Thursday, December 16, 2010

Now Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding



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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?
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.

13 comments:

  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.

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  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?

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  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! :)

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

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

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

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  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. . .

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  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!

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  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.

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  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 : )

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  11. Figgy Puding, like most British cooking, should be avoided...as 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.

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  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!

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  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?

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