Since the BF and I are both broke college students, we decided to get a little creative this holiday season. We were not allowed to spend money on one another's gifts! That's right! Not a dime! Zip, Nada Zilch!
So what is a little foodie like me to do?
COOK OF COURSE!
but Rachel don't ingredients cost money?
-Well yes they do, but being that he drove up from Mankato to see me all semester I was able to convince him to let me spend a little money. Tehehe so sneaky!
Anyway being that we are both big Christmas nuts, I felt it'd be fun to set up a Twelve Days of Christmas themed meal where all the different ingredients would represent each of the different days.
Partridge in a pear tree : Pear
Two Turtle Doves : Dove Chocolate
Three French Hens : French Bread
Four Calling Birds : Chicken
Five Golden Rings : Five Butternut Squash Rounds
Six Geese a Laying : Eggs
Seven Swans a Swimming : Water(*Not Pictured)
Eight Maids a Milking : Goat Cheese
Nine Drummers Drumming : Chocolate Custard "Drums"
Ten Pipers Piping : Champange Flutes (*Not Pictured)
Eleven Ladies Dancing : Pink Lady Apples
Twelve Lords A Leaping : Carrots
- 8 Maids a Milking
- 3 French Hens
- Partridge in a Pear Tree
- 2 Turtle Doves
- 6 Geese a Laying
- 9 Drummers Drumming
To make the evening a little extra special, I decorated my room winter wonderland style.
I set up a little bistro set with a gold table cloth
Christmas china with red chargers
Snow flake candle
String Christmas lights
A little Christmas tree
Pulled up the yule log youtube video
Played the Michael Buble' Christmas album
Made my Bed into a giant snow hill equipped with a skiing Santa
I hired two elves (my mom and my brother) to cut out snow flakes to be hung all over my room.
Best Wishes and Tasty Dishes,