Welcome to our unique way to throw a dinner party with our blog friends (some of whom we've never met). Welcome to my space if you're hopping over from Sheila's post on her appetizer. Our theme is Holiday Party and because Holidays means Christmas and Christmas means a whole bunch of things to me, but mostly family memories, I thought I'd show you something that we serve every Christmas, regardless if we like it or not.
La tourtière (tortière). This is a traditional French Canadian dish that is serve Christmas Eve or New Years' Eve. In my family, my Grandma Diehl would make them and we would have them as part of the main feast that she prepared. It is also typically served for la réveillon which is the celebration that comes after we would get home from Midnight Mass. That was my favourite part of Christmas: mass ending at midnight with everyone so happily hugging and kissing and wishing each other a Merry Christmas.
A common argument that happens when we eat Tourtière is whether or not you add ketchup, cranberries or maple syrup. I'm ketchup and Dan thinks I'm wrong. Which rarely happens because I'm always right. Muahahhaah.
I have a couple recipes to share with you today as Dan's family is also french and they have recipes passed down from his great grandmother.
[caption id="attachment_8430" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dan's Great Grandma's recipe[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_8431" align="aligncenter" width="450"] My Grandma's recipe[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_8433" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Dan's Grandma's recipe[/caption]
Now head on over to Lisa's blog and she'll share a dessert with you for this holiday meal.