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    Default Countdown to Christmas Day #4 (2 days left!!)


    Welcome to our Budget101.com Countdown to Christmas Challenge Day #4- Each day we'll be bringing you a new challenge question and giving you the opportunity to win one (or all!) of our fantastic Giveaway Goodies.

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    What one recipe do you HAVE TO HAVE every year? Share your favorite Christmastime Recipe- it can be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizer, dessert etc.


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    What one recipe do you HAVE TO HAVE every year? Share your favorite Christmastime Recipe- it can be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizer, dessert etc.
    Only 1 recipe? I'd have to say that it's just NOT christmas without Gingerbread Pancakes for breakfast!

    Christmas Gingerbread Pancakes
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    1 egg
    3/4 cup milk
    2 tablespoons molasses
    1 tablespoon canola oil
    6 tablespoons maple pancake syrup
    3/4 cup apple pie filling, warmed
    3 tablespoons dried cranberries

    In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice, mixing well. Then add egg, milk, molasses and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
    Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle over medium heat; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown.

    To serve, place two pancakes on each plate; drizzle with 2 tablespoons syrup.
    Top with 1/4 cup apple pie filling; sprinkle with cranberries.
    This serves 2, but can be doubled, tripled, whatever.
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    We make Reindeer Bites- you take little pretzels, add a rolo candy to it (make a whole tray of them!) them put them in the oven for about 2 minutes to soften the chocolate and caramel than cover it with a pecan and squish it down gently. I dont remember when the kids started calling them reindeer bites, but they are OH SO GOOD.

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    Default My 'must have' is the Pecan Pir recipe on the Karo syrup label.


    1 cup Karo Syrup, 3 eggs (fresh from my own chickens), 1 cup of sugar, 2 Tbsp of melted butter, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 1-1/2 cups of pecans, 1 9" deep dish pie shell.

    In a mixing bowl, stir together the first 5 ingredients with a spoon. Then lightly stir in pecans. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes. Cool for 2 hours or over night before serving.

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    Default Re: Budget101 Countdown to Christmas Challenge Day #4 (2 days left!!)


    Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

    Simple - great to make with kids since there is no baking involved

    Chocolate graham cracker crust - Buy premade (Keebler)
    1/2 Gallon Peppermint Ice Cream - your favorite brand or whatever is on sale
    Peppermint Bark or any chocolate or peppermint candy like candy canes

    Melt ice cream until soft. Let it sit out. Do not microwave as it will turn to soupy liquid. You just want it soft enough to get out of the container.
    Fill graham cracker crust with melted ice cream/
    Break peppermint bark into pieces and sprinkle on top.
    Freeze until firm and ready to serve.

    YUM!

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    I absolutely have to make peanut butter balls every year

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    My whole family has to have this dish for Christmas...it's probably terribly bad for you, but sooooo delicious:

    Sinful Potatoes

    2 one-pound bags of frozen O’Brien potatoes (small squares with red and green peppers, very festive!)
    16-ounce box Velveeta Mexican Mild
    2 cups mayo
    1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled (but I actually use 1 whole pound)

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Melt Velveeta and mayo over low heat, stirring frequently. When thoroughly mixed and heated, mix cheese/mayo mixture and potatoes in a big bowl, and combine well. It takes a while, since there are so many potatoes and the cheese is pretty thick.
    Scoop it all into a 9 x 11 casserole dish and bake for at least 45 to 60 minutes, topping with the bacon after about 1/2 hour or so, since you don’t want the bacon burnt. Bake until the cheese and potatoes begin to brown just a little, for the best taste and creaminess. Sometimes it takes longer than 60 minutes, but it’s worth it!

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    We make a Graham cracker Cake every year. It is delicious, and never lasts very long!


    Ingredients:

    1 cup butter, softened
    2 cups sugar
    5 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1 package (14 to 14 1/2) ounces graham crackers, finely crushed
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 cup milk

    Preparation:

    Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add crushed graham crackers, baking powder, milk, and coconut; mix well. Pour mixture into 3 greased and floured 9-inch layer cake pans (or grease and line bottoms with wax paper). Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool and frost with pineapple frosting.

