Happy Holidays to all of you! Christmas isn’t so far behind us that I can’t share a little Christmas Eve family tradition with ya, right?
Christmas Eve is a big deal in our house. I mean, a BIG deal. Christmas who? (But really)
We base our food spread off the Polish tradition of Wigilia. Seven dishes are served (we show our creative counting side here 😉 ) and a pescatarian theme. No beef, chicken, pork, you catch my drift.
This year’s menu may have been one of the BEST yet. Here’s what we had!
– Mom’s homemade crab cakes
– Pierogi with green onion butter
– Mushrooms sautéed in white wine
– Shrimp cocktail
– Fresh greens w/ avocado, red onion, & mint
– Appetizer spread above (see, creative counting!)
But the recipe that stands closest to my heart and the one I can’t recall a Christmas Eve without is this one. And one I want to share today with you!
Sauerkraut and Noodles
– 1/2 package small noodles (macaroni, mini shells, etc)
– 1/2 onion, chopped
– 1 can sauerkraut
– 3 tbslp butter
– salt & pepper
1. Boil noodles until done. Drain.
2. Sauté onion in 1 tbslp butter for 5 minutes. Add sauerkraut and season with salt and pepper. Cook another 5 minutes.
3. Stir noodles and rest of butter into the sauerkraut pot. Add additional butter as necessary.
These noodles are best when they have some time to sit on a warm stove once combined for just a bit. Make them ahead if time and you won’t even have to think twice about them!
They’re also a perfect main dish meal if you top with some kielbasa, chicken sausage, or something similar.
Happy holidays from our fam to yours, however you may be spending it