Today is Serbian Orthodox Christmas. If you are Greek or Russian or any other Orthodox Christian, today Christmas! Best wishes to you all!!
This is a popular picture circulating around my Serbian community on Facebook, wishing all a marvelous holiday.
Phones were buzzing all morning with friends and family calling each other exclaiming Hristos Se Rodi!
Today was a family day. The way Christmas should be. Mama and Papa played with the baby. The munchkin learned how to pet the kitty. carefully.
Auntie and Papa vied for the little one’s attentions while we all waited for the yummy food to finish cooking. It was worth the wait, I assure you.
Deda was in hog heaven as the Milster played happily in his lap. It didn’t last long enough, she always wants the mommy so soon! I did get quite a nice break today. Longer than normal, so I got to help in the kitchen. I even had enough time to make the cabbage salad and later I washed the dishes, a welcome break from the little love.
We had many of the same salads from yesterday with the addition of the cabbage. There was soup, then Rimfleish. This is a German dish normally served with beef, but our family eats it with Chicken primarily. Boiled carrots and potatoes accompany this dish. As always it was served with gibanica, a filo dough with egg and cheese pastry. Super yummy. I love making it!
Next there was smoked meats from the turkey and pig we just killed. Plus meatballs. After all that there was the turkey. But, I didn’t have any room left, believe it or not. 😉
The special bread was cut after yesterday’s pick and pull tradition. Almost none is left. Most families put a coin in the bread for a lucky person to find. I can imagine as a child that would be thrilling! Who am I kidding, I would be tickled to death now to get a coin in my bread.
Mama out did herself again. We were all stuffed to bits at the end of dinner. I didn’t even have room for the sour cherry desert. I will have some later… I brought it home with me!
As usual, we all had some coffee. Serbian style. so it was Turkish. 🙂
After dinner it was back to relaxing with the family. What and excellent day!
*Regretfully, only the only food picture from today was the one with the broken bread and the turkey, I was too busy eating to take pics!