December 27, 2011

The Dessert Menu

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We had a lot to eat on Christmas. I know everyone says that, but I've never baked so much in all my life. After some Googling and Pinterest, I decided all these deserts must be made. I should have remembered to keep a full pot of coffee hot while I made them...

Here is the rundown:

*Pistachio cranberry cookies (Good and easy, although I think they'd be better with homemade sugar cookie dough.)
*Orange gingerbread cookies with rum icing (Delicious. These were my favorite to eat- but the dough was so unbelievably impossible to work with that I felt like setting the bowl in the street and running over it with the car. Needless to say, I won't be making them again.)
*Grasshopper fudge cake (I really liked this. I'll be making it regularly, I think.)
*Nutella puppy chow (I skipped adding the hazelnuts)
*Peppermint ice popcorn (I kind of liked this twist on regular peppermint ice.)
*Dipped s'mores (Self explanatory.)
*Original Chex mix (In the oven, not the microwave- it's the only way to go.)
*Christmas wreathes (I ended up running out of steam before I could make them.)

I found a label template and made up little cards to display. It was more to make sure people knew what was what than it was to be cute, but I liked the look of them.

And here they are in action:

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Did I mention it was a lot of food? This doesn't even include actual nutrition and substance- it's just the dessert section. We gave plates and bags to anyone who volunteered to take them, sent some with Sky to work, and even took a plate over to our crazy neighbor. I'm not exactly sure why I felt like making it all was such a great idea.

Oh, and next time? You're all invited over- at least to take a plate home with you!

5 kind comments from you:

The New "Normal" said...

Um, yummmm.... Now I'm totally drooling and craving sweets. I so wish I loved closer so I could sample some of these tasty treats! They all look awesome - great job!

Erinn said...

just out of curiosity, what made the orange gingerbread dough difficult? I'd love to make those but I want to know what I'm getting myself into :D

Melissa said...

Wow girl if I would've known you were making all these I would have drove up and paid you a visit! :) they all look delicious!! I think you deserve something for all that baking! And now I'm hungry! :)

ginanorma said...

OH my! you are like the christmas cookie baking elf! you did not make all of those?! hats off to you erika! wow, amazing...wish I could have had a few with you and a nice cup of coffee...
merry christmas!

lindsathy loves said...

YUM! that is one of my goals during winter break..start baking/cooking away my pinterest list :)

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