Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Advent Calendar: December 2

(This is post 2 in the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories hosted by

Prompt: December 2
Did your family or ancestors serve traditional dishes for the holidays? Was there one dish that was unusual?

We were (and still are) a turkey-at-Christmas family. The accompanying dishes are pretty much standard fare: mashed potatoes, green beans...etc.

One dish that's somewhat unique to my family is creamed onions. My grandma always made creamed pearl onions and now her kids do, too. I always think of her when I have them every Christmas.

I also have to mention my aunt's Christmas tree frosted sugar cookies. I'm not just saying that because I know she'll read this. They're really good, and IF she happened to make them again this year, that would be great. (hint hint)


  1. How interesting. I have never had creamed onions. I will have to try that!

  2. Love the creamed onions. We only had them on holidays and very fancy occasions! Ymmmmm!

  3. Come to think of it, we had creamed onions when I was a kid, too!

    I hope your grandma makes the cookies!