Celebrating daily treats throughout December

Did you know that every day in December celebrates a different type of food?

Did you know that every day in December celebrates a different type of food?

Did you know that every day in December celebrates a different type of food?

Did you know that every day in December celebrates a different type of food?  While many are not related to Christmas, several are, in some way or other.

On Dec. 4 there was National Cookie Day – as this falls during National Cookie Cutter Week. Although we’ve missed it there is still time to dig out those cutters and make up an early batch of Christmas cookies.

Dec. 12 is Gingerbread House Day – okay, so it’s a little early, who cares – make the gingerbread house early and enjoy.

Dec. 16 is Chocolate Covered Anything Day – what more needs to be said?  I agree wholeheartedly that anything covered in chocolate has got to be delicious.

Dec. 23 is National Pfeffernuese Day – for those unfamiliar with these, pfeffernusse are fluffy cookies made with ground nuts and spices and covered in powdered sugar.  Yum!

Dec. 24 is National Egg Nog Day – whether it be store bought, straight from the container, or homemade and doctored up a little (or a lot), egg nog is a Christmas staple in many homes.

Dec. 26 is National Candy Cane Day – these can be used to decorate the tree, stuffed into stockings, or just scattered around the room as edible decorations, and they come in many different flavours these days.

Dec. 27 is National Fruit Cake Day –  not my personal favourite, but many people do like fruit cakes.

These are all perfectly good reasons to indulge a little in the topic of the day.

If you don’t have a recipe, go to your local library; they are sure to have cookbooks that will help.

Or if you have access to the internet, Google it.  There are tons of recipes out there.

Try something new and enjoy yourself this holiday season.