Christmastime is one of my favorite times of the year, the traditions, generosity, being together, and food... It all just makes me smile just thinking about it.
I have lived and celebrated Christmas on two continents and three different countries for an extended time, and from every country I have taken my favorite traditions with me, and integrated into my Christmas celebration. That has meant in the previous years, that over Christmas, I have had three days of the feast, and like many other over the holidays, over shopping for food, and eating way too much in a short period of the time.
So last weekend, I had one of the Finnish traditions, hot rice porridge, for breakfast. Also turkey dinner was a was served, part of the American Christmas tradition.
On the side of the turkey, I served roasted Beetroots and steamed cauliflower. The beets were roasting in the oven in a separate dish, with the turkey, and took the same time to be ready, as the large turkey breast I had going with them.