It's tradition. Whether we gather for July 4th, Christmas, or Thanksgiving, some new culinary delight joins the old family favorites on the table.
A few years ago, we tried lavender lemonade. That was a keeper! My lavender plants suddenly became far more important than just lawn decor... we need those buds for our new old favorite!
This year, the experiment is Tea Eggs. After a three hour simmer in a mixture of black tea and varied spices, the shells were beautiful. The peeled eggs are very unusual. I haven't tasted yet... I'm waiting for the group bite.
As the refrigerator fills with extra food, favorite foods, and new foods, excitement builds. It won't be quiet here much longer....
...man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live. Deuteronomy 8:3