Sharing your traditions linky party…

I am so happy to be able to host this linky party with Angela
When she asked me I was thrilled to be ale to post about holiday traditions, though there were some awesome parties before me.
We have a huge holiday tradition at my house. Every year, sort of in memory of the way we used to spend Christmas Eve. I get my big Polish family and many friends together on the day after Christmas and we have a big feast. So we get 3 days of holiday instead of 2, how awesome is that? :) My favorite part is when I go to the  deli to buy some of the things and they try to talk to me in rapid- fire Polish. I just smile because I would hate to break the news to them that the only words I know are swear words. I am sure my Gram is rolling over in her grave.
We start by breaking the Oplatki, and eat what my Italian cousin refers to as “brown and grey food”(He knows nothing.). I know….. it’ sounds appetizing, doesn’t it? Really it’s big bowls of Sauerkraut, Polish sausage and dumplings. Along with Pierogi and dill pickle soup,pickled beets and rye bread and all of the good stuff that goes along with it. We stuff ourselves until we are full, eat dessert, take a break, maybe play a board game or two, and then actually at some point, pull it all out and eat again…. kind of crazy, huh?
Do you have any special traditions that you look forward to sharing? Baking cookies? Reading a certain book? Just hanging out?
Here’s the party rules:
* Anyone can link up to three posts old or new
* You can link up here at or at Cottage
Magpie, the links will show up at both places
* Link back to me,  Jennifer, ( to
Angela (Cottage Magpie)  in your post. This might mean you
have to go in to your old post and alter it. Use a text link or use this
cute button (with link!)

* The linky will be open for link ups until next Saturday Morning.
* Both Angela and I will each select our favorite posts for a round up next
Saturday. ONLY posts that link back to us will be featured.
* Be a nice party go-er, and visit at least as many other links as you have
linked up yourself. (Seems fair doesn’t it?)

I can’t wait to read all about your holiday traditions!
I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!!

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    I love that you are carrying on your Polish traditions. The food sounds yummy. Traditions are so much fun. Thanks for hosting Jen.

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    Anonymous says

    My very Polish Grandmom passed away last year and I miss her like crazy. Thanks for sharing. It made me smile.


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    Thank you for hosting yet another party!! I love traditions, they keep us glued together….I believe.
    I am having a hard time getting the link on the button to work. But, I will hopefully figure that out.

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    What a wonderful party! Thank you for providing this place to share things close to our hearts.

    I’ve been around the blogosphere a long time. “Jennifer Rizzo” is a name I’ve seen a number of times. I’m glad I finally got to check out your beautiful blog for myself!

    Every blessing for a wonderful Christmas for you and your family.

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    We celebrate two Christmas’s – on Christmas Eve my side of the family comes over and we have our Scandinavian Christmas with rice pudding, pepperkocker cookies and marzipan. On Christmas Day my husband’s side of the family comes over and we celebrate Polish style very similar to yours Jennifer.

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    I am as Southern as it comes but I love pierogis. :) Funny story about the color of your food. That made me laugh. Thanks for the Linky Party. I missed the timeline for adding my Home Tour to your other Linky Party :( but glad I could add it here. Thanks. Merry Christmas!

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    I’m a little late getting to the party, but wanted to thank you for hosting such a fun one. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!