Sunday, December 7, 2008

NO TWD this week!

Well tis the season -

the season to be sick that is! I somehow came down with the flu bug - YIKES -and I don't have time for this right now!!!! Just cannot cook this week - check back with me next week. Check out http://tuesdayswithdorie.wordpress.com/ to see what the other bakers are up to this week.

For stopping by my blog, I'll leave you with a bit of history about the candy cane!

The TRUE Story of the Origin of the Candy Cane

A candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a witness, so he made the Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry and death of Jesus Christ.
He began with a stick of pure white, hard candy. White to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus, and "hard" to symbolize the Solid Rock ~ the foundation of the Church and the firmness of the promises of God.
The candymaker made the candy in the form of a "J" to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. It could also represent the staff of the "Good Shepherd" with which He reaches down into the ditches of the world to lift out the fallen lambs, who like all sheep, have gone astray.
Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candymaker stained it with red stripes. He used three small stripes to show the strips of the scourging Jesus received, by which we are healed. The large red stripe was for the blood shed by Christ on the cross, so that we could have the promise of eternal life.
Unfortunately, the candy has become known as the Candy Cane ~ a meaningless decoration seen at Christmas time. But ... the meaning is still there for those who have "eyes to see and ears to hear."
If you don't believe this story, then the next time you buy a box of Candy Canes (the red and white ones) look on the back. You will find this story there.

12 comments:

The Food Librarian said...

I hope you feel better! Take care!

n.o.e said...

Aww, get better soon, Peggy. And the cookies are good and not too hard, so you can make them at your leisure sometime!
Nancy

Cathy said...

Sorry you are sick, Peggy! I hope that you are feeling better soon. And thanks for sharing the story of the candy cane with us!

Maria said...

Get well soon! Thanks for the history!

Sabrina said...

Get well soon!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you feel better! I love the history of the candy cane!

Candy said...

Thanks for the story. Hope you are feeling better. You will love this recipe.

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Get well SOON! :)

AmyRuth said...

I hope you are feeling much better....sorry we missed you and even though you didn't care for the BF Coq Coq Vin it photographed well. Just in case you have an affinity for sugar cookies. I sliced mine a little thicker than Dorie suggested and I thought they were delicious. Like many others I have my favorites. You'll have to try and see for yourself. Feel better soon. Thanks for stopping by for a visit, Peggy and I love the history of the candy cane.
AmyRuth

Di said...

I hope you're feeling better, Peggy!

Pamela said...

Hope you are finally feeling better! :o)

TeaLady said...

Yep!! Its there. So many have forgotten. Hope you feel better. Stay well.