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SoCS – Buongiorno!

Linda mentions the wisdom that comes with coffee, so I decided to have one cup before tackling this post. Amble over to Linda’s blog to get the scoop on how to participate in SoCS.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “on your/my plate.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Thanksgiving is over. We did not cook this year with the exception of an old fashioned lemon curd pound cake (which took as long to make as cooking a turkey) and some hors d’oeuvres hubby made. There was so much food. Nothing was left on my plate but I was disciplined enough to resist the urge to go back for seconds.

In our family, we start talking about the next meal or the next gathering before we finish the current one. If we are not eating food or sharing pictures of food we are talking about food.

So this has me thinking about Christmas. What to cook for Christmas. There is always the tradition of ham or turkey which sounds great since we had no leftovers to enjoy this year. I thought about a nice roasting chicken since there will only be five of us. Maybe Cornish game hens but they are not always available. Then it hit me. Maybe I will dig through the archives and make a French Canadian Tourtière pie.

I wonder what my grandchildren would think? A meat pie? I am sure nothing like that has ever crossed their table. I asked my son of he liked them as a kid (they were a Christmas staple when we lived in Maine). He said he LOVED them. Maybe I could sell the idea if I also made Whoopie Pies – another Maine staple although this falls in the dessert category.

So here I am already thinking about what will be on my plate Christmas day. What about you? Do you have all your upcoming holiday meals planned out? Do you ever break with tradition?