Friday, November 22, 2013

Byron's Potato Filling

 As the days quickly approach Thanksgiving, it's time to think about the menu. Not much thought needed around here! Our Thanksgiving menu, and Christmas menu for that matter, are always the same. It's all about tradition in our household, which really makes the holiday menu preparation easy. The grocery list is the same, the preparation is the same and there is no stress deciding what to prepare and no attempt to outdo the menu from the previous year. The only consideration is determining the final number of family members in attendance. In keeping with tradition, Byron's Potato Filling will be on the dinner table this year. Our mother always referred to this recipe as the 'recipe that won the election'. When dear old dad decided to run for mayor, the menu was printed on a card and distributed as his political promotion. He ran during the bicentennial year, which is why he is proudly sporting a red, white, and blue top hat and equally patriotic vest (both handmade by daughter Nancy). If you are unable to read the recipe as shared in the photo, it was posted here a few years ago. Or, if you would like one of dad's campaign cards, send a stamped self addressed envelop to Sweet Remembrances, 118 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, and we'll mail you your own personal copy, or stop in The Rosemary House and ask for a copy of the recipe that won the election!

3 comments:

Bernideen said...

What a sweet memory!!!!

Marilyn said...

I just came across this recipe in my holiday file of recipes. Yummm!
Happy Thanksgiving to your entire family!

Angela McRae said...

What a fun story -- and a lovely memory! I feel just as you do about serving the traditional family favorites each Thanksgiving. When I read Thanksgiving magazines with elaborate turkey brining recipes or bizarre dressing recipes, I just know *somebody* in those families is going to be disappointed!

P.S. Thanks for your sweet comments about my blog post today too! That means a lot to me!