Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays to everyone who I missed!
I hope you have a great holiday (and time off!), and as always, good food. Just in case you’re looking for any last minute dish ideas if you’re cooking/baking anything for the holidays, I thought I’d give you a quicky:
- Egg Nog: the way I see it, everybody loves egg nog. If you don’t, you simply haven’t had good egg nog. Plus, its a holiday-friendly excuse to load up on the bourbon (think about, which sounds better around noon: “I’m having a
bourbon” or “I’m having a glass of egg nog?”). Its really simple and hits the spot.
- Linzer Cookies/Augen: hazelnut and almond flavored, crisp cookies filled with a jam/fruit preserve of your choosing and dusted with sugar. A great Christmas cookie that is sure to please.
- Rugelach: why should Christmas get all the cookies? Hanukkah overlaps Christmas this year, too, so this is another great holiday friendly cookie that is easily customized to your flavor preferences (e.g. fruits, nuts, chocolate, etc).
- Hazelnut Brittle: candies work nicely alongside or in place of cookies, and this one is an easy and seasonal one to make. You can certainly opt for peanuts if you so desire, but I love hazelnuts. Crunchy, caramelly, buttery, and delicious.
- Tourtiere: a common item on Canadian dinner tables this time of year, this is a hearty meat pie that typically contains things like pork, carrot, celery, potato, and so on. Everyone needs a good meat pie during the winter months.
- Ideas from Thanksgiving: if you tend towards a big fancy dinner over the holidays (e.g. if you’re hosting and entertaining a crowd of any size), things tend to be pretty similar to Thanksgiving. I recently hosted and prepared a good sized meal, and if you’re looking for any dish ideas (starters, mains, sides, or desserts), this might be able to help you out.
Anywho, that’s all for now, and again, I hope you have a Happy Holiday!