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December 19, 2007

The Big Question: Whatcha eatin’?

Filed under: The Big Question — Francesca @ 4:38 pm

Francesca and Plumcake are sick of the newspaper articles and emails warning us how to avoid calories and weight-gain on the holidays!

We want to know:

In what special food item are you most looking forward to indulging this Christmas?


  1. Fruit cake

    Comment by Alisa — December 19, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

  2. Cookies and, um, cookie dough. Mashed potatoes with extra butter. Cheesecake. Champagne…nothing after the champagne counts, right?

    Comment by thepinkeminence — December 19, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

  3. Hmm… almond cookies and a cup of cocoa (from scratch).

    Comment by Daniela — December 19, 2007 @ 6:59 pm

  4. Stuffing!!! And chocolate.

    Comment by meegs — December 19, 2007 @ 7:13 pm

  5. My apricot cookies in the cream cheese dough and baked brie in butter-honey-garlic sauce on New Year’s Eve.

    Comment by dr nic — December 19, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

  6. I’ve got the makings on hand for pumpkin pie, so that’s going to be Christmas dessert.

    As for what else I’m cooking…I haven’t quite decided yet.

    The food I’m looking forward to most won’t happen until January, though. That’s when Mr. Twistie will spend four days away at a convention/trade show and I can eat all the fish and lamb and lovely green veggies I like without refusing to eat them and then making himself something desperately unhealthy without any vegetation in it.

    Left to my own devices, I usually skew toward a fairly light and healthy menu…with something sinful and chocolate for dessert.

    Comment by Twistie — December 19, 2007 @ 7:34 pm

  7. Lots and lots of Brie. Eggnog. Stuffing with gravy and cranberry sauce. Smoked salmon and cream cheese. Fruit cake. Broccoli Casserole.

    I’ve been allowing myself far too many holiday indulgences lol! I’ve had 2 or 3 gingerbread lattes with whipped cream from Starbucks a week for the past month or so. Not including all the restaurant lunches I’ve had because I was out shopping with friends. I decided to just treat myself with compassion this holiday season. It’s a fun time, but also stressful. I can’t worry about dieting too. I think I’ll probably gain about 5 or 10 pounds. I’ll deal with it after the holiday season. :)

    Comment by Angel — December 19, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

  8. Rack of lamb, baby!

    Comment by Despina — December 19, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

  9. gallons and gallons of eggnog. pumpkin pie. my special nutty fruit cake. shrimp, cold with lots of cocktail sauce and wine for Christmas eve dinner. Birthday cake for dessert, since Christmas day is my husbands birthday……


    Comment by kimberly — December 19, 2007 @ 8:39 pm

  10. Mmmm, eggnog latte. Thankfully (for my wallet, if nothing else) a limited time treat. I do love me some eggnog.

    Comment by cass — December 19, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

  11. Pierogi, peirogi, peirogi!!!!!

    My hubby’s family is Polish and there is ALWAYS pierogi at Christmas dinner!

    Comment by Babs — December 19, 2007 @ 9:18 pm

  12. Homemade English toffee from my family’s 4 generation old recipe. And the homemade peppermint marshmallows I made on Sunday. I’ve been putting them in hot cocoa like crazy! Yummm. Also Christmas ham. Yum

    Comment by C* — December 19, 2007 @ 10:00 pm

  13. Chocolate chip cookies and ham. Mmm.

    Comment by Idalin — December 19, 2007 @ 11:24 pm

  14. Shortbread, fruitcake (with dried, not candied fruit), turkey!

    Comment by Sniper — December 19, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

  15. i’ve been eating a bunch of dried cherries dipped in dark chocolate from Whole Foods… yum.

    Comment by amysue — December 20, 2007 @ 12:37 am

  16. Fudge. Ambrosia Balls. Peanut Brittle.

    And when I get to my mother’s: Blueberry Torte, Gingerbread men, more fudge, more ambrosia balls, more brittle, and cranberry-orange muffins.

    Comment by Amanda — December 20, 2007 @ 12:52 am

  17. We always take my grandmother to Christmas Brunch at the Ritz. It’s become a family tradition. I’m looking forward to the baked-just-for-me Belgian waffles and mounds of caviar!

    Comment by HeleneoTroy — December 20, 2007 @ 10:24 am

  18. Christmas cookies! My housemate and I have made 7 kinds, and my mom and I are scheduled to make 4 more. My favorite part is hand painting butter cookies with sugar glaze and bringing them to friends and family on Christmas eve.

    Comment by Tk — December 20, 2007 @ 11:32 am

  19. I’ve already made some Christmas cookies–butter cookies from my new cookie press. They tasted good, were fun to make, and I gave most of them away. Next up: Dad’s persimmon bread, served warm with fresh whipped cream and nutmeg on top. Dad always manages to find people with persimmon trees who don’t know what to do with the fruit, and who willingly let him strip their trees of the bright orange sweetness. I don’t think I’ll ever have the guts to knock on the door of a complete stranger to ask for fruit, but I do love persimmon bread.

    Comment by JaneC — December 20, 2007 @ 1:04 pm

  20. Foie gras, foie gras and more foie gras…

    Comment by Roronoa — December 20, 2007 @ 1:53 pm

  21. I’ve been eating Candy Cane Tootsie Pops and drinking Silk Soy Nog (which is actually quite tasty!) and Williams Sonoma hot chocolate. I’m looking forward to my mom’s Christmas cookies and fudge at the family get-together this weekend!

    Comment by Cat — December 20, 2007 @ 2:04 pm

  22. Marzipan — either in tiny fruit shapes, or covered with dark chocolate.

    And my 94-year old gran’s “boozy bourbon balls.” OMG. They are teh lethal.

    Comment by Rubiatonta — December 20, 2007 @ 2:09 pm

  23. Mmmm eggnog most definitely! Frozen pizza rolls, steamed mussels, marinated shrimp with tabbouleh and a cold Blue Moon. We are completely non-traditional and random in our house at Xmas so this is not the set menu

    Comment by AngelleNoire — December 21, 2007 @ 4:37 pm

  24. Cookies, esp those nut “snowball” ones covered in powder sugar (they’re made, but Mom wouldn’t let me take any home!). Christmas Eve Italian style – spaghetti with white clam sauce, spaghetti with red calamari sauce, fried shrimp, shrimp scampi, scallops, whatever other fish my aunt & uncle make this year. Heck, even the one piece of eel a year I eat, I’m looking forward to. A “yule log” roll cake. Bagels & lox on Christmas morning. Prime rib on Christmas Day. I love Christmas foods…

    Comment by Allura — December 23, 2007 @ 2:56 am

  25. The things I look most forward to eating are: 3 cheese mac and cheese, dressing, Spinach Dip made with real mayo and real sour cream, New York Strip Steaks on Christmas Eve… Garlic Cheese Grit Casserole…. and on and on and on…

    Comment by AKC — December 24, 2007 @ 1:00 am

  26. Potat Klub on New Year’s Day.
    It’s a Norwegian peasant dish, made of about 40 pounds of potatoes shaped into huge balls and fried with about 40 pounds of butter. Eat with milk, more butter, salt and pepper, then lay on the couch for 9 hours while you digest it.

    Comment by Rachel of Cyberia — December 26, 2007 @ 1:18 pm

  27. very interesting.
    i’m adding in RSS Reader

    Comment by music — January 7, 2008 @ 6:02 pm


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