A Texas-Sized Sweepstakes!

    Rules: 1. This sweepstakes is limited to residents of the United States. For complete rules visit the Mission Restaurant Supply Official Sweepstakes Rules Page. 2. Entries will be accepted from now until noon (Central Time) on Friday, December 7, 2012. 3. One winner will be selected at random from all entries on this post and announced on the blog at 12:30 p.m. (Central Time) on Friday, December 7, 2012! How To Enter: Share with us a treasured holiday memory involving your favorite food or dining tradition. Leave your entry in the comments section of this post. Prefer to buy your own instead? Purchase yours here today and enjoy FREE SHIPPING until December 10, 2012! Also, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! You can also find us on Google Plus and Pinterest! NOTE: Neither BCOWW, Facebook, Google Plus, or Twitter are affiliated with this sweepstakes.

17 thoughts on “A Texas-Sized Sweepstakes!”

  • Natalie Tate

    Every year growing up, my sisters and I would go to my grandmother's house to make old-fashioned homemade Christmas candy - divinity, peanut patties, fudge, the whole works!

    We all live too far away from each other to continue this tradition today, but everytime I go to my grandmother's for Christmas Eve and eat a piece of candy it takes me back to the fun times we had together in my childhood.

  • Chad

    Since I can remember my family has always had our Christmas on Christmas Eve and there have ALWAYS been sausage balls. After my grandmother passed a few years ago, my aunt decided the sausage balls weren't necessary anymore since grandmother always made them.

    I boycotted and argued that it's a tradition and should continue for precisely that reason.

    Sausage ball tradition is going into its 36th year.

  • michelle ericson
    michelle ericson November 26, 2012 at 5:12 am

    I always make italian iron cookies to give as gifts.

  • Angela

    My kids and I make hard rock candy for everyone....I did this as a child with my mom and now I have the pleasure of doing the same with my kids.

  • Gunawan W

    My favorite holiday food is ham. I remember my grandma coming down, cause I lived in CA, and she made the best ham that I had ever had. It was made by my grandma so it was really special.:)

  • Mike Wong

    having our dog drag off the turkey onto the floor....had to eat leftovers that Christmas!

  • Karen Lancaster

    My grandma did not have alot of money to spend on us ,but we always got candy big tin of ribbon candy and a bag of nuts. When I see the ribbon candy at Cracker Barrel I always think of her.

  • Bridgette Almada
    Bridgette Almada November 26, 2012 at 6:38 am


  • Melody Litchfield
    Melody Litchfield November 26, 2012 at 6:52 am

    My sisters and I always go to our mother's house to help with the Christmas meal. My favorite part of the preparation is the seven minute icing she puts on the homemade coconut cakes. Every holiday, I get assigned the task of mixing that icing while it is in the double broiler on the stove. And believe me, it NEVER takes only 7 minutes to stiffen. 15 minutes into the process EVERY year, I'm like, "Mom, are you sure this should take this long??? You said 7 minutes!!!" Good times.

  • Nancy

    One of my family favorite traditions is on Christmas Eve, my sister and I and my mother have always since we were little girls, gathered around the kitchen an make Mexican Bunuelos and abuelita hot chocolate for the entire family. It's great bonding with them and making memories. I will certainly be passing this on to my little ones. I

  • Michael Heckmann
    Michael Heckmann December 3, 2012 at 4:35 am

    When I moved home I got a job working with a charity. They would be open on holidays for people to come and have a hot meal. My mom and I talked about it and the first year I went alone to work on a holiday. The news was there and they saw me and how many people were fed. The following year my mom and dad both decided to come with me. It was a blast. Then we found another charity to do another holiday and it has been something we have done for over 15 years now. Now we deliver meals to people who are shut ins... sit and chat for a little bit and they remember things you talked about last time you were there. The gift that they give me by remembering and how their eyes light up not just for the food but for the company is amazing.

  • Susan Leder

    Ever since I was a child, my family and I make potato pancakes at Hanukkah. My grandparents taught me how to make them. There were no Cuisinart's then, so we grated the potatoes by hand with a big grater over a bowl. It took a few hours to peel and grate the potatoes. When the potatoes and onions got down to little nibs to grate, my grandfather used to joke that our fingertips would get grated into the batter. He said that was what made the pancakes so sweet. My grandpa would tell me what to add, and then look at the batter and tell me to add more flour or matzoh meal, or whatever it needed. Then we would (finally) fry them up, filling our house with the amazing smell of fried potatoes and onions. I have made these potato pancakes every year, and always tell my children about my childhood memory of making them with my grandparents. The whole family comes every year at Hanukkah for my potato pancakes, and I swear I can see my grandparents looking down at us and smiling!

  • Tonia

    Yummy. Being from Texas and living in VA....I would sure love to show off some Texas size waffles for friends/coworkers at our monthly buffet. :)

  • Hope Edmondson

    I think last Christmas had to be the best memory I have. We started a new tradition of having Christmas breakfast rather than dinner. Basically busy schedules kept some of my family from begin able to come to a dinner so breakfast was easier. I made waffles, eggs, sausage, and I even took some bacon and sprinkled on a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon before cooking it in the oven. The whole family loved it ate it up like crazy. While everyone was eating and talking i was making cookies for them to take home. We hope to do it again this year and i'm also wishing for my nephews away at college can be here also to celebrate with us.

  • Kim Kauffman

    My husband and I are both from Texas, he's from Dallas/Waxahachie and I'm from Ft.Worth. Every Christmas we would have to split time between the 2 families and we could never convince anyone to have a Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day celebration so I would try to bake/cook something that traveled well. I tried Pumpkin Pies, Homemade Toffee and even Baked Pecans with Hot Peppers, but they just were not special enough. Then one year I dug out some old goodies of my Grandmother's and found what she called "Pink Stuff". There is not a formal name for this, but it is Cool Whip and cherry pie filling and pineapple stuff. It traveled well because it's not formed into anything. I made it and took it and his family went crazy, since his Grandmother had passed she had always made "Green Stuff". No formal name just Cool Whip and grapes and pineapple with other goodies. I officially was welcomed that Christmas with the place on the buffet table with "Pink Stuff". And ever since I brought mine, it's expected every year! I finally feel included and they feel a part of their traditional Christmas is complete. Best of all, I had NO idea they were missing something and I couldn't feel happier about being included into his wonderful family, as an "Official" Kauffman. Sadly being in the business we are in, we had to move a lot but Pink Stuff is always on our Christmas Table and my Son has learned to make it to carry on this tradition forever, or until his Wife comes up with "Orange Stuff" or "Purple Stuff".

  • Mimi

    Most years, my husband will make Christmas cookies with our girl-boy twins. They are now almost 20, but I remember the first year my kids "helped"...some 16-17 years ago. Being the exhausted mom, I used the opportunity to take a nap. But, our daughter had to share with me the first cookie out of the oven. She came up to my bedside, and said, "Look Mommy...a star!" With the wonder in her voice on the word "star," you would have thought she saw the Star of Bethlehem.

  • admin

    Congratulations ANGELA for winning our Texas Waffle Maker Sweepstakes! We'll be sending you an email shortly!! Thank you to everyone for participating- we loved reading all of your holiday food memories and special traditions. Have a Happy Holiday Season!

    -Team Mission

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