We spent Christmas Eve at a neighbor's home across the street from us, along with other neighbors and friends. Dinner was a 50's flashback. Appetizers included artichoke dip and sauerkraut meatballs. The serve yourself buffet consisted of a spiral baked ham, potatoes au gratin topped with potato chips, and a marshmallow fruit salad. Everyone loved it.
My sister in Ohio told me she would be making our mother's Christmas Jell-O salad for her family's holiday dinner; layered red and green with marshmallows, pineapple, and whipped cream. Retro meals. Comfort food. Don't we all long for holidays past with memories of meals served by our mothers?
I must still be in the retro mindset. Today I made a Caramelized Onion Dip (recipe HERE). Yesterday I made "My Mother's" Ham Salad (recipe HERE). Looks like we're on for a retro appetizer New Year's Eve.
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