A Family Dinner
• Description of daily dinner.
• Special family dinner on Christmas day.
Dad says that a family that prays and eats together stays together. Dinner is generally served at eight thirty. We hold hands together and Dad says grace. Mom then ladles the food onto our plates.
Dinner on Christmas day is the best of all dinners. All my uncles, aunts and cousins come over for Christmas dinner so mom sets a buffet. Mom uses her ancestral bone china dishes only on Christmas Eve. They are a pretty set of white, bordered with mistletoes and rimmed with gold. Mom bakes a huge stuffed turkey and places it in a large tray. Dad then proceeds to carve it with a huge knife. I love this part the most. I can’t wait to grow old enough ‘o carve the turkey. Christmas dinner is always followed by sumptuous dessert. There is Dundee cake, Christmas pudding and marzipans. After dinner, everyone has coffee and gathers around the fireplace to exchange Christmas gifts.