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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Now Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

The Third Day of Christmas

Okay, so I don't even know what figgy pudding is, or why those carolers would want it so badly.  But Christmas treats are good, and we make fudge to give out. Sophia and I made a couple batches today for her preschool teachers and a few friends and neighbors.  That is, I made fudge and Sophia worked really, really hard at licking the spoon when I was finished with each batch.

And then I ran out of ingredients, so we'll have to finish the fudge-making this weekend,  I guess!

What treat do you give out at Christmas time?


  1. I'm in the midst of making treats to give out--chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and Jell-o cookies. Your daughter is adorable!
    I also love to take photos--just took 846 on our vacation.

  2. Oh, the cuteness! I almost always do sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting (is very good!) but this year I think I'm going to do homemade caramel/chocolate popcorn. At least I can eat that, you know?

  3. FUDGE... yummy! I might have to make some. I like to take homemade Christmas turtles (very easy and yummy) and sometimes we dip pretzels in chocolate and sprinkles...

    What a cute picture! :)

  4. A true female! Loves her choclate!! i just want to kiss those lips of hers!

  5. Usually we make a plate of assorted goodies, but this year I'm going with a cheese ball and crackers.

  6. I make fudge, too. Though I'm also running low on the baker's you think it's okay to use semi-sweet morsels? What about a bag of chocolate-mint ones that I picked up?

  7. Mmmmm, figgy pudding! I mean mmmmmm fudge!! I was thinking of also doing a plate with fudge, toffee and peanut butter bars but I may just do PWs cinnamon rolls. We'll see what I feel like next week and if I even have time. . .

  8. O.K. now! THAT'S a face! LOL

    I don't think figgy pudding sounds very good...rather like a warm Fig Newton, wouldn't you think?

    Happy Christmas!

  9. I don't know what figgy pudding is, but it sounds like something I'd like to avoid.

    My parents have done different things---but I think my favorite is homemade bread with jam my dad did at the cannery. It's TONS of work---I can't believe they do it, but then they pass it off to the kids to deliver:)

    This year our ward said to avoid spending so much money for neighbor gifts, why not everyone make two plates of treats---one for a ward party, and one to be donated. Not a bad idea.

  10. I've always wondered what figgy pudding was but now, I think I want the mystery to remain.

    I was never a baker, cookie maker - treat taker.

    We make a clever saying and send it with a dozen eggs to all the nieghbors. I figure they can use them to make the treats to deliver to ME : )

  11. Figgy Puding, like most British cooking, should be should all things with figs.

    I stopped giving out holiday treats a few years ago, it was part of my Christmas stress that I realized I didn't need anymore. However, I did just make a batch of homemade caralmels for the Christmas stockings.

  12. Fudge is good but I have never made it. I enjoy making caramels, English Toffee, and Peanut Brittle. I also make scottish shortbread and snickerdoodles. I usually give a little of each out to friends and family.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas filled with the love of family and friends.

    Be safe out in that snow!

  13. We make fudge and sugar-pops. The pops are addicting and the fudge is immediately given away to protect the innocent. Or not-so-innocent. ;)

    How darling is that picture?