My Uncle Gary (my sisters and I call him Uncle G Funk – “UGF”) is my dad’s twin brother. He baptized me, married my husband and I, and has baptized my two children. My uncle is a retired Methodist minister from my hometown, Westlake Village, CA. He has such a creative gift in writing and preaching. He gets his message across, and does so in a way that you remain engaged because his stories are entertaining, and actually apply to what is going on in your life.
Last week, he wrote this Christmas recipe in an article for VCSTAR.com. He wrote this recipe to help us reconnect from all the tragedies in this world, including the loss of 12 innocent lives that were murdered in a Thousand Oaks bar shooting and the horrific fires in California that devastated everything around it.
As you know, I enjoy sharing my quick and easy recipes with you but I saw this recipe that my Uncle Gary wrote, and thought you could start fixin’ this one. I read through some of the ingredients and they look challenging but it would be something we can all work on (one ingredient at a time) for 2019.
This recipe will be filed in my recipe box as a family recipe. How about you?
- 2 cups family and friends
- 3 cup family traditions
- 1 cup love
- 1 cup good food
- 2 cups stories and memories
- 1 cup remember those
- 1 cup acceptance
- 1 cup presence
- 1 cup thankfulness
Add family and friends.
Mix in family traditions.
Stir with lots of love.
Bake with good food around the table.
Simmer with stories and memories of good times.
Don’t forget to remember those no longer with us on Earth but who dwell in our hearts.
Cook with equal amounts of acceptance and love of those around us.
Sit down with one another at an old-fashioned table and share one another’s presence.
Top everything with thankfulness to God even when times have been hard.