I hope you had a wonderful Christmas if you celebrate ! My was filled with wonderful family and food.
I thought I would do a French theme this week, and talk about the French Festivities of our family, including the food & drink. Here you can check out a Holiday Traditions post from earlier this month.
1. Family ! There were 15 of us this year :
And for those who could not be here, we Skype…
2. Fois gras !
Christmas Eve is a very big part of the celebration. Many families go to mass (this is a very Catholic country !) then have dinner. We went to my sister in law’s, she does all the cooking.
Our menu this year : fois gras (here in the middle of the table), smoked salmon, lamb, cheese platter and dessert.
On Christmas day we celebrate again, and this time it was at our place. Fois gras as an appetizer, roast beef with several veggies, dessert.
4. Home made desserts : All are family recipes.
The Auguste cake.
The Yule Log.
The Bon jeune homme (Nice Young Man) – what a weird name for a dessert
All of them are pretty much variations of chocolate / eggs / butter / sugar.
5. Time in the kitchen. The whole family loves to pitch in.
Most of my nieces and nephew are in their twenties now, so it won’t be long before they might celebrate with their significant others elsewhere, my father in law is no longer with us, and part of the family is in Africa this year…. but everyone was there in spirit.
I hope you had a wonderful day with your friends and family. What was special about your festivities ?