Christmas Memory # 12 – Nontraditional Food d
For the days up until Christmas I’ll be sharing some short memories of Christmases past that I remember.
You know how when we think of what kinds of food you’ll be eating for the holidays, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, and it’s usually the same things year after year? Most times it’s turkey & dressing/stuffing, or a ham, cranberry sauce, and some vegetable side dishes. Of course there are lovely desserts, too, to be sampled.
Well, we got tired of the same traditional ways of doing the meals. For several years we tried all kinds of things, and everyone in the family enjoyed it a lot.
One year we had a bar-be-que, with grilled out steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken. It helps that around here the weather is usually pretty nice and we can be outside.
Another year we decided to just have little finger-foods, hors d’oeuvres, appetizer type foods. That was fun, as every family group of ours brought a few things, all different from everyone else’s.
A really fun and interesting year, we had a family chili cook-off. Each family made their special version of chili, and brought it to my Dad’s house for our Christmas lunch. Everyone got a taste of them all, and all were good.
We also did just sandwiches of all kinds. There was all kinds of breads and spreads, lettuce & tomatoes, pickles and olives, and deviled eggs, and of course many types of lunch meats to choose from in any combinations you’d want.
Sometimes we’d have all Mexican type foods, other times a pot roast, or spaghetti. Then again, sometimes we’d go back to the traditional turkey & all the trimmings.
I can’t find my photos of the meals, if I even remembered to take any, as we were all so busy laughing and talking and eating on those days.
I’ll leave you with a photo of one of the decorations at my Dad’s house one year.
What kinds of meals do y’all have – any certain traditions?
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