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rhymegirl
12-03-2007, 05:21 PM
Please select from the list.

C.bronco
12-03-2007, 05:30 PM
Christmas cookies come in a close second. I have to start baking soon.
:)

Bmwhtly
12-03-2007, 05:43 PM
Assuming Figgy Pudding is related to Christmas Pudding, that.
Drowned in brandy-custard.

Bmwhtly
12-03-2007, 05:54 PM
Trifle isn't a Christlemas thing, you nincompoop (hehe - nincompoop).
It's a summer thing.

dpaterso
12-03-2007, 06:13 PM
Trifle is for every holiday! After a stomach-busting overdose of turkey, roast potatoes, creamed mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, peas & gallons of gravy, I want a giant bowl of sponge & fruit trifle with copious amounts of double cream.

-Derek

Bubastes
12-03-2007, 06:30 PM
Rum balls are considered cookies, right? I can eat a whole batch of those by myself. Oink.

rhymegirl
12-03-2007, 06:31 PM
What the hell is trifle?

I'm a trifle baffled, Kevin.

Bmwhtly
12-03-2007, 06:33 PM
What the hell is trifle?

I'm a trifle baffled, Kevin.http://www.thinkvitamin.com/images/articles/features/cal/trifle.jpg
It's a dessert made in layers of sponge/fruit/custard/cream.

Or (if I'm making it) sponge/fruit/custard/fruit-in-jelly/custard/fruit/cream/custard/cream.

robeiae
12-03-2007, 06:35 PM
What, no sex?

Nothing says Christmas more than a silky red teddy with matching garters.

Bmwhtly
12-03-2007, 06:36 PM
Nothing says Christmas more than a silky red teddy with matching garters.
But that's what you wore for Thanksgiving.

robeiae
12-03-2007, 06:36 PM
And?

Bmwhtly
12-03-2007, 06:38 PM
And variety is the spice of life.

Bmwhtly
12-03-2007, 06:40 PM
http://www.henrysmarkets.com/content/raspberry-lemon-trifle_HEN.jpgPffftt... that's a namby trifle.

Where's the sponge? where's the custard?

Looks tasty though.

Rolling Thunder
12-03-2007, 06:40 PM
I hate goodies. Baddies deserve equal representation in the vote.

robeiae
12-03-2007, 06:40 PM
So, it's a bowl of fruit with whipped cream? Okay...

Bmwhtly
12-03-2007, 06:41 PM
no, no. Done properly, it's far more

robeiae
12-03-2007, 06:42 PM
no, no. Done properly, it's far more
Like haggis?

Rolling Thunder
12-03-2007, 06:42 PM
So, it's a bowl of fruit with whipped cream? Okay...

Which is Rob's culinary version of sex.

robeiae
12-03-2007, 06:44 PM
Which is Rob's culinary version of sex.
And?


Hey, I've got three kids and even birth control couldn't stop the last one. I'll rest on my own laurels--as opposed to resting on KTC's. That would be gross.

rhymegirl
12-03-2007, 06:44 PM
What, no sex?
Nothing says Christmas more than a silky red teddy with matching garters.

I meant to include Other.


PS! Kath, you disgust me! What's trifle indeed!!!!!

I'm sorry, cupcake. I've never had trifle and now that I know what it IS, I really don't want it.

dpaterso
12-03-2007, 06:45 PM
Trifle can be made the night before and put in the fridge... but may I advise anyone who seriously likes their trifle to make it up just seconds before eating, i.e. never mind if the jelly hasn't even had a chance to set properly and the custard hasn't completely cooled, just gently pour them on top of each other then add the cream (I prefer 4 packets of Birds Dream Topping, each to their own). Spoon the soft, lukewarm (no, really) and deliciously tasty trifle into your bowl and consume ASAP, even as it collapses into mush. Just heavenly. You'll come back for seconds.

