It’s Christmas and one of my favorite times of the year, to prepare fun food and eat it all! I love entertaining with family and friends because of the laughs and memories we share together.
Yesterday before my husband, kids and I left my sister-in-law’s house in Minnesota, Miss E and I stopped at Byerly’s (my favorite Minnesota grocery store) to buy some extra special ingredients for a few recipes to prepare while we stay at our North Dakota family farm. Tomorrow on Christmas Day, I will be serving a few of these recipes. Others I served earlier this month at our annual Christmas party for customers and more I will make for New Years Eve with friends.
Whether it’s Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip…
Or Caprese on a stick…
Or Miss E’s favorite to make, Fruit pizza…
Or the ultimate Party Punch, they are all featured on The Real Farmwives and Friends for Easy Christmas Party Recipes. Check it out and let me know your favorite party recipe. I am always looking for one or two new recipes to try!
Now I’m off to quickly get ready for Christmas Eve church with my family. We have four generations of family that all go together to our small town Lutheran church. Tonight we will feast on lutefisk, an old Norwegian tradition, spare ribs, riced potatoes, Brussel sprouts, lefse (which we made last night) and many more traditional foods we eat every Christmas Eve. Then we sing together in our own family Christmas program, with the Christmas story in Luke read by my dad, followed by gift opening. I am thankful for the abundance of food, recipes and drinks we have to enjoy as we celebrate our faith and personal Savior, Jesus. Merry Christmas!
Laurie Montgomery says
My Mother grew up in Crosby N.D. My aunt whom is 90 years old now lives in Williston her whole life. When we were kids our family would drive from San Diego to No. Dakota in the summers. My Dad was from Maple Lake in Minn. My grandmother had a cabin on Maple Lake. Those were such fun childhood memories! My Mom used to talk about Lutefisk and Lefse. Mom and Dad have passed away years ago but how I remember the stories about the farm. My Mom had six sisters this was during the depression days. I miss her stories of the Prairie. This is why I joined your Blog. My Mother was 100% Norwegian my Father half English and Scotch Irish. I have also traveled to Norway and it really is a beautiful country if you have never been you will just love it. I have lived in San Diego my whole life. I truly do understand why you love the life on the prairie. It is getting so crowded here and very busy. I will find your post fun to read and relaxing. Oh and the first horse that I ever rode on was on my uncles farm in No. Dakota. He even had silos! It was a very large farm. Such fond memories. You have a beautiful family and hope this finds you well. I will be looking forward to reading more of your posts and of course your upcoming recipes! Laurie Montgomery