Thursday, December 2, 2010
Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories 2010 - Holiday Food - December 2
Did your family have any traditional dishes for the holidays? Was there one dish that you thought was unusual?
I do not remember any unusual dishes at our home. Some years we did not have the big turkey dinner meal on Christmas Day. Instead we had it on Boxing Day (26th). Meals were kept simpler on Christmas Day. The Christmas season was a very busy one as my parents had first a corner store and then had a Red and White supermarket and then later an IGA. In my teen years, the supermarket was open to 10 p.m. and Christmas Eve was a hectic work day so we kept Christmas Day as simple as possible.
My mom often made different Christmas fare for the bake sale at the church bazaar. Extras were made to enjoy at home.
The traditional Christmas meal would be turkey with stuffing, potatoes and turnip. Although, we loved our Christmas pudding, it was often saved to another lighter meal. Sometimes, we would have our first course and then have a break, clean up and then when we had had a chance to digest the first course, those of us who loved the Christmas pudding and the very yummy sauce would sit back down at the table.
Now Christmas fare may vary but it is always tasty. It is a wonderful time to sit around the table with family.
updated from 2009.
© 2010 Janet Iles