If you weren’t here Saturday, you missed a really great Pie Party and Victorian Walk.
We ate lots of pie…
Karen and Tad, our window entertainment, were awesome. Karen brought her great wheel. It was incredibly cool!
And Tad taught Lori how to nalbind!
While we were enjoying the wassail that I make every year for Victorian Walk, Lori remembered a funny video from the 80’s. Somehow I missed these claymation videos. They are from the same man who created the California Raisins (I do remember them). I guess I was too busy watching the Go-Gos in claymation instead.
So I thought I’d share these funny Christmas videos with you today, along with our recipe for wassail. It may not be “official” wassail, but that ‘s what we like to make.
And we really dig the doo-woppin’ camels singing this Christmas classic.
I forgot how claymation became such a big deal in the 80’s. Mason watches many claymation shows, that are truly hilarious. Most of you are probably familiar with Wallace & Gromit, but there is also Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time (both offshoots of W&G), and Pingu.
And claymation is always more enjoyable with a little wassail, especially if you slip a nip of brandy in it. Here’s our recipe:
- 4 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup honey
- 4 cups cranberry juice
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup lemon juice (don’t fall over, I use the kind in a bottle for this because I usually don’t have time to fool with squeezing lemons on Victorian Walk nights)
- 1 teaspoon all spice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 8 cloves