Saturday, December 23, 2023

A Holiday Cocktail and the Weekly Menu including Christmas

Be Cheered; It is Christmastime........


And we are serving up Candy Cane Kahlua and Cream Cocktails......

It is so hard to believe that Christmas is here!!!  This was the fastest year ever.  Last year at this time I got home from the hospital on December 21st.  Just in time to celebrate Marina and Devin's Wedding.  I was so grateful to be home for the holidays and grateful that this year I was able to be involved in all of the decorating, entertaining and shopping that Frank had to handle on his own last year.

Candy Cane Kahlua and Cream

Last night Frank made me a cocktail to celebrate.  It is a classic White Russian but he rimmed the glass with sugar and peppermint sprinkles and added a shot of Peppermint Schnapps.  It was a perfect cocktail to enjoy in front of the fire while we counted our many blessings.

Marissa's Aunt, Uncle, and Brother are coming over for Christmas Brunch this morning.  We are singing at Mass tonight and will go out for dinner afterward.  Tomorrow night we will be celebrating Christmas Eve at Frank's brother's.  Christmas Day dinner will be here with family and friends.

We are having Frank's cousins and Roz over for dinner on Wednesday. The rest of the week will be spent recuperating and eating planned leftovers.

So here is what I'm serving up for Christmas and what I will be making with the leftovers.

Christmas Eve Brunch
Fruit Salad
3 Cheese Quiche
Lemon Cranberry Muffins
Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Sunday-Christmas Eve
Dinner at Dan and Rebecca's

Christmas Tree Pullapart Rolls with Marinara
Easy Spinach Pie Triangles
Spiral Baked Ham
Shrimp Scampi
Squash Casserole
Buttered Corn
Assorted Cookies

Macaroni and Cheese with Ham 

Wednesday- Cousins for Dinner
Cheese and Fruit Platter
Spinach and Pear Salad
Brownie Trifle

Club Sandwiches (remaining ham and turkey)

Anything that's left or PBJ if everything is gone LOL

I might be serving up some more of these cocktails too......

Cocktails, Christmas, Vodka, Kahlua, Peppermint, Cream
Yield: 1 cocktail
Author: Wendy Klik
Candy Cane Kahlua and Cream

Candy Cane Kahlua and Cream

Adding Peppermint Schnapps and rimming the glass with crushed Candy Canes adds a festive feel to this Classic White Russian Cocktail.
Prep time: 2 MinTotal time: 2 Min


  • 1 oz. peppermint schnapps
  • 1 oz. Kahlua
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 2 oz. light cream
  • sugar and crushed candy canes or peppermint sprinkles (if desired)


  1. Combine some sugar with some crushed candy canes on a plate.
  2. Pour a small amount of Peppermint Schnapps onto a second plate.
  3. Dip a rocks glass first in the Schnapps and then in the candy cane sugar. Set aside to set.
  4. Place the schnapps, Kahlua, vodka, and cream in a cocktail shaker and shake to combine.
  5. Fill the rimmed rocks glass with ice. Pour the cream mixture over the ice and serve.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

17.62 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

10.99 g

Carbs (grams)

21.64 g

Fiber (grams)

0 g

Net carbs

21.64 g

Sugar (grams)

19.91 g

Protein (grams)

1.26 g

Sodium (milligrams)

21.83 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

62.94 mg


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