My husband and I left our vacation home in Florida on December 22, 2013 to make the long drive home just in time for Christmas. In all honesty, we would have stayed longer but had already made plans for our family Christmas gathering on December 26, we had our monthly games night on the 28th and my husband had tickets to go to the Winter Classic on January 1. We arrived home just after dinner on the 23rd leaving us the 24th to tidy up Christmas shopping and get the house ready for the 26th. That meant a lot of prep in a rather short amount of time and only one day to pick up any extras needed, no easy feat after spending two long days on the road.
I used a package of No Name tart shells (30 shells). This is one convenience food I keep in the freezer on a regular basis because with very little effort I can easily have a quick dessert or savory dish. All I need is a little filling! I also use a jar of home canned low sugar strawberry jam in addition to the the mincemeat.
Our grandkids are very much foodies! Our third little one (age 4) climbed up to the table for a tart. Instead of taking a strawberry tart, he took a mincemeat one like Papa. The kids just chuckled because his Mom did not inherit Papa's love of mincemeat tarts. The little one ate that tart then a few minutes later he was walking around with another one. So the taste buds skipped a generation! Oh and he can roll his tongue like Papa too :)