Why not take a little time on Saturday and celebrate St. Nicholas Day? St. Nicholas taught the story of Christ simply, so all people could understand. He lived his faith and devotion to God in helping the poor and all in need. Pointing to the Babe born in a manger in Bethlehem, he encouraged peace and goodwill toward all—the hope-filled Christmas message.
Set aside some time with your loved ones to have a special tea with a slice of Dundee Cake or other favorite holiday confection. The Dundee Cake receipt (a Tasha Tudor term for recipe) can be found in the Tasha Tudor Cookbook, or here with Jennifer's recipes on the family website. My friend Suzanne over at Blueberry Cottage has a photo of them on this post. I always think about Tasha Tudor on St. Nicholas Day; especially after watching the Take Peace video and watching her climb on the chair (gasp!) to hang her lovely advent wreath with the special red ribbons from her parents' wedding. I imagine she will be taking tea and Dundee Cake in heaven with the angels and her loved ones and Corgis who have gone before her. Can't you just picture it?
Wishing you all a Happy St. Nicholas Day and a lovely weekend!