Happy Boxing Day, everyone! I’ve already hit up the post-holiday clearance at Walmart and Target (I was, in fact, one of the first 10 customers inside of Target this morning at 7 a.m.) and am gearing up for the next round of holiday goodies: New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. And then I’ll take a very deep breath. And start planning for Valentine’s Day 2K15.
I have already begun planning the posts for next year’s 25 Days of Holiday Goodies posts and am very excited about some of the upcoming ones that I couldn’t quite squeeze in to this year’s series. And, in making my list for next year (and checking it twice 😉 ), I realize that I will have to have a third year of it…and a fourth.
Muffin had a very happy Christmas. We felt especially blessed by the gifts we received and the time spent with my parents during Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and even earlier (as I prepped package decorations). Several of the items that were featured in the 25 Days of Holiday Goodies posts found a place on the Christmas Eve/Christmas Day dinner tables (or both!) or under the tree. My dad, in particular, really liked his Christmas present: the full-size loaf of fruitcake. Neighbors and friends received the mini loaves.
But…here’s the round-up with the links!
Day 1: Yams Richard
Day 2: Sparkling Apple Cider
Day 3: Apple Cider
Day 5: Spanish Rice
Day 7: BBQ Sausages and Cream Cheese and Pepper Jelly (for Crackers)
Day 8: Frogs
Day 9: Koek
Day 10: Boeterkoek
Day 11: White Bread Stuffing
Day 12: Cornbread Dressing
Day 13: Pralines
Day 14: Chocolate-Dipped Licorice (Muffin’s new favorite; he calls these “lollipops”)
Day 15: Green Bean Casserole
Day 16: Sweet and Spicy Pecans
Day 17: Candy Cane Cookies
Day 18: Sugar Cookies
Day 19: Cranberry-Pistachio Bark
Day 20: Pecan Pie Bars (newly updated with a pic!)
Day 21: Chile ‘n’ Cheese Spirals
Day 22: Fruitcake
Day 23: “Special” Hot Chocolate
Day 24: Guacamole and Pico de Gallo
Day 25: Mom’s Potato Salad
I hope you’ve enjoyed the series as much as I have. And…since we are still in the midst of the holiday season (encompassing, in our family, Canadian Thanksgiving, Halloween, U.S. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day, plus several family birthdays)…happy holidays!