Tea Time Tuesday Reindeer Edition

Welcome to Tea Time Tuesday Reindeer Edition. Recently I have been questioning doing Tea Time Tuesdays EVERY week, but this cozy afternoon reminded me how special these times are. We broke out one of our favorite poetry authors, Shel Silverstein, and focused on all things reindeer. Grab a cup of tea and your copy of Shel Silverstein’s poetry and join us for some reindeer fun.

Featured Poem

Santa and the Reindeer by Shel Silverstein

“This is the hour,” said Santa Claus,
“The bells ring merrily.”
Then on his back he slung his pack,
And into his sleigh climbed he.

“On, Dancer! On, Prancer! On, Donner and Blitzen!
On Comet and Cupid!” cried he.
And all the reindeers leaped but one,
And that one stood silently.
He had pulled the sleigh for a thousand years,
And never a word spoke he.
Now he stood in the snow, and he whispered low –
“Oh what do you have for me?”
“I have games and toys for girls and boys,”
Said Santa cheerily.
The reindeer stood as if made of wood –
“But what do you have for me?”
“The socks are hung, the bells are rung!”
Cried Santa desperately.
The reindeer winked at a falling star –
“But what do you have for me?”
Then Santa reached into his beard,
And he found a tiny flea,
And he put it into the reindeer’s ear,
And the reindeer said, “For me? Oh gee!”
And into the blue away they flew,
Away they flew with the flea.
And the moral of this yuletide tale
You know as well as me.

Featured Recipe

This week Julia made us Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies. To make your own Reindeer Cookies you will need:

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Chocolate-covered mini pretzels
  • Mini brown M&Ms
  • Regular-sized red M&Ms

Tea Time Tuesday Reindeer Cookies

These cookies are so incredibly cute! Miss Julia made them on her own while Jack and I were completing his partnership homework, and she said they were pretty easy to make (just a little time consuming). You can find the instructions here.

Our Table

Tea Time Tuesday Reindeer Table from Homework and Horseplay

Tea Time Reindeer Table

Thank you for joining us for Tea Time Tuesday Reindeer Edition…

Jack and Julia found it incredibly hard waiting to eat their reindeer cookies until Kenten was done ice skating with friends, but we laughed more than a few times reading Shel Silverstein’s poetry.

Waiting for Reindeer Cookies can be so hard

Did you miss our past Tea Time Tuesday posts? Head on over to my Tea Time page to check them all out. What fun Christmas projects and treats are you making this year?

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