North Pole Cuisine: My Five Favorite Dishes
GUEST POST by Candycane Claus
It never occurred to me, until I met the Tuttis, who came to the North Pole from outside the Arctic Circle, how different our food is from what the rest of the world is used to. The average meal here is fourteen million calories, and I’m the luckiest girl in town because my family has Chefy, the best chef in the whole North Pole. Chefy is a seven-foot-tall penguin Daddy met while on an expedition in the South Pole. We’re lucky to have him, but really he was only too happy to move up here because the way the other penguins fed their chicks by regurgitating his creations into their beaks disgusted him and made him feel unappreciated. I can see why.
Here is a list of my five favorite dishes that I wrote about in my new memoir, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus.
1. Rice Krispies Treats Pie. Chefy and a polar bear friend of mine helped me make this for my boyfriend as a peace offering after we’d had a spat. We used extra gooey marshmallows and lots of wiggly, squiggly gummy worms, because everyone knows the live ones taste the best.
2. Fruitcake Pizza. After an afternoon of snowgames on Butterscotch Hills, my friends and I usually head over to T.G.I. Fruitcake for this delicious treat. And who doesn’t love fruitcake? Rudy Tutti, that’s who! T.G.I. serves it Chicago-style in a deep-dish pan with dried cherries, dried cranberries, dried Cadbury egg whites, and rich, creamy, melted Oreo “stuff” in a thick chocolate-chip cookie dough crust. Goes great with a peppermint milkshake.
3. Caramel Corn Dogs. This one’s easy to make. They’re just like ordinary corn dogs, but you use caramel corn instead of cornmeal. And licorice dogs instead of regular hot dogs. And if you get your caramel corn from a box of Cracker Jack, you also get a prize, and that’s what makes it taste so Christmassy, because getting a prize is just like getting a Christmas present.
4. Banana-Cream Burritos with Refried Grapes. This is a fun dish Chefy likes to whip up when we have Mexican night at home. We start with hot fudge nachos and jellybean margaritas. Yum!
5. Marzipan-Glazed Turkey with Bubblegum Stuffing. This is one of Chefy’s specialties. He made it for the Tuttis’ Welcoming Feast, along with white-chocolate truffles on the cob, lollipops in taffy fondue, vine-ripened candy canes in extra-virgin gingerbread dough, and gazpacho with real marshmallow seeds.
MEET SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD CANDYCANE CLAUS. She's the most popular girl at North Pole High. Her father is world-famous. And every day is Christmas. What more could any girl want?
BOYS! And the new boy, Rudy Tutti, is hot chocolate. But he hates anything to do with Christmas!
When Candy and Rudy are forced to work together on a school Christmas-tree project, her world is turned upside down: Her grades start to suffer, she loses her taste for ice cream, and now the two North-Star-cross'd teens must contend with her overprotective father — Santa Claus — before Christmas is ruined for EVERYONE!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Candace Jane Kringle is a junior at North Pole High. She likes candy canes, unicorn races, and making snow angels. Her father is the most well-known and beloved toymaker and toy distributor in the world. Her memoir, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, is her first book. After high school, she plans to enroll at North Pole University and write more books, maybe even some fiction. :)
Web Site: http://www.northpolehigh.com/
Kindle edition: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009I3ZEEM/