Did your family or ancestors serve traditional dishes for the holidays? Was there one dish that was unusual?
Growing up. holiday meals were pretty traditional, turkey at both my grandparents’. It’s only more recently, as my grandparents have gotten older and cooking has become more of a labor, that things have changed. On my dad’s side, we now have pizza (usually at least one has toppings that one might describe as odd, creative, or gourmet depending on your opinion of pizza toppings) and assorted appetizers. My cousin Travis’s wife Catherine makes a very delicious taco dip that I always request. We don’t have a sit down meal at my mom’s parents’ anymore since the 4 families are hard enough to get at their house at the same time long enough to open gifts, much less for a full sit down meal. Dinner at the Wittmann Christmas consists of ham and hot beef sandwiches, my mom’s broccoli salad and cheesy potatoes (starchy heaven), and assorted desserts.