Thursday, November 4, 2010

Festive Foods!!!

I don't know if I have made this clear, but I love food.
I love it. It is a friend, art, and comfort. Food brings people together,
and I think it's one of things that God gave us for pleasure. He didn't have to create Adam and Eve with a need for sustainance, but He did!
And I am thankful for that :)

Some particular foods make me feel even more festive once the holiday season rolls around.
(I also love the holidays. I lump halloween, thanksgiving, christmas, and new years into one great big season of joy!)

These images aren't my own :)

Pumpkin Seeds! Or any other kind of squash seeds, really. Butternut is especially good, I think.
What could be better than a bowl of salty, crunchy, nutty seeds sitting strategically on the counter so you can grab a handful when you pass by? My friend Rachel is a champion pumpkin seed roaster. We polished off three-pumpkins-and-a-butternut-squash's worth of seeds in a day or two.

Eggnog!!! Okay, so I know eggnog isn't for everyone. But I think this stuff should be. I was thrilled about eggnog season, and decided to try Hood's Sugar Cookie Eggnog on a whim. Holy creamy crazy good but bad for you but I don't care deliciousness! I'm not exaggerating when I say it's the best tasting liquid I have ever put in my mouth. I drank the whole carton in two days. I MUST have more. But the thing is, I want to try a new flavor, because I'm sure it'll be equally as good, but I can't imagine walking out of the store without that liquid cookie heaven in my bag. Maybe I'll get two cartons this time :)

Pomegranate. Easily, Easily my favorite fruit. I love the process of opening them, even. I'm very careful not to rupture a single seed. I love that bitter-sweet taste, the incredible texture, and the fact they're so pretty you could make jewelry out of them! For some reason, I think they have a decadence to them that I've never experienced in a fruit.

And finally, sweet potato casserole. My mother's is unmatched. Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without it.

Those are my top four. What are your favorite holiday foods?

2 comments:

  1. Nothing says holiday to me like Mama's dressing recipe does :)

    I also love sweet potato casserole per Mommy. And there's something about pie ... I like fall/winter pies way better than summer ones. Something about the richness and creaminess with a homemade crust ... mmmm :)

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  2. Oh man.
    Those squash seeds are so so so yummy.
    And sooo salty and amazingly delicious.
    And- they come free with the purchase of any pumpkin or winter squash!
    Love it.

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