I almost skipped this day on the advent calendar because I initially couldn't really think of anything specific to write about regarding Christmas foods. It's amazing, though, how reading other bloggers' posts can trigger some memories of your own.
Christmas Day meals were always certain to have one attribute: they were HUGE! More food than however many family members were gathered could possibly eat. For my immediate family, ham was usually the protein of choice. And I do believe I remember the garnish of pineapple. For some reason, the side dishes are not standing out in my mind. I have a feeling it's because I didn't pay attention to the meals much when I was a kid. The presents I was about to unwrap were the important thing, you know.
|Grandma Logue & three of her daughters.|
I must also comment on another food tie-in to Christmas. My brother and I always left a little something for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Usually some cookies and eggnog (or milk) was the dish of choice. And if a carrot was in the house, it was provided for Rudolph. Funny, though, the carrot usually had a bite out of it, but it was rarely eaten completely. Dad must not have liked them much then. ;-)