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Christmas Luncheon and a Recipe

Saturday, December 22, 2012

We hosted a Christmas luncheon today.  {...and there were presents  :D ........}

Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing

LOVING the sunshine today!

Merry Christmas cake from Edgar's Bakery

Grits bits 

Cornmeal scones with sage and cheddar

Shelley wearing her crown and mustache from her Christmas cracker
(Trip jumped into the photo too late!  :/  )

My mother and grandmother (Mimi and Big Mama) wearing their crowns.

Charles and Shanley Belle *not* wearing crowns.

Luncheon Menu:

Cornmeal scones with sage and cheddar 
Turkey roll-ups
Red velvet cupcakes
Italian cream cake
Sugar Cookies
Iced Tea


Recipe for Cornmeal Scones with Sage and Cheddar
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup plain yellow cornmeal
2 1/2 t baking powder
1 t. rubbed sage
1/2 t salt
1/8 t ground red pepper
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour with next five ingredients in a large bowl.  Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles course meal.  Stir in cheese.  Add milk and egg, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.
2.  Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead about four times.  Transfer dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet.  Pat into a 7 inch circle and cut into 8 - 10 wedges, but just score the dough, don't cut all the way through the dough.  Do not separate the wedges.  
3.  Bake for seventeen minutes or until golden.  Transfer scones to a wire rack for three minutes, and serve warm.

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Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. What a nice get together...I can tell by the smiles that everyone is having a great time. Thanks so much for the sounds wonderful!

    Marry Christmas!


  2. Adorable cake! Merry Christmas to you and all of your loved ones.

  3. beautiful photos of a beautiful family, such a lovely meal.Merry Christmas to you and your family

  4. Merry Christmas Ricki. Those scones look delightful, thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. What a beautiful family!!
    I love the decorations and poppers oh I forgot to get poppers, dang!!
    That cake looks too good to eat!!!
    Now I want cake ;)

    So glad you had a wonderful family Christmas Ricki Jill.
    Happy Holidays!

  6. Yay for my favorite red velvet cupcakes. You are blessed to have a wonderful family Ricki. I particularly love your Mama and Big Mama's picture.

    Happy Holidays!

  7. First, there is some serious family resemblance between you and your mom. Wow!

    Bigbad and I gave a box of those grits bits to his mother for Xmas (we celebrated yesterday with them). I had never seen them before, but man are they good.

    Merry Christmas!

  8. What a beautiful family and those confections are gorgeous too. I am trying to refrain until Christmas Eve. I know this year is bittersweet for you all. Merry Christmas to you!!

  9. Great photos Ricki!

    Your menu sounds perfect. Coincidentally, I entertained yesterday as well and ALSO made chili and cornbread. The turkey roll ups sound good and make a great addition. Your cake looks fantastic, Yum!
    Merry Christmas and wishing you all the best in the New Year!

  10. I'm so glad you got a chance to visit with family and enjoy the season. Merry Christmas Ricki Jill!

  11. What fun! I love all the pics (and the sunshine!), and those scones sound deliciously savory- I'll definitely have to try making them for New Year's Eve. Thanks! :)

  12. Looks like such a great menu and what a wonderful family. I am wishing you the best RJ for the Christmas season. Thanks for reminding me to pick up Christmas crackers!! Nothing like a good paper crown for the celebration. xo Donna

  13. This looks like you all had a great time, and enjoyed some wonderful treats!

    I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas!


  14. Hi Ricki Jill~

    Happy New Year, friend!
    What a beautiful family you have.

    I am so excited that you shared this recipe.
    Years ago I had something like this at a luncheon and it was served along side a soup.
    It was amazing and I wonder if might be that
    same recipe!? Oh I hope so! Can't wait to try it.

    Wishing you and your family the very best in the new year.



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