Monday, November 17, 2008

Blog Party Day 4

Welcome to the fourth installment of the Momdot Christmas of Dreams Blog Party!

Nov. 17, 2008

Topic: What is your favorite Holiday recipe, describe your Holiday table, biggest holiday cooking disaster…

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My favorite holiday recipe is for Chocolate Drop cookies. The recipe came to me from my Mother (a childhood holiday favorite), who says the recipe came to her from my Aunt Dolly, who got the recipe from my late Grandma Covato.

Here’s the recipe:
Chocolate Drop Cookies
By Dolly Rudolph (Aunt Dolly)

1 & 2/3 C. All purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt

1 C. firmly packed brown sugar
½ C. shortening
3 oz. melted unsweetened chocolate

2 eggs
½ C. milk
½ tsp. vanilla flavoring

Spoon unsifted flour into dry measuring C. level off and pour measured onto wax paper.
Add soda and salt to flour, stir to blend.
Cream sugar, shortening, and chocolate thoroughly.
Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with milk.
Stir in vanilla.

Drop by tsp. onto greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350degrees 12- 15 minutes.
Frost while warm.

They are super yummy and delicious and we have them from Nov. 1-Christmas or maybe even a little longer if they last. My mom always makes a whole bunch and freezes them so we have them for the entire holiday season.

Our holiday table varies by house. At my In-Laws, they don’t really do anything special. We often eat in the living room, on the couch, in front of the t.v. Boo! At my parents house decorating the table is half the fun of getting ready for dinner. We always have a ton of people present, so there’s plenty to set up. We have special Christmas table clothes and place mats; we also have special center pieces. We use my mom’s holly decorated dishes and the good silverware. We have fancy folded napkins and candles too. Then, when it’s time for dinner, we fill every CREVICE with food. Literally the entire table, the china cabinet and the bar are FILLED with food. It’s GREAT! I love holidays at my house.

I think the biggest holiday cooking disaster I can remember would be when my little brother was standing on a bench, “helping” and the bench tipped over. It was Christmas Eve. We were making our traditional Italian fare. He ended up crushing his finger (thumb maybe?) under the bench and Mom and Dad spent the night in the emergency room. He was maybe 3 or 4 at the time. He’s 16 ½ now. We haven’t had any FOOD related emergencies, because my Mother is an AWESOME cook. She doesn’t make anything excited or amazing, but she almost always cooks what she is making perfectly. Again, another reason I love dinner at my parent’s house.
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Staci said...

Those cookies sound amazing! Your house sounds a lot like ours. Lots of people and tons of food.

Anonymous said...

Yum those cookies sound so delicious! But oh no about your brother!

Amanda said...

Yum, I want to bake cookies now.

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

An emergency visit on Christmas Eve is quite the disaster. OUCH!