Archive for November, 2011

November 30th, 2011

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth – Lyrics

 

Every body stops
and stares at me
These two teeth are
gone as you can see
I don’t know just who
to blame for this catastrophe!
But my one wish on Christmas Eve
is as plain as it can be!

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth!
Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could with you
“Merry Christmas.”
It seems so long since I could say,
“Sister Susie sitting on a thistle!”

Gosh oh gee, how happy I’d be,
if I could only whistle (thhhh)
All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth.
Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
“Merry Christmas!”

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November 29th, 2011

Molly Kite’s Big Dream Winners – November

Operation Letter To Santa and Santa’s blog are delighted to announce that we have 3 winners so far in our Winter Contest featuring Molly Kite’s Big Dream!

Week 1: Sayville Hall

Week 2: Leonti Price

Week 3: Yosneil Rosa

Weeks 4 – Christmas Eve: To be announced. Be sure to bookmark this page and visit each Friday to see if your name is on the list of lucky winners!

Molly Kite's Big Dream by Tam Veilleux

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November 29th, 2011

2011 USPS Operation Santa – Greater Boston District

“Operation Santa-2011” Kick-Off

Operation Letter to Santa answers "Dear Santa" letters from needy children each ChristmasWho:

Boston Post Office

When:

Monday, November 28, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

Where:

Operation Santa Office

25 Dorchester Avenue, Boston MA 02205

(Main Post Office located adjacent to South Station tracks).

Background:

Once again this year, the Boston Post Office will be reaching out to our employees and customers in helping needy families have a Happy Holiday Season. Christmas is about children and there are families in the Boston Area that will need some help this year.

Employees and the public can stop by the “Operation Santa Office” beginning Monday, November 28 through Tuesday, December 20 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Monday through Friday) and 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturdays to select a letter from a needy family.

The Operation Santa program will launch the 2011 campaign with a “Kick-Off” on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 9 a.m. Santa will join us for light refreshments in the Operation Santa office located on the first floor of the Fort Point Station

Our doors will close for the selection of letters at 3:00 PM on December 20 to allow ample time for gifts to be purchased. All gifts must be boxed, taped securely and brought to the Fort Point Station Retail Office also located at 25 Dorchester Avenue where you will need to pay for the postage to have your package shipped to the family. When you select a letter proper addressing information will be provided

Packages must be received no later than Thursday, December 22 to ensure delivery by Christmas Eve.

Unpackaged gifts will not be accepted. All gifts must be ready to be shipped when brought into the post office. All gifts must fit in an acceptable shipping package…..you can find shipping packaging at your local post office.

Please consult our website for restrictions on package sizes and additional surcharges for oversized packages at the USPS website.

Information Phone Number: 617-654-5802

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November 29th, 2011

USPS Operation Santa – Santa Ana District Office

Operation Letters to Santa answers "Dear Santa" letters from needy children each ChristmasOperation Santa kicks off at the Santa Ana USPS District Office in Santa Ana, CA on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011.

For generations, writing a letter to Santa Claus has been a tradition during the holidays. And for some kind-hearted folks, answering those letters has also been a holiday custom.

Back in 1912, Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized postal employees and local citizens to respond to the many letters written to Santa. The goodwill program, known as Operation Santa, has changed over the years. In the 1940’s, mail volume for Santa grew so much that the Postal Service invited local businesses and charitable organizations to participate by providing written responses and small gifts.

  • You must visit the post office in person and present a valid state of federal ID. You will be required to fill out a short form. If you are a representative of a company or organization please present an introduction on company letterhead and a valid ID.
  • Participants are provided a copy of the Santa letter of their choice, which is coded and has had personal information removed. When they return to the Post Office to mail a gift package to fulfill the wish of the Santa letter writer, the Postal Service will match the coded photocopy Santa letter with the original and apply the name and address to the item.
  • Participants in Operation Santa are responsible for all wrapping of gifts and postage.

Viewing of “Dear Santa” letters will be available on the following dates:

Time: 11 a.m – 1 p.m

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Location

Santa Ana District Office
3101 W. Sunflower Ave.
Santa Ana CA 92799

Telephone: 714-662-6227

For the convenience of the kind volunteer participants, there will be a window dedicated to Operation Santa. Please visit the retail window on Tuesday, December 13th or Tuesday, December 20th between the hours of 11 a.m and 2 p.m.

