I am looking for some different things to bake this Christmas. Do you have any ideas? What are your favorite Christmas treats? I haven’t had a chance to sit down and surf the internet for new ideas.
When I was growing up, my mom and all her sisters would make a bunch of candy every year for Christmas because at my Grandmother’s house, we would just have finger foods and snacks on Christmas night (everyone would still be so full from eating at lunch). My mom’s “specialty” was Martha Washington balls and I always had to help her dip those suckers in chocolate. Because of that, I’m not a fan of dipping anything and I don’t like MW balls to this day.
I’m not interested in making divinity. Someone told me once that if the day’s temperature wasn’t right, that your divinity would flop. I’m not sure if that’s true or not, but here in Louisiana, the weather changes every day and so that wouldn’t be very advantageous for me (Like today, it’s 70 degrees and tomorrow it’s suppose to be back in the 40’s!).
I have decided that I am going to make fudge this year (recipe is on the back of the marshmallow cream jar) and these babies. Yes, I know. They involve dipping, but I’ll do anything for a bite of red velvet cake and Leigh says that they are to die for!! Alise and I will make our traditional Christmas cookies and hopefully get around to making our “Happy Birthday Jesus” cake for her to decorate, also. That is, if she doesn’t start trying to make herself throw up while throwing a temper tantrum in the middle of the grocery store again. Oh, yes! My daughter. The Drama Queen! Oh! And after seeing how much fun Audrey’s boys had decorating their gingerbread house, I decided to buy one for Alise. I’m secretly hoping her Daddy will take on this project with her. Hint, hint, Wayne.
Another question I wanted to throw out to everyone....I know alot of families do not have - what I call - the traditional Christmas dinner...ham, dressing, vegetables, that kind of thing. For instance, my old boss' family had gumbo or jambalya for their Christmas meal. Maybe this is just a Louisiana thing. But if your family does something totally different for Christmas lunch or dinner, leave me a comment. I'm really curious how many really do a non-traditional meal. I think it would be a great new tradition...in a non-traditional way!