As you gather your family for your Christmas meal, it really doesn’t matter whether you’re serving turkey and dressing, beef tenderloin, gumbo, or brunch, or if you’re all dressed in jeans or your Sunday best. The true purpose of the holiday is for you and your family and friends to spend quality time together and reflect on the meaning of the season.
My son Bobby says spending the entire day on Christmas cooking with our family is his favorite part of the holiday. “Even though it’s now a big group, it’s peaceful because there’s no rush and plenty of helping hands to cook while trading out time watching after the kids,” he says. I agree! I can’t think of a better way to bond with family and friends than to cook alongside them, so y’all purposely save some of the cooking to do while everyone is home and happy to lend a helping hand. I’ve gathered some of my favorite Christmas menus to share. I hope you and your loved ones enjoy cooking them and making memories together this season. Merry Christmas y’all!—Paula