My favorite child hood Christmas memory was spending every Christmas eve at my Grandma Cook's ( yes her last name was Cook) and she lived up to the name. Her food was the best part of the evening .Trays and plates of decadent sweets covered every surface of the house.
Ham and turkey where both prepared along with perfect gravy, mashed potatoes and marshmallow topped sweet potatoes, fresh made cranberry salad. homemade rolls and jams, real butter and winter fruit salad along with pies of apple ,pumpkin and pecan .She also made home made cream puffs .
It seemed the only lights in the house came form the kitchen heated up by the buzz of activity.The rest of the home was lite only by the sparkle of the Christmas tree and its reflections in the eyes of her grandchildren.
Grandmother loved Christmas. She started making cookies early in the fall ,freezing doughs as she went along. My favorite where here sour cream roll ups. I have posted the recipe along with images of how I let this sweet memory influence my latest creations . I call this piece Sweet Erma
Sweet Erma is an 18 inch necklace made of handmade shrink plastic beads and strung on flex wire with shepherds hook clasp beads
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