I think nothing speaks to the holidays more than a trifle. Not a typical offering at past family gatherings but one that would likely become a tradition for me in the future. It's so festive and a refreshing alternative to pumpkin pie. (Yes...pumpkin pie is great but, hello, we just had it weeks ago!) And, frankly, ditch the turkey repeat as well! A perfect holiday meal for me would honestly consist of loads of latkes, a little caviar, some champagne, or a martini (or four), and trifle to finish it all off! Basically, some blatant bastardization of "Christmakkah". Yeah, you might wake up in the morning to see me passed out on the floor of the living room (Don't worry...the lampshade is fine. Your feather boa...not so much.). But look past the latke crumbs around my mouth and you would likely see a VERY satisfied smile.
Potato Latkes Photo by Roland Bello.
Black-Tie Martinis Photo by Romulo Yanes.