Yesterday morning, I caught Wee One in action with his dinosaur named “Green Toes”.
After he took off to wreak havoc somewhere else, I investigated. I found another dinosaur in the tree. grrrrr Of course I had to replace all of the fallen ornaments, again. The tree is coming down the day after Xmas, Ive made that decision.
For some reason, I really would like to have a white Christmas this year. It is not going to happen though.
I LOVE all Hersey’s Kisses candies. I found a new favorite, the Hersey Kisses Cherry Cordials. Delicious! Way, way better than the dollar boxes with the white paste and almost invisible to the naked eye cherry inside.
This brings me to the subject of GROSS Holiday foods.
1.Slimy cranberry’s out of a can. It has the actual shape like the can as it slithers in a bowl. Gross!
2.Green Bean casserole made with off brand, pale, limp green beans from a can. They have a scary mushy texture. Double offensive if they can be seen swimming in ‘cream of mushroom soup’ drippings.
3.Dinner rolls that could pass as bleached hockey pucks. These should be classified as a weapon and not eaten.
4.Blood sausage. The name alone says enough. (I grew up with this lovely entree, I think I used to eat it when I was small child…..Scary!)
5.Fruitcakes from the Dollar General Store. Who really eats these?
6.Oyster stuffing? No thanks! I prefer my oysters on the half shell with a top shelf margarita.
7.Ribbon candy or hard candy. It has no flavor and is stuck together. Normally served from an uncovered candy dish, so there’s dust, dirt, germs or lint. Ack!
8.Over cooked turkey. You know what I am talking about…you get a piece of white meat, it looks all tasty until you take a bite and chew….and chew…and chew….and chew. The when you realize it isn’t chewing so well. You have to make a decision. If there is no begging dog hanging about at your feet under the table, your only options are:
A. Swallow it in a whole chunk and risk choking
B. Spit it into your napkin without being seen doing it, hopefully the table napkins are disposable.
9.Homemade eggnog-That’s asking for your own personal case of salmonella for the Holidays.
10.The sweet potato puree concoction with the marshmallows. Where did this originate from? The sight of it alone makes me queasy. It reminds me of something Elvis (my dog) coughed up.
11.Creamed pearl onions. Onions and milk are not a good couple…something about it curdling around the edges of the pan is a great diet aide for me.
12.Wax beans from a can. Big, fat yellow beans that reminded me of grubs used for fishing bait. My mother actually made me eat these when I was a small child. I should probably seek therapy over this.
13.How about Lutefisk? fish that is treated with lye. Why would anyone want to eat something contaminated with lye?!?
14.Chanina, it is a Polish/Swede dish. I am not sure of the spelling. This is one gross soup. Ducks blood soup to be exact! It is dark colored, slimy, greasy, it also has raisons and/or prunes floating around in what has the resemblance of a toxic spill. The duck meat is stringy and oily. I know this personally for I have picked many a boiled duck carcass clean for the making of this soup.
15. Deer Brain Cheese (headcheese) best friend L.’s grandmother waited patiently every year for our deer season’s kill so she could make the brains into a special ‘cheese‘ type thing. Very, very disturbing! Bless Granny’s heart tho, she was one of the sweetest and kindest people I have ever known.
What is your least favorite Holiday foods?