Friday, December 10, 2010

Memory Lane Friday - A Favorite Holiday Food

In trying to think of a favorite "holiday" food, I considered my homemade cheese-ball and/or my crab salad as appetizers.  Then for a main course, I'd have to go with either the "traditional" Thanksgiving feast to include but not limited to turkey, cranberry pecan stuffing, mashed potatoes, turnips, beets and onions, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and a big fat biscuit and/or a juicy baked honey ham, with sides of lasagna, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, and green bean casserole.

Then for dessert...hmmmmmmmmmmmmm...COOKIES, what else?  You never have enough cookies!  Oh, and perhaps a nice slice of my carrot cake, followed by a big fat slice of my pumpkin pie (or coconut custard), and then perhaps a slice of cheesecake with a nice raspberry drizzle laced on it.  Then, later on I'd enjoy a nice warm dish of my Apple Crisp.

Yep...that'll do it! 

P.S.  Oh, and one more thing I think I'd add...the frozen TV dinners we had when I was flat broke!  To me, you see, there doesn't have to be a favorite holiday food.  I'm just darn grateful to have those that I love in my life when holidays come around...:)  That's enough "favorite" in my life!


Memory Lane Friday
and don't forget to visit Lisa over at Two Bears & Three Cubs Farm.  I did!!


gld said...

Well said.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

You are so right! It is not the food but the family and friends around at Christmas that make the day. Don't get me wrong I still love all the wonderful food also, but could simply have a big bowl of soup or chili and have as much fun.

Nancy C said...

I agree whole-heartedly with your sentiments. I remember spending one Christmas when I was six in an old motel in Texas while my parents waited for housing on the base where my dad was stationed. One of the most memorable of my life. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Okay, the turnips and the beets are my favorite on your list. I'm a weirdo. I love the veggie sides though. And I have a strange passion for turnips anyhow.
I made cranberry crunch cake bars this week and thought of you. It's totally your type of sweet. I'd have invited you over for a piece, but the boys have had the stomach flu so you know I don't want to take any risks of sharing that nastiness. I think (hope) we're finally in the clear.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

All that food sounds so good. But you're right - having our loved ones around us is the best part about the holidays. (Or any day.)

TexWisGirl said...

Loved this! You had us all fat and happy and drooling with all your foods, then BAM! Brought us back to the reality of the season and what it's really about. :)

Anonymous said...

So true! this post.


Verde Farm said...

That sounds so wonderful and made me hungry here at 11 p.m. (not good) but I will make it till morning. You are right--does’t matter what we eat if we have our loved ones.

Chatty Crone said...

I agree JP - it's not the food that is important - it is the food of life that is.



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