I find it hard to believe that I haven’t written about this before- but I don’t think I have. Maybe it’s too personal. Too much a part of myself and my DNA.
It’s My Mother’s, well Grandmother’s- and possibly Great Grandmother’s Corn Pudding. I have no idea where it comes from, my mother has recipe on an index card, I have it in an email from 2003 and it 100% would not be Thanksgiving without.
History of Genocide aside, Thanksgiving is my all time favorite holiday. It revolves around food and friends and family and it’s the best. Once you get past the fact that it didn’t turn out so well for the Native Americans after the First year, it’s a holiday that encourages us all to quietly reflect on life and love, what brings us together, what’s brought us through the last year.
I have a lot to be thankful for, I’m very fortunate and lucky to be able to say that most years. Practicing gratitude and thankfulness is really important, and it’s great that we celebrate that on Thanksgiving. But let’s be honest here kids, we’re here for the food!
And my all time, number 1 favorite Thanksgiving good is Corn Pudding. The Gulliver-Giddings-Williamson family recipe passed down possibly only from 1975 or maybe from 1875- who knows- but it’s not Thanksgiving without. My mother has shared it with her best friends, I’ve shared it with mine and it’s always a crowd favorite. And for me, it’s what family gatherings are all about. Not just eating it on the day, but hoping there are leftovers (there rarely are) and eating it the next day. See, we only make it once, maybe twice a year. Thanksgiving and Christmas- so it reminds me of family, holidays, the festive season, my mother, my grandmother- in short love. Maybe that’s why it tastes so good. There’s 100 years and generations of love in it!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving where ever and how ever you celebrate it this year.