Saturday, December 25, 2010

Holiday Cheese Ball


One thing that I like the most about the Christmas season is about reflecting on the giving spirit. Too often, we get caught up in the commercialization of this time of year, but beyond the giving of store-bought gifts, the giving of time and homemade items can be just as rewarding.

Our family has the tradition of making cheese balls and giving them to neighbors and friends along with crackers. The one picture here is a hot, jalapeƱo variety, with crushed walnuts on the outside.


Cheese balls are very simple to make with a few ingredients, and many recipes can found online. If you have any family traditions of giving or celebrating the year-end festivities, please share them with us.



Randall

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010!

Hi everyone. I just want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season. Feel free to leave a holiday or other end-of-year message for other visitors here. What holidays or other traditions do you, your family, or your friends celebrate during the month of December? What do you celebrate these days? Please share your thoughts on this topic.

 

You can listen to this Christmas listening activity to practice your English: http://esl-lab.com/santa/santard1.htm.


Randall

 

 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Winter Activities - Snowshoeing

Winter has arrived in my area, and one of the things I enjoy most is trail running and even snowshoeing when I have a chance. In fact, my family and I went snowshoeing this year and had a great time.  Why go to Disneyland when you can enjoy the great outdoors?

I have created a video and language-learning activity about this event here:

- http://esl-lab.com/hiking/winteractivities-video.htm

Randall

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