Christmas Foods from Around the World

Are any of you making or having foods from your culture for the holidays? I think it is fun to try new foods from around the world.

I was thinking of trying to make some simple recipes for my kids to try, by getting recipe ideas from my followers.

I do not have normal cooking facilities so they would need to be able to be achieved with a large toaster oven,  and an electric skillet.

My grandmother on my father’s side was from Poland….or at least her parents were. I think that her older siblings were born in Poland and she and the younger ones were born in the United States.

There is a cookie recipe that was passed down to me and I will share it with you before Christmas. I think I will have to ask my father to send it to me again.

The other thing I remember my grandmother makinig is kilbasa. We always had two platters of kilbasa.

One plate had hot kilbasa, with a bowl of mustard next to it. The other plate had cold kilbasa, with a bowl of white vinegar to dip it in.

I grew up with the cold kilbasa and white vinegar. My father loved it. I did not like it as a little kid but it grew on me over time.

So what special foods or recipes are you planning to have for the holidays ? If you want to share a recipe on your blog you can put a link in the comments.



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sean patrick whiteley
    Dec 15, 2015 @ 23:27:06

    My family always eats the usual American fair on the holidays, but every once and a while, someone will show up with Armenian grape leaves. So, that’s always appreciated!

    Never had Polish food myself, but it sounds pretty delicious!

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    • gentlekindness
      Dec 16, 2015 @ 03:59:36

      It’s funny but of the nationalities that I have (English, Polish, Irish and a little French…) my favorite foods are others….I love Italian food and also Chinese and Japanese (but not sushi)..oh and Mexican

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  2. New Journey
    Dec 16, 2015 @ 03:15:50

    Ahhh I love cooking and making meals from other countries….I was married to an Italian from northern Italy and learnt all the wonderful foods for Italy and still love them, then I married a man from El Salvador….one of my most favorite foods, Spanish…..and let me tell you there are so many difference between all the Spanish countries….and now I am married to a German… our Christmas dinner will be German, roulade, spaetzel, red cabbage (rote-kole),carrots, brussel sprouts, and of course apple strudel…..can’t wait//I did a practice run tonight of the spaetzel and glad I did, needed more salt and pepper, and we voted to add lemon zest….it was in a garlic, butter, and parsley sauce…I have really never had polish food, my husband likes kielbasa with mustard, never tried it with white vinegar….Happy cooking…kat

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