Christmas and a Casserole

Christmas, Featured Article, For Moms, Holidays
on November 25, 2011
Chicken Tetrazzini
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote. If any movie embodies the sincerity of giving, this is it.

It’s an autobiographical account of Capote’s childhood when he was a boy and lived in the country with relatives.  It’s set in rural Georgia, and is the story of him and his aunt, who is also his best friend.  Every Christmas they scrape together their pennies and buy the ingredients to make fruitcake to send to folks. These folks are not friends, per se, or even people they’ve met, but folks that have touched them in some way and those they admired.

They include President Truman, the mailman, the bus driver who they waved to everyday, a couple from California they befriended when they broke down by their house, and missionaries from Borneo who were passing through.

Here is a recipe for chicken tetrazzini, perfect with the movie and freinds or family.

By Jill Melton, Editor