Day 25/30: Tradition
My family isn't big on being traditional, but we are pretty hot for traditions, especially when it comes to food. Every Christmas we whip up a big pot of lobster bisque, using the same recipe my great-grandfather served in his restaurant. My Mom's contribution is an explosion of cookies. Though she occasionally adds a new recipe to the mix, the standards are always there, Mady's Rasin Cookies being my personal favorite. Swedish cookies, made with ground almonds, stuffed with jam, and dusted in powdered sugar, are also worth looking forward to all year. On Christmas morning my father always makes Belgian Waffles, topped with whipped cream and fruit.