Good Old Tradition

23 Dec
Merry Christmas Eve Eve :)  I’m pretty corny like that and get like a little kid at Christmas time.  I’ve been pretty busy doing all kinds of traditional things.
Cooking is obviously high on the priority list at my house.  My sister and Mom made an abundance of eggplant parmesan and stuffed shells for Christmas day. (And probably months afterward.)
Jay and I gave candy making a whirl.
Nothing says Christmas like chocolate covered pretzels :)
We also gave Jessica’s Cake batter Chocolate Bark a whirl.
With a Christmas twist of course.  And my bark didn’t come out as pretty as Jessica’s.  We tried to follow the recipe as best as we could but the regular chocolate started melting when we added the white chocolate.  It  came out kinda swirly and fun though!
My family also decorated our tree!  We always get a real tree although there was talk of getting a fake one for next year.  Not sure how I feel about that.
Sand thought decorating the tree was hard work.
We also decorate gingerbread houses!
Some got a little funky.
While others got a little silly.
We just stayed traditional.
I will admit that we had a little help making our gingerbread house.  This year it came already assembled!  I think that’s a brilliant idea.  The sugar was already made for decorating too.  It lets you just worry about the decorating and the ideas of sugar just float from your mind onto the house.
Traditions are really fun and I always look forward to doing these things with my family.  It makes the holidays feel homey :)
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6 Responses to “Good Old Tradition”

  1. movesnmunchies December 24, 2010 at 1:34 am #

    looks like a blast! I haven’t decorated gingerbread houses in AGES!

  2. Foodiewife December 24, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    Christmas traditions are those special moments that last a lifetime. When my son helped me decorate our tree, he marveled that I could tell him who gave me which ornament, or where I bought it. This year, I’m a little sad that my son has to work on Christmas Eve– that’s the restaurant business for you. But there’s always Christmas morning! Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas, Miss Allie! It looks like you’ll have a beautiful feast to enjoy, and hopefully lifelong memories

    • allieatfood December 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

      Thanks Debby! Merry Christmas. I hope it is a great one for you :)

  3. Kayla December 25, 2010 at 12:22 am #

    What an adorable little dog! I’m a sucker for white pooches!

  4. Erika December 26, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    We ALWAYS buy assembled gingerbread houses! Putting them together ourselves is too much work. Merry Christmas! :-D

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