-Derek

robeiae
12-03-2007, 06:46 PM
Trifle can be made the night before and put in the fridge... but may I advise anyone who seriously likes their trifle to make it up just seconds before eating, i.e. never mind if the jelly hasn't even had a chance to set properly and the custard hasn't completely cooled, just gently pour them on top of each other then add the cream (I prefer 4 packets of Birds Dream Topping, each to their own). Spoon the soft, lukewarm (no, really) and deliciously tasty trifle into your bowl and consume ASAP, even as it collapses into mush. Just heavenly. You'll come back for seconds.

-DerekThat still sounds like haggis.

robeiae
12-03-2007, 06:47 PM
Fruitcake.

dpaterso
12-03-2007, 06:48 PM
That still sounds like haggis.
More like haggis intestines, after being run over by a truck.


Don't call me cupcake, Pound Cake!
Steady on! No food fights, please! :)

-Derek

rhymegirl
12-03-2007, 06:52 PM
Look at Rob's post count! 11,666!!

Not to mention he's getting dangerously close to mine. Hmm...I'm gonna have to remedy that.

rhymegirl
12-03-2007, 06:54 PM
Don't call me cupcake, Pound Cake!

But cupcake is a term of endearment. I call people I like "cupcake."

robeiae
12-03-2007, 06:54 PM
Look at Rob's post count! 11,666!!

Not to mention he's getting dangerously close to mine. Hmm...I'm gonna have to remedy that.
And I still haven't said anything worthwhile...

rhymegirl
12-03-2007, 06:56 PM
And I still haven't said anything worthwhile...

Yeah, me either, Rob.

Let's start our own club. Wanna?

robeiae
12-03-2007, 06:57 PM
Yeah, me either, Rob.

Let's start our own club. Wanna?
As long as Kevin's not in it. The basset cake.

wyntermoon
12-03-2007, 07:04 PM
mmmm, trifle. I just started making these for the family a couple of years ago - now we're addicted.

*heading off to the kitchen to make sure I'm prepared for random trifle-cravings*

C.bronco
12-03-2007, 07:23 PM
I had trifle when I went to Canada for lunch (in the Epcot Center at Disneyland). It was very good.

maestrowork
12-03-2007, 07:38 PM
Roasted duck and BB guns.

Simple Living
12-03-2007, 07:42 PM
I'm not big into sweets, so, of the choices offered, I chalked one up for my bud Orlando. :)

ChaosTitan
12-03-2007, 08:22 PM
I chose Orlando Bloom, because my favorite treat wasn't listed. :(

Puppy Chow, aka Muddy Buddies, aka That Chocolate Chex Mix stuff. Oh so delicious, and easy to make. I think I'll experiment with the recipe a little this year.

benbradley
12-03-2007, 08:32 PM
Where's the option of catching an attractive person of your choice under the mistletoe?

Salem
12-03-2007, 09:22 PM
Well, now I know what trifle is. I'll be able to say I've learned something from AW. ;)

JimmyB27
12-03-2007, 09:26 PM
Where are the pigs in blankets? The plum pudding? The mince pies?

Worst. Poll. Ever.

JLCwrites
12-03-2007, 09:26 PM
Trifle isn't a goodie... it has fruit in it. Way too healthy to be a goodie. And Jello? Bleh! Now, if you could make a chocolate trifle with layers of chocolate cake, chocolate cheesecake, and chocolate donuts.. I would partake. :)

JLCwrites
12-03-2007, 09:29 PM
The plum pudding? The mince pies? Again.. contains fruit. Not a goodie. Foods that contain fruit can be part of the meal. Both of your suggestions could be had as lunch, breakfast or dinner. For example, apple pie with a cup of coffee would make a great breakfast. ;)

jennifer75
12-03-2007, 09:30 PM
None of the above. I like pumpkin/gingerbread/cinnamon scented candles at Christmas time. That's how I know it's Christmas, the scent in the air. And I love me some Chai Latte's also. If it tastes and smells like Christmas.....

Salem
12-03-2007, 09:31 PM
Jenn's not playing by the rules.

Inky
12-03-2007, 09:35 PM
http://z.about.com/d/kidstvmovies/1/0/K/9/Will.jpg

jennifer75
12-03-2007, 09:36 PM
Jenn's not playing by the rules.

