Here’s our Christmas Dinner Menu for this year. My sister and her boyfriend are visiting us from Norway, so I’m looking forward to a relatively traditional meal.
Jane Austen’s Negus
Gravlax (Marinated Salmon)
Turkey in Brine
Maple Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta
Jamie Oliver’s Huge Yorkshire Puddings
English Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce and Vanilla Cream
Coffee with Coffeehouse Chocolate Spoons
A few years ago I made my first gingerbread house. I think there’s something lovely about having a friend, relative, or in time, my daughter decorating a gingerbread house while I prepare lunch. A bonding time for the women in my home. This will only be the second year I’m doing it, but that’s how traditions start, isn’t it?
This is our seventh Christmas together as a couple, and over time we have developed our own traditions. From our tree, to our serving dishes and Christmas morning activities (i.e. opening piles of presents in our pajamas while eating chocolates for breakfast!), we have established ‘our’ version of Christmas morning.
I am so excited when I think of next year, and the years thereafter when I can see the thrill of Christmas morning in my little girl’s eyes. I look forward to extending and including her in our established traditions, and I look forward to the new ones we’ll share as a family.
What are your most treasured Christmas traditions?