Top Five Wednesday: Taste of the Holiday Season

[ 0 ] November 18, 2009 |

This Top Five Wednesday needs a holiday appeal so we decided to focus on the Top 5 must-have dishes of the season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are here. The grocery stores are filled with customers trying to grab the last Turkey and everyone is getting their energy ready for the Black Friday sales. Here are the top flavors for your mouth:

1. Egg Nog- We explained this one earlier. This is our fave festive drink for the holidays…thick, creamy and with a little nutmeg, just the right bite.

2. Pumpkin- Pumpkin pie is waaaayyy underrated. We come from the family of devout sweet potato pie lovers so it was hard for us to convert…that is, until we had the right pumpkin pie. Find a good recipe and try it!

3. Cranberry sauce- Homemade cranberry sauce actually isn’t that hard. Get a good strainer and go to work.

4. Gravy- Yum. Thick, brown gravy sounds sooo good right about now. Just one more week until our wishes come true.

5. Mac ‘N Cheese- What Thanksgiving meal could be complete without some good mac ‘n cheese?? Mac ‘n cheese does not discriminate…so it doesn’t matter if you’re vegetarian, gluten-free or a staunch carnivore, you are going to want some mac ‘n cheese for the holidays. Find the recipe that meets your dietary needs and indulge in the noodles of happiness.

We purposefully left out Turkey. It is one of those things that “goes without saying”. Take advantage of the abundance of the five ingredients listed above as they flood your local grocery store. Eat too much and as always, Enjoy!

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Category: Food.Fun.Stuff., holiday cooking

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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