There is no other time of the year where there is such a variety of food. Chances are that you have a friend, family member or loved one that has been cooking the same dish for decades. Maybe that recipe has been handed down from generation to generation. With that much of a heritage, it has to be good! It could be a recipe for Christmas cookies, casseroles, cakes or pies.
I just asked my mother for her recipe for pie crust. I always loved her crusts because they almost resembled short bread. They were crunchy with a touch of sweetness. I made a pumpkin pie for the first time. When I tasted the dough, it tasted just like hers. It brought back a flood of fond memories of how much she used to bake when I was little. My mother is not a fan of pumpkin pie but she asked me to break off a piece of the crust for her to taste. She declared it was quite good.
It occurred to me that I didnâ€™t have any of my motherâ€™s recipes. She is now 92 soon to be 93 in January! She is a fabulous cook. Writing this I realized if I donâ€™t collect them, her dishes will be lost.Â I better get busy.
So this Christmas, ask someone you admire for one of their signature recipes. Youâ€™ll not only add to your collection, but youâ€™ll be making someone be remembered when you give them credit for the wonderful dish.
â€œFor to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulder. And he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.â€ â€“ Isaiah 9:6