Reading Candace's post today, I was reminded of my thoughts yesterday when I was decorating our Christmas cake. Before I started blogging and finding out about life in different parts of the world I think I had assumed that everyone ate the same traditional Christmas food that we do. But, of course, that's daft. Different parts of the world have their own traditions. So, what do you eat at Christmas?
Our menu for Christmas Day is as follows:
Breakfast - a traditional English breakfast, the one time of the year that we do have a cooked breakfast with all the trimmings - bacon, eggs, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms followed by toast and marmalade, with fruit juice and tea or coffee.
Lunch - when I was young we always had prawn cocktail for a starter, but these days I do smoked salmon and cream cheese pinwheels and pate on toast squares. We have these in the lounge with pre-lunch drinks. The main course is usually turkey, but this year my men have opted for goose (I always have salmon as I don't eat meat). With that we'll have apple sauce, stuffing, roast potatoes, red cabbage with apple, brussels sprouts with chestnuts and bacon, sausage and bacon rolls and gravy. Then a break for present opening. Pudding is, of course, Christmas pudding and mince pies with custard or cream (something else I don't like!) followed by cheese, nuts and fruit. After that, of course, we all roll into the lounge in a state of collapse!
Nobody wants any tea of course, but there's always ham and pickles and rolls for supper.
And the cake? Well, I always make one, and nobody ever has room for any on Christmas Day, so Christopher works his way through it over the next few weeks. Not for me though, it's something else I can't eat.
|From Christmas 2008 03/12/2008 10:43|