Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas

Reposted from last year as a reminder to myself. Do you have any fun ideas for celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas?

Ruth had a great idea and my brain just couldn't leave it alone. She came up with gifts to give to represent the 12 days of Christmas. I thought I would try to focus on incorporating the 12 Days of Christmas song into a menu plan. It's too late for this year but I wanted to record it here to give myself a better chance of remembering it next year. I tried to avoid desserts since we don't need any help in that department this time of year but some just couldn't be helped. Feel free to add your suggestions below:

First day of Christmas: Anything with pears, how about~Poached Orange Pears

Second Day of Christmas: Chocolate Turtle Brownie Pie or Turtle Bean Soup (not sure I am up to Mock Turtle Soup)

Third Day of Christmas: French Egg and Bacon Sandwich or simply Egg Salad

Fourth Day of Christmas: Bird’s Nest Egg Salad or Bird’s Nest Pie

Fifth Day of Christmas: Onion Rings or Cinnamon Coffee Ring

Sixth Day of Christmas: If you don't feel like cooking a goose how about toast or English muffins with gooseberry jam

Seventh Day of Christmas: probably more involved that the other recipes but sooooo cute~ Swan Crème Puffs

Eighth Day of Christmas: milkshakes, of course!

Ninth Day of Christmas: Dancing Chicken on the Grill or Dancing Lemonade Chicken if you don't have beer on hand (don't forget Dancing Spaghetti~ this is a science experiment)

Tenth Day of Christmas: Lord Baltimore Cake or you could make Lord Woolton Pie. If you do, please tell me what "swedes" are. (Melanie B discovered that swedes are rutabagas or yellow turnips!)

Eleventh Day of Christmas: You could make your own Pirouette cookies (they look like little pipes) or let Pepperidge Farm make them for you and serve with piping hot cocoa!

Twelfth Day of Christmas: Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks or any other drumstick recipe

Husband and I had lots of fun looking up recipes and tossing around ideas. We found it funny that just about every character in the song could be made into an alcoholic beverage. Turtle Punch anyone? No? How about a Hot Piper?


  1. That's a great idea. I'll save this info too. Merry Christmas

  2. What wonderful ideas. Thank you for taking the time to share them. I pray that you and your family have a Merry Christmas.

  3. Unless I'm mistaken, aren't the 12 Days of Christmas AFTER 25 December until the Epiphany? So you've still got time! :) Thanks for a great idea too! Have a very merry and blessed Christmas.

  4. Dirtdartwife,
    Oh, yes, you are absolutely right! I try to post ideas early when I can to give everybody time to prepare should they feel so inspired.

  5. This is great, Charlotte! I hope I an manage to do this this year :)

  6. Your ideas for Christmas looks great. Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

  7. Even though we're well into the 12 days of Christmas, I featured this over at Catholic Icing today. I just thought your ideas were adorable, and I can't wait to do it next year! Love the onion ring idea ;-)

  8. Dear Charlotte,
    this is great. I too am behind and will be posting my 12 days plans late but in time for next year.
    I love to be able to refer back and take it from there.
    Great ideas
    Thank you
    God Bless

  9. What great ideas Charlotte! Your creativity is very inspiring!!


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