1. You couldn’t imagine a holiday without holodets.
Ah yes, jellied minced meat. Our ancestors used to cook the solid meat broth with herbs and then put it outside to jellify. Back in the days this entrée was especially popular among the hunters because it didn’t spoil in the frost, and they could eat it either cold or turn it into hot soup by warming it on the fire. Your mom definitely serves it with homemade mustard.