Originally Posted by scootsv
I know the feeling. I always made bbq kielbasa and mashed potatoes on Christmas eve so one year I made something else and about got run out of the house. The kids called it 'A TRADITION' and I never thought of it as that - just a meal!
Oh my goodness, don't get me started on Christmas Eve. People gets nuts over those food traditions. I don't care what I have. My family didn't have any traditional foods but my favorite thing was when we'd have cold cut platters and make sandwiches. But my husband is insane over it. Has to have fish. He's not as nuts as the rest of his family and I could tell you horror stories from years past.
I had two Polish friends and they each had to have 12 courses. And each course had to have a specific food. they had family who were absolutely crazy over it. They'd crack me up with their stories.