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.


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: