Christmas Dinner and a Holiday Giveaway

Christmas wouldn’t be the same (in this modern world of ours) without Christmas specials. I love finding the same classic movies on over and over again from Thanksgiving on. Nothing quite makes you smile like the distant hum of all the Whos down in Whoville or when Linus gives his Christmas monologue. That is the meaning of Christmas, Charlie Brown.

So what do Christmas specials have to do with food? Not a whole lot. But, these Cornish hens reminded me of the humble dinner that Bob Cratchit served his family for Christmas. (Another Christmas classic my dad would always watch late at night after everyone was in bed and he stayed up making sure all the presents looked just so).

Game hens are the perfect portion for a small family/friends get together for the holidays and faster cooking than a turkey. The pomegranate-rice stuffing is an interesting take on traditional stuffing and really dressing thins up a bit.


PhotobucketExciting News! Today I bring the cookies to Katrina’s Kitchen! Please go check out my Grasshopper Pie Cookies on her site. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be featured on Katrina’s site and how much fun it was coming up with this cookie recipe for her cookie exchange. I would love for you to go over and check out my recipe and all the other wonderful cookie recipes my foodie friends have been sharing all month on Katrina’s site.


And because I’m in a Christmas sort of mood – let’s have a giveaway!

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Entries will be accepted through 12AM December 25th. Winner will be chosen an announced by Dec 28th. 

Christmas day will always be just as long as we have we ~ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

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  1. Dana Hannsgen says

    My favorite Christmas special that I whip out for the holidays is definitely my 7 layer cookies. They take a bit more time and work, but it is so worth it in the end. Definitely a show stopper for the holidays. My favorite thing you have made here are the maple bacon cupcakes. Such an underrated combination that I think everyone should have on Christmas morning :)

  2. says

    It just dawned on my that the only Christmas special we have watched this year was a new Ice Age one. (It really didn’t measure up to the old classics.) The best ever holiday classic has to be Christmas Story—don’t shoot your eye out! :) Happy Holidays!

  3. says

    What a great post! I love Linus’s monologue, too! I think it’s one of the all-time best Christmas moments!

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway! I “like” your Facebook page

  4. says

    Oh girl, these are the sexiest hens I’ve ever seen! I’d almost feel dirty eating these babies – but trust me, I would enjoy every bite. Yeah… I’m a little loopy, but you’re still fabulous!

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