Thanks to everyone who either stopped by or left a comment yesterday. I love hearing what other people think. 🙂 Winners to my contest will be announced on December 26.
As I might have mentioned, I’ve decided to talk about holiday themes throughout this event. Yesterday’s topic was favorite holiday music. Normally I would have been spending a good deal of time yesterday thinking about what to write about next, but we were having a luncheon at my day job and everyone brought in their favorite dishes and desserts. I over-indulged a bit and went home quite full, to the point where I told my husband I wasn’t going to eat dinner, he was on his own. As a peace offering, though, I did bring home a few pieces of one of the cakes (marble with chocolate mousse filling and really good butter cream icing…not that thick stuff that makes me think I’m eating pure lard! So yummy). At least I intended the cake to be for him….sorry, honey! 🙂
I did manage to not eat dinner but my growling stomach woke me around 2 a.m., which got me to thinking about food. It finally occurred to me—that’s a great topic for the holiday blog hop . . . favorite holiday foods!
In my house, it’s not Christmas until I bake a giant batch of my husband’s grandmother’s Christmas Cookies. Grandma Rose was a tough German lady with a heart of gold. Every year she’d go into a baking frenzy at the holidays—fruitcake (yes, the real, home-made stuff), and all sorts of cookies, including this one that reminded me more of sweet biscuits than cookies. I’m not sure what the real name is; we only know them as “Christmas Cookies,” probably because that’s the only time of year she made them.
If you’d like to try making them yourself, here is the recipe:
What are your family’s must-have holiday foods?
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