Reading and writing and arithmetic were unquestionably the mainstays of school life in years gone by. Ask any student who attended a one-room schoolhouse their favourite memory and almost everyone will say "the Christmas Concert".
Jellyrolls, light and airy with bright red raspberry jam filling oozing from every slice. Sugar cookies the size of saucers. Pigs in the blankets. What???? Not pigs, of course, but oatmeal cookies shaped in crescent moons with date filling. Doughnuts to die for and cinnamon coffee cakes that made you drool just at the thought.