What’s my favorite meal from childhood? I would have to say that I still love going back for Mom’s holiday meals. She makes the best turkey and dressing and mashed potatoes and gravy of anyone I know. I can eat the leftovers for days on end. On year, I was desperately ill and couldn’t keep a lick of food down. It was my most depressing holiday ever.
I think it’s a comination of not only the food, but the feeling of love surrounding the get-togethers that make it so special for me. I get all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it. Being surrounded by those I love. Celebrating each other, our love for each other, and Christ’s birth and his love for all of us. It all comes together to creat an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance for me. It’s hard to beat.
Mmmm, my mouth is watering just thinking of that rich, tender, juicy dark turkey meat and that brown, crispy skin. Oh, and the most delicious stuffing with lots of sage and onions. It has to be sage dressing; no other will do. When we couldn’t make it back for the holidays, we used to go to a friend’s house. He made sausage stuffing. It just wasn’t the same.