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Merry ‘Russian’ Christmas

Some of you may be saying, ‘Michelle, you are about two weeks late!’ But, for those that follow the Russian Orthodox faith Christmas is celebrated on Jan. 7. My Dad’s side of the family falls into this category.

They still celebrate Dec. 25, but for as long as I can remember they also celebrated what we always called “Russian Christmas.” When I was young I would even get a small present and we would have a dinner filled with cabbage rolls, kielbasa and sauerkraut, potato pancakes, perogies and other traditional foods.

Nowadays, we don’t have the feast like we used to, but because I happen to have off, we decided to have a little celebration. Plus, I wanted to cook some type of Christmas dinner in my house for the first time!

Here are some pics!

You can see my real fire outside in the distance.
This was a twist on homemade mini beef wellingtons. Insead of using red meat I made chicken, mushroom and salmon ones.
My dad and his cabbage rolls. (I also made a vegetarian version)
These started out as mini sweet potato pancakes. But, it was getting late, so I mushed it all together to make a bake. It came pretty decent.

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