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Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

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Another Christmas Food

Christmas popcorn 11-27-2015We got Hutson’s Christmas window display out of the way last night. Two more things have to happen before the season is really here.

I haven’t gotten my traditional box of chocolate-covered cherries yet, but I did get one of the other staples.

Well, actually, a guess the tin of popcorn shouldn’t really count as Christmas because I usually buy it when it’s on deep clearance in some hardware store or discount house long about July, but it has a picture of Santa Claus or some winter scene on the side of it that SAYS Christmas.

Is fresh less stale?

When I ran across this tin, I thought I’d give it a try to see if the popcorn is any less stale when it’s purchased at the start of winter instead of the middle of the summer.

Nope. It’s either last year’s tin or it ALWAYS tastes like semi-flavored cardboard.

There may be some folks who eat the flavors in order, but I don’t go to that church. I open all the packages at once, give the white, unflavored (a relative term) a taste, then never dip into it again. Caramel and cheese corn must be eaten in the ratio of one handful of caramel to two handfuls of cheese.

Road food secret

I tend to mix my snacks that way. When I was on the road a lot, I’d buy a bag of almond M&Ms and a bag of pork rinds. That’s because you won’t know until you get to the motel room whether you are going to have a salt craving or a sweet craving. Ultimately, I’d compromise with a ratio of one piece of pork rind to two M&Ms. Washed down with a Dr. Pepper, of course. It covered all the bases.

 

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2 comments to Another Christmas Food

  • Chocolate covered cherries are a staple of my Christmas’s too…My aunt Hildred always got a Box for Christmas and when I way about 5 or 6 by aunt gave me my own box. It may be from self defense since I did beg and beg for her chocolates and probably ate most of them anyway, but from that date until now I get a box of Cherry Chocolates for Christmas. Either from the wife, the kids or somebody and if that fails, I go to Walgreens and get one myself. Christmas and Cherry Chocolates are inter linked at the Hopkins Estate!

  • Virginia Kerr West

    I usually buy a box of chocolate covered cherries for Christmas and usually end up eating every one of them !When I was a kid ,one Grandmother made lots of all kinds of homemade cookies.That is what she did for all the grandchildren and her children.We looked forward to it ! My other Grandmother gave everyone a box of chocolate covered cherries ! Also they both were good cooks!Things sure have changed ! 🙂

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