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More December Celebrations- Kwanzaa

By on Dec 24, 2008, 9:41 am in Food and Drink, Menus, Seasonal Celebrations, Small Pleasures Catering | 0 comments

Celebrate family, culture and community with a first-fruits Kwanzaa party. Kwanzaa which begins on Dec. 26th and lasts for 7 days, was created by Dr. Ron Karenga in the tumultuous 1960's to honor African heritage in America. Here we are, less thana month before the inauguration of the United States’ first African American President, a day many of us never dreamed of seeing in our lifetimes. Regardless of your ethnic background, why not consider using Kwanzaa this year as a teachable moment for your children.

Put out a spread of selections from the African Diaspora and remind them of the long civil rights journey that has led to this historic moment.

Start with Jamaican Jerk Chicken Skewers and Cod Fish Cakes- full of flava’, mon…

Then a buffet of West African Roast Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Okra, Fried Catfish, Fresh Corn Pudding, Candied Yams and a Melange of Collard, Mustard, Spinach and Turnip Greens Sautéed with Garlic inspired by the American South.

To finish-what else but Pecan Pie?

Bon Appetit!

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