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Chinese Take-Out at Home

For many Jewish families like mine, Christmas Day is a day for eating Chinese food and heading to the movies. But, I also had a friend who celebrated Christmas with his family every year by cooking a big meal inspired by the cuisine of another country (Thai one year, Argentinian the next) and watching old movies all day. I like the quirkiness of both customs.

It may seem unconventional, but Chinese take-out for Christmas is borderline traditional. Stay cozy and make your favorite take-out dishes at home.

Vegetable Lo Mein Chinese-Style Longevity Noodles

Pork Stir-Fry with Asparagus, Peppers and Green Onions Tofu and Sesame Noodle Salad

Stir-Fried Beef with Asparagus Sesame Orange Greens with Potstickers

Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs Pork Stir-Fry Lettuce Wraps

What are your Christmas Day traditions (whether you celebrate or not!)? Share them in the comments below. 

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Julie says …

We have a breakfast that we only have on Christmas morning. I'm not even sure what it's called apart from Christmas Breakfast. Best way I can describe it is like a savoury bread pudding. Buttered bread, cheese & onion (and ham for some) layered and then soaked overnight in a milky/egg mixture. Baked in the morning for an hour (after a cursed cornflake & butter crumb put on top) and it puffs up and it's all crunchy ontop- to die for- with a bit of hot sauce. Nomnomnom

Harrie says …

Yes, many Jewish families eat Chinese takeout on Christmas day, but many of them still avoid pork and shellfish, especially pork. Your recipe selection for this particular topic is really bad.

Mary says …

WFM, Could you ask Julie if she wouldn't mind sharing the measurements of her receipe. Thank you. Mary