Monday, December 13, 2010

Oh, Holiday Munchies, I Love Thee Too!

All right. We’ve established our top three Christmas movies. But I’m nowhere near done. What about you? All this talk about the holidays is making me hungry. Let’s talk treats, shall we?

As I was growing up, one of my favorite traditions was our Christmas treat table. The week of Christmas, my mother would laden the table with holiday munchies and treats—mostly homemade—that we rarely or never ate throughout the rest of the year. Now that I’m a grownup with children of my own, we’ve carried on the tradition, and of course, my children love it as much as I did. So do their friends. Mine too.

Seriously, who doesn’t love treats? (I better not see raised hands on this count, otherwise I might have to call my friends at the mental hospital and see if they have a spare bed to cure you of this awful sickness. I digress.)

Best part? I eat whatever I want from this special table, and I don’t even care. I always love to have specialty breads (banana, zucchini, or a new fav—caramel apple bread), hand dipped chocolates (or certain delicious store bought ones) and a cheese ball with crackers or pretzels.

My daddy also makes this wicked awesome fresh salsa, and my sis-in-law has a yum recipe for spinach artichoke dip that could stop your heart (literally and figuratively). Both of those go great with tortilla chips.

Dang. That’s five instead of three. Oh well. You know what’s on my list of favorite treats. What’s on yours?


Tess said...

oh, man - don't get me started!

divinity, fudge, sees, those little marshmallow santas.


lotusgirl said...

For Christmas I love toffee, peppermint bark, and my mother's coconut soup cake. (She always made it as a birthday cake for the baby Jesus.) I love the idea of a table of treats. Yum!

WindyA said...

treats. yes, I know it is vague and open to interpretation, but that's all I can say. lol!

Shari said...

I'm hungry so it's probably not a good idea for me to think about treats, but, what the heck. We have cinnamon rolls and homemade hot chocolate, carmel brownies and homemade carmels. When I grew up, it was hand dipped chocolates. Mmmmm.

L.T. Elliot said...

My favorite Christmas treats are these weird pops that my grandmother makes. They're wildly addictive. ;) I think that's all I can recall that is an actual tradition.