Stuffed Artichokes were the dish of the day. Not only are they beautiful and Christmas-y, with their red and green, but they are to die for. I wish you could pluck off a leaf and taste one for yourself. The artichoke leaves are stuffed with mixture which is similar to our meatballs (although prepared differently) and then covered with a tomato sauce and baked.
THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
We added one more day of celebration this year--the day when my brother's family could join us.
Now rajole is not the prettiest food in the bunch, but it is mighty tasty. A mixture of bacon, celery, garlic with many wonderful spices are mixed and then placed on a very thin piece of bottom round steak. It's then rolled, tied up, and dropped in the spaghetti sauce to cook and give the sauce amazing flavor.
Mangiamo!Now I'm sure the day needed for recovery from the all this food makes sense!
Getting back to the writer in us that doesn't ever really shut off.
Tradition is important. Most families have one or two or even more than they can count. And so should our characters. And if they don't, well then, that must speak volumes about them as well.
How about the main character in your current work-in-progress? What tradition(s) do they have?