Turkey, Roast, Or Ham – What’s On Your Christmas Table?
Ovens across Ocean County will be working overtime this weekend as families hurry to get their Christmas dinners just right. So what's going to be on your table this weekend?
For many, Christmas dinner is pretty similar to Thanksgiving dinner; with turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and rolls. Turkey for Christmas actually started as a relatively uniquely American phenomenon, and has spread since our settling. Of course, the most traditional bird for the Christmas table was goose (just ask Charles Dickens).
The Christmas roast worked the other way around - a very British dinner, with the Sunday roast a tradition in England that still carries on to this day, a big hunk of beef lands on many a table on December 25th as well.
If your ancestry is German or Scandinavian, there's a good chance that you grew up with a Christmas ham gracing your table on the big day.
And of course here in New Jersey we can't forget fish! Plenty of Ocean County families of Italian heritage will be starting the feasting on Christmas Eve with The Feast of the Seven Fishes.
And, being someone from a multi-religion family, I'll also be enjoying some potato latkes and jelly donuts this weekend too!
What will be making an appearance on your holiday table this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below!