Tradition is an important of our Christmas Eve festivities. We’ve pretty much been doing the same thing for the 32 years we have been married. And what we eat for Christmas Eve is a tradition that has been in my family for many years before that.
We always start the evening off with a fondue dinner. I guess this happens when you grow up in the 70’s. Fondue was big in the 70’s. We have a meat fondue that is hot oil and we serve it with steak, little sausages and mushrooms. We also purchase cheese fondue from a local restaurant and have an assortment of breads for it. There is a lot of delicious heavy appetizers also, a selection of cheeses, roasted garlic artichoke dip, bacon wrapped dates, bacon wrapped green bean bundles, baked brie, potato skins with salsa and guacamole and also a green salad. I tried a few new things this year with goat cheese covered in sundried tomatoes and basil along with these Holiday Bacon Appetizers which are crackers topped with parmesan cheese and then wrapped in bacon from Pioneer Woman. They were a big hit.