Cook A Canton Christmas!

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Cook A Canton Christmas!

Madison Blakely, Features Editor

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Picture this! You’re waking up in your fuzzy Christmas PJ’s to see the snow from the night before when it hits you. You forgot to cook for Christmas Day! Without a moment of hesitation you pull up the Panther Post to find exactly what you’re looking for! A Christmas cookbook for the holiday season inspired by family and teachers that includes all your Christmas needs.

Moopie’s Wassail Christmas Drink

Mrs. Warren loves walking into her mother in law’s home to the smell of the delicious wassail drink, a strong smell of cinnamon and apples fills the air as people walk in. To Warren “it has always been something to look forward to at Christmas time and she even gives me packets to take home. Her house is so welcoming and whenever I walk in I feel loved. It always smells good.” Warren loves making this at home because it brings back the cozy smell throughout the air of cinnamon and apples.

Ingredients:

  • 1 gallon Mussel-man’s Apple Cider
  • 4 cups of orange juice
  • 4 hibiscus tea bags
  • 10 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon juniper berries
  • 1 1/2 inch fresh ginger piece, cut into slices
  • 1 apple, sliced into rounds
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds

Instructions:

  • Pour all ingredients into crock pot and mix
  • Place on high heat for 3-4 hours until darkened and fruit gets soft
  • Remove tea bags
  • Enjoy!

Mrs. Pounds Dough Dessert

Mrs. Pounds started cooking this fun dessert when her girls were younger and ever since its become a tradition for the family. When the girls come and visit her for Christmas it’s really great to have something familiar at the table that makes people feel at home. Everyone tends to really enjoy it!

Ingredients:

  • Frozen yeast rolls
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon 
  • Brown sugar
  • Green icing
  • Red Icing
  • Green Cherries
  • Red cherries

Instructions:

  • Get already rolled frozen balls and roll into melted butter
  • Make a mixture to your liking of brown sugar, cinnamon, and sugar
  • Roll balls into your mixture
  • Form balls into the shape of a reef or Christmas tree
  • Let rise overnight
  • Bake in 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes
  • While warm drizzle icing over rolls and place cherries on top.
  • Enjoy!

Make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year by getting in your kitchen and trying out these recipes. Where can you go wrong? Spread Christmas cheer with everyone by sharing your cooking skills.

Mrs. Carter’s Christmas Oreo Ball Delights

When a former student, Hunter Poe, gave Mrs. Carter Oreo balls for a gift one year it turned into a new Christmas tradition in her family. Everyone looks forward to her sweet dessert balls during the holidays. Not only does she make these for her family she also takes them to teachers here at Canton Academy.

Ingredients:

  • Pack of oreos (14.3 ounces)
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese (1 brick) 
  • White melting chocolate (12.5 ounces)

Instructions:

  • Mash cookies (with cream still inside) in a bag or food processor
  • Put crumbs into bowl (leave aside a tablespoon of crumbs)
  • Add cream cheese into bowl with crumbs
  • Mix mixture then scoop 1- inch and form into a sphere
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes
  • Melt chocolate in 30 second intervals then dip ball in melted chocolate
  • Sprinkle remaining crumbs on balls
  • Eat up!

Ms. Watson’s Breakfast Casserole

Taking inspiration from a magazine, Sarah Watson, makes breakfast casserole each year for her family. A great dish for the family that will have everyone around loving the food you make. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of Jimmy Dean pork sausage
  • 10 lightly beaten eggs
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 2 teaspoon of dry mustard
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 cups of cubed bread
  • ½ tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook the sausage
  • Crumble the sausage
  • Drain sausage
  • Mix together eggs, milk, mustard, and salt in a bowl
  • In a 9” x 13” x 2” buttered pan place half of bread in dish
  • Sprinkle half the pepper, cheese, and sausage on pan
  • Layer rest of bread in pan
  • Sprinkle pepper, cheese, and sausage on bread
  • Pour egg mixture on casserole
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until eggs are cooked
  • Enjoy!

Madison’s Holiday Haystacks

A delicious treat my grandmother makes us during holidays. Everyone in the house loves the taste of these and when she makes them for us. You really just can’t stop eating them!

Ingredients:

  • Chow mien noodles
  • 2 bags of butterscotch pieces
  • 1 cup of unsalted peanuts

Instructions:

  • Empty butterscotch into bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until mostly melted
  • Pour chow mien noodles and peanuts into bowl
  • Mix together until blended
  • Take a spoon full of amount and put on parchment paper
  • Place in freezer for 30-45 minutes
  • Enjoy!

Christmas Tree Brownies

An easy fun last minute Christmas treat to make for the family. The simple twist to the original brownie makes it so much more festive. Who doesn’t love brownies?

Ingredients:

  • I box of brownie mix
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 egg

Optional Ingredients:

  • Green or red icing
  • Red or green sprinkles
  • Candy canes

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix brownie mix with water, vegetable oil, and egg
  • Put into pan
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes until done
  • Cut brownies in christmas shape
  • Decorate with icing
  • Enjoy!

Mrs. Val’s Holiday Trash

An easy savory treat Mrs. Val makes for her family during the holidays. This treat is enjoyed by many in her family and has been made for family holidays. Something the family will love to snack on over the holidays!

Dry Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of Chex Rice Cereal
  • 3 cups of Chex Corn Cereal
  • 3 cups of Chex Wheat Cereal
  • 3 cups of Oatmeal Squares Cereal
  • 3 cups of Crispix Cereal
  • 3 cups of Stick Pretzels
  • 3 cups of Raw Pecans
  • 3 cups of Cheez Its
  • 3 cups of Kix Cereal

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 Melted Stick Real Salted Butter 
  • 4 Tablespoon Worcestershire (heaping)
  • 1 Tablespoon Seasoned Salt
  • 2 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Celery Salt

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  • In a big mixing bowl add all dry ingredients and mix together.
  • Add all dressing ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  • Pour dressing into dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Put mix on a pan and sprinkle lightly with salt 
  • Bake for around 30 minutes stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool then eat
  • Enjoy!

Cheesy Pull-Apart Christmas Appetizer 

A warm gooey delight to serve the family over the holidays. A perfect fun dish to make during the season!

Ingredients:

  • 16 mozzarella or cheddar cheese sticks
  • 2 cans of biscuits (8 in each)
  • 2 tablespoon of butter
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of italian seasoning 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives or parsley

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cut cheese stick into 4s to total 64 pieces of cheese
  • Seperate each biscuit into 2 to total 32 biscuits and flatten
  • Place 2 pieces of cheese in the biscuit and fold pieces over and pinch into ball
  • Form balls in shape of Christmas tree or reef
  • Microwave butter until melted and mix in seasonings
  • Brush mixture on balls and place in oven for 29- 33 minutes
  • Top with chives

 

This holiday cookbook is great for anyone wanting to experiment with new recipes. Each and everyone has something unique to bring to the table. Learn to cook a Canton Christmas!