Holiday Double Feature

28 Dec

I’ve been busy. So have you!

1. 2010 Great Cookie Bake-Off

For the past several years, my mom, sister, niece and I have been putting together holiday treat packages for our friends and family. It takes a whole day (plus a lot of preparation), but we like it anyway because we are not afraid of hard work. “Great Cookie Bake-Off” is a bit of a misnomer, since we’ve done all sorts of things, from peppermint bark, to meringues, to homemade caramels. But we like the sound of it anyway. This year we wanted to try something different, so we added a couple savories to the mix.

Here is 2010’s menu:

Spicy Mango Chutney
Curried Almonds
Coconut Candy
Chai Fudge (recipe on this page)
Coconut Curry Cookies
Chai Tea packs (see Liza’s recipe)

Can you smell the chutney?

2. Christmas Brunch

On Christmas morning, my mom and I made brunch for the rest of our family.

Winter Parfaits (homemade granola, yogurt, blood orange, pomegranate arils, and candied lemon peel)
Crepes! (Savory: ham and cheese; brie and apple. Sweet: nutella and banana; lemon and sugar)
A nice big salad.
Oh, and sausages.

Parfait means perfect.

Always raising the bar.

(Both photos by Sarah.)

 

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2 Responses to “Holiday Double Feature”

  1. JungFu December 28, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

    Yum yum. Any leftovers? 😉

  2. Jennifer January 11, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    That chutney is insane.

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