Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Baker's Song

Fry's Cocoa smells like Christmas
Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl.

Vince Guaraldi on the stereo
Melt butter in a large saucepan.  Remove from heat.  Stir in cocoa.

Snow encrusted home-made woolen mittens
Blend in sugar, eggs, and vanilla.

Jack Benny Christmas shopping on the radio
Blend in dry ingredients.

Plenty of wrapping paper, but never enough scotch tape
Pour batter into greased baking pan.

The parlour maid's encouraging nod to Alastair Sim's Scrooge
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until done.

This could be any time; this is now

A calming pause before a nativity display

Christmas smells like Fry's Cocoa


  1. Oh, I just love this. What a wonderful post. It's so true that the scents and sounds of the holidays never leave us.

  2. Thank you so much. As we swing into the season full tilt the memories came bubbling up.

  3. This is wonderful. Fry's Cocoa does indeed smell like the holiday season.

    Now I'm craving chocolate cake...

  4. Thanks.

    I think you should go ahead and have that chocolate cake, and indulge in the other pleasures of the holiday season.


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