ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

My Christmas day celebration and what we had for dinner

Updated on December 28, 2010
Click thumbnail to view full-size
Oxtail and beanThe dinner table showing some of the food that was availableMy family helping themselves to the delicious mealMy grandson enjoying his grape juiceEnjoying the mealMe getting a refill of sparkling grape juiceHaving a laugh about something that was not supposed to be funny
Oxtail and bean
Oxtail and bean
The dinner table showing some of the food that was available
The dinner table showing some of the food that was available
My family helping themselves to the delicious meal
My family helping themselves to the delicious meal
My grandson enjoying his grape juice
My grandson enjoying his grape juice
Enjoying the meal
Enjoying the meal
Me getting a refill of sparkling grape juice
Me getting a refill of sparkling grape juice
Having a laugh about something that was not supposed to be funny
Having a laugh about something that was not supposed to be funny

On Christmas day we went to church then came home and had dinner around 2:00pm.

We had a very enjoyable meal consisting of jerk chicken, oxtail and bean, escoveitch fish, and for the vegetarians, tofu with barbeque sauce, spinach and kale. We also had rice and gungo peas/pigeon peas, rice and red peas/kidney bean, fried plantain, salad, avocado pear, potato salad, vegetable lasagna, candid yam, sparkling grape juice, sorrel drink and for dessert a couple slices of Jamaican fruit cake.

We had a wonderful time with family and friends, giving the Lord praise, being thankful to him for keeping us safe and healthy throughout the year, praying that we will all be around, alive and healthy next year to enjoy the Christmas season together once again.

Most of us were away from home so we missed the lively Christmas spirit back home but we did our best to replicate it by having some of the festivies of our homeland for a while on Christmas day. The food was very delicious and we did enjoyed Christmas to the max, having a wonderful Christmas day full of memories, with lots of laugh and lots of pictures taken.

It came to an end all too soon for some of us at around 5:00pm as we had to get back to work.

I have made a promise to myself that I will definately be spending my next Christmas back home in Jamaica because Christmas in Jamaica is like nowhere else.

But in all it was a day very well spent.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Natalie 

      4 years ago

      Hey broo :)

    • barby2kool profile imageAUTHOR

      barby2kool 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Hi Samiaali, I'm so sorry I took so long to respond, I was mourning the death of a loved one. I did have a wonderful Christmas, the dishes were very delicious,glad you liked it. Thanks so much for your comment.

    • samiaali profile image

      samiaali 

      7 years ago

      Hi barby2kool, It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. And what wonderful dishes you had. I love oxtail and escoveitch fish, and plantains and avocados. Come to think of it I like most of what you had! LOL Thanks for sharing! :)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)