Today we’d like you to meet Sylvestermouse. She’s our I’m the “Cooking for the Holidays” Contributor on Squidoo.
Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.
At first glance, one would think the title “Cooking for the Holidays” would be rather self explanatory. However, there is more to cooking for the holidays then simply pulling out pans and slapping together one meal.
In many homes, mine included, it requires days of cooking, planning, scheduling, shopping, and somehow resting to be prepared for the holidays.
My dream with this niche would be to not only share recipes, but to also share the ways we prepare to serve multiple meals, the time saving tips, as well as the sanity saving tips, that we all need when cooking for the holidays.
There is not greater teacher than experience!
Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
I believe I have always loved cooking for the holidays, mostly because I associate it with family time. My family is spread out across the US and we are rarely altogether at the same time.
About the only time my siblings get time off from work, is during the holidays. Therefore, they try to come home during that time even if just for a brief visit.
My home as become the main “home” meeting place for the holidays, simply because I am the only one of my siblings that still lives close to our parents.
How could I not love Cooking for the Holidays when I am surrounded by the people I love most in this world.
Who had the most influence in your life?
Both my mother and my grandmother share in being the most influential in my life. I thank God every day for the blessing of having these two women in my life.
My mother was my daily instructor, and she still is. Even now, I call her when I need suggestions, reminders or advice.
One of my favorite days of the year, is the day before Thanksgiving. We get together in my kitchen and work side by side until the cooking is done and set aside for Thanksgiving day.
I mentioned my grandmother in the opening statement because I spent a great deal of time with my grandmother when I was growing up. Because she lived out of town, I was allowed to spend weeks at a time with her all by myself. A rarity when you have 5 siblings. She shared those days with me as if I was her only thought, her only concern. We picked vegetables straight from her garden and harvested pecans from her pecan trees, we canned and cooked and loved every minute of it. I had no idea she was teaching me so much about cooking and life by just simply sharing her time and normal activities with me.
Sylvestermouse invites you to stop by and share a review at her Review Cookbooks for the Holidays!