Alright, alright, Orlando Bloom.

JLCwrites
12-03-2007, 09:41 PM
http://z.about.com/d/kidstvmovies/1/0/K/9/Will.jpg
Thanks Ink! http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/basic/drool.gif

rhymegirl
12-03-2007, 09:49 PM
Where are the pigs in blankets? The plum pudding? The mince pies?

Worst. Poll. Ever.

Look, dearie, there was a figgy pudding option, so plum pudding can be considered part of that category.

And I did list Pies as a category. Apple, pumpkin and blueberry were mere examples.

I consider Orlando Bloom to be the Other option.

RLB
12-03-2007, 10:08 PM
How is my mother's fudge not on that list?

Orlando.

Bmwhtly
12-03-2007, 11:01 PM
Where's the option of catching an attractive person of your choice under the mistletoe?Yeah, that really should be an option...

Inky
12-03-2007, 11:10 PM
http://www.georgenick.co.uk/Images/Kilts/Guilty%20k.jpg

Inky
12-03-2007, 11:13 PM
I have Rosy Palm and her five friends...ah, but yer' ten toes aren't who they're interested in. They prefer The Stick Man. In your case...Tin Man.

Inky
12-03-2007, 11:14 PM
...then again, that might require a Black & Decker Pecker Wrecker...

Salem
12-03-2007, 11:14 PM
It's getting warm in here...

Inky
12-03-2007, 11:21 PM
Well, apparently the website no longer wants us to drool over it's men in kilts...emphasis on KILTS...not SKIRTS...uh hem...(giggle)...now they want me to PAY to see half naked men?

Why should I do that when I can oggle KTC & Maestro?

Inky
12-03-2007, 11:21 PM
...and they're cheap...

rhymegirl
12-03-2007, 11:36 PM
How is my mother's fudge not on that list?

Sigh.

Yeah, that really should be an option...

How about a fill in the blank?


There's rules?

No. There are no rules. Life is a Cabaret, old friend.

Next time, there will be a pole dance instead of a poll. Okay?

cray
12-03-2007, 11:59 PM
Will there be treats?


$$$

Bmwhtly
12-04-2007, 12:09 AM
there will be a pole dance instead of a poll. Okay?VERY Ok :)

JLCwrites
12-04-2007, 12:09 AM
http://www.georgenick.co.uk/Images/Kilts/Guilty%20k.jpg

Thanks again Ink!

wyntermoon
12-04-2007, 12:12 AM
Inked, have I told you you're my favorite AWer?

Inky
12-04-2007, 12:38 AM
Only because I have eye candy...I'm still working on how I can make these a scratch & sniff.
I'll label them: Essence of Man

Lady Cat
12-04-2007, 01:49 AM
How about Orlando Bloom covered in custard and whipped cream? Now there's a Christmas treat I could sink my teeth into! :D

rhymegirl
12-04-2007, 04:37 AM
Where's the option of catching an attractive person of your choice under the mistletoe?

Well, it was supposed to be a FOOD poll. Stay tuned for that poll.

Joe270
12-04-2007, 07:10 AM
Someone requested mistletoe? I just happen to have some.

Inky
12-04-2007, 08:12 AM
How about Orlando Bloom covered in custard and whipped cream? Now there's a Christmas treat I could sink my teeth into! :D
Ahhh...a kindred spirit.

paprikapink
12-04-2007, 08:48 AM
Cute guys, schmoot guys -- I'm good with my fatter, balder, hairy-backed husband. Shop carefully ladies -- get one that cooks and does housework and has a good job and takes care of kids *and* you know, that other stuff -- wink wink nudge nudge. A partner beats a picture.

Meanwhile, in my Christmas stocking, I love to find those little shaped candies made of maple sugar? Know what I mean? That is the Taste of Christmas Morning.

Inky
12-04-2007, 12:15 PM
I've a husband that is divine in all departments. More crassly put: a keeper.
The eye-candy is nothing more than women at play in a fun--visual only--way.

