Have a crowd to please and less time than you would like to have the house festive and the kitchen filled with an Instagram worthy spread? Check out this list of easy holiday deals that you can deal with between the trajectory of draping glitter!
Wassail is a traditional holiday drink that makes an excellent addition to a party of all ages because it does not have to contain alcohol. Before jumping right past this section – Wassail can be changed to your specific preferences, but the simple base remains the same.
Take four cups of orange juice, six cups of apple juice and two cups of pineapple juice and bring them to a sink in a large stockpot. Then add cinnamon, cloves and nutmegs to your taste. We recommend that you take a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a few cinnamon sticks, a teaspoon of cloves and a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg. Double or triple the stack depending on the number of thirsty party guests, and add orange and apple slices for presentation and taste. Swim low as long as you like. Almost as good as the taste of this citrus drink? How good is it that your home smells when you do it!
Do you have some (or a lot) extra time before the holiday starts? Make mugs that make a try and design custom Christmas mugs that your guests can bring home as a party event.
Keep up the winter wonderland cheer in your kitchen with this simple holiday snack. You will need a crockpot, six ounces of vanilla almond bark, a funfetti cake mix and six cups of honey Nut Cheerios.
To start melting the almond bark in the crockpot on low. Do not boil the bark high, otherwise it will burn. After the bark is melted, stir in the Cheerios and let it sit for three or four minutes. Then sprinkle the box with the cake mix over the top and mix. Place the mixture on a cookie sheet to cool and allow to cool for an hour or two before serving. You can store this simple snack in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
Watch the almond bark melt as slowly as watching the snow melt? Jazz up your mantle with holiday decor while you wait for things to heat up and melt down in the kitchen.
It has never been easier to enjoy a party with the kids. While making your weekly food trip, grab strawberries, bananas and green grapes, as well as a pack of woodpeckers. Take the skewers and cut them in half or thirds, or if you prefer to use a pack of long toothpicks instead. Once you have your sticks saved, cut off the tops of the strawberries and cut the bananas into half inch slices. Then it's time to mount your Grinch kebabs.
Take a green grape and shoot it vertically down the toothpick or skewer. Then slide a banana slice on, followed by the strawberry. The strawberry should look like the top of a Santa hat with the pointed end at the top. If you want to get some extra points with your sweet tooth guests, add a mini marshmallow on top of Grinch's Santa Claus to complement the look with some sugar.
After the Grinch is completely green and mounted, go to the yard and add a little cheer to your lawn with some simple Christmas lawn DIY .
Dipped pretzels are a light, festive treat. Start by gathering your ingredients – you need pretzels (squares, sticks, traditional or all of the above) and either a creamy mustard for tasty snack or chocolate (white, dark and milk) for a sweet, compliant offering. If you take the dessert box, you can use crushed candy, colorful sprinkles or anything else you can think of as toppings.
Heat the dipping chocolate in separate bowls. If you do not use a double boiler to heat it on the stove, be careful and stir frequently. While chocolate can be melted in the microwave, it can also be burned very easily. As you melt your chocolate, consider adding a teaspoon of coconut oil to the blends. This will not change the taste, but it will change the texture and make the chocolate easier to work with.
After you have melted the chocolate, you can dip and dip different types of chocolate or mix it however you choose. After dipping, place the pretzels evenly distributed on parchment or wax paper. Sprinkle some of your favorite toppings on the pretzels as the chocolate begins to dry. The best time to add toppings is about a minute after dipping the pretzels – before the chocolate starts to cool and harden too much. Have fun customizing this treatment and coming up with your own flavor combinations.
If you are taking pretzels on the road with you, unpack them safely (and all your other holiday offers) using this that travels with DIY food .