Welcome friends! I invite you to grab a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea and visit with me a bit here today on SouthernPlate to talk about some of the things most important to a Mama’s heart this time of year: family traditions.
Traditions are what call us home, they serve as an anchor to cement moments together into our hearts and minds. A time of year approaches and we immediately envision ourselves taking part, surrounded by family in days of old, present, and the future. They remind us to come back to what matters most, to come home to the ones we love.
In my family, we have a lot of traditions and we are adding new ones each year. One that I’ve come to enjoy in particular is Christmas day dinner at my house. After we all get going and have breakfast, I head into the kitchen and start preparing my most important meal of the year. Why is it so important? Because of the people, of course! My mother and father in law live in another state and my own extended family live a little over an hour away from us but on Christmas day, both sides of my family come to my house in the afternoon to sit down for a meal together.
It’s the best company I could ever ask for and a treasure trove of memories in the making for my own children. We have a relaxed meal full of laughter, reminisce over the past year, and talk into the evening about our plans for the coming one. After a year filled with schedules and deadlines, Christmas day is slow, easy, and spent with the ones we love the most. I can’t imagine a more wonderful tradition for us and I’m honored that it takes place in my home.
Of course, to keep it slow and easy for me, I make most of the dishes ahead of time so that I can spend more time with my family. I also take advantage of freshly baked Sister Schubert’s rolls, made from the same family recipe that goes back five generations. They are frozen, to naturally preserve the homemade taste of real ingredients, and finished off at home for that home baked experience. Which means anyone can have real, home-made tasting rolls at home in 5 minutes!
Visit Sister Schubert’s Page to learn more about Sister Schubert’s own traditions and watch the fun video below where Sister joined me and my mother to talk about traditions and celebrate the love of family over a holiday meal.
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