Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Bethlehem Dinner First Christmas Reenactment

For years Our family Christmas Eve tradition has been Bethlehem Dinner. This is my son Ben and his friend Hannah, pretty cool, they both have Biblical names,eh?  My newest grandchild, 6 week old  McKenna, stands in foe the baby Jesus.

We eat off wooden dishes with our fingers .... Imbibing 'new wine' (grape juice).

I make big round, rough loaves of bread that we tear apart and dip in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

The menu also includes mountains of olives and grapes, and a large beef roast cooked all day in the crock part until its falling apart.

Of course we eat by candle light ....

All of that is followed by my husband reading the story of the Nativity from Luke.

Sorry about the bad picture of my son as the angel ....

But the shepherds are awesome, in their 'sore afraid'ness, don't you think ....

Also loved sweet Reagan's genuine awe of the production!

Hope your Christmas celebration was lovely, Merry Christmas.


  1. This is AMAZING....what an awesome tradition. So very cool, something that would be good to recreate in my own family!

  2. Love this tradition! Not sure if my son in laws would participate... Hope your Christmas was merry. Mimi