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Poverty Pete

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Family edible Christmas tradition Mon, 12/5/05 7:26 PM (permalink)
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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    • Location: Gahanna, OH
    RE: Family edible Christmas tradition Mon, 12/5/05 7:45 PM (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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      Bushie

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      • Location: Round Rock, TX
      RE: Family edible Christmas tradition Mon, 12/5/05 10:42 PM (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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        • Joined: 3/22/2003
        • Location: Gahanna, OH
        RE: Family edible Christmas tradition Tue, 12/6/05 11:27 PM (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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          • Location: Gastonia, NC
          RE: Family edible Christmas tradition Wed, 12/7/05 8:46 AM (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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            • Location: Nashville, TN
            RE: Family edible Christmas tradition Wed, 12/7/05 7:32 PM (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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