31 Days | Holiday Meals

I think that having holiday meals together with family and friends is a tradition for a lot of people. Growing up we had a Christmas schedule. On Christmas Eve we went to my great aunt Mary's house. My great grandmother also lived there. She had six daughters and when you add in husbands, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, that's a lot of people. There was always a house full of people, food, and noise, but as we all got older, the number of people able to come diminished.
Christmas dinner at our house was dependant on the fire department shift my father was on. Sometimes it would be the day before or after Christmas so he could be there, but the menu stayed about the same. Turkey, cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, corn, green beans, deviled eggs, and rolls. And that is exactly what I cook each year now, right down to the pecan pie. It's funny how that happens.
The only tradition that we have at our house is a green velvet cake. And no, you didn't read that wrong. The year that Taft was born, we stayed here in Florida for Christmas. It is easier and you don't have to try to re-route Santa. We had friends over for dinner and I wanted to make a homemade red velvet cake. Shane went to buy the red food coloring and they were out EVERYWHERE. So he bought green. It looked a little weird but tasted great. So it will be green forever.
Do you have a certain place to go on Christmas? Do you make a certain menu or dish?

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  1. Well my Christmas tradition is the following: If I don't have to work on Christmas, my boyfriend and I separate on Christmas Eve. He goes to his parents' and I go over to my grandma's house, where I have dinner with my grandma, partens' and my uncle. And as the tradition goes on, we always have trout on Christmas Eve.

  2. I love the tradition behind your green velvet cake. There's just something so Christmas-y about it! But wouldn't it also be awesome if you did one layer red and a second green?


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