It is incredible to see how fast time flies when it comes to the holidays. Posting becomes hard when you are having a great time with family. When we originally planned our vacation we decided we would spend 3 days with my family and 3 days with my in-laws. Since it is tradition for my family to celebrate Christmas eve with my family, I knew our planning was perfect.
My sister is always in charge of decorating the dinner table and help my mother prepare the meal. While we prepared everything, the men folk read papers in the living room as they listened to wonderful Christmas music.
After dinner, we opened gifts. We tried to watch a Christmas movie but we decided it would be fun to have a time for conversation, since my grandmother, mom and I do not get to visit alot. We had a great time and turned in early. Christmas eve was a great time and was wonderfully spent with family.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp orange rind
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup butter, cut into chunks
1 cup currants
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg white, lightly beaten, for glaze
Sugar, for glaze
In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 Tbsp sugar, baking powder, soda, salt, and nutmeg.
Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Mix in raisins, then mix in buttermilk with fork.
Gather dough into ball and knead on lightly floured board about 2 minutes. Roll or pat dough out 3/4 inch thick. With a sharp knife, cut into 3-inch triangles. Space apart on greased baking sheets.
- Bruschetta with Kale, Sliced Brussel Sprouts, and Red Pepper -recipe by my mom
- Greek Roasted Potatoes-recipe by me
- Quinoa Tabbouleh- recipe by my mom
- Green Bean, Fennel, and Carrot stir fry
- Cranberry Jello-recipe by my grandmother
12 red-skinned potatoes, diced 1-inch thick
1/2 cup olive oil
4 Tbsp Greek seasonings (Oregano, parsley, garlic powder, red pepper)
1 Tbsp Paprika
1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
3 tsp salt
1/2 Tbsp black pepper
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Farenheit. Toss potatoes with seasonings and then add oil and mustard. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Line potatoes evenly on baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Potatoes should not be dry.
Enjoy these recipes. None of these have to be made just for Christmas, but can be made tomorrow!