What do you cook at Yule?
Common main courses are rich, filling, and lavish – classic main courses include roasted or baked bird, hearty beef dishes, pot roasts, and meat pies. There is nothing like a rich and hearty soup to warm you up during the winter season. Soups that kick up their spice game are a great feature at the Winter Solstice.
What are some traditions for Yule?
Decorating with greenery, hanging ornaments in trees, caroling, and gift-giving are all customs that originated with Germanic peoples celebrating the day of Yule. Some scholars believe that the festival of Yule is closely related to Saturnalia, a week-long holiday that ancient Romans celebrated around the solstice.
What do you serve at a winter solstice party?
Traditionally, a “Solstice Wassail” would be served, which was basically a hot ale with cinnamon, cloves, and other seasonal spices. If you’re drinking alcohol, this is a great option or my preferred drink of choice is a mulled wine.