Planning Christmas Ahead

Having a good Christmas means getting a Christmas Club Account and saving up.  Planning a good Christmas is deciding if you will collect recipes in a binder or cater out or order a variety of things.  What is truly essential is starting ahead.  Even planning your entertainment ahead and rehearsing, writing or practicing piano or buying movies like “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer,” can ignite the holidays.  Planning your liquor and gaiety is also essential and stocking up well in advance.  Start knitting or planning gifts a year ahead especially if you want to make or design or search for or save for gifts.  Make a giving list and invite friends and extended family to exchange gifts.  Christmas is one of the most memorable and happiest times of the year-plan, plan plan.  This is when the premium wives, matriarchs, patriarchs, gentlemen and ladies get distinguished. See the below list of Christmas desserts to get you started on your own list.  Merriment and gaiety are some of the most essential ingredients to Christmas.  Start collecting dishes, serving platters, music, cameras and video cameras, etc. Start early sending Christmas cards.  Make Christmas a time when you give love and appreciate everyone in your life and community.  Plan for philanthropic donations to charities and non-profits and save for those too. If you can it’s a good time to plan to put money into family trusts and children’s trust funds and college funds.

With love,  Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Christmas Desserts

Cakes

Christmas Cake

7-UP Pound Cake

Fruit Cake soaked in good rum

Bundt Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Brandy Crunch Cake

Cookies

No bakes

Mamoul

Butter Pecan Cookies

Fortune Cookies

Almond Cookies

Christmas Cookies, sugar cookies, cream of tartar & almond extracts

Painted Cookies

Rum Balls

Peanut Butter Cookies

Ginger Snaps

Molasses Cookies

Gingerbread men

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Orange Crescents

Rugalach

Palmiers

Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip Monster Cookies and plain tollhouse

Christmas cookie tins

Peppermint Patties

Thin Mint Cookies

Windmills

Animal Crackers

Snow ball men

Animated cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Candy

Homemade Hard candy

Peanut Brittle

Chocolate Covered Cherries with Brandy inside

M+Ms

Homemade Fudge

Homemade Caramels

Taffy

Vintage Candy

Homemade Butterscotches

Chocolate covered mints

Christmas Brach’s chews

Foil candy wrapper candies (strawberry etc.)

Box of chocolates

bon bon & truffles

Candy Canes

Turtles

 

Puddings

Trifle

Custard

Claufoutis

Bread Pudding

Parfaits

Naturals

Other Desserts

Jelly donuts

Sherbert

Homemade Swiss Rolls or store bought

Baklava

Animated Desserts

Jello molds or Jello parfaits

Raisin Bread

Orange Pecan Rolls

Nutella Filo Rolls

Mince Pies

Top with Maraschino

Lemon Bars

Chocolate Croissants

Croissants

Chocolate mousse ramekins

Petit fours

Peanut Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Tins

Fruit baskets

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