Dec 17, 2012

Holiday Inspiration from Sandra Lee

Are YOU ready for Christmas?  I know I'm done shopping but there is still so much to be done so I thought I'd share some great ideas that were gathered from Sandra Lee during a recent TweetUp.

Q.     What are some good ideas for Christmas breakfast that can be prepared ahead of time?
A.     Waking up to the smell of fresh cinnamon buns is divine. You can prep the dough the night before and have the rolls ready in the pan. The next morning, take the rolls out of the refrigerator and let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature. Bake the rolls for 15 minutes and pipe with icing right before you serve.

Q.     What is your favorite holiday cocktail?
A.      White Chocolate Eggnog. Combine 2 quarts eggnog, 1 cup white rum, Myers’s® Platinum, and 1 cup Godiva® White Chocolate liqueur.  Serve topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Makes 16 drinks.

Q.     Do you have any ideas for fun non-alcoholic drinks to serve at a holiday party?
A.      Hot Cider, Peppermint Hot Chocolate and non-alcoholic Eggnog are always popular and festive for a holiday party.

Q.     Can you offer suggestions for a fun and easy gift a young child can make for relatives?
A.      Large prefinished wooden letters are available at many crafts stores. Use them to spell out a special holiday message and let your child decorate and wrap the letters in yarn or trim of their choice. The kids will love giving these gifts to family members.

Q.     Can you share any tips for involving small children in holiday preparations?
A.      I purchase whimsical decorations all year round.  Colorful balls of yarn, embellished paper and trimmings are a beacon for kids.   Set up a table just for the kids and let them craft their own cool, kids-only projects. Not only will their holiday art help you decorate, it will also spread the holiday cheer :)

 Q.     What is your favorite time-saving holiday tip?

A.      Host a tree trimming celebration.  Invite friends and family over to help decorate the Christmas tree. Not only will this save you time with decorating it will also allow you to spend time and create new memories with the ones you love.  

If YOU haven't finished your Christmas shopping check out Verizon for lots of great gift ideas. 

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Moms program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.”


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