It's Christmas cookie baking time, so I was inspired to ask what everyone who is celebrating Christmas is preparing.
My mom always made many different kinds of Christmas cookies. Most of them involve a flour-butter-egg-almond meal mixture. With some you add cocoa, some you add vanilla, some you put jam in the middle. I've only made one batch so far, I'm hoping to make more this week. I get all my recipes from a Czech cookbook from the 1920, it's wonderfully oldschool.
In my culture (Czech), we eat dinner on the 24th. It's traditional to eat carp (usually breaded and fried). The meal starts with fish soup, then I make escargots (snails) if I can find the snail meat, if I can't I make it with tripe or chicken stomachs, then we have the main course which is the fish with potato salad (and each family has their own version and swears it's the best
). For desert we have apple strudl, I make the dough myself, I roll it out as thin as I can.
Then on the 25th it's traditional to cook a turkey, but my MIL usually does something smaller, like a duck or even chicken. And then it's leftover galore!
Let's share or menus and preparations!