Culinary Christmas Traditions

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Culinary Christmas Traditions

BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
Do you have any snack or meal traditions at Christmas time that Christmas wouldn't be the same without? If so, what's is it, and does it have any historical or sentimental meaning to you?
12/10/2011
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authorzero authorzero
When I was a kid, my family used to go out to Chinese food every Christmas Eve. Why? I have no idea. We also used to have crepes every Christmas morning. I think my dad did that as a kid too. We actually still do this. We all make a point to meet up that morning.
12/10/2011
MaryExy MaryExy
I've never participated, but dad always makes sausage balls Christmas morning before we open presents. For dinner we usually have ham and cinnamon apples. Neither of those have any real meaning or importance to me, though.
12/10/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
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Originally posted by authorzero
When I was a kid, my family used to go out to Chinese food every Christmas Eve. Why? I have no idea. We also used to have crepes every Christmas morning. I think my dad did that as a kid too. We actually still do this. We all make a point to meet up ...
Awe! I love that you've kept the tradition up! That's so special!! I haven't figured out why people go to have Chinese either.
12/11/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
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Originally posted by MaryExy
I've never participated, but dad always makes sausage balls Christmas morning before we open presents. For dinner we usually have ham and cinnamon apples. Neither of those have any real meaning or importance to me, though.
Sausage balls sound interesting. Maybe those foods have a special meaning to your dad.
12/11/2011
onehotmomma onehotmomma
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Originally posted by BuckeyeGal04
Do you have any snack or meal traditions at Christmas time that Christmas wouldn't be the same without? If so, what's is it, and does it have any historical or sentimental meaning to you?
pickled herring. Have been doing it since my grandma was little I can't stand it, but my kids both love it.
12/11/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Tourtiere. My mom makes the best one. It is meat pie and it is freaking delicious. I remember as a kid, I would help her roll out the dough (the funnest part, of course). Best part of the holidays for me. YUMMEH
12/11/2011
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
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Originally posted by onehotmomma
pickled herring. Have been doing it since my grandma was little I can't stand it, but my kids both love it.
Well I'm sure your grandma is proud to know the next generation will pass the family tradition along! I have to side with you though. Yuck! lol
01/01/2012
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
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Originally posted by Jobthingy
Tourtiere. My mom makes the best one. It is meat pie and it is freaking delicious. I remember as a kid, I would help her roll out the dough (the funnest part, of course). Best part of the holidays for me. YUMMEH
Oh I need to look into this! Hope it was very yummy for you this year, too!
01/01/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
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Originally posted by BuckeyeGal04
Do you have any snack or meal traditions at Christmas time that Christmas wouldn't be the same without? If so, what's is it, and does it have any historical or sentimental meaning to you?
In my family we NEVER even touch the stockings or presents until after breakfast.
And my uncle always makes these incredible Dutch desserts around the holidays.
01/02/2012
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
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Originally posted by KyotoAngel
In my family we NEVER even touch the stockings or presents until after breakfast.
And my uncle always makes these incredible Dutch desserts around the holidays.
I like the idea of keeping the anticipation of getting into your stockings as you stare at them and fill your tummy with breakfast! What kind of desserts does he make? Are they cakes, rolls, cookies, or something else that savor? Tell us more!
01/02/2012
winterseve winterseve
Usually we have creamed herring, fondue cheese, and various Swedish and/or German cookies. My mom typically makes a Swedish coffee cake too.
01/02/2012
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
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Originally posted by winterseve
Usually we have creamed herring, fondue cheese, and various Swedish and/or German cookies. My mom typically makes a Swedish coffee cake too.
Okay. You have to explain the creamed herring. Do you put that on something or just eat it straight-up? The fondue is certainly a fun option to bring people together!
01/03/2012
Lola Park Lola Park
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Originally posted by BuckeyeGal04
Do you have any snack or meal traditions at Christmas time that Christmas wouldn't be the same without? If so, what's is it, and does it have any historical or sentimental meaning to you?
Every year of my life we have had a Trifle for dessert. It was a tradition started by my Great Grandmother. It has been proven that if we try to make this at any other time of the year it will fail miserably. I wasn't even allowed to try and make it until I had kids lol. But let me tell you...its the best dessert in the world so its well worth waiting a year for.
01/16/2012
(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
Every year, on christmas eve eve (yes, the night before christmas eve), the women of my family get together and make sugar cookies. We just spend a whole day making christmas theme shaped cookies. Fir trees, Santa, reindeer, candles, crosses, etc. Ironically, none of us are even "Christian". The closest is my mother, who is spiritualist.
Also, we always have shrimp. I know, strange thing to have in the middle of winter, but it's always been one of my favorite foods, and since my birthday is on christmas, my family makes sure we always have shrimp.
01/31/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
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Originally posted by BuckeyeGal04
I like the idea of keeping the anticipation of getting into your stockings as you stare at them and fill your tummy with breakfast! What kind of desserts does he make? Are they cakes, rolls, cookies, or something else that savor? Tell us more!
Sorry this is late, I've put links to recipes for the two I can actually spell.
He makes something called Spekkoek (amazing, layered spice cake that pretty much everyone can't get enough of)link

Cat's Tongue cookies (not really Dutch I suppose, but tasty anyway)
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Some kind of sweet, cake like bread that he calls rattecoucous (probably spelled about as wrong as possible but he never did show me the recipe)
02/01/2012
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
half to have my moms pumpkin pie.
02/01/2012
slynch slynch
Every Christmas Day my mom makes spaghetti with her homemade sauce. It's my birthday meal. (Yes, Dec 25th is my birthday)
02/01/2012
BuckeyeGal04 BuckeyeGal04
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Originally posted by KyotoAngel
Sorry this is late, I've put links to recipes for the two I can actually spell.
He makes something called Spekkoek (amazing, layered spice cake that pretty much everyone can't get enough of)link

Cat's Tongue cookies (not really ...
Oh my! Of those three, the Spekkoek sounds most amazing!! All of those spices must make it very decadent, not to mention make the house smell wonderful! Thank you for sharing!!! I've bookmarked that one!

Thank you so much for following up!
02/07/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
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Originally posted by BuckeyeGal04
Oh my! Of those three, the Spekkoek sounds most amazing!! All of those spices must make it very decadent, not to mention make the house smell wonderful! Thank you for sharing!!! I've bookmarked that one!

Thank you so much for following up!
If it's done right it's more than worth the effort it takes...the whole family likes it so much he starts making them months ahead of time and freezes them. x'D
02/08/2012
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