Do you cook something special for your loved ones for Christmas?

@marguicha (91969)
Chile
December 16, 2011 9:34am CST
I do. Even if Christmas is at one of my daughter´s home, I always take something made by myself. This year I´ll make a batch of cupcakes with frosting over them. And I´ll also make small balls with ground nuts, cookies and condensed milk. Then I cover them with chocolate or coconut. They all love them. Do you make a special diner or do you go to another house as I do? Do you make goodies for the occation? Share!!!
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@SIMPLYD (78753)
• Philippines
22 Dec 11
Since my mother-in-law is already old, i am the one who cooks the foods for Christmas. I would start after breakfast on the 24th and would end at about 6pm. All my foods are special because it's just once in a year that i cook them and has the time to cook them, since it's also the vacation time for employees. I would cook salads, carbonara or spaghetti, roasted chicken among others. But this Christmas, i told them that we should let someone just cook them. Hence, they agreed, because i told them i feel so tired on the eve of Christmas that sometimes, i would sleep out of exhaustion and wouldn't wake up to eat the noche buena, which i prepared. But, i will be making the chicken macaroni salad to make sure that it has the taste that i specially like.
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@marguicha (91969)
• Chile
26 Dec 11
I know what you mean with being too tired to have fun when you are the one who makes everything. We open our presents in noche buena, but start at about 7 PM. It is Summer here so the children have time to play with their toys before diner. I like to take a nap after lunch as it is too exhausting to go through all this from morning to late at night.
@SIMPLYD (78753)
• Philippines
27 Dec 11
Oh it's nice to know that you start the activities leading to the noche buena at 7 pm. AT least, the children can indeed have so much fun playing. We at home usually starts it 30 minutes before noche buena. I am really glad that we had someone cooked for our noche buena. I have never felt so relax last Christmas!
@SIMPLYD (78753)
• Philippines
29 Dec 11
Thanks for the BR marguicha! happy New Year to you and your family!
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
17 Dec 11
I always cook on christmas eve. I make things along that i know my kids like. I have been cooking for a couple of weeks & giving them things they like, I've made cookies, cream cheese pound cake, copper pennies, honey mustard dressing & just first one thing & another.
@marguicha (91969)
• Chile
18 Dec 11
That´s a good idea, Jo. I´m taking the dessert for everyone this year, including some cookies and cupcakes. I wish I could bake the cupcakes this weekend, but I think it´s too early. What do you think?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
18 Dec 11
U coold bake the cupcakes ahead,freeze them then frost them when u are ready to eat them.
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@GavinKaos (277)
• United States
17 Dec 11
I've never cooked anything for Christmas. This year I am making potato soup for my wife. She is always asking for it, but it takes a long time to make. I must be doing something right though because several people has offered to pay me to make it for them.
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@marguicha (91969)
• Chile
18 Dec 11
I love potato soup. Do you do it the french way, with fried onions?
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• United States
20 Dec 11
Not sure what the french way is, but only onions in it are green onions. Lots of potatoes, bacon, and a lot of TLC is my secret.
@moneywinner (1866)
• Brazil
17 Dec 11
Oh absolutely! Me and my sister we are still young to be married, so, we always come back home to spend Christimas with our parents. My mom do almost everything, but every year I do the turkey and my sister do the salad. My dad's job is to open the champagne!
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@marguicha (91969)
• Chile
18 Dec 11
I always make the men open the bottles. They usually don´t do much at the kitchen except when there´s a barbecue
• United States
16 Dec 11
This year we are going to my brothers house. I am making a crock pot of corn. I would like to make something else but,I am broke and I have corn.
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@marguicha (91969)
• Chile
16 Dec 11
I bet your corn will be very much appreciated if you are doing it with love. I make a lot of chep dishes for my friends when they come for diner and they love them. Money is not important.
