I used to think that Boxing Day had to actually do with, well, boxing. Every time I looked at a calendar I’d think of behemoth sized men, dancing around each other in a ring, taking hits and bleeding all over the place. Nice picture isn’t it?
I was incredibly surprised to discover that Boxing Day actually honors an old Victorian tradition. During the Victorian times, British servants worked on Christmas, so their employers would place food in boxes for the them to enjoy on the 26th. Many in Canada, Great Britain, and New Zealand also see Boxing Day as a shopping holiday – much like Black Friday. People head to the malls to shop and return Christmas items. Stores offer special deals and stay open past regular shopping hours.
While we may not observe Boxing Day here in the US, we can certainly use the day to recuperate after a busy and joyful Christmas Day. What better way to relax than with Cheddar French Dip Sandwiches?
These sandwiches are baked on homemade garlic cheese bread and dipped in a savory au jus.
Get this recipe: Cheddar French Dip Sandwiches
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