Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Warning, you might drool on your keyboard. I did.

The Mister has a huge family. I am not exaggerating. At Thanksgiving there was literally 22 people at dinner.

And that was a small gathering.

Christmas is bigger. Like a lot bigger. At least 3 times as big, but depending what cousins are in town, there could be closer to 70. And this is just his mom's side of the family. His dad's side is just as big. Coming from a family whose holiday's were usually 3-6 people, this has been quite an adjustment.

But now I think it is awesome. There is always BINGO. You pay a quarter for a card, if you get BINGO, you get the pot. One year, the Mister and I won 3 times before we stopped playing. We walked away with almost $40 that day.

The last couple of years, there has been a cake walk at Christmas. People bring baked goods, you go around and around in a circle, if your number gets drawn, you get to take home a plate of goodies. I have been scouring Pinterest for what my treats will be this year.

Red Velvet Santa Hat Brownies
Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies
red velvet white chocolate chip cookies, could be a new christmas favorite!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins - Your pumpkin fanatics will beg for these! Spiced pumpkin & sweet chocolate chips make this moist muffin a very special treat!
Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Vanilla Sheet Cake
Another pinner said: Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Vanilla Sheet Cake  (hands down, one of the best cakes you will ever eat...perfect for holiday gatherings too...!)
Peppermint Kissed Sugar Cookies
Peppermint Kiss Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Peppermint Roll
Chocolate Peppermint Roll
What's your vote for my cake walk treat? How big are your family gatherings? Any fun traditions to share?


Angi said...

Hard one...I vote for either red velvet cookies or the chocolate peppermint roll!!!

Jen said...

Wow that's a lot of people and those santa hat brownies look amazing!

rebeckann said...

I vote for chocolate chip pumpkin muffins!

Erin O'Riordan said...

Have you tried the red velvet brownies at Panera? They look like white chocolate chip, but the chips are actually cheesecake-flavored!

Katie said...

those all look so good! the peppermint cookies look so good!