Holidays are packed with traditions, whether it is seeing your Great Aunt Jane or making your favorite meal you always do that one thing that puts you into the holiday mood. Well, most Americans are the same way! Thanksgiving calls for a turkey at every table but what are the other common foods that come around this time of year? Each holiday has there own traditional foods that correspond with them! There are few things in life better than good traditional food during the holidays:)
Potato Latkes- “are hallow-fried pancakes of grated or ground potato, flour and egg, often flavored with grated onion orgarlic and seasoning.”
Sufganiyah- “is a ball-shaped doughnut that is first deep-fried, then pierced and injected with jelly or custard, and then topped with powdered sugar. It is usually eaten warm.”
Kugel-“is a baked Ashkenazi Jewish pudding or casserole, similar to a pie, most commonly made from egg noodles (Lokshen kugel) or potatoes, though at times made of zucchini, apples, spinach, broccoli, cranberry, orsweet potato. It is usually served as a side dish on Shabbat and Yom Tov.”
Hanukkah Information from: Wikipedia.com
Christmas Cookies- “are traditionally sugar biscuits and cookies (though other flavors may be used based on family traditions and individual preferences) cut into various shapes related to Christmas.”
Egg Nog – “is a sweetened dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk and/or cream, sugar, and whipped eggs (which gives it a frothy texture). Brandy, rum, whiskey, bourbon, vodka, or a combination of liquors are often added. The finished serving is often garnished with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon or nutmeg.”
Christmas Turkey- similar to Thanksgiving, a lot of families in the U.S. have a Christmas dinner that is centered around a roasted turkey. They stuff it and have almost identical sides as a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Christmas Infomation from: wikipedia.com
Peanut Soup- “Many parts of Africa incorporate peanut soup into their diets, and many celebrants eat this nut soup during Kwanzaa. These soups can be fancy or simple, and people usually eat them with rice or another side dish.”
Roasted Chicken- “Roasted chicken is a traditional southern food, popularly known as the “gospel bird” because people often ate it for Sunday dinner. Add a mango glaze to this dish, and it will remind the Kwanzaa participants not only of southern African-American culture but also of Caribbean-African culture. ”
Kwanzaa Information from: ehow.com
With all of these fun holidays happening, it is so cool that we are able to all have different and delicious meals!
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