Ukrainian Christmas is on January 7th, so Christmas Eve is fast approaching. And though I usually celebrate traditional Christmas I always make many of the traditional Ukrainian dishes to serve.
A traditional Ukrainian Christmas eve dinner consists of:
Sauerkraut and Peas
Stuffed fish and pickled herring
Beets with mushrooms
Each dish is symbolic of the twelve apostiles.
The most beloved of all Ukrainian festivities is the Sviata Vechera (Holy Supper). Respected and honoured customers pervade the house on Christmas Eve.
The first dish in a traditional Ukrainian Christmas eve meal is Kutia, a preparation of cooked wheat, sweetened with honey and dressed with poppy seed. Kutia symbolizes prosperity, peace and good health.