I thought I’d share some of my favorite holiday dishes with you. These are things I was able to prepare today, for our Christmas dinner tomorrow.
Crush 2 cups of pretzels.
Mix the pretzels with 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 & 1/2 sticks of melted butter.
Pat out in 9×13 glass pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool thoroughly.
Mix 1 cup sugar, an 8 oz. package of cream cheese (softened), and 1 & 1/2 cups of Cool Whip. Spread over cooled pretzels.
Heat two cups of pineapple juice, just to boiling, and dissolve a 6 oz. box of strawberry jello in hot juice. Stir in two 10 oz. boxes of frozen strawberries. Partially jell in fridge (this won’t take long – don’t forget about it!) and pour over other mixture. Place back in fridge to set jello. It’s delicious!
I also made a quick cranberry salad. It’s really good, too.
For it you will need:
1 small can crushed pineapple, one 3 oz. box strawberry jello, 1 cup boiling water, one can WHOLE cranberry sauce, 1/2 cup cold liquid (juice from pineapple can & water to make 1/2 cup) 2 tsp. lemon juice, 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional).
Dissolve jello in hot water, stir in cranberry sauce & mix until melted. Add 1/2 C of additional juice. Add remainng ingredients. Chill until set.
one 12 oz. pkg Dream Whip or already prepared Cool Whip one 8 oz. pkg cream cheese, 1 tsp sugar
Blend until creamy & spread over salad.
The eggs are devilled. My family really loves these, so of course I made extra so they could have some today, too.
I also made two pecan pies, and one Bisquick Impossible Buttermilk pie.
I even squeezed in a little piecing while cooking. I didn’t get any quilting done on DH’s courthouse steps today, though.
I’m really looking forward to seeing Mom & Dad tomorrow, and having a nice day at home with family! Now I’m going to settle in and enjoy a nice quiet Christmas Eve with my sweetie. May you & yours have a blessed & joyous Christmas!