Food Traditions?

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Food Traditions?
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Tue, 03-19-2013 - 9:19am

The corned beef and cabbage got me thinking...do you have any other Holiday food traditons? Something you HAVE to eat on that Holiday?

Sausage and sauerkraut on New Year's, ham at Easter, prime rib at Christmas, etc??

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Wed, 03-20-2013 - 9:26am

Turkey at Thanksgiving is a MUST!

Tacos for my parent's birthday dinners and we also have them when my sister is visiting.

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes & corn for my hubby's birthday.

I always say I want to fix hoppin' john or some other black eyed pea dish on New Years Day but I usually forget when it gets right down to it... i want to because I need the good fortune or good luck they're supposed to bring!

Not a requirement for me but my family will have a cow if I do not make my mashed potatoes for any big holiday meal (unless we're having tacos or lasagna or something along those lines).  I've tried to substitute cheesy potatoes, roasted potatoes w/rosemary, baked potatoes, potato cakes, etc. and they say yes, make those but you have to also make your mashed potatoes.  Weird... I'm not making 2 different kinds of potatoes so it's usually just the mashed.

I would love to do a cook-out on Easter but I'm not sure the weather would cooperate this year... we'd have to wear our eskimo outfits!

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Registered: 07-23-1998
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 6:52pm

Easter = ham

Thanksgiving = turkey

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 5:48pm

Shrovetuesday:  Pancakes and  semla  ( a mash up of two tradtions)

Easter: Eggs, yes we eat them not hide them. Hot cross buns

Lady day: Waffles.

Midsummer:  Strawberries and cream and new potatoes.

August: crawfish or sourherring.... No wait I hide during this time, yuck.

First of Advent.  Julmust! Yes !

Lucia: Saffron buns.

Christmas: Ham, meatballs, home made sausage,  liverpaté  and home made candy.

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 3:12pm

Turkey on Thanksgiving for sure.

Fried chicken on my birthday.

My whole family does Hoppin' John on New Year's Day, but I don't like black eyed peas so I pass.

We almost always have an Easter cookout of burgers and dogs.

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 12:52pm

Turkey on Thanksgiving!!!!!!!  

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 12:34pm

We'll have pork on New Year's Day, but it doesn't have to be the first thing we eat.

Ham at Easter

I can't think of anything else.  I don't even have to have turkey at Thanksgiving.

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