One of the absolute joys of the Christmas season is we get to eat foods that we don’t normally eat in our household. We eat turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied yams, cranberry sauce, baked stuffing and green bean casserole. And, of course, homemade pecan pie with lots and lots and lots of whipped cream…yum!
Like most American households, we make enough food to feed an army, or at least a small platoon. There are always plenty of leftovers, and we really don’t have to think about what we’re going to cook for a few days…it’s leftovers, all the way. We can also put off grocery shopping for a week!
I suppose we could make a meal like this every month or two, but then it wouldn’t be as special. Instead, we set aside these meals for special times of the year, and in doing so, we look forward to them all the more.
Personally, I know my waistline could never handle eating like this all the time. As it is, the time is quickly approaching to gather up the last of the Christmas cookies and candy and ship them off for consumption by the kids in my Sunday school class…God bless ‘em…and their metabolism! And then, it’s back to eating salads and counting my calories…until the next holiday season. I can’t wait!