To get some audience participation, if you will, for our Home for the Holidays week, we thought we’d ask YOU to share about what the holidays are like in your home. On each site, we’ve got a question we’d love for you to answer!
Share your thoughts here in the comments, and then hop to the other sites to jump in on the other holiday-related discussions.
Most of us associate certain comfort foods with the holidays; that’s just how it is. It may be your grandmother’s plum pudding or mom’s bread stuffing, but it conjures up feelings of homecoming, no matter where you are.
My background is British, so there is always shortbread and mince tarts aplenty. My mother also makes an Italian inspired fruitcake called ‘Panforte’ every year. One of the highlights of the season is getting a thick wedge of it delivered in our Christmas package.
Since starting a family of our own, there are a few dishes Danny and I like to have around every year over the holidays. Tourtiere is a must ( I just made and froze several yesterday!), as is the German fruit and nut loaf, Stollen, for toasting on Christmas morning. We also like our homemade eggnog, with a grating of fresh nutmeg on top, thank you very much.
So that’s my question for you today: Do you have a traditional holiday food in your home?
I can’t wait to hear about your holiday baking or Christmas dinner menu! Do you boast a fruitcake recipe that has been handed down for generations? Do you make anything specific with your children? Is your tradition to buck tradition? Whatever your style, I’d love to hear it.