Holiday Baking – Eats and Treats #Blogmas2017

Holiday baking!  Where should I start?  During the holiday season, I am almost always found in the kitchen baking batch after batch of holiday cookies.  I absolutely love it!  I’m in my zone, my element, all of my glory!  Baking is kinda my thing.  I am the annual cookie and cake baker during the holidays.  My cousin was a Christmas baby and every year for probably the last ten plus I’ve been baking his birthday holiday cake.  While I love and enjoy baking, I especially love and enjoy eating holiday dinner as well.

Holiday Eats and Treats

 

Dinner Time

Do you have a traditional food that you eat for the holidays?  Our go-to Christmas dinner consists of ham, mashed potatoes, corn, green bean casserole, broccoli rice, bread, and butter.  I think there are sweet potatoes too but I don’t eat that so I rarely pay attention to those.  It’s usually a buffet style dinner and very low key.  I love our Christmas dinners.  

After Dinner Fun

Once dinner has ended we will sit and chit chat for a little bit and then the kids want to start playing games.   Our normal go-to game is “pass the present”.  All participating players bring 3 small gifts per person.  They range in price from $1.00 to $5.00.  They are all wrapped in different size boxes and with different wrapping.  The kids always grab the biggest box which is usually like a roll of toilet paper or a shower cap.  We have fun with it.  The kids have a blast and it kills some time before they start begging to open gifts.  This year we might try a holiday game of Pictionary.

Dessert Time

Our treats include things like my Grandmas three chocolate chip topped cookies, crescent cookies, pizzales, pecan balls, Italian knot cookies, sugar drop cookies and a birthday cake.  I have no idea what kind of cake I’ll be making this year or how I’ll be decorating it so I’ll hit up Pinterest soon for ideas.  I like to switch things up each year.  One year I made an ugly sweater cake, snowman, winter wonderland, etc.

What does your typical Christmas holiday consist of food wise?

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