are lots of holidays, and lots of traditions that we
develop with our families.
none, I think, so important as the Christmas holidays.
Our Christmas memories are surely some of the strongest
and most special memories we have.
I remember Mom and the other women in the family, in
the kitchen, preparing the traditional turkey and all
the requisite accompaniments. And of course Dad carving
remember the Christmas crackers and the silly hats that
came out of them that we would then wear through dinner.
(Yes we did this one year at my brother Bob's house
too! His wife Norma made the crackers, and the silly
hats that we wore through dinner.)
our families grow and change, we add new traditions
to our old favorites, to create our own unique experience.
is a time to bring out the special china, the special
silverware, and the special recipes, old and new. And
it's a time to get together and share special foods
with our friends, with our neighbours, with our co-workers
are some of my Christmas food traditions: snacks, special
breakfast dishes, vegetables and side dishes, desserts,
and even left overs.
Christmas to all, and to all a good meal!