Friday, December 16

My Favorite Holiday Recipe

Take one bottle of lovely french Champagne, one bag of kettle-cooked potato chips, and a mix of fun family and friends. Fill with laughter and good times. Serves all; makes great memories.
 
That’s my favorite Holiday Recipe. The Champagne and potato chips are mostly for me because they fill my belly with joy, but I am happy to share. The most important ingredient in that recipe is the family and friends—Oh, wait… we were talking food recipes this week, weren’t we? Oops!
 
I wish I had that one recipe I make every year, but I don’t. Circumstances, energy, and the creative muse ebb and flow, and I’m just not that good of a cook (unless you count making macaroni and cheese from the box as quality skills)… Sometimes I go all out, sometimes I just get by. There are certainly dishes from my childhood that I could share. And current favorites. Cut-out cookies decorated by the kiddos (not pretty enough to give as gifts, but definitely edible, and that’s all they care about!). Hubby’s favorite No-bake cookies or the surprisingly easy biscotti or the tart and addictive cranberry bars. Some sort of easy-to-make breakfast like what Kristi posted that won’t keep me from all the excitement of opening presents on Christmas morning.
 
But in the end, it’s less about what I make or buy to give as gifts or put in our mouths, and much more the time we get to spend together. The celebratory essence of the season reminds us to stop for at least a moment and give thanks for our blessings and appreciate the loved ones in our lives.
So I try to mix in as much time with friends and family as I can to my holidays. The results are always wonderful and heart-warming, and quite frankly, it’s a recipe even I can’t mess up!
 
***WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT***
Molly Daniels, you’re my winner from last week’s post! Please email me your address so I can send your gift! (ava.cuvay@yahoo.com). Congrats!

7 comments:

  1. I have that mac and cheese recipe down pat, too. The sad thing is, when I've made it from scratch, it wasn't as good. Good post, Ava.

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    1. I think our taste buds acclimate, and then anything else (less?) doesn't seem right!

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  2. I think potato chips and Champagne is an amazing holiday recipe! Count me in! And yes, it's about the together time and enjoying the little things that make the holidays wonderful. Hugs, baby!

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  3. Thank you Ava:) I agree; sometimes the right mix of family and friends is the best recipe:)

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    1. Looking forward to sending you your goodies, Molly! :-)

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  4. Friends and family having fun together is the best recipe ever! Cheers!

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