Here at Blast, we have a bunch of traditional, odd, and downright original holiday plans. We thought we’d share them with you.
One of Blast’s great mid-year staff editions, Holly Jobbagy decided to combine video golf and teddy bears for her boyfriend.
“He’s especially into golf, and since he can’t play this time of year, I got him the Plug-and-Play Golden Tee Golf Game from Brookstone — available online or in the store catalog,” she said. “I also went to Build-a-Bear and got built him one, but included a special, personalized message. When he presses the Bear’s hand, he will hear my voice.”
The bear will be holding the game in its paw!
Blast Correspondent Ashley Dean shared a unique tradition.
“After our big dinner we get out a big box of fancy chocolates and play a game. ,” she said The rules are:
- Go in a circle, everyone takes on at a time
- No looking at the guide to see what kind you’re taking
- Take a bite, if you don’t like it you can put it back or finish it anyway. If you put the rest back, you’re out
- The winner is the last person left!
Here’s Samantha Lavine’s recipee for super holiday Rice Krispies treats!
3 Tablespoons margarine or butter (John says use butter)
1 Package regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 Cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal OR 6 Cups of Kellogg’s Cocoa Rice Krispies Cereal
- Melt margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
- Add cereal. Stir until well coated.
- Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cut into 2-inch squares when cool.
- Decorate with holiday sprinkles and use red string licorice for ribbon.
Best if served the same day.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, heat margarine and marshmallows at HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 through 4, above.
As for me, I’ll be in Connecticut embracing my Italianness, eating fresh fish and playing Pinochle. Pinochle is a game that I love so much that I’m letting you download a little DOS game for free as one of my Christmas gifts to you.
We have Carlos Watson and a 20-something who works as a mortician next month. Keep on reading!
Happy Holidays from Blast Magazine and Happy 2008!