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post #1 of 26
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Is there a particular food that you only have at the holidays? Is your holiday not complete unless you have it?

For me it is the stuffing I make for Thanksgiving. I make it with peppers, onions, garlic and chourico. Chourico (I know this is probably the next question ) is a spicy Portuguese sausage. We have a very high Portuguese population in my area.

It is also not Christmas without my sister-in-law's hot clam dip!

Do you have any foods that you associate with the holidays?
post #2 of 26
Fried Corn! Oh and Turkey and Dumplings! Im getting fatter just thinkin about it
post #3 of 26
My husband's family have pretty much told me if I don't make my Broccoli/Cauliflower casserole, not to bother to show up! I've begun making 2 now - one to eat and the other for folks to all be able to take some home.
post #4 of 26
Green bean casserole, of course!
post #5 of 26
Well I don't know if we are going to have it this year, but Chicken Liver Dumpling soup (I know I know but it's really good!!!! & I don't like liver)
At Christmas we have bean & mushroom soup & a home made sausage (believe me when i say you don't want to know what's in the sausage)
post #6 of 26
This isn't really food but I always look forward to Egg Nog, I love it!
post #7 of 26
Turkey. Oh, and FUDGE!!!!!! Can't forget about that!!
Ohhh....so fattening and unhealthy, but soooooo good!
Just made some today for Thanksgiving.
post #8 of 26
pigs in blankets. Oh and trifle I LOVE trifle!
post #9 of 26
Turkey & stuffing for Thanksgiving. Oyster Stew on Christmas Eve.
post #10 of 26
I love ALL the food made by my family for Thanksgiving! I really look forward to all the pies that my aunt makes and brings to my grandparents house for dinner-she usually brings about 10 different kinds....seriously, I am a pig at Thanksgiving
post #11 of 26
First well have. Stuffed celery, deviled eggs, olives, and wharever else, Turkey,and homemade sausage stuffing, I even dry my own bread 2 weeks before, mashed potatoes & Gravey, sweet potatoes, Veggie, rolls, and then something great for dessert and well all be miserable, and then well be picking at it the rest of the time cleaning up, and then were really tired, and full, Isn't it funny how we look so forward to such punishment, and then well pick at it again the next day then I'll be so sick of it That's what I call Tradition Then look forward to the same kind of treatment for Christmas In other words I like it all
post #12 of 26
Turkey, definitly! Only ever have it on December the 25th!
post #13 of 26
Eggnog. Must have eggnog, lots of it. Fortunately, they have come out with reduced fat eggnog, which tastes the same as the "real thing"!
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mom of 10 Cats
Eggnog. Must have eggnog, lots of it. Fortunately, they have come out with reduced fat eggnog, which tastes the same as the "real thing"!
I'm an eggnog addict! I also love Starbuck's eggnog lattes this time of year (def. not low fat, so I try to limit them to only about 2 or 3 over the course of the season)

Also, Edy's/Dreyer's just put out an Egg Nog version of their oh so addictive slow churned Light ice cream. I have a hard time believing its low fat, but it is! SOOO GOOD!

Other holiday favorites around my house are: cookies of any kind, my mom makes tons of them, many different varieties
Also, my mom makes a yam casserole that will kill you instantly but is sooo good: canned yams mashed with butter and cream, then you take MORE butter, some brown sugar, cinnamom and some finely chopped pecans and layer it all on top of the yams in a baking dish and bake it. Sweet JESUS, it's good, but you should really have a defibrillator standing by.
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by OllyExtra05
Also, Edy's/Dreyer's just put out an Egg Nog version of their oh so addictive slow churned Light ice cream. I have a hard time believing its low fat, but it is! SOOO GOOD!
WOW! I am going to HAVE to find me some!
post #16 of 26
Oh yes

For Thanksgiving - I make a scalloped oyster casserole, and usually my maternal grandmother's recipe for stuffing, this is also one of the only times of the year I make her chili sauce recipe (tomatoes/onions/green peppers and spices) to use with leftover turkey

For Christmas - I must make my paternal grandmothers recipe for what she called Christmas Pizza, but it's really a unique to Palermo/Bagheria specialty called a Sfincione - its a thick dough made in a rectangle with bits of anchovies, a special cheese atop the anchovy bits, clumps of tomato and specially seasoned breadcrumbs. No sauce..it is divine.

Easter - must make a traditional Cassata (Italian ricotta cake with candied fruit peels and citron, dark chocolate, lemon and orange zest).

I no longer get to eat much of these recipes, but I still get a few bites
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Turkey, definitly! Only ever have it on December the 25th!
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post #18 of 26
Someone has to bring Mushroom Dip and a shrimp tray
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by captiva
Someone has to bring Mushroom Dip and a shrimp tray
Ooh...recipe please? Never heard of a mushroom dip, and we love mushrooms!
post #20 of 26
Well other than turkey, we always have a cheesecake. It's a no-bake recipe that my grandmother made and we've continued the tradition. I always look forward to it every Christmas.
post #21 of 26
Like many other people here, it would be turkey and stuffing. I like eggnog too. I have to try that in a milkshake some time.
post #22 of 26
Turkey!!!! Turkey!!!! Turkey!!!! YUM YUM
post #23 of 26
There is a rather expensive eggnog that one of the grocery stores carries-its made by C.F. Burger creamery. 4 oz has 200 calories. A little goes a really long way!!
For thanksgiving I have been bringing Dinosaur style BBQ beans-Dinosaur Restaurant started yrs and yrs ago in Syracuse NY-I think they have other locations now-its quite the rib joint.
For the Christmas holidays I always make a BIG batch of chex party mix-I have a recipe dating back to the 70's vs what people try to pass off as Chex Party mix nowaday!! I'll make M&M cookies, my sis makes a pan of Baklava. Plus the infamous, cheese and sausage trays popular in Wisconsin.
post #24 of 26
Hey, Syracuse is my home town! Be danged if I recall the Dinosaur restaurant though!
post #25 of 26
Deviled Eggs.... I love them and I only eat them at the holidays...I am actually going to make them tomorrow!
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by menagerie mama
Green bean casserole, of course!

I love that!!! I always make that during the holidays.
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