A very Foodie Christmas: Ornaments, snacks ideas… and more
‘Twas a couple of weeks before Christmas, and all through the house,
Foodies were cooking, and worrying their spouse…
“Oh what shall I buy them, oh what shall I do?”
Never fear, FoodOddity has some ideas for you!
You too can own a set of coveted bacon Christmas ornaments, sure to bring the joy of bacon to your Christmas! Buy some
A healthy Snack… The Christmas tree veggie plate
Whether your planning to have guests of just spend Christmas with the family, having some good old fashioned vegetables around is a good idea… especially with the amount of sweets and fatty foods that are sure to be in the house. For this tree, you basically arrange the green vegetables (broccoli is best) in the shape of a Christmas tree, and add colorful bits (like cherry tomatoes or sliced carrots for decoration) and use pretzels or carrot sticks for the trunk of the tree. You can even use cauliflower on the bottom for snow!
Go ahead, get creative with this. It’s fast, easy, and (shhhh…) healthy. Serve with the dip of your choice.
Melted snowman cookies
Look at Frosty melt! This somewhat twisted Christmas cookie is sure to give some kids nightmares. You can make your favorite gingerbread or shortbread cookie and decorate it by depicting the demise of the world’s most popular snowman. Cut the dough in a “pooling” shape, add some frosting, use nugat or a bon bon for his head, and maybe some smarties for the buttons. Here’s the recipe from The Decorated Cookie.
A very cheesy Christmas tree
Use cream cheese as your Christmas tree! Recipe from Madrid Cooks
- 8 oz Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese
- 1/4 cup Basil Pesto Sauce
- 1 TBLSP chopped red pepper
- 1 cinnamon stick
CUT block of cream cheese diagonally in half. Place triangles together to resemble Christmas tree on serving plate. Cover with pesto. ADD peppers for the tree ornaments. Insert cinnamon stick at base of triangle for the tree trunk.
If you want to do something else with cheese… check out Frosty the melting Cheeseball Man
The party penguins
I frakken LOVE these guys! The party penguins are a little labor intensive, but may be a fun and tasty craft if you have a kid for a cold December day. Basically, you take giant olives, stuff them with cream cheese balls, use cherry tomatoes for hats, and carrots for the feet and beaks. Emily Bloss made these chillin little guys, check out her blog for a ton of variations.
A few more Foodie Ornaments
These and other Foodie ornaments are available at Amazon