Have yourself a merry little Christmas
|let it snow, snow, snow!|
- Locally grown popcorn and extra virgin coconut oil for the best movie-watching snack
- Pumpkin puree for whole-wheat muffins and baked pumpkin-spiced steel-cut oats
- Dried fruit and toasted and caramelized nuts for impromptu trail mix
- Clementines and Satsuma tangerines for a refreshing snack
- Smoothie-making ingredients: almond milk, kefir, frozen OJ, frozen mango, blueberries and banana
p.s. Here’s what we’re eating from December 20th on to the big day …
Friday, the 20th: winter pizza margarita with apple-celery slaw
Saturday, the 21st: A Family Christmas Party
Sunday, the 22nd: Swedish meatballs with sautéed cabbage and apple-cranberry sauce
Monday the 23rd: Slow-cooker chicken in milk with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli
Tuesday, the 24th: Christmas Eve dinner after church — braised beef ragù with cavatelli, citrus salad with pickled red onions; cookies for dessert
Wednesday, the 25th: Happy Christmas! Breakfast of Panetonne strata, roasted bacon and sausage, fresh-squeeze OJ … and lots of coffee for our early morning gift opening!
p.p.s. Here’s some of the cookies I made this year:
Buckeyes: sans rice krispies – the only way, in my opinion, to make them!
Classic gingerbread (a Bay Bakery classic from Milwaukee)
Cardamom-scented Mexican wedding cakes
Aunt Bill’s Brown Candy
Chewy ginger cookies
p.p.p.s. And, finally, to get you through the holidays, some VERY seasonal cocktails:
Can a cold cocktail be comforting? Here's one I think fits the bill ... milk punch:
Puerto Rican eggnog, anyone? Um, yes! The Coquito
The Midwestern classic: The Tom & Jerry
Wishing you the merriest of Christmases!
Happy holidays, -s.