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Christmas Cooking December 5, 2009

Posted by hollyspinner in Advent Calendar 2009, holiday.
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Wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.”
~ Harlan Miller

Five Fabulous Things about Christmas Cooking.

1. Fruitcake and Lebkucken

2. Making cookies with children.

3. The family gatherings.

4. The smells wafting from the kitchen

5. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.

Fun Facts about Christmas Cooking

  • Berrien Springs, Michigan, is the Christmas Pickle capital of the world.
  • Turkey showed up on the scene at about 1650.  Prior to this the main dish on the Christmas dinner was swan, goose, peacock or boar.
  • Twenty-two million turkeys are consumed each year at Christmas.
  • Figgy pudding (as in bring us some figgy pudding) is a dish similar to bread pudding.
  • In 18th century England it was believed that if unmarried wedding guests put a piece of fruitcake under his pillow that person will dream of who they are going to marry.
  • The first egg nog was consumed in North America by John Smith in Jamestown.

Make

Egg Nog

A Goose Dinner

Hot Chocolate

Plum Pudding

Traditional Mince Pies

Cheese Ball

Do

  • Try something new this year.
  • Enjoy all your favorite holiday foods.
  • Take a walk.  My favorite kind of walk is a quarter walk.  Walk until you come to corner, flip a coin, heads go left, tails go right.  Walk until you are tired then find your way home.

Bake

Meringue Cookies

View

Photos by deanj, geneome::cristal cosmico::
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