December 2 – Holiday Foods: Did your family or ancestors serve traditional dishes for the holidays? Was there one dish that was unusual?
Food was always a big part of the Christmas holiday when I was growing up. My mother is an excellent cook and made most things from scratch. I acquired my love of cooking from her. I don't remember any traditional dishes being made, but I remember the goodies my mom would bake. Fudge, cookies, and fruit breads were always around during the holidays.
These two recipes are one's I use today, they are both from my mother.
Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup oleo(margarine)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
3 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream margarine and sugar together. Add egg. Add sour cream and vanilla. Mix flour, soda and salt together. Stir into creamed mixture . Chill for 30 minutes for easier rolling. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool and decorate as desired.
Milk Chocolate Fudge Mix 1 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 3/4 cup evaporated milk, and 1-7 ounce jar marshmallow topping in heavy 2 quart pan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce to medium when bubbles appear all over the top. Stir 8 minutes. Remove from heat and add 2 cups milk chocolate chips. Stir until melted. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup chopped nuts. Pour into greased 8 inch pan. Cool thoroughly.