What is your traditional Christmas Dinner?
Is it roast turkey or ham, roast beef or goose?
Or perhaps you are a vegan or vegetarian.
Our traditional Christmas dinner is a very British one.
Although the Brits are not known for their fine cuisine (sorry to all of
my British friends) we always serve roast beef. It's a standing rib
roast served with horseradish sauce, Yorkshire pudding (in honor
of Bentley's roots) and Brussel sprouts (much to hubby's chagrin).
Dessert is always a pecan pie ~ especially for David who is from Texas.
One year while I was living in Bahrain, I had 25 friends over for Christmas
dinner. I had the only Christmas tree ~ a spindly little thing shipped in from
Jordan. I roasted a turkey which took forever because the thermostat in my
oven was not working. I ended up putting the bird in my neighbor's cooker.
Guests brought specialties like smoked salmon from Scotland consumed with
bottles of champagne. One fellow brought over caviar from the Caspian Sea
which was excellent. He brought along several bottles of Russian Vodka
that he froze in ice. By the time we got around to the turkey everyone was
feeling extremely jolly. We were all wearing those funny little hats that come
out of the Christmas poppers. I steamed plum pudding in a pressure cooker and
that's what we had for dessert. Everyone told me it was the best Christmas
party they had ever attended. Must have been ~ because the next morning
my house was a mess.
But ... one of the guests thought to send his houseboy over in the morning
to clean up! What a blessing that was.
What is your favorite tradition for Christmas dinner? Or what is your
favorite memory of a Christmas celebration?
The best thing about celebrating Christmas is sharing it with those
you love. For me, those the best memories of all!
Susan and Bentley