This is a season is when memories are made and family is celebrated in unique, joyous ways. Please join me and my Blog Hop colleagues as we share our Holiday Traditions That Ring in Our Season Blog Hop.
Traditions build the wonders of memories for years to come.
When I reflected back, almost all our fun times and memories were centered on family and food. I wondered about this and researched it a bit more. I found this interesting article from Eartheasy that explains how eating together as a family brings us all closer to one another.
I also found, doing projects together builds memories that lasts a lifetime.
Our mother was always so resourceful using everyday objects to make the most beautiful ornaments for our tree and home. To this day, I try to do the same and it’s so much fun. Pinterest is a great source for ideas.
When I was growing up, our parents made the holidays so special with delicious dinners.
Homemade noodles were always at our dinner table. I remember our mom and dad working the dough, cutting them into strips, and draping them everywhere they could, to dry them out before adding them into a huge pot of favored broth.
2 beaten eggs
2 T butter
1/4 t salt
2 cups flour
Mix eggs, salt, butter. Add flour. Roll out on flour surface. Form dough into a jelly roll. Cut in strips. Dust them with lots of flour. Dry them out for 2 hours before cooking. Add a few at a time to prevent sticking, to boiling turkey or chicken broth. Reduce to a gentle boil and stir for a minute or two. Cook until most of liquid is absorbed about 15 minutes or until done.
Tip: For the turkey or chicken broth, cook turkey or chicken necks in 2- 3 quarts water or enough to cover them.
Season as desired.
Our niece has taken over this tradition which our family looks forward to every year.
1 chicken, cooked, cooled, and bones removed
1/3 Lg. box of Velveeta Cheese
1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
½ cup milk
1 box of chicken flavored Stove Top Stuffing. PREPARED (Name brands also work well.)
Put pieces of chicken in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Melt 1/3 of the box of Velveeta Cheese, 1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup, and the ½ cup milk in a sauce pan. Stir so it won’t stick. Pour this mixture over the chicken. Spread the PREPARED stuffing over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Important step: Make the stuffing ahead of time. If you see recipes out there that say to “just add stuffing,” it won't work.
Coconut Mounds Bars
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1 (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
2 cups flaked coconut
1 – (12 ounce) semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter or margarine. Mix and pat into the bottom of one 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes.
Toss the flaked coconut and the chocolate chips together and add. Drizzle the condensed milk. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes or until slightly brown and all is melted.
Cool a bit before cutting into small squares. These are very rich.
No large breakfast for Christmas morning. I make cinnamon and orange glazed rolls. Our morning is spent opening presents which can take many hours as each one opens a present as we all watch. It’s so much fun seeing the gifts our family picks for each other with loving thoughtful items.
The rest of the day is spent time with the family enjoying snacks, and our favorite, bagel, cream cheese, and ham sandwiches.
Thanks for stopping by! What are your most-treasured holiday traditions? Please share in the comment section.
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