Greenville readers share their household recipes for the vacations

The vacations imply plenty of various things to individuals, however often threaded all through the season is meals. Maybe it’s a dish you crave, or maybe it’s a dish you don’t, however behind each are little question recollections and tales that at the moment are, themselves embedded within the which means of the season.

Right here, are a couple of recipes that imply one thing to individuals across the Upstate.


Rising up, Christmas wouldn’t be the identical with out sure Filipino meals. We’d have our regular enormous unfold of pancit (noodles), fried fish, and lechon (roasted pork), however the star of the desk, and what introduced me the most effective recollections of Christmas, was my mother’s lumpia. It was a easy recipe however liked by so many. 

Lumpia are a traditional Filipino-style spring roll.

Annually, my mother would make lumpia for family and friends till she was inundated with requests. She ended up having lumpia events to maintain up with the requests for the special day! Household and pals (even my dad who didn’t prefer to prepare dinner) would sit across the desk and make a whole bunch of lumpia collectively whereas catching up, telling tales, and simply having fun with one another’s firm. These little events grew to become a bit custom that helped kick begin the Christmas season for our household!

-Theresa Fischer


1 bundle lumpia wrapper (roughly 50 items)

3 cups cooking oil

1 egg overwhelmed (egg wash)

Candy chili sauce for serving

Filling ingredient

1 ½ kilos raw floor meat of selection (beef, pork, hen)

2 items onion, minced

2 carrots, minced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 stalk celery minced

1 12-ounce can of water chestnuts, minced

1/2 teaspoon floor black pepper (or to style)

1 ½ teaspoons salt (or to style)


Mix all filling substances in a bowl. Combine properly.

Lower the stack of lumpia wrappers in half diagonally to make two triangles form stacks then separate sheets for particular person wrappers.

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