Our family’s Christmas dinner menu was the same as at Thanksgiving:
- Roast turkey
- Jellied cranberry sauce (yep, out of a can)
- Mashed potatoes and gravy
- Sweet potatoes
- Green beans
- Dinner rolls (if someone didn’t forget to put them in the oven!)
- Fruit salad (assembled as a group activity on Christmas Eve)
- Pumpkin pie
Nothing out-of-the-ordinary or unusual…and it hasn’t changed much since I was a kid!
We tried having roast beef once for Christmas, and it just didn’t seem right. My son and his wife like to have a ham as well as a turkey, and I bake a lemon meringue pie in addition to pumpkin pies.
One would think that our crazy mixed-up German-English-Cuban-Mexican-Tongan family would have more ethnic dishes on the menu! Maybe I’ll see if I can get some new traditions started.