancy olive oil Advent Calendar from Williams & Sonoma this year.
Our old time Advent calendar (just one, reused each year) was the one with the cute little picture behing each day and by the time I was in junior high, I had them all memorized. With kids one year I bought the the Lego Advent Calendar. Oh boy, I should have bought two; they fought so much over the pieces for the resulting object at the end.
I am going to try a cranberry chutney recipe I just heard about on the radio (NPR). Susan Stamberg was talking to Madhur Jaffrey about cranberries and Ms. Jaffrey mentioned her chutney. Now, Ms. Stamberg has a piece on NPR each year about making Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish before Thanksgiving. It looks like Pepto Bismol. Not for me, it may be an aquired taste for others.
If I like this cranberry chutney, I might make batches and give it away as gifts.