It's begining to look a lot like goody baskets.
'Tis the season when my office is flooded with baskets full of cheeses that don't need to be refrigerated, gourmet chocolates we've never heard of and tea biscuits. You can practically hear the stampede when everyone receives the email announcing a basket has arrived and is ready for perusing.
It's also the time of year to eat the things you don't eat the rest of the year. For me, the once a year treats include eggnog, port wine cheese balls and those round cookies coated with powdered sugar ( pictured above). My husband likes Ferrero Rocher, Hickory Farms beef sticks and something called Chutter. We are currently hunting down said Chutter which teases us by appearing in Google searches only to disappear when we click on the page. Rumor has it that Hickory Farms doesn't make it anymore.
Like the goody basket, these treats have become as synonymous with the season as Santa, candy canes and Christmas lights. It's why I can't buy Christmas tree Peeps. Peeps mean Easter and you can't simply cross holiday treats like that.