Thursday, December 23, 2010

traditional meals

is there really a such thing as a traditional holiday meal?
with the many different diets and cultures melding, it's just not true. we were talking at work about Xmas dinner. my family does something different every year. one year, we'd grill steaks, fish and portobello mushrooms.  another we'd have a big pasta dinner (i'm 100% italian heritage btw). this year, the oldest asked me to make ham.  so ham, roasted asparagus, mashed potatoes (the only request from the younger son), cranberry sauce, nan bread, and cobbler/crisp. not sure which type of cobbler yet. i have a "last minute" list for the boys for today or tomorrow. they pick whatever fruit looks best.
some people said you MUST have turkey on thanksgiving and ham on Xmas. it's too strict a rule for me.

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