I hope everyone had a festive Halloween and are loading up on all the reduced candy.
Jarod and I went out on Saturday night as Don and Betty Draper from the AMC Series, Mad Men. We had a wonderful dinner with good friends and ended the night on the dance floor. I live in an apartment building so unfortunately had no trick or treaters. Maybe next year I can set up shop in one of the neighborhoods?
Now that Halloween has come and gone, it’s time to start talking about the Holidays!
I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by. As much as I enjoy the sizzling summer months, it’s safe to say I enjoy the Holidays much more. The warm feelings from friends, family and copious amounts of incredible eats, makes up for the lack of high temperatures.
The food that surrounds the Holidays is not only gluttonous and delicious but also warms the heart and soul. Gatherings with family and friends are bursting with homemade baked goods, casseroles made with love and recipes passed down from generation to generation.
Here’s a list of the dishes I’m most looking forward. (I hope to write a blog post on each!)
- Grandma’s potato salad
- Grandma’s candied yams
- Sister-in-law’s monkey bread
- Mom’s monster rolls
- Dad’s green beans
- Grandma’s Nilla Wafer Pie
- Family friend’s creamed corn – this is a secret family recipe, not sure I’ll get access to all the ingredients
I could go on, but I’ll leave it at that, for now. So yes, while I’ll miss the early morning sun, afternoons by the pool and evenings spent outdoors. I’m more than looking forward to memories made from friends, family and let’s not forget the food.
What is your favorite dish during the Holidays?