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The Home-Made Christmas Thread

Started by: kath72
On: 20/10/2018 | 20:15
Replies: 368

by: mrscake
on: 08/12/2018 | 14:58 edited: 08/12/2018 | 15:00

Of course the dog never gets left out at Christmas, does it?


Unfortunately mine has got such a sensitive tummy he can’t have any of the usual treat things from the shops. He only has to look at dairy/soya/gluten/egg and he’s running for the door again! So on a very special day he gets homemade treats.

I use cheap crunchy peanut butter, mix with rice flour until it will roll into little balls, but not that much to make them too dry they still need to be sticky. Then simply roll in porridge oats and chill in the fridge until needed.


He knows I’m making them though so he needs them NOW!


I suppose the size you make depends on the size of your dog.

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by: bulletthebluesky341
on: 08/12/2018 | 15:04

The chocolate houses sound like they will be brilliant: such a lovely treat for the little ones!
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by: bulletthebluesky341
on: 08/12/2018 | 15:09

This afternoon, I have been making cranberry chutney: the small jars will be going into my Christmas hampers.



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by: kath72
on: 08/12/2018 | 15:28
Oh yum @bulletthenluesky341

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by: kath72
on: 08/12/2018 | 15:29
@mrscake that’s a really good idea ... well done! I don’t have pets (fur allergies) but I bet that will be useful for someone
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by: geu42
on: 08/12/2018 | 18:07
I love this thread! Well done @kath72 and all the creative people who've contributed so far Smiley Happy
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by: pinkcalculator
on: 08/12/2018 | 18:41
I do remember making a sleigh out of chocolate rolls and candy canes and chocolate fingers but we just don’t do it any more mainly as we can do without all the calories and we always seem to get unwell at the start of December and it’s just to much by the time we are better. I gave up on the marzipan I though making a batch of dinners to last the week was probably the best use of my very limited energy. I think I’ll leave the icing of the cake until the kids are off school and uni and hopefully the sneezing and coughing has abated a bit. The most creative I’ve been in making a salt water mix up to gargle with and leaving it in the fridge so it’s nice and cold on a burning sore throat. Roll on next week I am wearing my nice new Christmas jumper courtesy of everything5 pound what a bargain 😉
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by: kath72
on: 08/12/2018 | 19:02
Glad you are enjoying it @geu42

@pinkcalculator ... that’s a shame the cold has struck ... poor you! It’s one of the reasons I try to get ahead, that and a colleague left work do I’m in full time (plus) for the last 2 weeks of term!

Still to ice my cakes, might do it one evening since my daughter is home from uni and fairly willing with the housework (the wonders of living in a shared house!)
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by: yvonnearmstrong
on: 08/12/2018 | 20:54

Hi Kath and there's some lovely amazing people on this thread👍

I've just put my Xmas decorations up and have still got my daughters holly wreath and little things that she's made over the years❤and she's 42😁and now my granddaughters things she's made but they are all sentimental
Yvonne 🎅
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