Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Spreading Some Christmas Cheer...

So we got our tree last night, finally!  It's not decorated yet, so that shall be tonight's project...  I'm feeling all Christmas-y now, so how about having my very first giveaway?  Why not?  I'll make it simple... All you have to do is post your favorite Christmas dish (mine would be my mom's sweet potatoe souffle) and you could win a pair of my Treasure Bird Earrings.  Post by this Sunday, December 14th @ 10pm Eastern Time, and feel free to spread the word!

Genevieve :)


lillyella, uniquely you said...

ooo oooo ooooo - yay! I love those earrings, and I love to eat - piece of cake!
Ok let's see... now to pick a recipe.
I'll go with a pretty easy one that has been a family favorite for years - my Moms green beans.

Cook fresh green beans to your liking (steam, boil etc). Drain pot and season with butter, salt and pepper or to your liking.

While cooking the beans, in a separate pot make a batch of Spaetzle:
Mix one egg per one cup of flour and add water until the proper consistency - about 1/4 to 1/2 cup, not too runny.
Drop by spoonfuls into boiling water - when they float, they are done! Add to pot with green beans.

Fry bacon in a skillet until crisp, break into bite size pieces, add to beans right before serving.

YUM! and I dont even much like bacon but its fantastic :)

thanks for the fun giveaway and merry christmas!

p.s. posted about your contest on my blog

Amy said...

We have never done Christmas meals, just Christmas appetizer buffets! It is hard to pick a favorite, but I think I have to go with my Grandma's Crab Meat Dip. Yummmmmm!

diaryofaturtlehead said...

These are lovely! I'd wear them with pride.

Here's my favourite holiday recipe...it's not for a dish per se, but it'll really help you enjoy the holidays:

* mix equal parts kaluha, vodka, green creme de minthe, and clear creme de cacao.
* put about 1 to 1.5 ounces of the mix into a wine glass
* fill the rest of the glass with milk
* garnish with a candy cane.

Yummy and festive!

kelley said...

Beautiful earrings!!!!...my favorite holiday dish is Cranberry Confetti Salad, a secret mix of Cherry Jello, Jellied Cranberries, Cream Cheese, and Walnuts! It good for spreading on those late night turkey sandwiches too....SO YUMMY!

ehaire said...

Those earrings are super cute and original! I've never seen anything like them before. One of my favorties (because it's impossible to pick just one) are these chocolate squares my mom makes. It's a bar cookie topped with chocolate and chopped pistachios. They're delicious!

Thanks for the fun giveaway...

Erika (erika.haire@verizon.net)

Kristin said...

Thanks Genevieve for this great giveaway! When we get together with my husband's family for holidays, his grandma and now his aunt always makes clam dip. It sounds gross but it is really good. All it is is a can of clams w/ some of the juice and a square of cream cheese blended together. Served with potato chips. It tides you over until the real meal!

Sydney said...

These earings are way too pretty!! And I've added your Fawn Necklace and Honky Tonk earings to my wish list....my never ending wish list. Here's my favorite holiday dish(it looks long but its SOOO simple)

Caramel Bread Pudding Delight


7 cups (1/2 of 1 lb. loaf) French bread cubes (1/2 inch), divided
2 1/3 cups NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
3 large eggs
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® SWIRLED™ Milk Chocolate & Caramel Morsels, divided

2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/3 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk


PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Grease 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Place half of bread in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with half of morsels. Repeat with remaining bread and morsels.

BEAT 2 1/3 cups evaporated milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in medium bowl with a wire whisk. Pour over bread, pressing bread into custard mixture to saturate completely.

BAKE for 50 to 55 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Serve warm with Caramel Sauce.

COMBINE brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Slowly stir in evaporated milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Makes 1 cup.

Ashley Marie said...

Helloooo! I have the best hors d'oeuvre recipe! Super simple but amazing flavor!

Kalamata Olive Tapenade
1 Jar whole pitted Kalamata Olives
Olive Oil
1 Whole Garlic Clove, sliced

You pretty much just add these three to a hand chopper and mix until they get to a 'spread' like consistency. It may not seem like much, but trust me, everyone will love the salty robust flavor!

Ashley Marie said...

Oh my goodness! You're from Athens? How great! I went to UGA and now live in Toccoa. Now, I'm even MORE excited to have heard of you! I love supporting locals! Best of luck!