Hi all, Did you survive your Christmas celebrations? I hope so. We have two more Christmas celebrations coming up and I have another Christmas card to hand out tomorrow.
I didn't want to do the traditional christmas card so I went with the snowman image. We are getting a whole lot of snow today so it seemed appropriate.
So this may seem like a strange post, but I find it really interesting and amusing to see how different families celebrate holidays and the foods they celebrate with.
For our celebrations, I focus on seasonal foods and each holiday meal would include foods that are not served at other holiday meals. My inlaws also do some seasonal food, but they also have favorite dishes that show up for every holiday meal, so there are certain dishes that we can count on having each and every holiday: winter, spring, summer and fall.
My DH says it takes a lot of discipline to not load up on appetizers and save room for dinner.
So here are my photos from the Christmas 2012 buffet. First up, something we fondly call 'green stuff.' I really don't know whats in it. I don't eat it, but I think it's sweet and includes green jello and coolwhip. This shows up at every meal. It's Bob's fathers favorite dish.
This next dish is stuffed shells. Often Bob's mom makes manicotti. She makes manicotti with hand made crepes and they are really, really good. The stuffed shells are good too. For this christmas there were three platters (banquet size) of stuffed shells. Yes, there was enough food to feed a small army.
How about you? What does your family do for food for the holidays?