Sorry to have driven you down a road of wrong assumptions.

sthrnwriter
12-04-2007, 12:56 PM
Hmm...I particularly like a tasty little treat called Puppy chow, but I'm thinking about making the dogs some homemade doggy cookies (found a site with a bunch of recipes).

rhymegirl
12-04-2007, 05:15 PM
Orlando Bloom seems to be in the lead here.

Yikes! Come on, gingerbread men lovers! Unite!

Rolling Thunder
12-04-2007, 05:23 PM
Orlando Bloom seems to be in the lead here.

Yikes! Come on, gingerbread men lovers! Unite!

Kathy's kinky food fetish finally emerges...

rhymegirl
12-04-2007, 07:57 PM
Oh, um, what do you mean, Thunder?

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j80/rhymegirl/gingerman.jpg

Inky
12-04-2007, 08:57 PM
I make cinnamon rolls for Christmas breakfast.
It takes alllllllll of Christmas Eve/day. They're from scratch, and about the size of a dessert plate. I make 8 batches.

Only once per year...for, after about the 3rd day after X-mas, I never want to smell dough or see a cinnamon roll.
And EVERYONE shows up for 'em. Bloody 'ell.

I make an eggnog glaze for 'em too.

But these weren't on your poll.
So I went for the next best thing: Orlando.

Oh oh oh oh....they've revved up the tv and started At Worlds End!

I'm soooooooooooooo happy....Orlando for the next 3 hours...*runs screaming, grabs hot tea....plops down on comfy couch in comfy sweats.....box of French truffles...*

WerenCole
12-04-2007, 09:51 PM
Coffee and kahlua. Always on Christmas morning. Wake up, open stuff, eat. Back to bed because of minor buzz. Done and Done.

paprikapink
12-04-2007, 11:31 PM
I've a husband that is divine in all departments. More crassly put: a keeper.
The eye-candy is nothing more than women at play in a fun--visual only--way.

Sorry to have driven you down a road of wrong assumptions.

Oh, you're totally right. I shouldn't be such a stick-in-the-mud, wet-blanket, etc. I just kinda wish I'd realized back in the days when I was "entertaining applicants" for the coveted role of Senor Pink that I'd realized how wrong was the tree up which I was barking!

rhymegirl
12-05-2007, 05:14 AM
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j80/rhymegirl/gingerman.jpg


Where are the gingerbread men lovers???

truelyana
12-05-2007, 05:20 AM
I chose Gingerbread men, but I prefer baking cakes. Got a new recipe-Beetroot and sultana cake. A great Christmas replacement cake.

brianm
12-05-2007, 06:27 AM
My favorites weren't included in the poll. Crocumbouche and Chocolate Yule Log.

rhymegirl
12-05-2007, 04:38 PM
I made some more gingerbread men last night. They were in good taste, but I considered doing what Jaycinth once did with her gingerbread men.

kalel32
12-05-2007, 06:06 PM
I'm going with holiday cookies.

Jaycinth
12-05-2007, 06:38 PM
Holiday Cookies!!!!

I am especially partial to chocolate covered praline cookies.

But I will not turn down a pecan pie smothered in butter pecan icecream.

Oh...and my address is 555.....

Bmwhtly
12-05-2007, 06:38 PM
But I will not turn down a pecan pie smothered in butter pecan icecream.
Who Would?!

Inky
12-05-2007, 06:44 PM
You made them or you made them?
Damnit, Kevin!!!
*runs upstairs to change into dry shirt*

:ROFL::ROFL:

rhymegirl
12-05-2007, 06:45 PM
Holiday Cookies!!!!

I am especially partial to chocolate covered praline cookies.

But I will not turn down a pecan pie smothered in butter pecan icecream.

Oh...and my address is 555.....

Guess you're not gonna tell them what you did to YOUR gingerbread men.

Inky
12-05-2007, 06:46 PM
Holiday Cookies!!!!

I am especially partial to chocolate covered praline cookies.

