I consider myself to be a fairly serious kitchen DIY-er. I enjoy learning about a food’s history and recreating it in my kitchen. But then there’s that whole time thing.
My father’s family is primarily a mix of Scottish and Irish heritage that dates back to Colonial America at least as far back as the 1600s. By now our connection to much of the traditions of these two cultures is pretty much gone.
It never fails, holiday meals around here leave us with a plethora of leftovers. After a while, I begin to resent the space they take in my refrigerator, but they’re also too good to let go of.