Sunday, October 25, 2009

food for thought....christmas style

We are in the 4th week of the 12 weeks of Christmas and unfortunatly with all the wedding festivites last week I didn't get to participate.. so now lets get serious about the food!


Gifts
This year I want to give food as gifts. I love to cook & create so I figure do the most senable thing.. cook, create, save money and give it as gifts!
this will include:
*Peanut butter balls


*Homemade Carmel corn


*Cake balls

& Pecan Brittle

                                         
I think I could make more, but I haven't decided what all i may add to the baskets..which leads me to ask my fellow bloggers where can I get some cute rubbermaid type of containers to give to my family?

Appitizers:
Cheese dip in a bread bowl
spinach dip
Cheese ball
sausage stars
 

REAL FOOD:
We normally have the traditionsl Christmas dinner with turkey. mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, green bean casserole, & all the normal stuff. Except we have 5 cup salad and I love love 5 cup salad!
1 cup pineapples
1 cup mandarin oranges
1 cup sour cream
1 cup pecans
1 cup mini marshmallow

Last year we had 4 dinners... man was that tough on the waist line.. this year thankfully we only have 2 this year!

8 comments:

Jenny said...

I would never have thought of making pecan brittle. That sounds amazing. I love that 5 cup salad, too.

Jayne said...

If you have left over "cake balls on a stick" we would love to take them off your hands! So cute and delish looking!
Christmas Blessings,
Jayne at mysongwithin

Veronica said...

Those cake balls look so good! Recipe pretty please????

Sara Garner said...

2 comments:

#1: Do I get some brittle? That is one of my favs.

#2: I will always love you for introducing 5 cup salad to my life.

Red Writing said...

OMG!! THe cake balls are To. Die. For. Love them. I like to give treats like this in the little take-out boxes that have pretty Christmas patterns on them. You can get at hobby lobby or other craft stores. Would have to put the food in zip lock bags or something like that, though..

Thanks for linking up!

laterg8r said...

those peanut butter balls look super yummy! what a wonderful gift to receive :D

Carrie said...

I forgot about peanut butter balls! I love them!

Those all look so good....now I'm hungry!

Maureen said...

I have never heard of having mac and cheese with Christmas dinner! Is it a southern custom?