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post #31 of 46
Christmas Eve is our big family dinner! We are having:
Prime Rib
Mashed potatoes
cheesy cornflake potatoes (one of my very favorite things!!)
mac 'n cheese
green bean casserole
shrimp cocktail
ham wrapped pickles
spinach dip

I go to my parent's for breakfast on Christmas morning
Scrambled eggs
left over cheesy cornflake potatoes

Christmas day dinner is very casual
rotini salad
ham sandwiches
all the rest of the leftovers!

no wonder I usually go up a pants size over the holidays
post #32 of 46
Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
Here's what I can recall of my mom's menu

Is your mom actually going to make Turduckhen? From what I know of it, that takes about a day to prepare and it's challenging even for professional chefs! Who ever makes it, please give them my compliments!
post #33 of 46
Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
Is your mom actually going to make Turduckhen? From what I know of it, that takes about a day to prepare and it's challenging even for professional chefs! Who ever makes it, please give them my compliments!
She actually ordered it from a local meat market and is just cooking it at home. She said she wanted a "small" one. I laughed and I guess so did the lady at the counter saying the the smallest they can make the turkey is 18 lbs. I expect it's probably close to a 25 lb. creation once they've all been stuffed. I can't wait to try it.
post #34 of 46
Buffet at one of the casinos this evening and a Christmas party with finger foods and drinks tonight.

Tomorrow is a potlucky thing and we're bringing ham, sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes.

This ham to be exact:

3 pounds Ham -- fully cooked
3 medium Sweet Potatoes -- unpeeled
6 Thin Carrots;peeled -- chunked
1 cup Ginger Ale
-----FOR THE GLAZE-----
1/2 cup Honey
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/2 teaspoon Dry Mustard

Scrub the sweet potatoes, trim.
Peel carrots and slice diagonally in 2" lengths. Place vegetables on
the bottom of the crockpot, place ham on top and pour ginger ale over all.
Cover and cook on LOW for about 9 hours, or until veggies are tender.
Mix about 2 tablespoons of liquid from the pot with the glaze ingredients
in a buttered measuring cup and pour over ham.
Continue cooking on LOW for 1 or 2 hours, basting often.
Slice ham in thin slices, serve with vegetables.
post #35 of 46
Our family does our big Christmas celebration together at Mom’s house on Christmas Eve (tonight – yay!). We have a big “everybody bring something†dinner. We are a big group so everybody just brings a whole lot of a few things (does that make sense?).

My contributions are in red.

Appetizers: Sausage Balls, Cocktail Weenies, Shrimp Cocktail, Pickle/Olive Tray, Veggie Tray, Fruit Salad, Cajun Chex Mix, Devilled Eggs

Dinner: Honey Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Garden Salad, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Corn, Baked Carrots, Rolls

Dessert: Pumpkin Pies, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie

And we actually have people assigned just to bring the wine, eggnog, sodas and spirits to accompany the above.

For Christmas day we each do our own thing – I will be making a grits and sausage casserole for breakfast before we go to my boyfriend’s parent’s house and who knows what they will have there…

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday – Merry Christmas!
post #36 of 46
mom is cooking

but for Christmas eve:

Pizza at my grandparents--a family tradition since we're all church musicians we eat a quick meal together between the masses

Christmas Day:


Cheese + Crackers
Italian meats like Sopressta (or how ever its spelled)
Veggies and Dip
Potato Chips
Baked Brie (YUCCCCKK)
Shirmp cocktail.


Goose in an orange sauce with mushrooms and wild rice with a good bottle of red wine.


Christmas cookiees!! Mom makes a ton so we have ruglah, butter cookies pecan sandies...etc. and we have tons of chocolate.

And to wash it all down Egg Nog and My sister makes the world's BEST Candy Cane Martini's!
post #37 of 46
Tonight it's just DH, my stepson, and I for Christmas Eve so we're going out to dinner somewhere...probably a steak place.

Tomorrow it's Christmas at my parents' house. I believe the menu will be:

Fruit Salad
Roast Duck and Cornish Hens
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Veggies of some sort (but we ALWAYS forget to make them )
Mom's homemade bread
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie
Dutch Apple Pie

I'm making the pies this afternoon...if I can make it home through the snow after work.
post #38 of 46
Christmas Dinner:

Prime Rib
Twice Baked potatos
Tossed Salad
Homemade Rolls
Apple Pie

I will also be making big breakfast christmas morning after we open gifts.

Thick Sliced Bacon
Hashbrown Casserole
Fresh Squeezed OJ

DH Hasn't had real eggs or bacon for about 6 months, so he is looking forward to "Real" thing.
post #39 of 46
We have just moved Christmas Dinner to Boxing Day, to accommodate some upheaval in the life of the friend who was going to join us. We three still want to get together, and it didn't make sense to do the big meal for just two of us, so I'll figure out something for tomorrow, and then on Friday, it will be

Roast Turkey, with Dad's Bread Stuffing
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
(maybe) Carrots
Lots of gravy

Christmas Pudding with
Jubilee Sauce
post #40 of 46
Christmas Eve we had vodka pasta and crusty bread.

Christmas is turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuits, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing.
post #41 of 46
Tonight was an abreviated Christmas Eve dinner because it was just me, my G-Ma & my Mom. We had:

Bean & Mushroom soup
Polish sausage
Cabbage Rolls (shreaded, fried cabbage inside a roll)
and sauercraught (needless to say tomorrow is going to be an intresting car ride)

I'm not positive of the whole meal, but I know we are having ham.
post #42 of 46
Tonight for Christmas Eve we will be doing an appitizer type thing.
Salami, cheese, crackers, potatoe salad and basicly any thing else we don't have to cook. We decided tonight would be "PARTY" night so we have martinis and chanpagne. Tomorrow is going to be recover and eat day

For the menu tomorrow I am making
scalloped potatoes
veggie blend of haricot verts (baby green beans), baby carrots and wax beans
brussel sprouts(my gift to DH, he loves them, Me, not so much)
iceberg lettuce halves with blue cheese
peppermint cheesecake for desert

I told some people at work to stop by if they wanted since they had nowhere else to go. I told them to just bring whatever, knowing the people I work with it will be some form of liquor and not food but we shall see.

Any way Merry Christmas to all and have a good and safe day.
post #43 of 46
Our Thanksgiving meal menu includes, all made from scratch
veg platter
deviled eggs
mashed potatoes
smoked turkey
smoked ham
yeast rolls
cranberry sauce
broccoli casserole
cherry pie
chocolate pie
pumpkin pie
pecan cookies
and some other things I am sure I am forgetting. It is a feast and we host a lot of people, some people bring stuff too randomly
post #44 of 46
Everyones meals sound delicious. My Christmas day went off without a hitch, hope everyone elses does too.

Our guests are arriving for Boxing day in about an hours time!
post #45 of 46
We're having Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes\\gravy, some steamed broccoli, and Pumpkin Pie for dessert.
post #46 of 46
Here's a photo from our Christmas breakfast:

You can see the bacon, sausages, tomatoes, pancakes, prunes, banana, yoghurt, cream and eggs!

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