Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28
  1. #1

    • ...is fading out....
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    13,449
    Blog Entries
    3

    Christmas Tastebuds

    I know Thanksgiving is 3 days away, but that will be here and gone before you know it. I love that holiday and can't wait for Christmas afterward. In fact, I put my Christmas Tree up this past Saturday! Looks pretty good I might add.

    So, with all the thoughts of sugar plums dancing in my mind (and with Kost 103.5 playing in my office area - only Christmas music at this point), I began wondering....what are YOUR favorite tastes of the Christmas Season? Any traditional things that maybe you only have once a year - at Christmas?

    My Mom makes homemade Almond Roca every year as far back as I can remember. She pours the toffe out on a big cookie sheet and lets it cool. Once cool, she pours over melted milk chocolate and then sprinkles over very very finely chopped almonds.

    This is one of our Christmas delicacies what I look forward to each year. Mom's 'Roca' just almost melts in your mouth!

    What 'tasties' are YOU looking "deck" your mouths with?

  2. #2

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • Get the Iodine!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Here
    Posts
    17,657
    Blog Entries
    10

    Re: Christmas Tastebuds

    I really can' answer that. I do know that it is not Egg Nog though. .

  3. #3

    • Queen of Sarcasm
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    4,331

    Re: Christmas Tastebuds

    Cranberry Yum Yum stuff my mom makes and fudge.

  4. #4

    • ...is fading out....
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    13,449
    Blog Entries
    3

    Re: Christmas Tastebuds

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler View Post
    I really can' answer that. I do know that it is not Egg Nog though. .
    Dude! Egg Nog rocks - even if I am lactose intolerant!

  5. #5

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • Get the Iodine!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Here
    Posts
    17,657
    Blog Entries
    10

    Re: Christmas Tastebuds

    I guess my favs. would be Peanut Brittle and our homemade Carmel Chocolate Squares.

  6. #6

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    In a shop on Main Street
    Posts
    1,924

    Re: Christmas Tastebuds

    I only bake for birthdays and holidays so there is a lot I make at Chirstmas. I make applesauce cake since my mom always made that when I was a kid. I make all types of cookies. Oh and Chex Mix. It just wouldn't be Christmas without it. Even though my husband is the only person that eats it.

    Making and decorating sugar cookies has become my new favorite. I love to get creative with decorating them. Of course then they look to pretty to eat.

  7. #7

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • Get the Iodine!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Here
    Posts
    17,657
    Blog Entries
    10

    Re: Christmas Tastebuds

    I wanna go to your house and help you decorate Crystal !!!!

  8. #8

    • ...is fading out....
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    13,449
    Blog Entries
    3

    Re: Christmas Tastebuds

    My wife and I decided that each year, now that we have the baby, that we're going to make a little "Happy Birthday Jesus" birthday cake.

  9. #9

    • love my friends
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    canadian living in las vegas, nv
    Posts
    36,995

    Re: Christmas Tastebuds

    I miss my dads fudge he used to make.. last year got some from karla it was just the way dad made it (dont think dad does it much anymore)

    i will make homemade nuts and bolts (with chex, etc) it tastes so yummy

    Friends for life

  10. #10

    • is on the rocks
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Home sweet home
    Posts
    2,243

    Re: Christmas Tastebuds

    The homemade Almond Roca sounds amazing.

    For DH, it's bizcochitos - crisp cinnamon-sugar cookies w/ anise. They're a Christmas tradition in New Mexico.

    For me, it's my snowball cookies (also known as Russian Tea Cakes, or Mexican Wedding Cakes) and a holiday candy bark - white chocolate with rice krispies, red candied cherries and slivered almonds. I only make them at Christmas time, although I guess I could make them any time of year.
    She did it!


  11. #11

    • Still wants to be a cat!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    2.4 Miles from Disneyland
    Posts
    7,149

    Re: Christmas Tastebuds

    Being Scottish, tradition around here is making true Shortbread, always a hit! Fudge, cookies etc. also. But that darn Shortbread is a b***h to make. It's made with no liquid, just butter, brown sugar and flour. So you can imagine the work! Well worth it though! Been passed down through the generations, so can't stop now!
    Last edited by wolfy; 11-20-2006 at 06:38 PM.
    Mom, remember, it's not what a person is like on the outside that counts,
    it's what they are like in their HEART!


    - Wolfette

  12. #12

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    354

    Re: Christmas Tastebuds

    We have a friend who LOVES fruitcake. Weird, I know. And despite all of the fruitcake jokes it is actually quite expensive.
    "You can't judge a book by its cover."
    "No, but you can tell how much it is going to cost."

  13. #13

    • Senior Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9,060

    Re: Christmas Tastebuds

    My mom and I usually make peanut butter and rice krispie cookies. Roll them into a ball and dip the top half in chocolate and let it harden in the cold. Yummmy cookies
    Press today is so concerned with cool vs. not cool that they're starting to forget good vs. bad. I'm not sure I'll ever be "cool", but I will always tirelessly strive to be "great". - Josh Groban

  14. #14

    • Senior Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    8,797

    Re: Christmas Tastebuds

    We always have the traditional "Dutch" Butter Cake, and my wife makes Chocolate Chip cookies for the neighbors. I'm not one to brag about this, but my neighbors have become accustomed to recieveing them.
    Last edited by Alchimedes; 11-20-2006 at 06:50 PM. Reason: Typos
    1st Amendment-Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  15. #15

    • Just Me
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    135

    Re: Christmas Tastebuds

    I usually make microwave fudge from the Baker's Chocolate recipie, it's so easy and great for people who hate fudge because it's too sweet.

    I love Christmas Nougats. http://www.candyfavorites.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=1785&pname=Brach's+Christmas+Nougat s

    A bag of those goes in about 5 minutes at the hospital.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. magic kingdom christmas parade and night before christmas
    By Cmash95 in forum Walt Disney World Resort
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-18-2008, 12:24 PM
  2. Disneyland's Christmas Present to Guests on Christmas Eve
    By Anakin in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: 01-10-2008, 12:23 PM
  3. Replies: 38
    Last Post: 11-30-2006, 08:26 PM
  4. Taping for the ABC Christmas parade special on Christmas day
    By PurpleDove in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-07-2005, 10:02 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •