Since Elyse already started the whole it’s-Thanksgiving-slash-holiday-time-in-the-US-so-we-must-talk-mostly-about-food trend, I feel compelled to carry on.
But this is not a post just for my fellow Americans who might be turkey roasting and such today, this is for all of us. Because even if you’re not cooking a traditional holiday meal today, it’s very likely you either cook or eat at least one “traditional holiday dinner” during the year. And there is very likely something totally not “traditional” about it.
Oh, sure, it’s your tradition, but you know it’s weird. That might even be what’s great about it, in fact. I have friends who have peanut butter & jelly sandwiches on the table next to the green bean casserole.( Yeah, I said PB & J sammies.) Another table is set with yams, turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberries … and baked ziti. At yet another friend’s house there will be deep-fried turkey and pepperoni pizza. For me, it’s cheesecakes instead of pie.
Nothing wrong with any of that, by the way. Celebrate however makes you happy. But PB & J? That’s non-traditional for sure.
What unusual “traditional” things grace your celebratory table?
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