Tis the week after Christmas and all through the house. Not a creature was stirring because we were all too tired to do any more cooking until at least the new year.
I don’t know about you, but over the last 4 or 5 days, I have eaten a lot of good food! My family and I tend to go nontraditional, so you will see recipes here that can be used year round. I found recipes to use that I followed to the letter; I didn’t think Christmas was a good time to do any experimenting, especially when I was hosting! Click on the recipe names in RED to see the step by step of each. You can see my pictures of each creation at the end.
My celebrations started Wednesday night, Christmas Eve, with a small gathering of Glen, his mom Kay, and I chowing down on Slow Cooker Texas Chili from foodnetwork.com. I had made this a couple of times before and it is a real winner, especially if you like a hearty chili without beans.
To go along with this, I made Texas Caviar from a recipe my mom gave me. I honestly don’t know where the recipe came from, but it is supposed to be a dip. I have served it several times as a side. I hear it is good, but there isn’t anything in it that I would eat.
Next was Christmas Day! After an amazing breakfast that Glen made of eggs, grits, bacon, and biscuits, I got started on Scott Peacock’s Pulled Pork from July 2014 Better Homes and Gardens. I have been holding onto this recipe for months, wanting to try it. I took the chance on Christmas and it paid off! The Barbecue Sauce didn’t turn out as thick as I would have liked, but it was still good. I sat out a bottle in case people didn’t like it, but I don’t think the bottle was touched! If you have 7 hours to cook, try this one!
Then comes Saturday, Christmas in Alabama! I made my world famous (in my own mind) Macaroni and Cheese! The link is to my now defunct blog, Parker’s Pantry. I have simplified the recipe a little and will one day post the new and improved (easier) version here one day. Basic principles are the same.
So, now you have seen mine; I want to see yours! What did you make for the holidays?