Lori suggested I do a Veganuary column or columns. Since I usually go healthier in January anyway, I thought this was a wonderful idea. Then, I started this column and didn’t do vegan at all except the first recipe and that’s really just how to roast. I am sorry. Maybe next week. I like my dairy products and eggs and seafood. However, I was really good and didn’t eat the shrimp, Adrian did. I did go with a vegetable main though and still low carb and healthy and so delicious!
A Few of my Favorite Things
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas weekend! I know I did. You know what that means though. A new year is upon us! It’s hard to believe it’s that time again already. Time really flies. Honestly, the older I get, the quicker it seems to go. 2020 was a crazy year and my thinking is someone didn’t eat their black eyed peas! This week, I want to talk about New Year’s superstitions. We all have some traditions we follow, whether it be eating black eyed peas or kissing at midnight. Most of us see a New Year as a clean slate, a way to start over and claim the new year will be better than the last. I am going to explore some popular superstitions you can pick through to start your year off rightif you believe in that sort of thing.
It’s Christmas! Holiday shopping is pretty much done and we are all full on getting ready for Christmas dinner now or at least we should be. This year, my family decided finger foods for our get together and I am happy not to have to worry about cooking a bunch of food since I have Christmas gifts to bake. Although by the time you read this, I will be mostly done with that too!
This week I want to talk fudge. I love fudge. Its creamy texture really can’t be beat and I really enjoy chocolate so it’s a go to treat for me. By definition, fudge is a creamy, soft candy made from sugar, butter and milk or cream. Some of the most common fudge flavors are chocolate, chocolate with nuts, peanut butter, maple and maple nut. The simplicity of fudge however, lends it well to experimentation. Blending flavors or even a moment of inspiration can create a new, delicious kind of fudge. Adding bits of candy, nuts, fruit or sprinkles can add just the right touch to make an old favorite something brand new.
Cookies are so easy to make and so easy to share. You often only need one or two batches and you have dozens of cookies to go around. When you combine that with 3 or 4 or 6 types of cookies, you have hundreds of cookies to share with friends and family, neighbors and coworkers, anyone you wish. I tend to go overboard. I like trying new recipes, but people always want the traditional cookies too. SO, chocolate chip, peanut butter and sugar and/or snickerdoodles are included every year. Then, I add three or four NEW recipes to the mix. So many cookies! I share everything with everyone. Honestly, people are probably more like, ‘I wish she wouldn’t give me so much.’