Happy Monday my friends! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! I did. I went by nice and slow and I had a wonderful time getting in some QT with my loves, Kevin and Ian!
For now, it is time for another getting to know you session! Sarah, once again, is hosting and it is so wonderful to be able to learn just a little bit more each week about the faces behind the keyboard.
Without further ado: Holiday Traditions
1. Do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day? Um, not really. I’ve made corned beef and cabbage a couple of times because I love to cook and eat! Any excuse, right?
2. Which is your favorite holiday to celebrate? Hands down, Christmas! I have TONS of decorations and I just LOVE the tradition of it all! Carolers, putting up the tree, making the treats, and surprising my friends and family with things they love as well as keeping traditional gifts alive.
3. Do you have a favorite ‘holiday’ food? My mama’s cornbread dressing is by far my favorite holiday food. We eat it for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have learned to make it and I’m teaching Ian. My mom was taught by my grandma. The original recipe includes instructions like “a handful of this in here” and “pour a little of that in there”. It is so much fun to make because I can remember nearly every Christmas, seeing my grandma’s and mama’s hands mixing that dressing because you can NOT use a spoon. It won’t get mixed good enough!
4. What do you think of holiday parades? I love any celebration. Now, living in Louisiana it is perfect. These people have a parade if the sun comes up in the morning. If Thanksgiving comes along and I don’t get to see the “Macy Day Parade” (my name for it) I don’t feel like it has been Thanksgiving and the day is not a bright for me.
5. Have you ever been part of a parade? I was in marching band in high school so I’ve been in so many parades I can’t help but feel sorry for those marching as they walk by!
6. Do you decorate your house for the holidays? Oh yes. I have decorations for a lot of holidays but the ones that are brought out without question are the Christmas decorations. I collect Santa’s. At last count, I had over 100, I believe.
7. Do you send holiday cards? I love sending and receiving cards. Some years life gets in the way but I ALWAYS buy them with great intentions!
8. Are there any holidays that you celebrate that are traditional in another country, but maybe less well known in the US? I’d have to say no. I’m a born and raised southern girl so we mainly stuck to American holidays.