It’s now the beginning of December and I’m starting to think about Christmas boxes. For most people on my list, I recycle books I’ve read this year, and send homemade edible goodies — we’re all grownups, and we all have too much stuff, and my ideal Christmas is one where there isn’t much Stuff at the end of it.
I was watching Martha today, and her Miniature Golden Fruitcakes looked wonderful — I spent a semester in Ireland as an undergrad, and I loved English Christmas Cakes — heavy with fruit and booze with that snappy white hard frosting on them. I made a version last year, and people seemed to like them, so I’m thinking this year I’ll try this recipe I saw today.
But what else? I didn’t do a lot of canning this summer because most of our fruit crops failed … so cookies? cheese biscuits? another batch of paté?
What are you making for people for Christmas? Chime in in the comments …