But I will not turn down a pecan pie smothered in butter pecan icecream.

Oh...and my address is 555.....
See, that's the same thing I said about the highlander and his kilt.
What?
He LOVED my pecan pie...he just couldn't fit it in his sporran!

Russian Teacakes.
Make 'em every year.
They ROCK with tea!!!

Oooh, Benners, I can make you some when I get there this summer.

Benners?
Ben?
Yo! Kilt Boy!

Huh.
Suddenly, there's an echo.

truelyana
12-05-2007, 06:47 PM
Does anyone eat the Panettone Cake?

http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/38/86/23398638.jpg

Inky
12-05-2007, 06:48 PM
Guess you're not gonna tell them what you did to YOUR gingerbread men.
Every year, I try to make those things.
Every year, the arms or legs--never both--stick to the cookie sheet.
Last year, I gave up & just made gingerbread plain round cookies.
They still came out looking macabre. But at least I wasn't serving amputees.

Inky
12-05-2007, 06:49 PM
Does anyone eat the Panettone Cake?

http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/38/86/23398638.jpg
WHAT.IS.THAT????
*gasp. drool. gasp. scratch & sniff monitor*

Oooooh...I'd drizzle warm icing over the top....

rhymegirl
12-05-2007, 06:52 PM
Every year, I try to make those things.
Every year, the arms or legs--never both--stick to the cookie sheet.
Last year, I gave up & just made gingerbread plain round cookies.
They still came out looking macabre. But at least I wasn't serving amputees.

Mine are getting better. I think I'm finally getting the hang of it. Sometimes the head falls off when I try to slide them off the cookie sheet.

truelyana
12-05-2007, 06:53 PM
WHAT.IS.THAT????
*gasp. drool. gasp. scratch & sniff monitor*

Oooooh...I'd drizzle warm icing over the top....

It's an Italian Fruit cake made to be eaten during Christmas, but we usually eat it anytime. (No, I'm not Italian.) There is one downstairs, to be opened during the seasonal period. The cake is made out of a sweet, fluffy and fragrant pastry of Italian origin which contains candied orange and lemon zest, with a couple of raisins inbetween. And yes, it's delicious and so very light. :)

Inky
12-05-2007, 06:57 PM
Mine are getting better. I think I'm finally getting the hang of it. Sometimes the head falls off when I try to slide them off the cookie sheet.
I think you and I would be in awful pain from laughing, crossing our legs as we run to the bathroom....you and I in the kitchen would make Martha swear: THIS IS NOT A GOOD THING!!



http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/images/csphoto/1107/00/00/13/14/15/51676_thmb.jpg

Inky
12-05-2007, 06:59 PM
It's an Italian Fruit cake made to be eaten during Christmas, but we usually eat it anytime. (No, I'm not Italian.) There is one downstairs, to be opened during the seasonal period. The cake is made out of a sweet, fluffy and fragrant pastry of Italian origin which contains candied orange and lemon zest, with a couple of raisins inbetween. And yes, it's delicious and so very light. :)
Where *swipes drool* can I get my hands on one of these bad boys?
Remember, I'm in Turkey.
Not.one.Christmas.decoration.ANYWHERE!!!
Depressing.
Truly.
I'm converting inside of house to old world Christmas.
But the outside...banana trees. BANANA trees! :e2thud:

Inky
12-05-2007, 07:02 PM
oh oh oh oh...Rhymee...had an idea...
Hush, Cray--stalker!

You can glue the heads back on with white icing....mind you they'll look like neckbraces, but who would really know?

cray
12-05-2007, 07:06 PM
Hush, Cray--stalker!




