Sunday, December 7, 2008

& yet another giveaway...

when i was growing up my dad worked for the airlines.  he traveled a lot & always brought us back "treats".  he took a trip to New Orleans & from then on we were hooked.  on these... beignets.  they are a little french doughnut, kind of like a scone, but not.  wow!-  i am so crappy at this descriptive stuff!  anyway, they became a Sunday tradition at our house & i think that they would be a perfect Christmas morning treat.  they are super easy!  all you do is add water to the mix made by Cafe Du Monde.  roll them out, cut & fry them up.  cover them in powder sugar & enjoy.  okay, okay... the giveaway.  you get 2 boxes of Beignet mix, a cute little aluminium sugar shaker & this darling rectangular milk glass platter.  perfect for serving these little babies.

just leave a comment with one of your Christmas traditions.  we will end it Tuesday at 10 am.  This whole midnight thing is way too late for me!  Good luck & happy cooking! 






32 comments:

Karrie said...

I'm first, yahoo! I hope I win. One of our Christmas traditions is going to see the lights and hot cocoa,yum.

Heather said...

We have been to Germany twice during the holidays and now we have a traditional German dinner on Christmas Day; rotkohl, potatoes, rouladen and gravy. Soooo good!

cpullum said...

Christmas tradition was each kid got to open one present on Christmas Eve which I do with my kids now!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

wwhatcott said...

We have a great tradition that started when I was young. I made my kids do it too. The kids have to eat a FULL banana before they can go in to see what is under the tree on Christmas morning- and they have to line up- youngest to oldest. We always stand inside and video them running in and the present opening craziness! It is fun and my oldest son, he says he is going to make his kids go through this same tradition too!

Krista said...

With my own little family being fairly new, we don't have any set traditions quite yet. But I think I'll carry on one we had while I was growing up which is being able to open one of the presents under the tree on Christmas Eve.

luke & sammy said...

we of course get christmas pajamas on christmas eve! I love this give away!

Desiree said...

Our tradition is letting the kids open up one present on Christmas Eve. Nothing huge. Just a little gift.

Jack Attack said...

so many favorite traditions but I think my favorite (now as an adult) is waiting to open gifts until the afternoon and going to brunch on Christmas day.

Stohl Family said...

I just discovered your blog yesterday and already used a recipe for dinner tonight! Thanks so much!
Our favorite holiday tradition is buying a new nativity each year.

Whitney said...

Sour Cream Butterhorns for breakfast every Christmas morning. Mmmm!

Natalie said...

you know i love beignets. one of my favorite holiday traditions is ballet west's nutcracker. missed out this year ;-(

Karissa and Mik said...

so cute! every christmas we all open matching pj's on christmas eve then change into them so we are all matching in the morning as well. yes theyre all matching. and yes theyre are 14 of us counting my parents! my new hubby is sure to be intrigued with this tradition, since he's getting the matching pj's as well this year!

atkinson family said...

So cute! So many traditions, we also get to open one present on christmas eve, usually a new pair of jammies, in the morning we always have biscuits and gravy, but I would love to try these instead this year!

David or Jenny said...

those sound tasty! my favorite traditions are the christmas stories every night before bed.

Chrispy Critter said...

We try to eat off our christmas dishes every day during december

Traci Elizabeth said...

Does sneaking a peek at my gifts every year count as a tradition?? =)

Super cute giveaway.. I hope I win!

The Lawlor's said...

Singing Christmas carols around the piano and eating clam chowder and delicious cheeses on Christmas Eve.

So many good ideas! Thanks.

Brooke said...

Britnee, you are too delightful. :) What a fun giveaway. My kids love the tradition of getting a new Christmas book and special ornament for their own little trees from Grandma and Grandpa.

Tricia said...

Great giveway, those look yummy! We have many tradition but since this is about food, I'll share my food tradition... for Christmas Eve we have fondue for dinner and then dessert! I'm so excited for this yummy tradition in a few weeks.

Erica said...

We always open our Christmas Jammies on Christmas Eve and go out driving around looking for Christmas lights while blasting Christmas Carols on our radio! So fun!

The Kukahikos said...

We always have an omelet casserole, apple and cherry turnovers, and wassail for Christmas morning breakfast after we open presents. So good!

Nicole and Gene Cope said...

Christmas pajamas Christmas eve.

Squishypig said...

My favorite tradition is decorating the tree and remembering all the stories that go with the ornaments as they are unpacked.

Nikki Petersen said...

We start Christmas eve off with a pajama hunt that the elf's have left for us while we ate dinner at Grandma's. We get in our new Christmas pj's and read some Christmas books.

Summer said...

If I win, I will make them and bring some to you!

I hope everything is OK at your store! I just saw PPM!

Patty said...

We used to take our kids to Salt Lake City to see the Christmas lights at Temple Square every year. We'd go on Friday afternoon, eat dinner somewhere special, then see the lights. We would stay at a hotel downtown so we could walk. When we got back to the hotel, I'd tell the girls to unpack their little suitcases - into which I'd tucked new Christmas pj's that they hadn't seen before. It brings tears to my eyes to remember how excited they were.

Dani said...

We all open pj's from our Grandma on Christmas Eve, and we have to wear them even if we think they are ugly!

Andy said...

I love this blog! Our traditions: One Christmas present on Christmas Eve and driving around to look at Christmas lights around the neighborhood.

Simple Sayings Vinyl Lettering said...

Just found this blog. One of our most recent traditions we started the last 8 years or so was to pick a family and to do christmas for them. One year while I was teaching school I bought some coats for some of the kids in my class that didn't have one. Another year we did christmas for a family whose mother was dealing with the issues of cancer. my email: kayetuia@hotmail.com

Caryn said...

We have our big dinner on Christmas Eve. Our favorite is prime rib, finishing off with something chocolate for dessert. The next day we have leftovers and I can relax and enjoy the day instead of spending it all in the kitchen.

sillyhaywardfamily said...

Ooh I love christmas traditions!!! We always drive around to look at all the christmas lights, and (like everyone else) get to open one gift christmas eve(jammies)!!!

Anne said...

All of the recipes you all post look so good! I know I'm late on the giveaway, but where did you get this neat platter and darling Christmas cake stand? Love them!