It's that time of the year again. That time of hanging out with friends and family, staying up late, sleeping in, feeling cozy...and eating lots and lots and lots of food.
In our family there are foods that get made every year. There are gingery treats that appear in each of our homes, chocolate candy that I have to go to my mom's house in order to devour, and my Grandma's shortbread that barely makes it through November here in California. There are also lost recipes, like my Grandy's red cabbage, that we try in vain to recreate since she didn't leave a recipe behind.
The point is this: the holidays are about many things, but one of the main ones--that spans denominations, traditions, families...the list goes on--is coming together over cherished annual recipes. We've been thinking that it would be really cool if during this holiday season we all--that means YOU all, too--shared some of our favorite recipes. We'd love them with a memory attached, we'd love them alone. Just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post your recipe to spread the holiday cheer across tables. We can post it anonymously if you'd like, we can credit your great great great aunt Betty...you tell us how you want to share it and that's how it will appear here on the blog. Our idea is to create a big communal holiday cookbook here and a space for us all to come together and pause--however briefly--and reflect on what fortune we find in holiday feasts.
So, get out those recipe cards and send us an email. We can't wait to hear from you. And in the meantime, enjoy these really awesome photos from holidays past of each of us (you're welcome, Ma and John).