What did you eat on Christmas Day? As my family are French Canadiens, we always had a pork pie, eggs cooked in real maple syrup, a big bone in ham, rutabagas and carrots, mashed together, winter squash, mashed potatoes, and lots of pickles and olives, celery stuffed with cream cheese and sliced olives on top. And pies, OMG the pies, chocolate cream, apple, and a pumpkin custard. I don't do those big meals now, we had chips and dip, homemade fudge, Baklava, all kinds of chocolates. The main meal was a great meat lasagna my Son made. At my request, a big chocolate cream pie. It was a great night. How was yours?
We had traditional Finnish Christmas food; Chritmas Ham, carrot-, potato- and swede casserole, smoked salmon, Karelian stew and potatoes, beetrood salad, green salad, different kinds of cheese, prune tarts, gingerbread cookies, chocolate...and ofcourse some wine, beer and Glögg (mulled wine).
It was yummie, but now I don´t need to eat during the end of the year!!
It contains pork and beef, carrot, onion (you can add other root vegetables) and it´s seasoned with black pepper, salt and Bay leaf. The stew is best when baked for a long time at a low temperature. Serve with potatoes. Simple, but oh so good!
the hostel I was staying in made a nine bird roast! That's Turkey, Goose, Duck, Chicken, Pheasant, Pigeon, Wild Duck, Partridge and Quail all stuffed into one another and baked for hours and hours being basted regularly! It was soooooooooooo good.
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