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Holiday Recipe Challenge!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hello my wonderful Spark Friends. I have a challenge for ALL of you! I just did this myself last night, so I'll be all set for going home.

I know that we're all about to embark on a crazy journey of yumminess over the weekend. Cookies, cakes and holiday savories that only come around once a year. And when you see these items so rarely, it's SO difficult not to stuff your face and wish it were Christmas EVERY day. With me in particular, since my birthday is also 2 days before Christmas, I get not only my mom's home cooking for the holiday, but also my special birthday cake (Flaming Baked Alaska) made ever so lovingly on the 23rd.

So the challenge is this:

Pick THREE of your absolute favorite, cannot possibly say "No" to, Holiday items that you KNOW will be on the table this Christmas. Call you mom, or your Grammy or your funny Uncle Ted and ask them for the recipe for that wonderful dish - every scrap of lard, every pound of butter that is in it. And then enter all 3 recipes as they are in their original form into SparkRecipes and figure out a serving size.

Now - come Christmas morning - you are all armed and ready! You know exactly how many calories, grams of fat and hidden nutrients are in your favorite dishes! So go ahead and EAT THEM! But make sure when you do, you track them as well! And we'll all make a promise here to track those items every time they cross our plates. Since so many things WILL cross our plates, knowing what's in just THREE of them will be a huge help.

Once you're done entering your recipes, post a blog and a link to them. I'm really interested to see what all your favorite items are!

I still need to get the recipe from Mom for my Baked Alaska, but here are two of my other absolute favorites!

Christmas Morning Quiche - recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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Aunt Edith's Welsh Cakes - recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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Merry Christmas Everyone! Happy Eating (and Healthy Eating!)
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RIGBY31 12/22/2010 3:38PM

    This is a great, scarey idea. I don't know how I'm going to wrap my brain around calculating ... Tamales... but I'll give it a shot. btw... our pbs stations showed Germany and their Christmast Markets and I immediately thought of you! I totally get gulwhein now!! And Happy Birthday tomorrow!

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LAURIETAIT 12/21/2010 1:46PM

    Great idea. Now I just need to narrow it down to three! emoticon

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WYND10 12/21/2010 1:22PM

    Great idea!!! I am entering the great unknown with Christmas spent with (I need a great moniker for my SO!) my SO and his family. I've asked what traditions they have and he basically described what we eat for Thanksgiving here, so I think I will be ok. But Christmas Eve is grazing through Appetizers, so that will be interesting.

But in honor of this challenge...I will track as best I can. Promise.

Also, did I mention you Rock? :D

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SARAWALKS 12/21/2010 1:14PM

    What a great idea! I am going to try to find time to do this with my mom's Cherry Winks...an old Pillsbury Bake-Off recipe that became a family tradition for us. emoticon emoticon

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