Tradition-bending Ideas for Christmas Dinner

Whether you’re hosting Christmas dinner or attending a festive potluck dinner party, it’s hard to walk the line between tradition and innovation. Some people are happy with the same turkey, mashed potatoes and jell-o your family has been making all your life, which is to say, as long as time itself. However, some people like to branch out and try cooking and consuming new and exciting things. Although I look forward to eating my Granny’s pies and making jokes about jell-o all year long, I also like exploring new foods. Here is my list of dishes to try this Christmas that are exotic enough to be exciting, but inconspicuous enough to entice even the most stringent of tradition upholders.