Sunday, December 21, 2014
There is one particular food memory I associate with Christmas, more specifically Christmas Eve, and it is meat pie. (To be more specific French Canadian Meat Pie.) Three of my grandparents where born in Canada which might explain the tradition of meat pie on Christmas Eve.
Growing up I remember visiting aunts and uncles during the holidays and the meal always included meat pie.
When Tom and I celebrated our second Christmas as a married couple, our first was only 12 days after our wedding, I knew I would need to learn to make them because I could not imagine celebrating Christmas Eve with no meat pie. My mother made them like her mother and the making did not include a recipe. It included specific ingredients but no specific amounts. Something, as a new cook, I really needed was specific amounts. So my mother after 2 years of trial and error came up with a recipe. This is the recipe my sister Chris and I use as we keep the tradition alive for our families. This is the recipe I will pass on to my daughter, son, and daughter-in-law with the hope they will keep the tradition alive in their families.
This year I made a batch in October, before we left, to leave with our daughter, and to send home with our son and daughter-in-law so they would have them especially for Christmas Eve. We did not take any with us because I was not sure we would be able to keep them frozen when we were traveling. So this past Sunday I took the time to make us two meat pies so we will be able to have one on Christmas Eve. The little gas oven in our 5th wheel does a better job of baking then I ever imagined it would.
|In the freezer waiting to be popped in the oven.|
Monday, December 22, 2014
This morning we drove over to Corpus Christi to do some last minute Christmas shopping and specific food items to get us through until we leave here on January 2nd.
The other reason was a hair appointment, I am still not admitting anything, but there may have been some grey that needed to be gone. Again I ended up with a nice young woman who did what I believe was a good job. I put off the haircut as it is still in good shape and with the style of my hair a little longer is alright. At least that is what I am going with at this time.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
We decided to get up early and head into Port Aransas for breakfast and some souvenir shopping. We wanted to get something to send our grandchildren. We accomplished our missions and arrived back here before 11o'clock.
Spent the day just hanging out and getting a few things cooked that I will finish up tomorrow morning. That way we can just relax most of the day and enjoy the day before Christmas.
"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that
the simplest things--not the great occasions--give off
the greatest glow of happiness."