Day 21: Have a Candlelit Dinner on the Shortest Day of the Year

25 Days of Christmas Memories


Make the most of the dark and break out those rarely-used candles! And just because it’s candlelit doesn’t mean it needs to be fancy or expensive fare; in fact, try doing a soup night, since it’s probably also really cold outside.


Pumpkin Curry Soup

LDS Living (Photo by Ashley Evanson)


Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup

Photo from In Pursuit of More


Chicken Poblano Soup (LDS Living Soup Competition Winner)

By Wendy Stock


Cheesy Vegetable Soup

Photo from Pip and Ebby


Sicilian Meatball Soup with Cabbage

Photo from The Roasted Root

Around this time of year, Swedes celebrate Saint Lucia as one who brought light to those who needed it. Recalling this symbolism of darkness and light, you might talk about this international holiday and make some traditional Swedish “Lucy Cakes” (Lussekatter)—saffron-flavored buns.

Get a real Swedish recipe here.

Get a U.S.-adapted recipe here.

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