In our house we know what we are eating on December 25th, every year it is the same. It is a welcome tradition and one that leaves us full of both food and the reassurance that family traditions are very special. Everyone is gathered together and we are all looking forward to our delicious Christmas dinner. If they are not with us, we know our siblings and their families are enjoying a very similar meal in other parts of the country. Our meal consists of: Nana’s jello salad, roast beef, a vegetable (green beans with almonds is a favorite), a green salad, and a special desert, usually a yule log. As an appetizer we always have shrimp cocktail and I have stated the tradition of oriental meatballs (just to jazz it up a bit…and they are delicious!). Whatever your holiday traditions are, enjoy this time with your family and friends. May this holiday season be one filled with joy. Cheers!