December 1st is HERE ! Let me tell you, I am feeling Christmas Cookies today!!!!! Just as we did for Thanksgiving, we will have a countdown to Christmas, beginning with Christmas Cookies!!!! We will start with some of my favorite Christmas Cookie recipes and desserts that I have been making for years and years. The Christmas Eve dessert table is legendary in our family. This is the big event that the whole family looks forward to all year. We actually have a contest with all the entries brought to the table. The criteria is tough.... presentation, taste, it must be homemade, and most of all it must be a mover. That means, people gotta eat it, and sometimes that means trouble!!! We have had all kinds of antics at the dessert table. Especially from my brother-in-law, Bob, you wouldn't believe the stunts he has pulled!!! Our family actually has a Christmas Eve Dessert Trophy for the occassion. Who ever wins, gets their name engraved on the trophy and they get to display the trophy in their house for the year....bragging rights!!! We also, now have a second generations trophy for all of our kids, who now all enter the contest as well. I know, a little crazy. But sooooo much fun!!! That's what it is to be in a big Italian, crazy family!!!!!!
And then we will hopefully hear from many of you with your favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes and/or desserts as well as pictures. I love, love, love to share pictures/recipes with everyone. Kind of like a Cyber Christmas Cookie Exchange!!
Then we will follow that all up with the huge......... ITALIAN FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES A traditional Christmas Eve meal in an Italian family!!! You are all getting to know me now, it's a bit more than seven!! Some are very simple and do not require a recipe, but I will list, as I did for Thanksgiving, all that will be on our Christmas Eve family dinner table!!! This is truly my favorite meal of the entire year! I can not wait!
So much to do.....24 days to cover it all! Tomorrow....we begin!