It’s Christmas. Merry Christmas! I guess I’m feeling childish. I guess I’m expecting the simple joys of Christmas stockings and old St. Nick – and Christmas Goose and Christmas pie. The poems of Old Mother Goose too. This year my Christmas pie is Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie. Why not? “Little Jack Horner, Sat in the corner, Eating a Christmas pie.” I think I should have mine too. “Four and twenty blackbirds, Baked in a pie.” Only the young among us can understand why that’s such a joy and worth such a giggle. Of course there’s those Three Little Kittens who lost their mittens. They found them again just so they could have some pie.
Sippity Sup is nursery rhyme too. In case you didn’t know. “Sippity sup, Bread and milk from a china cup.”
Here’s a Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie to wish you a Merry Christmas. It’s a pumpkin pie, so it’s warm and familiar. It’s a chocolate pie too, so it’s as special as the day. I have a nursery rhyme for you as well, because Christmas makes me feel like a child again. GREG
Three Little Kittens
The three little kittens, they lost their mittens,And they began to cry,“Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear,That we have lost our mittens.”“What! Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!Then you shall have no pie.”“Meow, meow, meow.”“Then you shall have no pie.”The three little kittens, they found their mittens,And they began to cry,“Oh, mother dear, see here, see here,For we have found our mittens.”“Put on your mittens, you silly kittens,And you shall have some pie.”“Purr, purr, purr,Oh, let us have some pie.”The three little kittens put on their mittens,And soon ate up the pie,“Oh, mother dear, we greatly fear,That we have soiled our mittens.”“What, soiled your mittens, you naughty kittens!”Then they began to sigh,“Meow, meow, meow,”Then they began to sigh.The three little kittens, they washed their mittens,And hung them out to dry,“Oh, mother dear, do you not hear,That we have washed our mittens?”“What, washed your mittens, then you’re good kittens,But I smell a rat close by.”“Meow, meow, meow,We smell a rat close by.”