Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Traditions

Every year when I was growing up,
our family would head over to my Grandpa and Grandma Reed's house on Christmas Eve for:

Yep~slimy~slippery~oyster~soup.
Ug!

When I first saw this episode of Seinfeld,
I immediately became the Soup Nazi of Oyster Stew.
No soup for you...

video

This year, I'm looking forward to a new "oyster replacement" tradition
that will be courtesy of my sister.
We'll be enjoying a raclette meal.

potatoes...ham...melted ooey gooey cheesey goodness...mmm...


Thankfully, my brother is a missionary in France,
so we can double the specialness of this European meal by having it in his honor.
Aren't we so thoughtful?

What are your favorite or not-so-favorite Christmas traditions?
Please share!

4 comments:

peter marie said...

My mom doesn't necessarily make it every year, but pretty often she'll make ostakaka (a Swedish dessert) and my grandma would always have yummy rye bread. RJ's extended family does oyster stew and specken-dicken (a german dish). One year my family had a big All Swedish meal and it wasn't the yummiest. Not really known for their food, I guess. Potato bologna, pickled herring (which RJ actually tried!), fruit soup...we left pretty hungry. :)

Merry Christmas!

Jessica said...

Lee's family always has Banitsa (bon-it-sa), for every Holiday meal. Their Great-Grandma Baba started the tradition. It's a Bulgarian pastry made with phylo dough, eggs, butter and cottage cheese. I used to HATE it and couldn't understand how everyone loved it. Then I got brave and tried i.t one day,and its actually pretty good!

Mama Foster said...

we started a tradition of chili and games on christmas eve and the past few years we've been able to do it at our house since we have the room for everyone. on christmas say we always grill steaks and have cheesy potatoes! yum!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Umm..I totally want that grilll...when i was in Europe we ate off one of those, and it was SO fun! SO fun! Where & how much $$$?