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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

THE CHRISTMAS FEAST HAS BEGUN (FOR THE BIRDS PHOTO BLOG)












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The Christmas Feast has begun for the birds and squirrels of Kates Cabin Bird Sanctuary. I am serving the favorites of corn and sunflower seeds. But they go nuts over the peanuts! Thank You Google Auto Awesome for animating the photos of the birds feasting. Shared below is info from Wikipedia about the Christmas Feast Traditions in the different Countries. My Christmas Present to all of You: Learn something new everyday and together we can make a difference on this Planet. I love Everybody and wish you all the Joy of Life.
Ho! Ho! Ho!   MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is Fat Sissy to roll in Christmas! Enjoy!

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Christmas dinner

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Christmas dinner is the primary meal traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve orChristmas Day. Christmas dinner around the world may differ and the traditions present below can reflect the culture of the respective country it is being celebrated in. Turkey is present in a fair number of these meals.
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North America

Canada

In English Canada, Christmas dinner is similar to that of England. Traditional Christmas dinner features turkey[citation needed] with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables such as carrots, turnip and parsnip, and for dessert, raisin pudding, pumpkin pie, Christmas pudding or fruitcake. Eggnog, a milk-based punch that is often infused with alcohol, is also very popular around the holiday season. Other Christmas items include butter tarts and shortbread, which are traditionally baked before the holidays and served to visiting friends, at various Christmas and New Year parties, as well as on Christmas Day.
In French Canada, traditions may be more like those of France. (See Réveillon) Other ethnic communities may continue to use old world traditions as well.

Honduras

In Hondurastamales are traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve evening. Turkey has become popular in the last few years. The traditional Honduran Christmas dinner is served around midnight on the 24th of December. The meal consists of tamales, roast pork leg, accompanied by "torrejas," for dessert and eggnog. The tamales are made of maize dough filled with chicken or pork, chunks of potato and carrot, chickpeas, and whole green olives. They are wrapped in banana leaves and steamed to perfection. The pork leg may be fresh or smoked and is usually roasted all day long. The skin of the pork is left on during roasting resulting in a delicacy known as "chicharron," a treat rivaled for at many a Honduran family table. The traditional recipe for seasoning the Christmas pork leg has often been passed down in a given family through generations. Turkey has become quite popular as well in recent years due to strong US/Honduran familial ties. "Torrejas," the Honduran Christmas dessert is made of a French toast like bread that is soaked in dark syrup made from "rapadura," blocks of very dark sugar. The syrup is seasoned with whole cloves and whole cinnamon. After dinner the meal is topped off with Honduran style eggnog known as "rompopo."

Mexico

In Mexico traditional Christmas dinner is a shared event which is celebrated on Christmas Eve, or Noche Buena. With a location being set by a family, the host usually contributes the bulk of decorations, food, and dinner ware; guests are expected to contribute with a side dish, dessert, or alcoholic beverages. Traditional foods differ by region, but include tamalesatolepozole,birriamenudo. Dishes which are usually only prepared during Christmas time are romeritosbacalao, and stuffed turkey. Tamale preparation varies from region to region. It is usual for tamale fillings to include beef or pork with red sauce, chicken with a green chile sauce or cheese with jalapeño "rajas" or strips inside a corn or rice masa and steamed inside corn husks or banana leaves. Sweet tamales filled with pineapple, raisins, strawberries, or corn are also common. Sweets such as flan, a brulee-like custard with carmelized sugar,buñuelos, fruit and milk or liquer-flavored gelatin or Champurrado. Beverages like canela (tea sweetened with pilloncillo),Rompope, and Ponche are also common favorites.
In some areas more Americanized fare such as brandy-glazed ham, chicken, turkey or sometimes duck is served. Stuffing is not common but has been imported by visiting relatives into some household but has not taken into popular cuisine. Often served are also mixed grilled,stewed with sauces,or raw vegetables like carrots, potatoes, spinach, cactus, onions, chayote squash and radishes.Salsa is always served as a garnish and accompanied by queso fresco, tortillas, and refried beans, if not "sopa de arroz," rather rice cooked with tomato and spices. The bacalao fish is common in coastal zones, along with shrimp or fish soup.
Often Christmas Eve or "Noche Buena" is more celebrated than Christmas Day in part due to the tradition of Posadas in the predominantly Catholic country. In some neighborhoods, block parties may be common with neighbors going house to house and sharing dishes of food. In smaller rural villages the entire congregation may join in a parish-wide celebration.
The tradition of recalentado (lit. reheating) is also widespread, with families and friends convening again in the afternoon of Christmas Day to enjoy the leftovers from the dinner. This tradition is also followed on New Year's Eve, with a subsequent recalentado on New Year's Day. Often, families go to other relatives for recalentado, so if a family stayed with the mother's relatives on Christmas Eve, they would go to the father's relatives for Christmas Day, for example.
Also, families wait until midnight to make a toast to the family and give each other hugs. After that, many families exchange gifts and open them rather than on Christmas morning. However, most Mexicans celebrate another day of gift-giving on Epiphany (January 6) to commemorate the gifts the Magi, or Reyes Magos (lit. King-Magicians), brought the babyJesus on that date.

United States

Most Christmas customs in the United States have been adopted from those in the United Kingdom.[13] Accordingly, the mainstays of the British table are also found in the United States: roast turkey (or other poultry), beef, ham, or pork; stuffing (or 'dressing'), mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, roasted root vegetables, and brussels sprouts are common. Common desserts include pumpkin pie, plum pudding or Christmas pudding, trifle, marzipanpfeffernusse, sugar cookies, fruitcakeapple pie, gooseberry pie, carrot cake,bûche de Noël, and mince pies. In the South, coconut cake, pecan pie, and sweet potato pie are also common.
The centerpiece of a sit-down meal varies on the tastes of the host but can be ham, roast beef, or goose, particularly since turkey is the mainstay at dinner for the American holiday of Thanksgiving in November, around one month earlier. Regional meals offer incredible diversity. Virginia has oysters, ham pie, and fluffy biscuits, a nod to its very English 17th century founders. The Upper Midwest includes dishes from predominantly Scandinavian backgrounds such as lutefisk and mashed rutabaga or turnip.[14] In some rural areas, game meats like elkopossum or quail may grace the table, often prepared with recipes that are extremely old: it is likely that similar foodstuffs graced the tables of early American settlers on their first Christmases.
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...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See You next time! Merry Christmas All My Photo Friends!!!!!! Love YOU!

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