Monday, November 9, 2009

It's starting to taste a lot like Christmas!

There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them.
P.J. O'Rourke

It's Christmas-time! Well, at least in the UK it is. (In the states, it is Thanksgiving time...) And that means festive holiday decorations in metallic red and reflective silver, Salvation Army bell-ringers, and overpriced Holiday sales! (and the overzealous clearance-hunters too! Wooohoooo!)

But this excess of energy actually helps me get into the festive spirit... and a few of these flavorful treats help toooo...

1) Hot apple cider... spiked?
2) Egg nog. OK, not actually Egg nogg but egg nogg flavored things like ice cream and hot Celestial Seasonings Egg Nogg'n tea.
3) Pumpkin pie
4) Mulled wine
5) Apple streudels
6) Pancakes... always a great breakfast or brunch treat but particularly more filling and satisfying when it's cold out
7) Chai tea lattes
8) Mint chocolates
9) Hot chocolate... with Bailey's?
10) Speaking of Bailey's, Irish Coffee!

So most of these are alcoholic... (but how else do you survive festive family occasions?)

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