This year Ellen requested our Christmas dinner be representative of our heritage. First there was the, "Well, what are we?" The generated list was followed by, "What do they eat there???" We are such white folk. Thankfully, there's the internet!
The highlight turned out to be Aebleskiver from Denmark. Here's the funky pan:
And the final product:
We ended up celebrating:
Denmark: Aebleskiver and later a red cabbage side dish
Germany: Beer bread and potato salad
England: Cider chicken and pea salad
Ireland: Irish stew and Irish whiskey
Later talking to Justina Chen, I realized how funny we were. To cook traditional to her is to cook food from Taiwan. What she has grown up with her entire life. And here we were saying for the first time, "Wow, this is good! Yay for being Danish!"
Next year Emily has requested an Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes. The year after will be a Harry Potter Feast. So much to look forward to! But for now, I can recommend Aebleskiver. Try it!