Good Cheer From The City Cook
“Christmas Eve requires a sit-down dinner with a big bird or large fish. Our Christmas Eve menu is not fixed. One year we had goose, a magnificent-looking creature sitting majestically on a huge platter. When this enormous bird was carved, each person received a wisp of meat, since that is about all you get from a goose, and my husband had an allergic reaction to it and had to be put to bed with two Benadryl tablets. We have had capon, ducks, turkey and last year we had salmon which was enjoyed by all except for one of the guests who confessed at the table to being highly allergic to fish.”
From Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin
Yes, the food matters and being the cook of a holiday meal can have its stress. But what matters more is gathering at a table with gratitude for our bounty, our freedoms, and our friendships. So as we celebrate the holidays, let’s be glad to be together and have hope for peace and more understanding.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Decade!
Kate McDonough, Editor, TheCityCook.com