Mitchell Family Christmas Dinner

Last weekend, Kristen, Tommy and Sherry and the kids and Tom and I headed up to the Soo to help out with the annual Mitchell Family Christmas dinner. This event has been held for over 80 years and probably a lot longer. My grandmother Erickson was one of 11 Mitchell children and the descendants of those 11 siblings still gather the first Saturday of December and carry on the traditions started by Grandma and Grandpa Mitchell.

We were able to visit the cabin to pick up my electronic piano for Christmas caroling at the dinner. The cabin is beautiful in the winter and it made us wish we had more time to spend there in the winter.

Kristen was so happy to visit Grandma and Grandpa Hoath whom she hadn't seen in two years. Grandma taught Kristen how to make plum pudding which is one of the traditions at the Mitchell Dinner.

Plum pudding takes quite a bit of time to make and Mom shared some secrets with Kristen. So I think Kristen should be making plum pudding for us in the future.
When we got to the dinner, Susie made the gravy but not without the close supervision of my mother. It was delicious.
Mom cut the plum pudding for serving to all the Mitchells. The older family members were so excited for this yearly treat.
The entire group gathered for a family shot with a visitor from the North Pole. We had a wonderful time meeting new 'cousins' and catching up on the past year.

We also enjoyed having time with my parents. It is such a blessing to have four generations laughing and having a great time together.


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