There are some things that are absolutely must haves in our house over the holidays. I think we might have a little 5 person riot on our hands if we left any of them house. Since I seem to be hungry every second of the day, I thought I'd share.
|Gingerbread: We always make a gingerbread house on Christmas eve, but...|
I got one of these soft gingerbread houses for the office so I picked up a second one for home.
I don't think it's possible to have too much gingerbread, is it?
|Steve's layered nacho dip|
|Our nod to the Blanchard family traditions: shrimp ring|
|Our nod to the Lillie family traditions: My mom's non-bake oatmeal patty cakes|
|A nod to Symonds family traditions: Cranberry gingerale punch|
|A nod to Uncle Chris: Eggnog + vanilla icecream + the Magic Bullet = YUMMY milkshakes|
(Hint: add a little kaluha for extra grown-up YUM!)
|A nod to my dad and the Symonds family sweet tooth: Butter tarts|
|A nod to Steve's dad: Pancakes for Boxing Day breakfast.|
This year we're going to try gingerbread pancakes.
|Hot chocolate with mini marshmallows.|
This year I think I'm going to make a batch in the crock pot and just keep it warm.
|Homemade multi-grain bread for Steve's amazing left-over turkey sandwhiches|