As this is the only sketch I finished for the scavenger hunt I thought I'd post it.
A winter/holiday tradition in our family is mince pies. No, not those overly rich thick wedges of a 9" American pie. These are British mince pies,shallow, 2" in diameter tarts. These are mandatory at a British Christmas.
I learned to make them from my Mum. She came to the U.S.in 1948 to marry a handsome Yank, my Dad. Unable to find the special pans and cutters, her sister sent them over. They became a fav of my Dad's.Even people who don't like mincemeat like them.I have carried on the tradition as my family loves them,too. The secret is flaky pastry and about a tablespoon of Robertson's mincemeat.