With Christmas upon us, this week we asked our personalities to tell us about their favorite holiday eats and treats.
Here’s what our crew had to say. Let us know what your favorites are in the comments down below.
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Notre Dame Basketball Play-by-Play Analyst
I feel that, in order to provide a proper response to this question, I have to provide an answer for “favorite holiday food” and “favorite holiday treat” specifically.
My maternal grandmother’s recipe for cornbread dressing still produces my favorite food, side dish or entrée, of the entire holiday season. My mom continues to make it only for Thanksgiving and Christmas, which is probably good because I would gain more weight than I already have were it available year-round! I’m hoping to receive the recipe someday, but it is again for the best that I do not have access to such information right now. It is a smell that immediately brings back memories of years gone by with family and sparks my infamous hovering around the kitchen, trying to sneak a bite of whatever I can stealthily consume.
My favorite holiday treat is also a classical holiday dessert: Pumpkin pie. Despite the “put pumpkin in every food imaginable” phase occurring in society right now, I rely upon a faithful friend in the world of desserts, coupled with a dollop of whipped cream and either a cup of coffee or egg nog. Much like the aforementioned dressing, pumpkin pie is a classic that continually takes me back to holidays past and is a dish that I can find easily almost anywhere… as much as I desire to learn that dressing recipe, I am not keen on trying to bake my own pumpkin pie. I don’t want to ruin such a thing of beauty with my lack of experience making pies.
Sikeston Sports Broadcast Announcer
The food is a big reason why the Holidays are special to me! I have heard that most Americans gain around 5 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I think I have already met my quota! I am a sucker for sweets, especially home made pies. Pecan Pie and Coconut Creme Pie are two of my favorites. But a tradition in my family is having ham for every Christmas. Ham with a sweet honey glaze. It started because our neighbor always gives us a ham for Christmas. Thanks to him, eating ham on Christmas is our tradition. What makes it special are the memories with family, year after year.
Digital Manager & Webmaster
I’m all about a big pile of ham and turkey during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter as it’s pretty much the only time my family serves it. Serve it up with some cream style corn, baked beans, green beans, peas, mashed potatoes, and you better be ready to ward off any other foxes at the dinner table from getting your deviled eggs.
I’m a bit of an oddball in my family in that I always have a big glass of milk with my meal that also goes well with dessert which I always conned my grandmother into making me some warm pumpkin pie, and on rare occasions without crust. It’s just so much better with just a spoon!
Now it’s your turn.
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