Thank you for your generosity to those less fortunate and we look forward to seeing you!

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November 29th, 2011

How to Get North Pole Postmarks This Christmas

USPS customers can get their letters from Santa postmarked from the North PoleUSPS customers can get the North Pole to postmark their letters from Santa Claus to a child or on their Christmas greeting cards.

On a letter from Santa

Write a letter to your child and sign it from Santa Claus. Place this letter into an envelope addressed to your child with the return address from SANTA, NORTH POLE. Please make sure to affix a First Class postage stamp. Then, place that envelope into a larger envelope, ensuring that you have affixed proper postage and send to the address listed below.

On holiday greeting cards

Write and address your greeting cards just as you normally would. Place First Class postage stamps on the envelopes, BUT instead of writing your own address on the envelope, use the return address from the North Pole below. You can use your own address if you prefer. Then place your greeting cards into a larger envelope or box  with appropriate postage and send them to North Pole Holiday Postmark by December 10th.

NORTH POLE HOLIDAY POSTMARK
POSTMASTER
4141 POSTMARK DRIVE
ANCHORAGE, AK 99530-9998

 

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November 22nd, 2011

Christmas Ginger Cookies

This week Santa is bringing you cookie recipes! Do you have some to share? We would love to share them here.

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Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 8 dozen

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This recipe uses raw egg white. Cases of salmonella poisoning have been traced to raw eggs, although this is rare and usually associated with the yolks.

These orange-flavored ginger cookies captured third place for Janis C. Peterson of Geneva, Illinois.

The rolled, cutout cookies are easy to bake , have a delicious combination of fresh tastes and are sure to bring plea sure to the recipients.

From the Chicago Tribune Fourth Annual Food Guide Holiday Cookie Contest December 5, 1991.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Unsalted butter or Margarine, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons Dark corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 31 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt


  • ICING

  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 teaspoon Almond extract
  • Confectioners sugar 2-4 cups as needed

Instructions

  1. 1. Cream butter and sugar in large mixer bowl with electric mixer. Beat in egg until light. Stir in corn syrup, orange rind and water. Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Stir into butter mixture to form a dough. Divide dough in half. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate overnight.
  2. 2. Heat oven to 325℉. Have lightly greased baking sheets ready.
  3. 3. Roll out one piece of dough at a time on a lightly floured surface or between sheets of floured wax paper to ⅛-inch thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Place on baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  4. 4. For icing, mix egg white and almond extract in small bowl until frothy. Stir in confectioners' sugar until mixture is a drizzling consistency . Drizzle over cookies. Let stand until icing sets. Store covered.
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November 18th, 2011

Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is next week and I know many of us are already looking around for recipes for our turkey leftovers. Here is a fabulous Turkey Tetrazzini recipe from Emeril Lagasse.

Enjoy!

Turkey Tetrazzini

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

Turkey Tetrazzini

Recipe from "New New Orleans Cooking" by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch, published by William Morrow, 1993

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound white button mushrooms, ends trimmed, sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Essence, recipe follows
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock or low-sodium canned chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 12 ounces wide egg noodles
  • 1 pound cubed or bite-size shredded roast turkey
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 (5 1/2-ounce) bag potato chips, crushed

Instructions

  1. Saute the onions and bell peppers in 6 tablespoons butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over high heat until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Add the mushrooms, Essence, and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are soft and have released their liquid, about 6 minutes. Sprinkle with the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the wine and chicken stock and cook, stirring, until smooth and thick, about 2 minutes. Add the heavy cream and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and very flavorful, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the egg noodles until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside.
  4. Butter a 9 by 13-inch casserole or baking dish with the remaining tablespoon of butter and set aside.
  5. When the sauce has thickened, add the noodles, turkey, parsley, salt, black pepper, and Parmesan to the skillet and stir until thoroughly combined. Transfer to the prepared casserole and top with the potato chips. Bake uncovered until bubbly and golden brown, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.
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Emeril’s ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):Emeril’s ESSENCE

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme

Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

Yield: 2/3 cup

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