Share your General Conference FOOD Traditions

4.02.2014

I haven't posted here in a while and was thinking this morning about the upcoming LDS General Conference.  Our family lives in Pennsylvania and so conference is not available for us to watch on TV...a happy memory from my childhood in Utah. Instead we watch on our computer screen while we sit around the kitchen table.  This is actually not a bad set up since sitting at the table keeps us from napping and the kids have a surface on which to color activity packets or LDS coloring pages.

A year ago I got an iPhone and joined the world of Instagram and I noticed the funniest thing: a gazzillion FOOD pictures filling Instagram on the morning of the Sunday morning General Conference session.  It seems that we Mormons looooove marrying food with this semi-annual conference.

Our family has had a tradition for years of making Money Buns. Those sticky, caramel-y, Rhodes Rolls, creations.  My recipe can be found HERE.  I have very recently been re-thinking this as it has occurred to me that filling my kids with straight sugar and then asking them to sit still for hours may be counter-productive.  Maybe I need to switch to a more savory option, although I think my kids would revolt.

http://www.em-il-ie.com/2009/04/recipes-that-rock-monkey-buns.html


So this week, just for fun...

I want to here about YOUR family's 
LDS General Conference FOOD traditions.  

Is it grandma's special cinnamon rolls?  Breakfast casserole? Monkey bread?  Do you celebrate with a special breakfast or are lunch or dinner your tradition.  Feel free to leave links in the comments to any amazing recipes you want to share!  I may share some here before conference weekend so others can start a food tradition of their own.

13 Way Righteous Comments:

NaDell Ransom said...

I like to make bagels during conference sometimes. I don't use the mixer, so I can still hear and it takes awhile to wait for the dough to rise (and they are delicious!)
http://fantasticfamilyrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/10/bagels.html

jeanine said...

We always have sandwich stuff out and lots of fruit and veggies cut up... That way everyone can grab what they want and snack without having to ask mom and dad for food!

Chelle said...

We LOVE our Conference food traditions. Our entire extended family participates. We start on Saturday night with soup & scones…first at six with/for the kids, and then again once the men return home. Then Sunday morning is a huge breakfast: scrambled eggs, bacon, french toast & waffles. We skip lunch and go for a walk between sessions (after that breakfast, we need it!) Then dinner right after the last Sunday session: grilled pork chops & funeral potatoes. We can hardly wait!

Melanie said...

We don't have any food traditions, but I wanted to let you know that you can watch Conference on your tv with your iPhone if you also have Apple TV. I stream Confetence on my iPhone then using airplay it plays on our tv via Apple TV.....it's great!

Peg said...

Saturday is hard to plan anything for us. But Sunday morning - Eggs Benedict! And after the second session... Grilled steaks, potato salad, deviled eggs, green salad and dessert. Love this weekend

Lisa said...

We always have cinnamon rolls Sunday morning but I am loving some of these other ideas.

Summer said...

Cinnamon rolls, like everyone! But we also buy tons and tons of Easter candy and pig out. I mean...play conference bingo.

Jimmy said...

I didn't know this was a "thing" and I've been LDS for twenty some years now. I'll have to work on that.

Emily Foley said...

Mmmmmm, breakfast casserole. And fruit with dip and cinnamon rolls.

http://emilyssomethingrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/10/some-magazines-breakfast-casserole.html

Marie said...

Our conference tradition came from my husband's family (I don't remember having one growing up). They just do blueberry muffins, bacon, fruit, and juice. Not too fancy or special, but that is what my husband always wants. I have tried to mix it up, but I get told NO! I love the idea of whole wheat waffles with lots of topping options. My favorite is yogurt with sliced bananas and strawberries...and topped with whipped cream of course!

Melinda said...

We go to my in-laws and have a plethora of food to hold us over for the two days. Bagels, cinnamon rolls, spinach artichoke dip, hummus, veggies, 7 layer dip, salsa, some sort of cookie, and Muddy Buddies. It is nice to gorge ourselves while being spiritually uplifted.

Just Jaime said...

Never had any myself but I dated a guy whose family made waffles and
served them ice cream on top---for breakfast!! THAT was a sugar overload

Marissa @ Life is Fantasmic said...

We always have Pull-A-Part Bread & Breakfast Casserole on conference weekend (:

Pull-A-Part Bread: http://lifeisfantasmic.blogspot.com/2013/04/pull-part-bread_7.html

Breakfast Casserole: http://lifeisfantasmic.blogspot.com/2013/04/breakfast-casserole.html

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