Evelyn Brandon – For The Record

It’s that time of year again. Time to celebrate family, friends and the birth of our Savior. It’s always so wonderful to have family and friends stopping in during the holidays and if there’s one thing we sure know how to do, it’s eat!

Beginning in November, our family gathers to spend time together for Thanksgiving, birthdays Christmas and New Years day. There is always lots of good food, desserts and appetizers being brought in from family and friends.

The thing I love most about gathering at my mama and daddy’s house is all the laughter, love and food we share. Our family has dwindled down to a very few and there are usually only a handful of us for the dinners, but the food is wonderful and plentiful.  The crowd is much smaller than in the holidays past, but there’s still plenty on the table and it’s all delicious – as always.

My wish for all of you is that the light of love shines upon you and may your life be filled with blessings in this Christmas season.

Special Christmas Crescents

1 roll Jimmy Dean  sausage cooked and crumbled (any flavor)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
1 c shredded cheese (any kind)


Combine Sausage and Cream Cheese together then mix in cheese.

Separate crescents into triangles, then cut triangles into half, lengthwise.

Scoop a heaping tablespoon of cream cheese mixture onto each crescent triangle and roll up.

Bake at 375 degrees about 15 min, or until  golden brown.

Green Bean Bundles

Stick of butter, melted

3 cans French style green beans

1 pound bacon

8 Tablespoons brown sugar

You will need a pan with a rack to suspend the beans so they won’t be standing in bacon grease while cooking and toothpicks.


Preheat oven to 350

Wrap five beans with a single piece of bacon. Dip bundle into melted butter and secure bundle with a toothpick.

Place bundles on rack in pan and sprinkle brown sugar over each bundle.

Heat in oven 30-35 minutes or until the bacon has crisped on the edges and is cooked through.

Remove and serve immediately.

From the Facebook page Southern Comfort Cooking

***Note – My friend Melissa Lambert tells me this recipe is also delicious with asparagus.

Merry Christmas and Bon appétit !!