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
17 Dec 11
Oh..yes, marguicha, it's called "marathon" baking! I will start on Monday! The list is never-ending, shortbread cookies,rumballs, nanaimo bars, pecan tarts, mince tarts, quiches (mini) sausage rolls, mini meatballs, peanut butter cups, pepper cookies...ON and ON! On Dec. 23, I will have my "open house" dinner..that is the day, that ALL with no family (and the downtrodden) come for dinner (Turkey and Ham)and I send them away with a gift box of goodies! Last year there was 18 persons..but at Thanksgiving there was only 11! I do this each year at Xmas, Easter and Thanksgiving! Just my way of giving back to the community! YES..then I have to save a bunch of baking for my son as he has certain "must haves" that make Christmas for him! Keeps me busy, and my mind active whilst waiting for test results..LOL! HUGZ!
@marguicha (91969)
• Chile
18 Dec 11
WOW!!! THat´s a lot of work, friend! I´m just going to make some cupcakes and cookies and a couple of kuchens to take to my daughter´s home for dessert. Other years I´ve done more, but this year I´m excused from too much work
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• Canada
18 Dec 11
My dear lady..you should be excused..you deserve it! I find that cooking can be exhausting...do YOU? I usually have 2 to 3 things on the go at the same time...and keeping up with the dishes is a big trial! I think I go thru about a 100 dishes towels..and a litre of dishsoap when the marathon begins. Today, I will get all my pastry doughs made..and frozen! Tomorrow, my Godson, Lucas is coming to bake Christmas cookies! He is the son of one of the places that I work...and she actually complimented me (unheard of--she is a hardnose!) She phoned and asked if I was baking cookies this year, and could Lucas participate..as she wanted him to learn from the best! FIRST, marguicha..first compliment I have ever got from her in 9 years! You just never know with her...whether that is meant..or she needed some-one to care for Lucas for the day...and no excuse is needed...I absolutely LOVE the little tyke!
@marguicha (91969)
• Chile
26 Dec 11
I love to cook, but now it seems that eveything is exhausting. But mu cupcakes and coookies were very well received and I did not have to spend money or energy in buying for the older people. That was their gift.
• Australia
26 Dec 11
i usually just make a roast meal that we have for either lunch or dinner & I cook it on the day.
@ChoukseyMK (1053)
• India
20 Dec 11
hi marguicha, happy Christmas. my wife is very innovative in cooking. she always prepare nutritious and delicious cake. i love her.
@marguicha (91969)
• Chile
26 Dec 11
Christmas time is a moment when we also eat some special sweets we don´´t eat every day. I am glad your wife is a good cook. Merry Xmas!
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
18 Dec 11
Hi Marg, indeed this year me and my sisters are doing some special cookies which we never do before. We even plan to bake some cakes since we are living very nearby to each other now. Indeed it is a very busy days for us here, especially baking cakes and cookies needs time and patience. Hopefully, all our plans will goes smoothly. At least, this year Christmas and New Year would be a very special event for my family and relatives. "Wish you a Very Happy Christmas and New Year", my dear Marg sis.
@marguicha (91969)
• Chile
18 Dec 11
Thans go much, friend! Merry Christmas to you too!!! It´s so nice when you live near your family. You can make all sorts of nice things to eat and it´s so good to know they will love it. I will be in charge of the sweets this year at my daughter´s house because that´s easier to take. I bought some paper doilies for the cupcakes so they would look nicer. I also plan to put frosting over them
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
18 Dec 11
Yes I do too but this year Christmas is going to be in my house....[I haven't moved out yet]so my place is the biggest! so every one will come on Christmas Eve and stay until the 26th! my daughters will be helping with the cooking thank goodness for that!I think my special for this year will be my summer fruit pudding!
@marguicha (91969)
• Chile
18 Dec 11
It seems you will have a lot of people, friend! My daughters are also very helpful when they come over, but I´m glad that now Christmas are at their houses. There´s always a lot of housecleaning after the party as children get very excited with the presents and we grownups catch up in conversation instead of minding them.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
29 Dec 11
I do because its only once in a year so we do cook what we love! and also for this coming new year..will be making goodies for hubby and the kids too