Every holiday season, we make, bake and eat a plethora of wonderful dishes. And as we all know, not all foods were created equal!
Whether it's Grandma's apple pie, or Aunt Dottie's Casserole, there are a few dishes cooks have guarded with their life even after we've begged them to share their secret recipes. Well, we have the perfect way for you to get your hands on these must-have recipes while spreading the wealth with your friends and family.
This year, when you host your holiday party, ask your guests to partake in a recipe swap! Ask them to share their favorite (or most raved-about) recipes to swap with another guest for their favorite recipe. This way guests can share their favorite recipes and you can sneak a peek at that casserole recipe you've been dreaming about since you were a little girl.
An added bonus is that your guests will not be fighting for that last snicker doodle, knowing they can easily make their own batch later. This recipe swap is a great Christmas activity to add to your festive celebration!
Christmas recipes on sheets of paper
Colorful pens and markers
As guests enter, have them put their favorite holiday recipe in a bowl. Supply colorful pens, markers and stickers with which guests can decorate their recipe cards. A few simple decorative touches really go a long way and dress up these recipe cards!
Now, the next option is yours: ask them to make the cards anonymous or to share the creator of recipe on the card.
Then, when they leave, have guests pick a recipe from the original bowl, thus leaving with a new recipe! Just make sure no one takes their own back home with them!
Take it one step further by planning a recipe swap potluck! Invite friends to try their hand at the new recipes they just acquired and bring the dish to a potluck at your home. Make sure to remind guests to label their dish. The creators of the original recipe will be thrilled to see how another chef interprets the recipe, and you'll certainly have a great ice breaker/ conversation starter!
Ask the kids to do this skit for the family.
You hear them all season long - how well do you know your Christmas tunes?
Can you guess which Christmas song is which?