Saturday, December 22, 2007

A Few Christmas Recipes

I figured I'd consolidate some of the recipes I'm using this Christmas into one post, so I'd have them for future reference.


  • CINNAMON ROLLS 101- these seriously sound like they will cause all who consume them to instantly commence with the "Mmmmm"s. I can't wait to try them.
  • (And for some other morning, because they look so amazingly delicious: ) Cinnamon Sugar French Breakfast Puffs- Buttery, sugary, cinnamony moist breakfast muffins. They look positively sinful.

This year, we're going to do a Texas-themed Christmas, seeing as how it's technically our first Christmas outside of America. So, we're doing chicken & cheese enchiladas, classic beef tacos, enough guacamole to feed a small army, some salsa, and I'm going to try to make refried beans from scratch without pinto beans. :) I honestly have no idea if or how that will work. Here are some recipes I'm going to pick from:
  • Molly's Refried Beans - These require bacon, which we can't get here. So I might need to get a fatty piece of turkey or something to make them.
  • Refried Beans with all the facts- This site gives GREAT information about when and why to make beans from scratch, and her recipe sounds great too.
  • Delicious-sounding refried beans- These sound really good, and she gives the step-by-step basic instructions for those of us who get scared about making things like beans from scratch. (Which sounds so silly, because most of the world makes beans from scratch, but we Texans with our delicious canned refried beans are spoiled!) ;)


Jess said...

Well, the sweets came out great! :) Those cinnamon rolls AND those muffins are completely to die for. Every single bite of both was absolutely scrumptious.

As for the beans, well, I'm sure they would have been good if I lived in a place where, say, pinto beans were available... and where I could get some bacon to flavor the beans.

What we ended up with was a great big laughfest over the beans. Made with the beans we could find here, they just were completely bland. I nearly upchucked at the first bite. So for the last two days, I've been teasing the boys about having to eat beans for breakfast, beans for snacks, etc. At least we've had a good laugh, and at least beans aren't expensive. :)


Carrie Snedeker said...

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