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On the Second Day of Christmas...

Do you have memories of cracking open nuts at Christmas time? We always had big bowls of nuts along with a nutcracker on hand during the entire Christmas season, which lasts until January 6, incidentally, but don’t get me started! Well, I will start. There are 12 days of Christmas and I have made it a personal mission to celebrate all 12 days until Epiphany (January 6th), otherwise known as Twelfth Night in Tudor and Elizabethan times. Nuts were a family staple in my childhood home all year long. They were always served as dessert, along with fruit and cheese. But they rose to a new level of importance at Christmastime. We always found a few, along with an orange, in the bottom of our stocki