????
sheeeez, i'm just standing here minding my own business.....

truelyana
12-05-2007, 07:08 PM
Where *swipes drool* can I get my hands on one of these bad boys?
Remember, I'm in Turkey.
Not.one.Christmas.decoration.ANYWHERE!!!
Depressing.
Truly.
I'm converting inside of house to old world Christmas.
But the outside...banana trees. BANANA trees! :e2thud:

Well, you can always try making it yourself or order it online from a reliable source. I found you an online Christmasy recipe, maybe you can it a go;


Panettone Cake with Almond Glaze and Mascarpone Cream

by the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine


http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/recipes/8359011065_panettone-cake-with-almond-glaze-and-mascarpone-cream-recipe.jpg
Panettone Cake with Almond Glaze and Mascarpone Cream

Yield: Makes 10 servings
Ingredients: 1/2
cup pine nuts



1/2
cup golden raisins



1/2
cup currants



1
cup warm water, divided



1
package (about 18 ounces) lemon cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare mix



1-1/2
teaspoons anise seeds



1
cup ricotta cheese



1/2
cup mascarpone cheese



1/4
cup granulated sugar



2/3
cup powdered sugar



1
tablespoon milk



1
teaspoon almond or anise extract






Preparation:
1.
Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and flour 10-inch bundt pan; set aside.

2.
Place pine nuts in small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir 4 minutes until nuts are fragrant and lightly browned. Transfer to a plate to cool; set aside.

3.
Place raisins and currants in 2 separate small bowls; add 1/2 cup warm water to each bowl and let fruit soak 5 minutes. Drain raisins and currants.

4.
Prepare cake according to package directions, except use only half of water called for. Stir in anise seeds, pine nuts, raisins and currants. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake about 40 minutes or until top is golden brown and toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan about 30 minutes. Invert onto wire rack; cool completely.

5.
Meanwhile, beat ricotta, mascarpone and granulated sugar in medium bowl 1 minute on low speed of electric mixer or until light and fluffy. Cover and refrigerate.

6.
Stir together powdered sugar, milk and almond extract in small bowl until smooth. Add more milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency.

7.
Place sheets of waxed paper under wire rack. Spoon glaze over cake; let glaze set 20 minutes. Serve cake slices with dollop of mascarpone cream.





I'd love to visit Turkey someday, I'm very interested in the various cultures that have passed and remained in Turkey. So much History, Culture and Life. Whereabouts do you live? (Needn't tell me the exact address, if you feel uncomfortable)

truelyana
12-05-2007, 07:18 PM
Somehow they sell it on Amazon for $20.90, not sure how that will be transported to Turkey safely from the US. I think mabye ordering one from Amazon.co.uk would probably work out cheaper. Or just enquiry about it in your area, with some Italians over a glass of Limoncello.

rhymegirl
12-05-2007, 07:24 PM
I think you and I would be in awful pain from laughing, crossing our legs as we run to the bathroom....you and I in the kitchen would make Martha swear: THIS IS NOT A GOOD THING!!

Well, these little dudes are very tricky to make. It's an acquired skill. You have to do it just right.

No, I just re-apply the head onto the body when I transfer it to a plate. Last night I used green icing to draw a beard onto my husband's cookie. I was gonna add some other "masculine" details but he said, "Don't do that!", so I didn't.

Inky
12-05-2007, 08:47 PM
Well, you can always try making it yourself or order it online from a reliable source. I found you an online Christmasy recipe, maybe you can it a go;



I'd love to visit Turkey someday, I'm very interested in the various cultures that have passed and remained in Turkey. So much History, Culture and Life. Whereabouts do you live? (Needn't tell me the exact address, if you feel uncomfortable)
Thank you, thank you for the recipe.
I'll let you know how it turns out!
I'm living in Adana. We'll begin touring next spring (daughter recovering from mono right now, so traveling is out of the question).
I was thoroughly excited about coming here. Now, not so much. The people are kind, but it's rather...well...going from Germany to here was probably not a wise choice. I've stepped back in time. And everything moves very, very slowly....weeks....
All in all, I look forward to immersing. And seeing the Mediterranean Sea.
I love the desert, but I'm passionate about forests, mists, mountains, hearths, blustery winds, and thick scarves.

But...BUT...they sell Pashmina scarves for under 10.00.
Everytime I see one, I buy it, swearing I don't have THAT color.
Ah. Pashmina. Soooooo soft. And the colors...drool.