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Christmas Menu Ideas

We have a special post for you today.
With all the Christmas gatherings, it would be a nice to offer you some menu ideas for this festive season. 
Everything from a cookie exchange with friends, fun in the snow with the kids to Christmas and New Year menu ideas. I hope you enjoy browsing through the recipes and getting some ideas to include in your own celebrations.
All the best wishes for this wonderful season to all our readers. It comes lovingly from our kitchens to yours.

Cookie Exchange

Anneliese's Angel Kisses

Judy's Rolo Cookies

Bev's Pfeffernuesse

Marg's Tee Gebaeck

Christmas Morning Brunch 

Christmas Dinner

How about trying a Glazed Ham instead of a turkey
Recipe from Anneliese

Charlotte's Meatballs

Anneliese's Yam Casserole

Betty's Gelatin Salad

Snow Party
While the kids are on Christmas vacation. Enjoy a day out playing in the snow. Come in out of the cold  and enjoy some hot chocolate to warm up is a good start. Enjoy these tasty recipes with your friends and family.

Anneliese's Surprise Spread

Betty's Wiener Rolls

Bev's Honig Kuchen

New Years Day Open House 


  1. A wonderful and timely post. Thank you for the variety of delicious recipes.

  2. This is just awesome. So, so many ideas. Thanks for sharing this with us.


  3. Wow, wonderful looking food. You are making this easier. Everything here is always good. Linda

  4. My mouth is watering looking at all these wonderful recipes. I will definitely be making some of these. Thank you!

  5. I love, love, love this post! It's so nostalgic. Now I have to decide on which ones to make. Thanks, Sharon Andres,(Gig Harbor, Wa.)

  6. shirley reimer bertheletteDecember 1, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    All I can say is *WOW* really a great idea,,,Charlotte, just love all the items,,you have displayed here,,,for all of us...

  7. I just want to let you all know what an inspiration you have been to me. I've followed your blog, bought your wonderful cookbook and always look forward to each and every day for the great recipes that you add. This post today is so appreciated by all of us. Thank you so much!!

  8. Don't forget Oma's Jam Jams!!!

  9. Thanks for the post, great ideas for the beginning of this festive season. Many hours will be spend with family, the challenge will be to pick which ones to make and which to save for the new year.

  10. Great post, lots of wonderful ideas.

  11. This is a wonderful selection my mouth is watering yummy

  12. Super! I want to try everything!!

  13. Your blog often reminds me of when I lived in a small town in Colorado, many years ago. The VFD fundraiser was a cookbook, full of favorite recipes from dozens of townfolk, and it seemed like I knew most of the people by their recipes.

    Even though I now love in an even smaller town, here I don't have that same sense of individuals attached to special recipes. But I DO have that feeling when I read your blog, and I really, really love it. Thank you so much. I wish we were neighbors, but blogs create a sort of neighborhood, don't they?

    I hope this makes sense...mostly, I just want to thank you for sharing :)

    1. Thank you for your kind comments - we like to think of our readers as part of our community and we're glad you feel that way too.

  14. Wonderful post. Your food photos are fabulous. A blessed advent to you all. Angharad

  15. This is great! Just recently I was thinking that it would be nice if MGCC would put together a menu link. I really like planning menus. I plan them most weeks. It makes for much more efficient grocery shopping. Unfortunatley, I do not plan my time well to prepare all the things on my holiday menus. I will keep trying.

  16. What a delightful post!!! I will be back many times to look through each and every recipe, what fun!! Every year I THINK I know what I'm going to serve, but I'm searching for recipes like these right up to the week before Christmas, so this is just wonderful!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

  17. Thank you for your thoughtful and timely post. It's wonderful! Everything looks delicious. I love cookie exchanges and especially appreciate the variety of those recipes. I'm so glad I found your blog a few days ago and am already a regular reader. Thank you, ladies, and Merry Christmas.

  18. Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes, Ladies...
    What a great way to begin the busy month of December.

  19. What a fabulous post! It is a gift really, with all these great recipes. I need to spend some time going through this. I don't host Christmas or New Year's, I am invited to other's homes, but I always make desserts. Found some new cookie and jello salad ideas here. Thanks again. xo

  20. Thank you for your lovely post... it was an early Christmas present for me... you outdid yourselves...... smf