Holidays are the best time of the year.
Traveling, spending time with family, playing games, and watching Christmas movies are common family activities.
But what we love the most is the food.
From thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, dinner tables are packed with all sorts of food.
Senior Shelby Kyle loves spending time with her family over the holidays, but what she loves the most is her Grandma’s famous cornbread.
“It is the best cornbread I have ever had and I look forward to eating it every thanksgiving,” Kyle said. “I love it so much on Thanksgiving that she now makes it for me on Christmas, too.”
Every family has their own special tradition during the holidays.
Junior Dom Trapp said that his Christmas family tradition is to play euchre all day long until it is time to eat dinner, which is usually ham and pasta made by his grandma.
Some families follow traditions based on their background and where their ancestors are from.
Haluski is a famous Yugoslavian dish made with Polish sweet cabbage and noodles.
Many families in Pittsburgh make this dish on Christmas or New Years to keep the traditions alive in their families.
It is even said that cabbage will bring luck to you for the next year if you eat it on New Year’s Day.
Other foods that will bring you luck for the next year is sauerkraut, coffee-glaze doughnuts, pork, long noodles, round fruits, greens, pomegranates and many more.
Whether it is Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Day, all families have their own special tradition when making food.
As Giada De Laurentiis, a Food Network chef, said, “Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.”