Cookbook Review: The Christmas Table & a GIVEAWAY

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**This giveaway has ended. Thank you to everyone who participated.

*The postwoman dropped off the latest Gooseberry Patch Early Reviewer book and it is a good one! I love getting a sneak peek at these books and it is even more exciting to be able to give away a copy of the book. Read through the whole post for directions on how to enter the giveaway.

Gooseberry Patch’s The Christmas Table is a spiral bound cookbook with hundreds of recipes perfect for the holidays. Many of the recipes are great to bring or serve at parties. There are six sections: Cozy Christmas Brunch; Chill-Chasing Soups and Breads; Caroling Party Supper; Classic Christmas Dinner; Festive Holiday Fare; Sweet Treats to Share. Though many of the recipes definitely have a holiday feel, they can be used throughout the year. Many of the recipes have less than twelve ingredients and a lot of the ingredients are things that you likely have in your pantry.

The first recipe I tried was from the Cozy Christmas Brunch section. It was a crab quiche and it caught my eye because it seemed very easy but also kind of a luxurious snack.

Crab Quiche

5 T. all-purpose flour

1/2c mayonnaise

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup green onion, chopped

8 oz. package of shredded Swiss cheese

6 oz can of crabmeat, drained and flaked

9inch pie crust

Combine flour, mayo, eggs and milk in a large bowl and stir. Stir in onions, cheese and crabmeat. I forgot to flake the crab meat and I don’t think it affected the dish. Also, I only used a 5oz package of shredded Swiss cheese. It was on sale and there was no 8oz package to be seen. Pour the mixture into an unbaked pie crust.

Bake uncovered at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

This quiche was delicious! As it baked, the kitchen smelled wonderful. It was beautiful and would have been perfect for a brunch or meal with friends.

I thought it was only fitting that this recipe was on the same page as a lovely story about Christmas Eve pajamas, a tradition that is important to us in the Threaded Together household!

Even though I had my mom stop by and have some for dinner (she loved it too!), I still had a lot of the quiche leftover. I cut it into pie slice pieces and froze it in individual bags. I had a piece for dinner tonight and it still tasted great.

Do you want to win a copy of The Christmas Table?

How to Enter

We will be giving away ONE copy of the cookbook to one lucky winner.  If you would like a chance to win, leave us a comment in this post and tell us what your favorite holiday meal is.  Leave your comment before May 24 at 9:59 CST.

Don’t worry about being creative in your comment, the winner will be chosen by a random number generator.  Please make sure that you fill out the required fields by putting your first name in the name field and your email address in the email address field.  We do not share email addresses and you will not receive emails from Threaded Together unless you win.


We will choose ONE winner randomly and announce the results here on Threaded Together sometime after May24th.


No purchase necessary to enter or win. Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and who are 18 years of age at time of entry. For this giveaway, entrants can enter 1 time. We will disqualify any entries that we believe are generated by scripts and other automated technology and Threaded Together assumes no responsibility for late or misdirected entries due to SPAM, technological issues or for prizes lost in transit.No substitutions including for cash are permitted, except Threaded Together reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Void where prohibited by law. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state, and local taxes on the value of their prize. Relatives of Threaded Together are no eligible to win.

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226 Responses

  1. Sheila Belveal

    My favorite meal is turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, dinner rolls, succatash, watermelon pickles, and of course, pie and ice cream!

  2. Lauren Peterson

    My favorite Holiday meal, varies. We always have a traditional Thanksgiving meal. At Christmas we vary things….sometimes Mexican, sometimes Italian, sometimes snacky type foods……sometimes tried and true favorites, sometimes new recipes.

  3. My favorite holiday meal is Ham, Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole and Dinner rolls. Can’t beat it! Yum.

  4. Pam Massey

    love your site and gooseberry- we enjoy a breakfast christmas morning- especially my mom’s chocolate gravy-

  5. Lin

    Fav holiday meal is turkey dinner

  6. traci skeeters

    Id really like to winthis cookbook

  7. Jill Weaver

    Thanksgiving!! Fried turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls and pumpkin pie.

  8. Denise

    My favorite holiday meal is our Christmas morning breakfast. We always include monkey bread. Love it!!

  9. Lesley McCoy

    My favorite holiday meal is Christmas brunch- my Mom’s egg & bacon breakfast casserole, homemade cinnamon rolls, fried potatoes, and orange juice. I LOVE Gooseberry Patch. Keep up the wonderful work.

  10. Sherrill Negron

    Being originaly from the South(La), my favorite holiday meal would definitely be deep fried turkey, rice dressing, potato salad & of course cranberry sauce!!! TUM, YUM!!

  11. Kelly

    Turkey on Thanksgiving day!!!!

  12. Amanda Farris

    Turkey and dressing…with all the fixings! YUM!

  13. Karen Steinmann

    Love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. Miss their catalogs.
    This cookbook would be a great addition to my cookbooks from GP.

  14. Carol Pirozek

    Xmas eve is when our family gets together with everyones goodies and ham roll ups is one thing I always look forward to eating and my Fanny Farmer Fudge is the one thing my grandchildren look for and cannot wait to eat…and my homemade potatoe soup and homemade rolls…nothing better!!!

  15. Samantha

    As daft as it may sound, my favorite holiday meal is that every Christmas eve we have a buffet and on that buffet is little hot dogs in bbq sauce.

  16. Joyce Kirk

    I fix prime rib, turkey, dressing sweet potatoes,home made rolls. crandberry salad.

  17. cathy Lowe

    We Love christmas Ham & all the trimmings ! Make cookies, candy for days !

  18. cathy Lowe

    Christmas Ham & all the trimmings !

  19. Stephanie Bone

    My favorite holiday meal is ham and german potatoe salad!

  20. Lorraine Walters

    our favorite Christmas meal is fried chicken, Polish sausage, ham, hash brown casserole, green bean casserole, jello salads, red velvet cake, veggie trays, Mom’s povitica(croatian bread) to die for and Pop’s raisin bread. oh and i cannot forget noodles and kraut, shrimp cocktail…yumm! we have so much food, the best dinner ever!!

  21. Kim

    My favorite is ham with gravy, mashed tatos, stuffing and homemade rolls with one of my homemade jams or jellys. Add in family and it’s a great day.

  22. Laura Hammel Bailey

    I love all the Holiday meals. Great fellowship along with wonderful food and memories. What can get any better than that. I love Gooseberry Patch!!

  23. Deena Seegars

    My favorite holiday meal is of course – Thanksgiving dinner!

  24. Sharon Gardner

    My favorite holiday meal is turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy…….love it!

  25. Sherry Wilson

    My favorite holiday meal is without a doubt a Turkey dinner with all the fixins’ (mashed taters, stuffing, got to have green bean casserole, rolls and gravy, cranberry sauce and you can’t forget dessert, the best part.) Homemade apple, blueberry, sweet potato and pecan pies! Yum!

  26. Vicky Kleppelid

    I love preparing Thanksgiving meal and enjoying it with my family. I try to prepare all the dishes my Mother used to make. Also love the tradition of the Amalgamation Cake which comes from a family handed-down recipe since the 1950’s. I love all my Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, recipes, crafts and stories.