Family edible Christmas tradition

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Poverty Pete
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2005/12/05 19:26:15 (permalink)

Family edible Christmas tradition

We've done this for at least fifty years. It's pretty to look at, and children love eating it.
We're making a Christmas wreath.

Melt a cube of margarine with one bag of large marshmellows. Mix in 1/2 of a large box of corn flakes, and 1 1/2 tsp. green food coloring.
Form this onto a serving dish in the shape of a wreath. Decorate with red hots for berries and add a bow.

I know, I know...simple minds, simple pleasures.
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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: Family edible Christmas tradition 2005/12/05 19:45:12 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Poverty Pete

    We've done this for at least fifty years. It's pretty to look at, and children love eating it.
    We're making a Christmas wreath.

    Melt a cube of margarine with one bag of large marshmellows. Mix in 1/2 of a large box of corn flakes, and 1 1/2 tsp. green food coloring.
    Form this onto a serving dish in the shape of a wreath. Decorate with red hots for berries and add a bow.

    I know, I know...simple minds, simple pleasures.

    It takes much more than a simple mind to enjoy a simple pleasure. It takes love and understanding and a sense of tradition. You're very fortunate.
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    RE: Family edible Christmas tradition 2005/12/05 22:42:09 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    quote:
    Originally posted by Poverty Pete

    We've done this for at least fifty years. It's pretty to look at, and children love eating it.
    We're making a Christmas wreath.

    Melt a cube of margarine with one bag of large marshmellows. Mix in 1/2 of a large box of corn flakes, and 1 1/2 tsp. green food coloring.
    Form this onto a serving dish in the shape of a wreath. Decorate with red hots for berries and add a bow.

    I know, I know...simple minds, simple pleasures.

    It takes much more than a simple mind to enjoy a simple pleasure. It takes love and understanding and a sense of tradition. You're very fortunate.

    Ditto, Mr. Hoffman. Poverty, thanks for sharing that. Cool...

    I grew up with a huge extended family. I don't have that anymore. I love hearing about people who have kept the traditions. That's what is worth cherishing...
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    lleechef
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    RE: Family edible Christmas tradition 2005/12/06 23:27:11 (permalink)
    We already put in our order for edible Christmas stuff with my Mother. A batch of Italian hazelnut torte for me and a batch of "Berscrutti" (Biscotti) for The Big Guy. Then Mom says, "I can't find any hazelnuts here." Don't scratch the order Mom, nice try, but it's not gonna work, I can buy them ON LINE. Silence. She says, "Really?" Yep, they're on a FedEx truck right now. Sorry. Turn the oven on and start baking.
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    emsmom
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    RE: Family edible Christmas tradition 2005/12/07 08:46:05 (permalink)
    My Mom still makes her old faithful Bundt pan full of monkey bread on Christmas Eve. This had been a tradition for years along with her hot Cranberry Cider.
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    Poverty Pete
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    RE: Family edible Christmas tradition 2005/12/07 19:32:43 (permalink)
    What I like best about our Christmas wreath is this:
    A six year old, with a little supervision, can make it, and the total cost is less than the batteries for the toy he wants. Based on my experience, I can promise you that when he's grown, the only thing he'll remember about the Christmas of '05 is the wreath he got to make with grandma and grandpa.
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