There are tons of traditions that are associated with Christmas. Few people know why they do them. For that reason, my wife and I have come up with a few of our own. One that I want to share is Christmas diner.
I'm part Italian, and she's part Scottish. We have decided to start our own traditions for diner. I am going to make ravioli from scratch. That included making the pasta dough, the filling, making and cooking the finished product. This is a pretty involved process. If you have never made your own pasta, look it up. It's a lot of hands on work. I'm going to use two diffrent typed of filling. One cheese and the other beef. Instead of boiling the ravioli, I coat it in bread crumbs and deep fry it. This is known as St. Louis style. It's very good. I serve it with sour cream and tomato sauce. My wife is going to make a Scottish bread that is almost like a pancake.
We figure that if we make our own tradition and continue to do it with our kids, Christmas will hold a more special meaning. Besides the food part, we are also focusing on the reason for the Holiday, Jesus. It's not about what gifts you get or how many. We do a stocking and a few gifts under the tree. For us, it's about family and religion.
I hope that all of you enjoy which ever holiday you celebrate, Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah, and of course Happy New Year