Friday, December 2, 2011

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: December 2

(This is post 2 in the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories hosted by

Prompt: December 2
Did your family or ancestors serve traditional dishes for the holidays? Was there one dish that was unusual?

Turkey carving is SERIOUS BUSINESS.

We were (and still are) a turkey-at-Christmas family. The accompanying dishes are pretty much standard fare: mashed potatoes, green beans...etc.

One dish that's somewhat unique to my family is creamed onions. My grandma always made creamed pearl onions and now her kids do, too. I always think of her when I have them every Christmas.

I also have to mention my aunt's Christmas tree frosted sugar cookies. I'm not just saying that because I know she'll read this. They're really good, and IF she happened to make them again this year, that would be great. (hint hint)

(This post was originally published December 2, 2009)


  1. I think it was the Barefoot Contessa who made some creamed pearl onions on her show. I never think of onions as a dish, just an ingredient. Very interesting. Here's hoping your aunt gets the message about those cookies.

  2. First of all you know people take turkey carving serious when they bring their own knife. And your dad no longer uses grandma's recipe for creamed onions he uses Aunt Polley's. And don't look for her in the family tree cause she isn't there. And although I strongly considered making red velvet cupcakes I know not to mess with tradition.