Hi guys-I’m a brand new Catholic as of this November. This never came up in RCIA. We talked about Lent and the Lenton sacrifice of no meat on Fridays. I do know there are other days- Is Christmas Eve is one of them? (And incidently are there any other days throughout the year?)
I have always had a big open house on Christmas Eve for Family and Friends with a big spread of appetizers and Honey Baked Ham.
I grew up Episcopalion (Catholic wannabees- they imitate the Catholics in a lot of areas) We followed the lenten tradition of no meat on Fridays. And my family use to have waffles on Christmas Eve- I thought it was just our personal family’s tradition but maybe it was a “Fast” thing – mom never said. Then we would go to Midnight Mass and when we got home from mass put the baby Jesus in the manger in the Nativity.
Anyway I can move my Christmas Open house up a day or two and then just have family over for Christmas Eve. I have heard it is an Italian thing to serve fish. I don't like fish, My Ancestry is English/ Austrian/ & Croatian.
What are some of your Christmas Eve traditions. Any good Christmas Eve recipes? What are you serving for Christmas Eve? I am doing the English thing on Christmas day and serving Prime Rib, Yorkshire pudding and Trifle etc. But what to do about Christmas Eve?