Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Something Special with the House Elf Liaison

Canadians just celebrated Thanksgiving and it's coming up in the USA too, not to mention all the other holidays and special occasions that come around this time of year. What do you like to eat on a special occasion? Do you like to break out that special gourmet cookbook and whip up a five course meal? Or that tattered, much loved recipe from your grandmother's recipe box? Or would you rather go out to a restaurant and let someone else do the heavy lifting?

The House Elves want to know...What's your favorite special occasion meal? Share your most special recipes, favorite restaurant splurges, or touching stories!


  1. Susan from MichiganOctober 13, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    My favorite family recipe is overnight Cinnamon rolls. Makes 20 buns

    20 unbaked frozen dinner rolls
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1/3 cup butter, melted

    Lightly grease a 10 inch bundt cake pan. Place frozen rolls into the pan and sprinkle with brown sugar, the pudding mix, and cinnamon. Pour melted butter over the top. If you don't have a bundt pan, you can use a muffin tin, but they turn out better in a bundt pan.

    Cover with a clean, damp cloth and leave overnight at room temperature to rise.

    In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    Bake rolls for 25 minutes, until golden brown.
    Turn them out on a plate and enjoy!

  2. I love holiday food. The whole great big holiday dinner thing. I love to cook holiday meals - the menus are almost identical from year to year, and to me that's part of the magic. I'm not happy if I'm not cooking Thanksgiving dinner, or Christmas dinner, or Easter. I love the shopping, the preparing, the way the house smells...everything except the clean-up!

  3. In Sweden we even have a special Cinnamon Roll Day, it's the 4th of October!

    Well my best holiday meal is a typical swedish smörgåsbord, you can eat whatever you like! For christmas, easter or midsummer eve. With a few adjustments it fits whenever!

  4. It's not a holiday without Turkey and Pumpkin pie. And don't skimp on the eggnog. ;)