Friday, December 2, 2011

Advent Calendar - December 2, Holiday Foods

December 2 – Holiday Foods
Did your family or ancestors serve traditional dishes for the holidays? Was there one dish that was unusual?

My brothers and I were rather picky eaters, and I was quite stubborn about what I would eat.   On more than one occasion, I outlasted my mother's willpower in refusing to eat things I didn't want.  For that reason, we had a fairly limited repertoire of foods that we had on a regular basis. 

I really don't remember if we had a particular meal every Christmas.  I know we had turkey dinners more than once, and probably beef roast or ham other years.  Usually that was accompanied by mashed potatoes or white rice, gravy, corn and bread or buns of some sort.  On several occasions, there was also stuffing and sweet potatoes and such, which I never paid attention to, as I did not like those. There were usually cookies and pie for desserts.

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