We love pecans. Pecans are part of every holiday meal around here, we use them in desserts and even side dishes like Sweet Potato Casserole. Just plain pecans fresh out of the shell are soooo good. Hopefully they were gathered from one's own yard but a gift from a neighbor or relative is awesome too.
If you grew up around here you ate two things quite often. Fresh seafood that your family or a friend caught and venison obtained the same way. Venison is very lean and actually much sweeter I think than beef. I always heard that if the deer was harvested properly it would be easy to cook. If it wasn't....well it may not be possible to make it taste good, without that "gamey" taste.
Its January...and most of us are thinking about one of two things, taxes and fitness.
I think that losing weight / fitness is probably the most popular New Years Resolution, and probably the most likely to fail. Why? Because people give up. They give up when it gets hard or inconvenient. They give up because the motivation that got them started seems to fade away.