My Family’s Traditional Treats & Feast
we would decorate the tree.
The tree could be put up and trimmed
with lights days earlier, but the ornaments
and trim would not be put on until Christmas eve.
The Angel on top was put on last by the ‘Baby’.
The Grandparents would come for the night. As we were
decorating the tree, we would reminisce about the history of each
ornament as it was placed upon the tree. Listening to Christmas music or
watching Christmas movies, eating our Christmas Eve Fare, we waited for…
Santa to make his rounds on the Fire Truck, tossing candy to the Children.
Followed by candlelight service.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace.
NOVEMBER 24 – Christmas Eve
Cold Platter of Meats, Fishes, and Cheeses
Salads: Cucumber, Cole Slaw, and Pepper Hash
Relish dish of Radishes, Scallions, Olives, and Pickles
Crackers, Mini Breads, Mustards: German, and Honey
Hot Donuts and/ or Fresh German Soft Pretzels
Hot Chocolate, Egg Nog, and Wassail
DECEMBER 25 – Christmas Day
Duck or Goose with Chestnut Cornbread Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Lightly Candied Yams with Nuts
Roasted Root Vegetables
Mama’s Creamed Pearl Onions
Poppy’s Whole Cranberry Pineapple Relish
Mince Meat Pie or Pecan Pie
Ice Cream or Whipped Cream
Plum Pudding with Hard Lemon Sauce
Eggnog, Wassail, and Mulled Spiced Wine
*Maybe over time I can post a few recipes with pictures.
What are some of your Traditional Christmas foods?