We'll be talking about our character's favorite holidays food!
And now, here's a "holiday bonus" for Sunday: The LadyKillers offer up their personal holiday favorites in the comestibles department...
LadyKiller Food Faves for the Holiday, Past and Present
- Ann Parker - Almond Roca (my mom's favorite) and that old-fashioned ribbon hard-candy (anyone remember that stuff?). These days, my personal faves tilt toward See's chocolate and homemade fudge.
- Priscilla Royal - My mother, who hated any form of cooking or baking, made a killer egg nog. It was completely non-alcoholic, and only she and I drank it, but it was made from scratch with vanilla and cinnamon.
- Mar Preston - I loved my mother’s meat pies, the Canadian version of Cornish pasties. Christmas crackers were also part of our holiday table. You never see them now, colorful paper tubes with twist ends that exploded with a snap. I still love Rice Krispies treats made with marshmallow. Sigh.
- Camille Minichino - A recipe for my favorite will be up on Monday, BUT I feel compelled to confess that I love fruitcake! And I always make enough cranberry chutney for sandwiches for a week or so.
- Carole Price - I bake Kolachi Bread every Christmas. It makes ten long logs, enough to share with family and neighbors. I also make scalloped corn, my mother's recipe. Another favorite of mine is Asparagus Canapes.
- Jean Rabe - My favorite holiday foods. That's easy: Cherry Jell-O fruit salad, Roast chicken and rice, Green beans with almonds, desert...cherry pie...warm cherry pie. When I was a kid, it was all about the cut-out sugar cookies.
- Staci McLaughlin - When I was a kid, my favorite holiday treat was my mom's fudge (after I picked out all the walnuts, of course).
- Ellen Kirchman's one traditional holiday recipe is for cranberry relish. (She hates the slimy stuff that comes in a can) - Takes less than five minutes to make and stays fresh in the fridge for days. Best made a day ahead. Ingredients: One bag of cranberries, washed with the soft berries discarded; one unpeeled orange, cut into quarters; a large handful of walnuts. Put all ingredients in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Place in a bowl and add one half cup of granulated sugar. Taste again the next day to adjust to the desired level of sweetness.
- Michael A. Black - I always enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream on a cold Christmas morning.
- Peggy Lucke - A regular item on my family's holiday table is my Uncle Hank's Sweet Potato Casserole. The secret ingredients are bourbon and orange liqueur. Could that be why it's a favorite? And then there's my mom's chocolate icebox cake. Rich and delicious. One year my aunt decided to eat nothing but stuffing and chocolate icebox cake for her holiday dinner, because those were her favorite dishes and why waste the calories on things she enjoyed less?
And that's the icing on the cake from us!