    Pineapple Frosting

    1 can (12 to 15 ounces) crushed pineapple, or about 1 1/2 cups, well drained
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1 box (1 pound) confectioners' sugar (about 3 3/4 cups, unsifted)
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    My mom always made gingerbread syrup to put on pancakes, waffles or toasted biscuits when we were kids and now I make it every year as well. It's also pretty good on hot cereal like oatmeal or cream of wheat. My husband isnt above using the leftovers as a glaze on his pork chops too.

    Gingerbread Spiced Syrup

    2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches), broken into pieces
    16 whole cloves
    3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh gingerroot
    1 teaspoon whole allspice
    1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
    2 cups sugar
    2 cups water
    2 tablespoons honey
    1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Put the cinnamon, cloves, gingerroot, allspice and peppercorns into a muslin spice/tea bag and tie it shut.

    Combine the sugar, water, honey, nutmeg and spice bag in a medium size saucepan over medium heat and bring it to a boil. Immediately Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes or until syrup reaches desired consistency- basically depends on how thick you like it!

    Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature. Discard spice bag; transfer syrup to airtight containers. This stores well in the fridge for 30-45 days and makes about 2 cups

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    My must have is what I call a "Country Breakfast"
    5 strips bacon, chopped
    2 tbs finely chopped onion
    3 medium cooked potatoes, cubed
    6 eggs, beaten
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/2 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese
    In a heavy skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. In drippings, cook onion and potatoes until browned, about 5 minutes. Pour beaten eggs into the skillet. Cook, stirring gently, until eggs are set and cooked. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the bacon and shredded cheese. Let stand a minute or two, just until cheese melts. Serves 4.

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    Ever since I can remember my family has had fried bread dough for Christmas brunch. My grandparents would come over and we would open presents and then start making breakfast. It's just risen bread dough sorta smooshed out like small pancakes and then deep fried. We eat it with butter and syrup like a pancake. Or with cinnamon sugar, or flavored syrups, or whatever anyone wants, but butter and syrup are my favorite. I now continue this tradition with my own children.

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    Default Re: Budget101 Countdown to Christmas Challenge Day #4 (2 days left!!)


    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Arils:

    2 lbs Brussles Sprouts
    1/2 - 1 cup Pomegranate Arils
    Scant 1/4 cup olive oil
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Garlic powder (optional)
    Cranberry Juice (optional)

    Mix all in ingredients in a mixing bowl. Spread evenly on a cooking tray. Roast in oven at 425 F for 20-30 minutes.

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    I have to make cookies, rum balls, peanut butter balls, peanut blossoms...but I really could not survive without the rum balls. They 're my favorite!

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    Our Christmas must is two fold. I make an elderberry sauce for pancakes and french toast. Enough to have and freeze. I also make a mixed red berry sauce for angel food cake.

    Elderberry Sauce
    1lb elderberries cleaned and rinsed
    I bottle clear karo syrup
    1 cup unsweetened unfiltered apple juice
    Cook on medium low heat in a sauce pan. Stir regularly to avoid burning. Once it is loose and colored thru reduce to lowest heat until it reaches desired viscosity.

    Red Sauce
    1cup each
    Raspberries
    Strawberries
    Cherries
    Currants
    (My mom always used fruit she froze in the summer for this. Currants are not readily available where I live now so you can add them if you are lucky enough to.)
    1 cup of castor sugar
    1-1/2 cups champagne
    1 store bought angel food cake or home prepared.

    Rinse and clean all of your berries.
    Place champagne in saucepan on med low heat. Add castor sugar. Raise heat only enough to melt the sugar. Begin adding the berries one type at a time, a few minutes between each type. (This step is slow but needed to make sure the flavor comes out in layers). Depending on how high the heat and evaporation of liquid more champagne may be added ad it cooks. Once all berries have been combined give it several minutes to simmer and several more minutes to cool before pouring over your angel food came.

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    Good question! Peanut Butter Fudge from a recipe passed down from my grandmother -- it's a yummy Christmas tradition and always makes an appearance at family get-togethers during the holiday season.

    2 cups sugar
    3 tbsp. butter
    1/2 c milk

    Stir and cook in a saucepan over med-high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook 3 minutes. (My mom goes by the 3-minute rule and always has perfect fudge. I have to test it at this point to see if it's at "softball stage.")

    Remove pan from heat. Add:
    1 cup creamy peanut butter (We've tried various brands, but Jif is the one that the whole family successfully uses.)
    1 tsp vanilla flavoring

    Beat with a mixer until thickened. Pour onto a greased platter and let cool.

 

 
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