First of all, than you to everyone for the sweet comments about my baby girl. She is 100% fine and back to her usual full-of-life self. The incident itself was very scary but thankfully she wasn't hurt after all. Now the problem at her school/summer camp that caused the need for the hospital visit has to be addressed immediately and you KNOW that I will be a Momma Bear and make sure it is remedied PDQ! I certainly don't want either my kids nor any other child to be put at risk ever.
Now onto the reason for this post....
I wasn't thinking at all when I hit "Publish" on my Think Christmas Blog Hop post. It didn't occur to me that by asking you what your favorite holiday food is that I'd be setting myself up for huge cravings! Massive cravings. Of gigantic proportions. Now all I can think about is the....
Pumpkin Pie, for me with lots of whipped cream
and the Gingerbread Cookies
and the warm right-out-of-the-oven Gingerbread, again with a lot more whipped cream on top (I always have a little pie/cake with my whipped cream)
and the Spritz Cookies.
While I've never had Perogies as a special food during the holidays, we have them year round, I simply adore fresh, homemade ones.
Don't forget the Sweet Potato Pie
or the Eggnog.
You have to remember the Divinity
and the Mexican Wedding Cookies (that we call Peggy's Cookies because we got the recipe from Peggy many years ago).
One of you mentioned Chocolate Peppermint Trifle. That one is definitely getting added to my holiday must have list.
Am I making you hungry yet? There are so many, many more I haven't mentioned here. What I am wondering is why don't we have these food more than once a year? I know some of the ingredients are only available then and I know that some of those things are what make our holiday celebrations special, but why not have Pumpkin Pie or Sweet Potato Pie during the other colder months? Both main ingredients are available year round. Who says we can only make those special cookies during that time of year? And why not make that great pie for Easter or Mother's Day? I say go for it.
I for one am going to be emailing some of you begging for your recipes. I'm always on the hunt for new great ones to change up our holiday menus a bit. And because so many of you love my Christmas Lobster, it has got me thinking A LOT about my very favorite food. Fresh off the boat, steaming hot and with a lot of melted butter. Yummo! I'm licking my lips in anticipation.
Now you know just one reason why I bought my red stuffed friend. Perhaps I should feature him once in a while in my posts, if Padsworth doesn't mind that is. They are distantly related ya know. But if I do so, he'll need a name so suggestions are welcome.
I hope that you've been sufficiently tortured by all these gorgeous food pictures and anytime you want to indulge during the other days of the year, don't forget the invite.