Merry Christmas   my friends on Word Press …..

Oh how I remember way back when, the kids would be dancing around the Christmas tree, touching and rearranging their ornaments yet again and lining up the presents in the order they wanted to open them…LOL  Dinner, depending on which country we had chosen to cook from, would be in the works, well it was probably been in the works days before…

When I was married to the Salvadorian, we would more than likely be having Pavo con Pan, or Chili Rellenos….Pavo con Pan was turkey in bread, sounds simple, but it was anything but…the turkey had to soak in a special brine for days, made with chili’s and spices, and then bake for hours in the wonderful sauce, then you would buy big rolls, the kind you can take out the inner bread to leave a hollow area to fill, it would get a generous slice of turkey, thinly  sliced cucumber, radishes, tomatoes, onions  and  water cress, and then you would  smother the inside with the sauce from the turkey….definitely the most un-Christmas like meal I had ever eaten, but delicious just the same…

qqWhen I was married to the Italian, they would have a huge meal planned, start with some sort of pasta, rigatoni or thin spaghetti, then a clear broth, getting your palate ready for the main dish,  the meat of choice, generally a huge prime rib served with roasted potatoes and some sort of veg, generally brussel sprouts or fried fennel….sometimes there would be roasted dove or pigeon also on the table for those who would eat it…after the main meal would come the salad, a butter leaf in a simple oil and vinegar dressing, all served with loaves of French bread and lots of good wine….after dinner, espresso’s with steamed milk and a special torte made days ahead…Panforte, this family made it with a bread crust….very yummy….


Now today Christmas dinner will honor Germany –  for my husband….the rouladen is rolled and simmering in its sauce….the red cabbage is ready, I need to work on the carrots and brussel sprouts….spaetzel will be prepared in the last few minutes….still need to peel potatoes (my husband is not a spaetzel kind of guy)  lol   my cousin made the strudel…so we are all set…

So no matter what is on your Christmas table on this day….May you all have a very Merry Christmas…..Much JOY and HAPPINESS to you ALL………..Kathy


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