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Monday, December 19, 2011

Edible Stocking Stuffers

A candy cane sticking out of the top of your stocking is a classic image of Christmas.  Growing up, other foods made up a big part of what was stuffed into our stockings.  And it still is both here at home and at our parents' houses.

Of course, as you might expect, all sorts of chocolate plays a big part.  Traditionally, it was Reese's, Hershey's, M&M's, etc.  And, thankfully, they still show up.  These days, however,  Santa's tastes have expanded a little bit and he treats us to Godiva, Ghiardelli and Lindt (that, I assume, was on sale at the North Pole CVS). 

In days gone by, fruit--especailly citrus fruit--was a much-anticipated stocking stuffer.  And fruit still makes an appearance in our stocking sometimes--mostly clementines since they're small and don't take up too much room.

If you've read my blog for a while, you probably have read somewhere along the line about my favorite Christmas morning snack that would be found in our stockings--Slim Jims.  It just wasn't a Christmas morning for my sister and I without munching on a stick of meat.  It still hits the spot.

Last night, we were out at Luberto's and Jake was enjoying some red cabbage from our salads.  I told him that if he was good, Santa might fill his stocking with cabbage or cole slaw.  He said, "Hey--if you're bad, you get coal.  If you're good, you get cole slaw!"  Guess you had to be there, but it was kind of funny.

What are some of your favorite things to eat from your stocking?  Could be things that Santa brings now or things that make you reminisce about your childhood.  Send a comment and share!

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