Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Traditions

For the Christmas Eve meal, my family always served Oyster Stew. I didn't care for the oysters when I was young, but I liked having a bowl without any oysters in it. Gradually, I came to love the oysters, too.

This photo from 1986 shows Paul, my brother-in-law, and John, my oldest brother, preparing the stew. John had the procedure down to a science. Notice the cards hanging above. Mom used to hang her cards on this opening and on the archway into the living room.

I still prepare and serve Oyster Stew for Christmas Eve. Does your family have a traditional meal on Christmas Eve?

2 comments:

  1. It used to be chicken and sausage gumbo, but tonight I'm going to serve chicken noodle soup, because it has less fat and is still tasty and satisfying.

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  2. Ours used to be oyster stew also. But the last two years, including this one, we have gotten together with friends for chili. Merry Christmas!

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