Friday, December 7, 2007

Thursday 13 - Christmas Treats

The tree and decorations aren’t up, and I haven’t written a single Christmas card, but I am already gorging on holiday treats. Today it was Charlotte's orange cookie crisps with chocolate. I couldn't - stop - eating - them.

This is a list of my Top 13 Christmas Holiday

Can’t Miss Favorites.

::Gingerbread Men – I have a story about how to break your Kitchen Aid mixer by trying to put too much dough in at one time.

::Clementine’s – they’re my darlings, and the only healthy item on my list

::Hot chocolate – add Bailey and you have a whole meal

::My mom’s Shortbread Cookies and Rum Balls - Careful how many of those you eat. Whoops, too late!

::Candy Canes and my friend Dawn’s Candy Cane Crisp Cookies – Dawn loves to bake and cook and impress her friends. The link recipe isn’t hers, but it’s close enough

::Rice Krispies & Marshmallows Christmas Wreaths – These were one of the first things I ever learned to make.

::Aunt Susan’s Peanut Brittle – she will not share her recipe

::Bûche de Noël – Easier to make than it looks, and it makes me feel ooh la las

::Red Velvet Cake with Snow White Icing – I could eat this in a box, with a fox, anytime of year

::Italian Panettone – I have never made this because our local bakery does such a good job, and they wrap it in such pretty, pretty paper

::Kim’s Sugared and Spiced Nuts – Kim’s perennial favorite to bring to Christmas cookie exchanges packaged in Mason jars with a Christmas ribbon around the rim.

::Champagne – The bubbles make me feel skinny

Cookbooks on my wish list include:
The Art of Simple Food,

by Nigella Lawson


She Became a Butterfly said...

a wonderful post! my tt is 13+ holidays songs that are my faves! be sure to stop by!

your post made me hungry this morning!!

Shesawriter said...

I get the spiced tea every year. It's a family favorite.

Happy TT!

My Thursday Thirteen: 13 men who give me impure thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Ok, now I need to eat. Again. GREAT list! And I understand about picking on the treats!

Happy TT!

stubarnes said...

You are making me hungry at work!

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Sarah said...

I love clementines and champagne! :) Good list!
I am up here Thirteen things you can win! for a visit~

Sassy Lucy said...

Yummy list...shortbread cookies, cocoa laced with a little Baileys, sounds like a party to me.
Pop on over to the cafe, after you get the tree up and the cards sent if you need too.

I also wanted to let you know I am adding you to my Mamas Blogroll :)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I love all of it. Let's eat, drink and be merry. Have a great TT. :)

Head Gaggler said...

Mmm, yum yum. Having a hard time on this diet.

Diana said...

Fun list! You're making me hungry!!

Kate said...

Mmmmh. Everything sounds wonderful. We (especially the children) received mountains of chocolate for St.Nicholaus Day today and I'm sure I'll eat more than my share.

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

I love Clementines!

And under your profile pic, no I'm glad that I don't get my picture taken every year. :-)

Happy Thursday and thanks for the visit!


DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Spiced tea WINS! :)

SusieJ said...

This is a sweet post. She a touching reminder of all that you treasure from the holidays. I love it. I love tea, so I'm scrolling down to check out your tea post.

Julia said...

Yum your list of goodies re making me hungry! Thanks for the recip's links you provided here. I may try them if I ever learn it heheh

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy TTs!

Julia - Yen

Cindy Swanson said...

I think I gained 5 pounds just reading this! Hey, thanks for stopping by and commenting on my TT.