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Are You Making Anything Special For The Holidays???

post #1 of 24
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Are you making anything special this year for the holidays? This year i'm making pumpkin fluff dip, ginger snaps, peanutbutter/peanutbutter swirl cookies, peppermint almond bark, rice krispy treats, corn casserole, and a ham / What are ya'll making this year?
post #2 of 24
I'm in charge of drinks for our Christmas eve dinner and since we don't drink (alcohol) at family functions that mean 2-liters of pop don't know if I can handle it
post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
I'm in charge of drinks for our Christmas eve dinner and since we don't drink (alcohol) at family functions that mean 2-liters of pop don't know if I can handle it
I dunno....those bottles can get aweful heave
post #4 of 24
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I dunno....those bottles can get aweful heave
I have to get 4 different varieties too! Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite and Diet Sunkist orange I might make some green bean casserole too though, I love it but nobody else seems to thrilled with it....oh well, more for me!!
post #5 of 24
My mom does all the cooking and we only go to her house... You couldn't PAY me enough to go to my MIL's house....even if it is Christmas

I might bring a 2-Liter of soda...just because they drink alot of tea
post #6 of 24
We haven't decided yet, except that my husband wants me to make what my grandmother always made for my grandfather - it's called sfincione, though she just called it Christmas Pizza. It's actually not a pizza, and is a traditional working class dish from Palermo...I've seen several versions, but love my gram's the best

It's made with a thick dough, baked rectangular, with anchovies, clumps of tomatoes, seasoned bread crumbs and a cheese she called "basket cheese", but other recipes call for Caciocavallo cheese.

It sounds very different? but it is totally addictive
There is a history behind it's creation but I couldn't find the page i best remember discussing it.
post #7 of 24
Oh yes, a mountian of cookies, Pecan Cresents, Oatmeal, Chocolate chip, Brownies, Chocolate Fudge, Peanut Butter Fudge
And a WREATH and some SLIPPERS
post #8 of 24
Thankfully, I do not make anything..I leave that stuff to my domestic mom and sister.
post #9 of 24
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Oh yes, a mountian of cookies, Pecan Cresents, Oatmeal, Chocolate chip, Brownies, Chocolate Fudge, Peanut Butter Fudge
And a WREATH and some SLIPPERS
Be nice now I'm making my wreath while I watch Desperate Housewives So as soon as i'm done i'll take some pictures
post #10 of 24
Hey give me some credit at least I'm constant and constant aren't I Trying to keep you on the ball.
post #11 of 24
Still no kitchen here so I can't bake. I found one of those electric roasters for 1/2 price the other day and with my newly opened credit card, got another 15% off of it. We'll be having turkey and stuffing.

For Thanksgiving I had a cooktop. For Xmas, I have a fry daddy and electric skillet. I did successfully boil noodles in the fry daddy the other day so probably can make some mashed potatoes. Veggies in the microwave. Gravy only if I can nuke it.

I'm bound and determined to continue to cook good meals without a kitchen. You would have laughed at me had you seen me boiling noodles in a fry daddy on my bathroom counter the other night. I had frozen spaghetti sauce that was heated in the crockpot to cover the noodles. I brought it to our company potluck luncheon and nobody was the wiser.
post #12 of 24
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Hey give me some credit at least I'm constant and constant aren't I Trying to keep you on the ball.
uhhhh! it would be sooooo much easier to make this wreath if Fosters didn't try to help the little weirdo keeps licking the poinsettas his nose is all glittery
post #13 of 24
I've made TONS of paper chains out of all our junk mail!!!! It looks sooo pretty!!!!
post #14 of 24
Chocolate and peanut butter fudge. Date balls rolled in coconut.molases cookies,Stained glass cookies,decorated sugar cookies,no bake cookies so far I'm sure I will do more baking.
post #15 of 24
I am just making my usual stuff, but I always get a big bowl of assorted nuts to put out with a nut cracker after Thanksgiving. My sisters always think this is the funniest thing they have ever seen.....
post #16 of 24
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I've made TONS of paper chains out of all our junk mail!!!! It looks sooo pretty!!!!
If that's not the best use of junk mail, I don't know what is!!
post #17 of 24
I make eggs Benedict for Christmas morning Brunch. I make it is a big pan with ham and asparagus in it. It is so good I can't wait, i'm getting hungry.
post #18 of 24
Yes - baking baking baking
I'm making German Sour Cream Twists, 7 layer bar, Peanutbutter cup brownies, Shrimp, and Kielbasa. The kielbasa is soooo good - made in the crock with Ketchup, Brown sugar, and JD. Just simmerin away all day long. Oh! and I'm also making star shaped sugar cookies to decorate the little tree I bought for my mom as a table centerpiece.
Was suppose to start my baking this past weekend and just freeze things, but I got kinda sidetracked and never did it. Now I have baking and a major house cleaning to do between now and sunday.
post #19 of 24
FUDGE You guys want some, I got some of it done because I am sending some to my Grandaughter with some cookies and brownies, There's Chocolate with nutts and Chocolate and Peanut Butterrrrrr
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by halfpint View Post
FUDGE You guys want some, I got some of it done because I am sending some to my Grandaughter with some cookies and brownies, There's Chocolate with nutts and Chocolate and Peanut Butterrrrrr
YUMMY!!! I sooooooooo want some
post #21 of 24
Inasmuch as I don't do a turkey every week, that will be an event, complete with my Dad's stuffing, which IMO is unbeatable -- and my garlic mash, likewise -- and whatever veg calls to me from the fresh produce, as well as the rest of the trimmings. We abandoned the Christmas Pudding years ago, because it's just too rich after that big meal, so every year it's something different for dessert, and I'm still tossing around possibilities.

That will all happen on Boxing Day, actually, as "number one son" will be with his Mum for dinner on Christmas Day. However, he will join us earlier in the day for The Tree and probably for brunch, which will likely be Eggs Benny, the House Special for Special Brunches.

Other than that, I don't do a lot of Holiday Cooking/Baking, because it's mostly just the two of us, with one or two added here and there, which does not add up to enough mouths to consume all the calories safely. The pounds go on all too easily, and then take dynamite to get them off.
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
We abandoned the Christmas Pudding years ago, because it's just too rich after that big meal, so every year it's something different for dessert, and I'm still tossing around possibilities.
I have an awesome pumpkin kahlua cheesecake recipe! It's a little heavy, but yummy. I also think a trifle is a great "fill in between the spaces" kind of dessert.
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
If that's not the best use of junk mail, I don't know what is!!
Yep. That junk mail looks so pretty now!! ^^
post #24 of 24
We aren't going back up to Scotland this year to visit rellies so my MIL despite the fact that she just had surgery last month is sending us down baking. This would usually be a very good thing except for the fact that she's sending us so much that it cost her 46 quid to ship.

If thats not bad enough, the OH was wanting to make a cheesecake to take into work on Monday (amaretto with a biscotti base and then toasted almonds on top) but couldn't find any biscotti to begin with so he got 2 big boxes of amaretti biscuits and I said those won't work, then he got 2 big boxes of continental almond thins which I said wouldn't work, then got 2 packages of hobnobs which would have worked except on the way back from the supermarket we passed a shop that had biscotti.

So now we have a houseful of biscuits and yet even more baking arriving any day now
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