I love decorating for the holidays. Nothing fills me up with Yuletide cheer more than surrounding myself with all things Christmas. It is not just the Christmas tree & mantle that gets adorned in our house, our meals get a makeover for the season as well.
Don’t let the cookies have all the fun. Here are some fun & easy ways to dress up everyday meals for the holidays.
Gingerbread Man Shaped French Toast
One of the quickest & easiest methods for adding a festive touch to ordinary foods are with cookie cutters. French toast can easily be transformed into the shape of a gingerbread man with one press of the cutter. Mai loved this. She thought they were cookies & gobbled her toast right up.
Snowman Mashed Potatoes
This was achieved with 3 russet potatoes. Peel, wash & cube potatoes. Add to a large pot of boiling water & cook until tender. Drain potatoes & add 1/2 cup of milk, I use 2 chicken bouillon cubes in lieu of the butter, mash ingredients together. Add 2 eggs & 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup of bread crumbs, 1/2 tsp of garlic salt & a 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese & mix well. Let cool slightly & roll out 3 balls of varying sizes. Roll formed balls into parmesan cheese & form your snowman shape & place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 for about 15-20 minutes. Add carrots & peas as a garnish.
Candy Cane Spaghetti Bake with Meatballs
Cook spaghetti & add your favorite sauce. Use two tubes of seamless sheets of bread dough or crescent dough. Roll out both tubes blending together the sheets vertically. Cut out a candy cane shape about 3 inches wide. Using a fork, scoop out spaghetti & place on the dough. Spoon out extra sauce over the spaghetti to add the red to your candy cane. Roll out the excess dough & cut into strips and lay across the top of the pasta in a diagonal pattern to form candy cane stripes. Using a knife push the dough into the side of the cane & smooth out the sides of the dough. Bake according to dough directions.
Rudolph PB & J sandwich
This is a 2 minute meal that the kiddos will love. Use one piece of bread, cut out an oval shape for the head & spread with peanut butter. Add a rounded teaspoon of jelly to the add the nose. Use the rounded top of the bread as ears & spread with jelly. For the eyes use two chunks of banana & 2 raisins. Pretzel stick will finish off the reindeer as antlers.
One pancake, topped with banana, icing & 2 M&M minis for eyes. Form a nose out of banana & the mouth and hat from strawberries. Top with whipped cream for the beard & fur trim for the hat.
Happy holidays! Enjoy.
Share some of your fun Christmas creations. We would love to see them.
http://foodandeverythingelse.me/2013/12/16/candy-cane-cocktail/ http://basilandbaizel.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/crazy-christmas-cookie-sunday/ http://hooplapalooza.blogspot.com/2013/12/candy-cane-and-pinwheel-cookies.html http://www.adashofsanity.com/2013/12/snow-flake-peppermint-bark/
I can’t decide which one I love more and so pinned to try for my kids now. Thanks so much for sharing this here!! And Happy Holidays!! 🙂
Thank you, Janine. My daughter loved all of these except the mashed potatoes. She only likes those in fry form. Lol!
Thanks for linking up with us this week! All of the recipes look so good and easy! Love this!
Your Welcome & Thank you for hosting. 🙂
These are such fun and festive ideas!! LOVE each of them!! Now following you via email and looking forward to enjoying your future posts! 🙂
Thank you, Brenda & thank you for following. 🙂
These are so adorable! I love them!!
Where did you go Bre? I tried going to your site & it’s gone. Do you have a new link to follow? You are one of my favorites.
Hi! I’m not on WordPress anymore. I switched to Blogger, so you have to go to http://www.averagebutinspired.com to see my posts. The move has been SUCH a mess! 🙂 I haven’t posted recently though because I’m taking “Christmas Vacation.” 🙂 Hope you and your family had a great holiday!!