Serious Eats: Talk
How BIG is Your Christmas Spread?
I will have a scant 7 people on Christmas Day, but of those people, several are of heritages that love to see the table LADEN with delicacies! I am making two appetizers, Kenji's Crown Pork, potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, two green veg and two desserts. But I know this will be inadequate for some who value the heavily laden tables of their youth (when they had many more people there). And those folks will either be disappointed or anticipate my middle America heritage and arrive with everything from bags of chips and dips to pies galore. And smoked meats. The sheer volume of food sometimes astonishes me. What is your anticipation of food on Christmas or any other special day in your family?