I’ve pretty much given up trying to keep healthy foods in me and my youngin’s mouth this month. The holiday yummies are too hard to resist. Plus, when we are out and about, there is always someone handing my son a candy cane, cookie, etc., because “he is so cute! Merry Christmas!” 🙂
Oh, well. We will try to get it together next month. In the meantime, here are a couple of fun recipes to add to all of our poor eating habits this Christmas season!
I’m off to another quick blogcation. I wish everyone a wonderful rest of the year and a happy 2018. I will return in January!!
Christmas Grinch Punch
1 bottle Green Berry Rush Hawaiian Punch, chilled (1 gallon or 3.78L)
Two 6 oz. cans Dole Pineapple Juice, chilled (1.5 cups)
Remember, a few years ago when Fox News insisted Santa Claus was white? I’ll never forget the incredulous look onMegyn Kelly’sfacewhen suggested Santa could be a Black man (or any man of color). It would be funny, if it wasn’t sad. I’ve often wondered why isn’t more written about white pathology? To insist that a fictional character is white…speaks to an underlining obsession with white supremacy/privilege. It’s rather strange.
In any case, as far as my son is concerned (and other Black children)…Santa is Black. I was excited to see several opportunities around my city, to visit a Black Santa. I took my toddler for the first time. He kept it together, for the most part. Okay, two huge tears rolled down his cheeks as he clutched his candy cane, but at least he didn’t punch Santa (whew!)
The holiday season is fast approaching…12 days until Christmas! It’s been hard getting into the festivities this year. It feels like so much has been going on. It’s been a long year. But this is a great time to support Black women’s businesses. Especially, after Black women saved the world again. *cough Alabama*
If you are looking for last-minute gifts, here are some crafty Black women making fabulous things 🙂
I can’t remember where I saw this delicious organizer, but I’m glad I bookmarked it! The2018 womanist agenda yearlong monthly planneris a cute accessory for those who will have a busy 2018. The organizer is filled with beautiful images of Black women/Trans/Non-Binary folks and empowering quotes.
In 2013, I got the opportunity to interview Kayin Talton Davis for theWomen of Color: How to Live in the City of Roses and Avoid the Pricks zine. She talked about her shop, Soapbox Theory, and the challenges of being a Black woman entrepreneur. It’s been amazing watching her business grow. I know it’s been difficult for her to hold onto her shop, in a Black neighborhood that’s been hit hard with gentrification. Check out these new products from Davis!