Our Christmas menu rarely varied:
December 3 -
Did your family have any traditional dishes for the holidays?
Was there one dish that you thought was unusual?
Turkey with stuffing
Boiled sweet potatoes
My father didn't believe in trying new things. Occasionally Mom would sneak in some squash. The turkey was unusual as we only had it at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We had a teeny-tiny galley kitchen which wasn't a problem until we got old enough to help. After years of practice my mother, sister & I learned how to work side by side without knocking into each other repeatedly. The kitchen still has the original 1950's stove that was in the house when we bought it.
After marrying John I discovered all kinds of different foods. The most unusual item for me was Italian spinach and meatball soup. The best discovery - Cheesecake! We usually get together with family on Christmas Eve these days so I usually fix just a turkey breast for the two of us on Christmas day.
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