Today as you read The Art of Simple, I’m either carrying a little baby in my belly or in my arms. There’s no way to know which, of course, so I am focusing my pre-mamahood energy to tell you what our little family has planned for the holiday season.
My husband is a German Czech; I’m American. We’ve done what most couples do, grabbing a few traditions from each side of the family (and ocean!) and mixing them with some of our own.
1. Czech Holiday Customs
My first Czech Christmas dinner was hosted by my mother-in-law one Christmas Eve. She didn’t serve turkey like we would in the US; she didn’t prepare a duck like we would in Germany. She served carp.
Growing up in Montana, I had always learned that carp was the fish you threw back into the pond. These fish live in the pond mud and taste like it… unless you take the Czech approach to this fish.