Around the world some people are celebrating Christmas Eve with their families. I’ll be working, but I’ll still bring some of our family traditions along with me for comfort’s sake. On the years that I am off of work for Christmas Eve, my little family gets together with my parents to enjoy an evening of goodies, presents, cocktails, and Louisiana-style gumbo.
Yesterday, while thinking of the steamy delicious gumbo served with potato salad, I began to wonder what foods others enjoy for Christmas Eve. Of course, being the Twitter addict that I am, I turned to my friends to get answers in 140 characters or less. Here are some of the dishes my Twitter friends will be enjoying:
@toytips will munch on smoked ham and polish sausage, their traditional fare.
@SanTelmoLoft would like some gumbo, but says that in Buenes Aires their having a big asado (beef & wine w/ salad.
@intoxicologist will be serving lobster tails for two. I bet she’ll be serving a few cocktails too!
@midwestguest is on the same wavelength as @intoxicologist. Steamed lobster (she just picked it up), marinated mussels and spicy crawfish salad, which is her traditional Christmas Eve meal.
@newlnzlou is a local NOLA Tweeter who will also partake of traditional Christmas Eve gumbo served with potato salad.
All the examples of Christmas Eve food has really interested my tastebuds. Even though I may be working, don’t feel sorry for me. My coworkers and I will feast all night long on a potluck type party as we make sure the city is safe for Santa to make his deliveries. I can’t wait to get home Christmas morning, where my kids will be waiting in their rooms until I can get settled and get the camera out. They’ll run into our living room and head straight for the fireplace to see what Santa left.
Because I’ve been a good girl all year (ahem), I plan on enjoying a few mimosas after I have a strong cup of Community Coffee to keep me awake while I check under the tree to see what Santa left for me.
Happy Holidays, no matter what you celebrate. Tell me where you live and what your traditional Christmas Eve fare is. Don’t celebrate that holiday? Please let me know what you celebrate and some of your traditions. Merry Christmas and be sure to hug your loved ones. I’m so thankful that I’m here for this one. Maybe next year for Christmas Eve, I’ll be able to experience The Bonfires on the levee of the Mississippi River, which lights the way for Papa Noel.