The weeks of festive food and overflowing drink are reaching their peak as the days are growing ever-so-slightly longer. Symbolic foods like rich cookies, steak and Sister Schubert rolls, sumptuous cheese trays, green bean casserole make their yearly appearance. Or was something more unusual on the plates and platters where you are? Did a new food, dish or tradition strike your fancy? Or were you and yours comforted by old favorites?
For Bites readers in the business of restaurants and food sales, have the holidays been what you expected or hoped for? Did the crowds arrive, wallets open and hearts generous?
And did anyone spot bourbon balls this year?