While there are family and even cultural traditions for Christmas menus around the world, we try and vary our menu to OUR own tastes each year. Sometimes that is also dependent on regional availability of the specialty items needed to create those menus.
This year with it just being the 2 of us, we were planning a “trimmed” down menu with an Italian theme. At the last minute I found a FANTASTIC deal on prime rib and a butcher willing to cut a very small portion for me. We use the leftovers in our “lucky” New Year’s Black Eyed pea chili.