I really can’t explain how I feel, but at times I feel sort of numb around the holidays. I have been feeling this way for the last past four years. I’m pretty sure it’s because of living in this one room versus living in a fully equipped home or an apartment with my two boys:
DeVonte’ Maurice Abner
Romero Pierre’ Abner
and my two beautiful
Lexi & Zoey
This time of the year, I would be planning my feast of different dishes to serve to my love ones. Extremely excited, waiting on the phone calls in the wee-wee hours of the morning because they already knew the appetizers would be prepared & waiting on the first caller.
The smell would be in the air; crockpot’s simmering with mouth watering:
- Cocktail Sausages
- Rotel & Chips
There would be a variety of flavored drumettes:
- Hot Wings ( My oldest son’s favorite)
- Lemon Pepper
- Honey BBQ
Oh my, & the poor deviled eggs, I would have to prepare them and hide the extra tray in the fridge because they could be easily devoured.
- Baked Beans
- Sausage Dressing
- Potato Salad
- Crab Salad
- Tuna Salad & Crackers
- Mac & Cheese
When I say a feast, the main courses would literally be in 3 or 4 pans a piece. I wanted to make sure everyone who came through my doors at my home would eat good there & be able to gather a few to-go plates. Or perhaps, just come back the next couple of days.
I was never the cake baker from scratch…LOL, but I would have a couple of Duncan’s & Betty’s in the midst of all these wonderful feastings. The sweet potato pies were just an additional treat.
This is what I really miss during the holidays & it really seems as if it was a lifetime ago. However, there were some great memories created during those times that I will never forget.
To keep myself inspired I simply keep smiling & say I’m retired.
I actually consider myself retired from numerous things of my past, but perhaps that can be another blog post.
Always Remembering Ashlee Abner & LaShundra Croskey
Until The Next Post Be Inspired_Ms. Flo