Yikes, where did December go??

The Christmas plates are waiting for the Buche De Noel.

So, my last post was Foodie Gift #7.  I still have to do 8, 9 and 10 and there are just a few days left until Christmas. I’m not sure where the time went, but the last few weeks just disappeared.  Because of this, I’m putting 8, 9 and 10 all into one post.

#8.  Go to Jean Marc Chatellier’s Bakery in Millvale and buy a few chocolate croissants for your family on Christmas morning.  Get there early on Christmas Eve, because the goodies will sell out.  I place my order a few weeks ago for croissants, macarons, mini croissants and a Buche de Noel.  Your family will love you for this.

#9.  Take a trip down to the Strip District, armed with a little patience and a lot of holiday cheer. The Strip will be crazy during the next few days, but if you go with the right attitude, it will be a blast.  Pick up a few of my favorites for last minute gifts –  fresh salsa and locally made tortilla chips from Reyna Foods (2023 Penn Avenue –  (412) 261-2606),  the BEST marshmallows from The Pittsburgh Marshmallow Factory at the Pittsburgh Public Market, or a prosciutto end    (the end pieces are really inexpensive but still the same sweet meat) from Pennsylvania Macaroni.

#10.  I love local, even when it comes to alcoholic beverages.  My choices?  A bottle of wine from Glades Pike Winery

(and you can buy it at the Pittsburgh Public Market),  East End Brewing Company beer ( also at the PPM) and a bottle of Boyd and Blair vodka ( made in Glenshaw).

Even if you’ve checked everything off your list, definitely pick up a few of these items just for yourself.

Happy Holidays!!!