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   Posted 3/31/2010 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
When your family gets together what foods are/were cooked for celebrations or special events? Do you always have ham or leg of lamb for Easter dinner? And the turkey for American Thanksgiving? How about St. Patrick's Day. Who has corned beef? Or do you go out of your way to have other special meals on birthdays and other holidays?

One thing I started doing several years ago on Independence Day in the US...otherwise known as the 4th of July. We make homemade ice cream! Last year we made 3 kinds. Vanilla custard, chocolate and the new one which was a hit was peanut butter crunch! Oh MY goodness~ it was amazing. I have an ancient wood bucket style churn that we take turns cranking by hand. The little ones think they're so strong and barely get one crank. Then the teenagers have to prove how strong they are and darn near spin the stuff right out the But it seems that hubby always ends up finishing it and packing it into the freezer. But he gets to lick the dasher that way. He's no

What foods are traditional for celebrations in your family?
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   Posted 4/1/2010 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
We mainly only have big meals for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Like, this year, for Easter, we are having pizza. I always try to go out to eat somewhere nice for my birthday. Every year for my b-day, my mom takes me shopping and we eat at Texas Roadhouse.
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   Posted 4/1/2010 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
We do the Thanksgiving turkey and frequently ham at Christmas--usually both at relatives house. I cooked soup for Christmas this year. We had company staying and had brunch late. When my kids were home we usually did ham at Easter, too. But not so much lately. Diane
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   Posted 4/1/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
My 79 year old Mom still makes her pasties for everyone on Christmas Eve. She's
been doing it for more years than I can remember. Mom is originally from the UP
of Michigan. Yup, she's a real yooper! Pasties are meat pies. My contribution to
the evening was always seven lbs of fudge, I would make it in the afternoon with
my daughter, another tradition  I always enjoyed.
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