Christmas dinner did not exactly go off without a hitch this year.
Papa always makes cornbread dressing. It is always delicious. It is also, apparently, always dyed with food coloring. Cornbread is already yellow, of course, but there are other ingredients, and I guess Papa likes the end product to remain as yellow as fresh-from-the-oven cornbread?
However, for whatever reason this year--it was busy, and it was hectic, and there were two little girls screeching around underfoot in a house that's normally only peopled by the voices of Fox News--Papa reached for the little bottle of yellow food coloring and picked up the red instead.
And so the dressing was pink this year:
Now, by the time the rest of our family arrived for Christmas dinner, Papa had put a spin on the story so that now it read that he decided to dye the dressing red this year, in order to be "Christmas-y." And it certainly didn't hurt the taste any, and it did look rather festive on the plate:
However, I was there, and I know the real story. And now, so do you.