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Festive Feasts

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It is that time of the year again and rumours are starting to fly around school about what tasty treats the Christmas menu has in store for us this year? Yes it is because the Boston High School is holding a Christmas Dinner, taking place in the canteen.

A Christmas dinner in Finland look like this…Not enough turkey for our liking!

I have been to chat to the dinner ladies and got a sneak peek at the menu. It will include a traditional Christmas Dinner, a party hat/chocolate treats and a raffle where one lucky winner can win a special Christmas prize. People who wanted the Christmas dinner have booked their ticket for a Thursday or a Friday feast.

In Boston the traditional Christmas dinner is usually: turkey or chicken, mash potatoes, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables such as carrots and the dreaded brussel sprouts, gravy and pigs in blankets. This got us thinking in the newsroom about what other countries and cultures do for their Christmas dinner celebrations.

For example: In Peru they have peanuts decorated with fresh slices of pineapple and cherries, roast potatoes and apple sauce. It’s very different to ours Christmas dinner however still wonderful but weird. Another example is in Finland where it is popular to serve a fish dish. Quite different to what our country eats, however, in this and in many others cultures it is classed as a traditional Christmas dinner. What do you like to eat with your family and how is it special to you?

We caught up with one of the lunch time staff who was hosting the Christmas dinner and she said ‘I think the children really enjoy the Christmas dinner and it is nice for an adult to serve a child their Christmas dinner’

What will you be getting served on Xmas day? Maybe you are helping to cook, if so what is on your menu?

By Alisha

YJA Newsroom Student

One Response to Festive Feasts

  1. savannah December 13, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    I hate Brussel sprouts.