Friday, August 8, 2014

Today's F.Q.: What food does Santa get around the world?

Hello,once again. Your probably wondering what a F.Q. is,right? I know what your thinking, why would Gus write a acronym that means ''Fat Quail?'' Is he really as crazy as the food that he writes about? Wipe your foreheads,because the answer is no. F.Q.s are Food Questions. This is a fat quail:
As you've noticed today's F.Q. (Questions,not quails) is what food does Santa get around the world??? So far,great question. Coming next,the great answer (After all, life isn't just milk and cookies...)

Australia and the U.K.
Since Father Christmas is already well into his Australian adventure, we’ll start there. In Australia (and in the U.K., too!) children apparently understand the value of a good drink: They leave a glass of sherry for the jolly old man, along with mince pies filled with sweet dried fruit and brandy.
Good thing Santa (aka Christkind) already has a belly full of mince pies and sherry before heading to Germany, where kids leave him personalized letters in place of snacks. If all goes according to plan, in the morning the letters are gone and the kids’ presents can be found the tree. Magic!
Rice Pudding
In Denmark, Santa (aka Julemanden) is always a bit late to the party. The Danes celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve! His elves, however, are known to stop by. Danish tradition says that the Nisser (elves) live in the attics of homes and play tricks on you if you don't leave food out for them on Christmas — traditionally, that's a bowl of a special rice pudding called risengrød. The pudding is also served for Christmas Eve dinner. One almond is hidden in the dessert, and whoever gets served the almond is said to have good luck for the coming year. 

Once arriving in the Netherlands, it’s time for Sinterklass to take a break and give the horses — not reindeer — some love. Dutch children leave carrots, hay, and water (hey, everyone’s gotta stay properly hydrated) for Sinterklass’ horse. In return, the children get hot chocolate, mandarin oranges, chocolate coins, and marzipan. 

Now it's time for Père Noël to take a backseat and give his reindeer — errr, actually it’s a donkey here — some treats. On Christmas eve, children fill their shoes with carrots for the Christmas donkey, Gui. Père Noël takes the carrots and leaves small gifts (usually the equivalent of American stocking stuffers) in their place.
It's not quite time to dash away yet — there's always time for a few more mince pies. The Irish serve up the same little snacks as the Brits and Aussies do, but instead of sherry, Santa gets a perfect pint of Guinness.

Kenyan children don’t traditionally leave a snack for Santa Claus. However, some Kenyans enjoy roasted goat for dinner on Christmas Eve, so Santa better move fast if he wants any leftovers from the feast!

The United States

It’s all about milk and cookies in the U.S. Some families go with classic sugar cookies, others opt for something a bit more decadent — chocolate chip or peppermint, perhaps? Expect Santa to take a bite or two of a cookie, a few sips of milk, and leave plenty of presents (and hopefully no coal!) under the tree.

If Santa’s looking for a small refreshment (like, say, a strong cocktail), he could duck into an Argentinean kitchen for some leftover sidra, an alcoholic apple cider used to toast on Christmas eve after the celebratory feast.
Pan de Pascua
Old Man Christmas must love making it to the western coast of South America. Chileans greet Viejo Pascuero with a traditional treat, pan de Pascua — a sponge cake with ginger, honey, and candied fruit.

In Japan, children can snack on a traditional Japanese Christmas cake, a white sponge cake covered with cream and decorated with strawberries, while waiting for the arrival of the Santa-like Hotei-Osho.India Children don’t traditionally leave food out for Christmas Baba in India, but they do make Christmas treats called kulkuls, which are sweet balls of fried dough made from coconut milk 

Filipino children go to bed on Christmas Eve dreaming not of sugarplums but of the traditional nochabuena Christmas meal, which involves queso de bola (a ball of Edam cheese) and tsokolate (a hot-chocolate type drink).
By the look of this yummy stuff,I'm wondering if Santa still has spots for helpers. If so,I'll take one. That's it. I've made a decision. I'm off the North Pole. Goodbye friends. Where did I put my boots? Oh,and my ''rations'' (Mars bars)...Oh,and before I leave here's a treat for you...
Good for kids learning about science.


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