Lasagna for Christmas Eve dinner? Yes! If you’re looking for something besides the traditional ham or turkey, give this classic sausage lasagna recipe a try.
My married family celebrates Christmas on Christmas Eve. When my sibs-in-law started getting married, my mother-in-law decided that her immediate family would celebrate on Christmas Eve, so that her kids could celebrate with their married families on Christmas Day. The trade-off was that her immediate family would always celebrate Thanksgiving together.
A few months after Bacon Slayer & I began dating, I met his family on Thanksgiving. Boy, I was so nervous! But my (then future) in laws were so friendly, that they put me at ease right away. At the end of the evening, we left with hugs, and cries of “See you for lasagna on Christmas Eve!”
Wait. What?! Lasagna on Christmas Eve? I’d never heard of such a thing. Ham? Sure. Kielbasa? Of course. Turkey? Sometimes. But lasagna? Never. I had to get to the bottom of it. I mean, I really Pageliked this guy, but if there were weird food things going on…that would just be…weird. As soon as we got in the car, I asked Bacon Slayer about it.
“So what’s with lasagna on Christmas Eve?”