Christmas Eve is always the same food in my house. Usually that’s the time when I start putting on the turkey, preparing all of the Christmas Day sides, last minute wrapping, tidying up etc, so I like to put out a little assortment of foods the family can help themselves to.
Christmas Eve in our house is the same foods that I used to eat in my grandmother Sophie’s house and my aunt Rita’s house.
We’ll usually have our Christmas Cake that I have taken weeks to prepare. ( I never cut Christmas cake before or after Christmas Eve. It is always cut on that day with the first slices ate on Christmas Eve night). Followed with a couple of Quiches, Sausage Rolls, Egg Mayonnaise Vol au Vents and English Prawn Cocktail Vol-au-Vents, Coleslaw, Large Salad with Chopped Egg on the top, some kind of cake like a Chocolate Cake and a big tin of English chocolates like Celebrations, Roses or Quality Street. We’ll also have Heinz Salad Cream, Piccalilli, Branston Pickle, Jar of English Pickled Onions, and a bottle of brown sauce. Usually we will have Mimosa’s for the adults and there will be non alcoholic fizzy grape juice bottles too.
I always buy a little supply of necessary English foods at Christmas for the family so we can continue the same traditions as I had in England.
This is what I had in my cart this year. Celebrations chocolate, a Luxury Christmas pudding, Christmas Crackers, Club Biscuits, Mince Pies, English biscuits, custard powder, Pickled Onions, Piccalilli, Custard Creams, Bourbons, paxo stuffing, lucozade, brown sauce. I get them from an assortment of Publix’s in Florida or British food stores in the area.
View my Christmas Decorations 2016
View my Christmas Decorations 2015