There is a lot going on in the world and in our lives. This is the perfect time of year to take a break, recharge our batteries, have some fun and think about our happy place. For me, Food is a very happy place. I love eating it, making it, exploring it, experimenting with it, growing it, thinking about it, fighting over it, all of it.
I hitch hiked around Europe back in the 60’s. That’s what we hippies did. I worked 3 jobs for a year, saved every penny, invested in the hitchhike’s bible at the time which was Frommer’s Europe on $5 a day, packed my backpack and headed off into the wild blue yonder. Needless to say in order to stay for a year I got the $5 a day down to .75 a day. Even at that I gained over 70 pounds. Did I mention I love food. And food loves me. It took me almost two years to lose all that weight once I got home but it was so worth every single morsel.
I have over the years acquired some very tasty recipes which I usually prepare for the holidays. This is one time when all good sense, counting calories, making healthy choices, goes right out the window. It is a no holds bar taste sensation. Sharing the love just makes it all that much better. So, I am going to do a little series here starting Monday on family secret recipes. I will start out with sauces, fool proof to die for blender hollandaise, apple, horseradish and cranberry sauce. Then some side dishes, creamed spinach (recipe from Mr.Stox where I worked for 2 years) candied yams, on to desserts like carrot cake, crazy cake, Mexican wedding cakes, apple pancakes recipe from the original Pancake House in Anaheim (my first job) and who knows what the creme de la creme will be.
Besides my family and friends I can’t think of anything I enjoy more than Food. So, see you Monday. Now back to the drawing board and get out the mixer. ♥♥♥♥