Plated + Served: On The Ninth Day of Christmas…


We’ve had great fun figuring out different recipes to tie in with the different verses of the song the 12 days of Christmas.

Some were especially easy, like today’s recipe using Ladyfinger Sponge cake for the song’s verse “Nine Ladies Dancing.” These were simple to make because I used leftover chocolate sauce that the Swans were swimming in on the Seventh Day of Christmas. The raspberry jam and sprinkles I had on hand already. I bought the Ladyfingers.

In keeping with my resolution to reduce the amount of sugar I feed the Fam, everyone had ONE Ladyfinger for dessert. I froze the rest, which was good thinking because it takes them off of my sweetie radar screen, too.

Two days into 2013 and I’m still on track! (OK, it’s only two days, but still…)



I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: