What's the food you can't live without over the holiday season?
I'm rather partial to mince pies, we used to bake them with my nan and mum every Christmas when i was a kid, I've tried to carry on the tradition with my Canadian family since moving here, i get plenty of help cooking them but none eating them, i guess its an acquired taste.
Can't have Thanksgiving without Green Bean casserole and Deviled Eggs. Christmas is a little different, we switch it up every once and awhile, but every Christmas Eve we have crab and for Christmas it's usually Prime Rib or turkey/Ham.
My newest Christmas tradition began last year, when a friend gave me a recipe for the most amazing sugar cookies in the world. Secret ingredient? Ricotta cheese! I usually dont tell people until after they have tried them. Sounds weird, but they are incredible!
..Is that like a PIE pie? With all things contained IN the pastry?
Oooh my mum used to make THE best pies ever, rest her soul, I used to love to crack the top off and lay a slice of cheese in there and let it melt.
Oh man I want one now, wish I had learned how to make them as well as I learned how to eat them!
that's a mince pie they can be made as tiny individual pies of one big one and the filling is made with raisins sultanas etc the filling can also be soaked in alcohol before putting it in the pie. I think its a British thing since my family here and my friends in the US has never heard of them
Ahh I getcha, being a good little colony (here in New Zealand) we still have a fair few British traditions hanging on in there and those sort of mince pies are still very common.
Haven't had one in years as I wouldn't eat them as a child, must try them as an adult now that my fussy-ometre isn't set so high :o)
I'm glad they still exist somewhere else in the world :D. I really like they but they defiantly seem to be an acquired taste, my brother and husband can't stand them, i always have to bake some jam or chocolate tarts for them instead.
I know cheese isn't the universal solution for everything BUT what I used to do as a child, just like with the mince-meat pies, is cover the small fruit-mince pies with a slice of cheese...maybe might change the way your fellas look at the pies.
I really need to get breakfast now!