Story time…grab your carpet squares and gather around.
Every time there is a family get together it somehow involves food. So every time, the responsibilities are divided out. Somehow all my sisters, friends, husband’s family, whoever is attending but me, gets to bring something that they can make. But when it comes to my food responsibilities…I get stuck with a vegetable tray, drinks, or “oh don’t worry about bringing anything.” Lately I have gotten, “paper plates,” “ice cream,” and “green salad.”
I know for some people when they hear these types of requests, they wipe the sweat off their brow in relief of not having to cook or bake. For me…I get frustrated. I LOVE baking and cooking. Why? I love trying out new recipes, wearing a cute apron, feeling domestic, creating something for someone else, and watching them enjoy the tastes. I am a pretty decent domestic wife, if I do say so myself. Now let me clarify that I am not the “*taste* *taste* It needs a little more_________” type but I can follow a recipe like no other! Well…no one complains about my cooking or baking so I figure it doesn’t stink all that bad.
On Christmas Eve my husband and I are going to my mother-in-laws house for a ham dinner. This time I didn’t ASK what I could bring I TOLD her I was bringing yams. But then, she also asked me to bring a veggie tray…SEE NEVER FAILS!
Here is where you ladies come in to play. I have a yam recipe and it is good but I need a knock-your-socks-off, to-die-for, I-HAVE-GOT-to-have-this-recipe yam recipe. (You know, the type that everyone loves so much they want it to become the new family tradition!) This is my one chance to prove to the world that yes, I really can cook and it is OK to ask me to bring something that isn’t pre-made….or a paper product…to a family gathering. I mean, after all, I am 25. If I screw this up I am going to be bringing green salads or JELLO for the next 60-70 years!!! So got any yummy…or rather….yammy recipes?