I have been looking for round pretzels for the past three years to make these easy holiday treats. I finally found one bag last weekend.
Use a silpat or aluminum foil to line a cookie sheet. Then put the pretzels on with a kiss in the center.
You now have Rudolph's Nose Treats (the red ones). Some people call them Santa's belly button. No matter what the name, they are tasty little sweet/salty treats for your Christmas gathering. I still need to make a couple more sweet treats for my table.
This morning I made some shortbread/caramel bites. I will show you those later.
I took today and tomorrow off as vacation days to get organized for my C.Eve party. Today I found all the treasure hunt items and made sure they were all listed on the check off sheet. I hide these same items every year.
All the guests have a list and they check off each item as they find it.
Last year my sister hosted the party and I took these items to her. She hid them and I got to play the game for the first time. I had so much fun trying to find them all. When they find them all, they get to pick a small gift. I wrapped 24 little gifts today
and my sister, Dee will bring at least that many more. She is such a big help with the party, always willing to bring gifts, extra appetizers, etc. We play a number of different games and everyone goes home with at least one of these mini gifts--usually 4 or 5. This year I made up a family trivia crossword puzzle. I think they will enjoy that one.
I am expecting my son to arrive any moment. He has not been here for Christmas in a few years so everyone is looking forward to seeing him on Christmas Eve.
I think I am pretty set now for the big night. I am not one to wait until the last minute to get things done. I already have all the ingredients set out for the appetizers I will make. Tomorrow I will wash the Martini glasses I got for Christmas last year (and never used yet). Two week ago I made my Christmas Vodka/Peach Schnapps Slushtinis and those glasses will be perfect! The glass makes the drink--don't you think? I would never think of serving my Slushtinis in a tumbler...a stemmed glass is a must! LOL. :)
I hope your plans are coming along nicely, too.
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
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