It’s been a busy and exciting 2017 for The Reklaws, and now the holidays are here and there’s a whole new kind of excitement in the air.
Their major label debut single, Hometown Kids, was a summer jam that caught the attention of country radio, country fans, and even Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. And now, the brother/sister duo find themselves ready for more and highlighted on 2018 Ones to Watch lists popping up.
We caught up with Jenna and Stuart to play a holiday round of 5 Quick Questions, and learned a little more about the Walker siblings than we knew before. Ready? Here we go!
5 Quick Holiday Questions with The Reklaws
Q) Did you have any favourite Christmas songs when you were kids?
The Reklaws) Christmas was a very exciting time in our family! We grew up in a large farm house on a hill, which meant sledding and skating were a must, and the Christmas music started early! I always remember the Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms our grandparents always had a Christmas tree that would talk and it would always sing that song!
Q) Do you have a favourite Christmas song to play?
The Reklaws) One of our new favourites to play is Merry Christmas From the Family it is a little rude, but it is makes us laugh so hard. There have been a lot of country bands to cover this one, which we think is amazing.
Q) If you could partner up with any artist for a collaboration on a Christmas song, who would you choose?
The Reklaws) Obviously, Michael Bublé, although he is not country, I think that his Christmas album has become a staple. Singing a Christmas song with him literally make my life lol! I would probably throw-up candy canes…
Q) What is your favourite beverage for a holiday party?
The Reklaws) Fav beverage is… maybe spiked eggnog! Eggnog just makes Christmas, although drinking too much can make me sick lol
Q) If you could only have 1 dessert after Christmas dinner, what would you choose?
The Reklaws) One dessert after Christmas dinner… would be a ginger molasses cookie. Or anything my grandma makes, she is a star with any dessert.
BONUS: Do you have a favourite holiday recipe?
My fav which is actually also our dad’s fav is Coconut Cream Pie! Below is the recipe my Grandma uses!
Grandma Reklaw’s Coconut Cream Pie!
1 cup Sweetened Flaked Coconut
3 cups Half-and-Half
2 Eggs, beaten
3/4 cup White Sugar
1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) Pie Shell, baked
1 cup Frozen Whipped Topping, thawed
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and bake it, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
3. In a medium saucepan, combine the half-and-half, eggs, sugar, flour and salt and mix well. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes more. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in 3/4 cup of the toasted coconut and the vanilla extract. Reserve the remaining coconut to top the pie.
4. Pour the filling into the pie shell and chill until firm, about 4 hours.
5. Top with whipped topping and with the reserved coconut.
ps. If you’re in Toronto on Thursday, December 21, make a stop in at Rock N Horse Saloon to see The Reklaws Home 4 The Holidays!