I can’t believe Christmas is almost here! The kids and I have been sick (I seem to have it worst, because I can’t get time to rest properly), hopefully we are all better before then.
On Christmas Eve, my husband and I both had traditions of celebrating Christmas, but my family’s tradition just involved going to church, and the food was an afterthought, and his tradition was to have roast chicken, so we have adopted that tradition. My parents and sister and her family come over and we all go to church and then have dinner. For dessert, we have rice pudding. One of the kids’ bowls has an almond hidden inside, and the one with the almond gets a special gift. This year we are lucky to have a leg of hangikjöt (smoked lamb) from Iceland that my mother-in-law gave to us, so we will have that along with the chicken (and I need to remember to take it out of the freezer today).
Monday – Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Apple casserole (we ended up having soup last Friday instead)
Tuesday – Sloppy Lentils in the Crockpot
Wednesday – Split Pea Soup
Thursday (Christmas Eve) – Roast chicken, smoked lamb leg, salad, roasted vegetables, rice pudding
Friday – Leftovers from Thursday (a tradition)
Saturday – Party at my mother’s