Friday, December 26, 2008

Food, food, and more food!

I just want to take a moment to say I have definitely been a cooking maniac the last several days! The day before Christmas Eve I made Po-Boys with Grilled Chicken and all manner of wonderful fillers inside there. Christmas Eve, I made Traditional Baked Turkey, Dressing (which was the bomb I may add, that's a good thing by the way.) Field Peas, Sweet Potatoes with Crunchy topping, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls, Tea, and Banana Caramel Pie. Yum, Yum, and again, Yum! Then on Christmas Morning I made Peppered Bacon, (which sounds delicious, but was the other package that appeared to be completely vacuum sealed, but was still not great!-no not great. {Growl, grumble, roar}, anyway on with the good stuff, Homemade biscuits, with all sorts of Christmas gift jellies, Scrambled eggs, Perfectly cooked grits, Juice, and coffee. Delicious, except for the bacon part. (I will be wanting a refund). Pretty much as soon as the breakfast mess was cleaned up I started the dinner. I baked a ham, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, (Miss Penny's recipe and soooooo good!) Cucumber/Onion Salad, Cranberry Sauce again cause its so good with holiday meals, Potatoe Salad (Mawmaw actually made this at my house with my tiny bit of help, cause no one makes potatoe salad as good as she does.), Rolls, and Tea. Man was I full after that. I could have just eaten a whole plate of Macaroni and Cheese and been happy though. Then later that evening I made Wassail, which is my sisters version of Apple Cider. It is made with Cider, Cinnamon, Lemon, Nutmeg, Pineapple Juice and Honey. It has been a tradition in our family since my sister gave me the recipe years ago that we have it every Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. We LOVE it, well - we all LOVE it except for Josh, he's a little picky! No wassail for him. But the rest of us love the smell of it simmering and the hot cup in our hands while the steam rises and the wonderful taste just says "Holiday"! So now that all of that has been said, "written", I am here to say I am done cooking - tonight - we are EATING OUT! Hope your Christmas was GREAT! More later!


Avery's Mommy said...

Yes it was AMAZING! every bit of it (except for that one piece of bacon -lol!) And can you believe that I didn't get a cup of wassail - what is wrong with me???

Cristi said...

Oh No, I didnt realize! I will just make some the next time yall are here for the heck of it! Love you.