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Polish Christmas Eve: How we spend Wigilia

Wigilia: the wonderful Polish tradition of 12 dishes on Christmas Eve
It might not come as a surprise to many of you that Polish people have the tradition of 'Wigilia' on Christmas Eve; what that entails is a 12 course meal spent with family and friends, which is preceded by breaking of the traditional blessed wafer as a sign of goodwill for the new year. 
A dear friend of mine, Bella, has written a post detailing what Polish Wigilia is about, so I'm just going to link it here so you can check it out, and all I will do is post some pictures of the scrumptious dishes we had this year. Sadly, this year we only had 9 courses, as it was a much smaller gathering than usual, but it was just as good as ever! We had an English neighbour, Yvonne, over for dinner this year, so I asked her to judge each dish on a scale of 1 to 10 for you! First up, we had croutons with mashed beans; its not a usual dish in my mum's family but its a dish that came from my dad's side. It's …

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