Did not make it in the final draft of the holiday letter. Wanted it to.
Oh look, the last thing I wrote was about Thanksgiving food. I glossed right over the immediate horror of what happened the following day(s) and the low-level horror that continues to simmer just below the surface every day since and am now sitting down and write about Christmas food!
So we don't have any real Christmas food traditions. We switch the days we eat the big meal depending on if we have to work Christmas Eve day or not. We eat something different each year depending on when Hanukkah falls so that we get a variety of dishes (i.e., not all meat and taters.) Here's what we're having this year.
We're planning on going to a movie and lunch out during the day, and having appetizers for dinner, including:
- Shrimp cocktails with avocado
- Smoked salmon + dill cream cheese on little mini toasts
- Cheese + hummus + crackers
- Crudites + ranch (high class)
- Nuts (heh)
- Pigs in blankets (the highest class)
We'll drink something festive--hot buttered rums?--and LG will open some Hanukkah presents (Hanukkah menu coming later in the week.)
- Bagels + cream cheese + smoked salmon
- Ham steak
- Chocolate croissants
- Irish coffees
- Stuffed pork loin (stuffing will have dates and pecans)
- Scalloped potatoes
- Brussels sprouts
Dessert is this array of four mini cakes I got in the frozen foods section at Trader Joe's. Also cookies and other treats that people have so lovingly and generously sent us.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah to you and yours!