Sunday, October 25, 2009

Week 4 of TWOC, All About the FOOD!

It's Week 4 of my friend, Keelie's 12 Weeks of Christmas blog party, and this week's theme is FOOD. I could just copy almost all of Keelie's post and put it here for mine, seriously. Appetizers are my favorite foods, and I love Christmas candy and the whole traditional Christmas dinner, too. And, like Keelie's family, THE Christmas dinner is not always at noon on Christmas Day any more. It's just whenever we can all be "there" together. I don't know why it always worked when I was a kid, and doesn't now, but that's just the way it is. It always seems like Christmas to us, whenever we're all together. . . I mean, when we get together around Christmas time. I don't mean it's Christmas whenever we get together any time during the year.
I don't usually eat many sweets the rest of the year, but I do at Christmas! I have Christmas cookbooks. I love to get them out and try different things, and the recipes that come in the magazines in the mail, too. I like to make fudge. (marshmallow cream Fantasy Fudge)
My Mom and Mom-in-law are both the best cooks and are great at making the whole Christmas dinner almost by themselves, and I have already gotten to have it at our home a few times, too. They are also both great at putting out a whole buffet of finger foods. (party food)
For the big dinner, side dishes, I always like to have corn casserole, broccoli salad, and all of the regulars.
I always make Tortilla Roll-ups, but I never make them the same twice.
I love sausage balls.
My Mom started a new favorite, Jimmy Dean's Sausage Roll-ups. They are great as an appertizer or for breakfast!
My sister-in-law, Angela always makes a great Corn Dip.
Another favorite is called "Mini Blinds". It's a little time consuming and a lot sweet, made with white sandwich bread, sugar, etc. If you want the recipe, I'll find it for you.
What does your family eat during the Christmas holidays? Go over to Red Writing blog
to join in the fun and maybe win the Fit Band! Please leave me a comment, too! I'll be continuing to check Keelie's blog to get some great, new recipes, even though I didn't post any! If I mentioned something that you don't have the recipe for, and you want, just let me know.
Mini Blinds
2 loaves sandwich (thin sliced) bread
8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 stick margarine (melted)
1 cup cinnamon/sugar mixture (to your taste)
With mixer combine cream cheese, eggs and sugar until smooth.
Trim crust off bread and roll each slice thin with a rolling pin.
Spread cream cheese mixture on bread and roll up.
Dip in melted margarine then in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.


  1. Sure--I want to know how to make mini blinds! And are the suasage roll ups with cream cheese and crescent rolls? If not, then I'd like that recipe, too.
    Everything sounds great and I am glad it is always like Christmas when you're all together!

  2. The FANTASY FUDGE is also one of our favorites and we don't go through a Christmas (or Thanksgiving) without fudge! Can't wait for that as we don't make it any other time of the year!
    Christmas Blessings,
    Jayne at mysongwithin

  3. That fantasy fudge sounds like it would be amazing!

  4. We love the fantasy fudge, too. I've tried it before with butterscotch chips and pecans and it's pretty good like that, too.

  5. WOW! Sort of a stuffed, french toast/cinnamon toast combo. Sounds AMAZING! Thank you for adding it!

    Wonder what would happen if you sealed it real good before dipping in butter and instead, deep fry and then roll in cinnamon sugar?!! I know--always thinking of the FATTEST way to make something.

    I will certainly be trying this recipe out!!

  6. now i'm hungry - yuuuummmmmmy :D

  7. The mini blinds sound so good!!!