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Spider 12-14-2012 11:07 AM

Christmas dinner - what are you serving
 
I've done brunch the last few years but switching to dinner. Not sure what's on the menu yet besides ham, maybe stuffed chicken breasts and garlic mashed potatoes. And hot dog for my oldest son :/

rouquinne 12-14-2012 12:38 PM

my sister is allergic to poultry; we are having this for dinner:

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The New Black 12-14-2012 01:01 PM

Probably a chicken dish, not a whole one though. Mac-n-cheese, collard greens, potato salad, rolls and/or corn bread, Red Velvet cake, stuffing.

thelio 12-14-2012 01:25 PM

so far the only thing on the menu is peking duck.

jeepcurlygurl 12-14-2012 02:04 PM

I'm having Christmas Eve dinner at my house for my parents and sisters. I'll be making rotini with tomato sauce and meatballs, linguini with alfredo sauce and chicken, penne with olive oil, garlic, and hot pepper flakes, shrimp cocktail, a big relish tray with homemade ranch and blue cheese dressings, lots of cookies, a flour-free sugar-free chocolate torte, and I think I'll make a batch of pumpkin spice Bailey's to get me through the evening. : )

That made it sound like I make my own pasta. I don't. I prefer dried pastas to fresh. I do make all my own sauces, meatballs, dressings, cookies, cakes, etc.

thelio 12-14-2012 02:11 PM

Everything sounds yummy jeep!

SunshineGrrl 12-14-2012 03:06 PM

We have Christmas Breakfast. With enough breakfast meats to clog anybody's heart. 3 breakfast meats (bacon, sausage and ham), 2 kinds of hashbrowns (one with chives and one without), eggs, cinnamon rolls, toast, juice, etc. It's a grand time.

LAwoman 12-14-2012 03:15 PM

MMm....all the food sounds yum.

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Originally Posted by rouquinne (Post 2086220)
my sister is allergic to poultry; we are having this for dinner:

Recipe Details


OOoh that looks really good. Have you ever made it before? I'm trying to come up with something besides ham and this might fit the bill!

CurlyCanadian 12-14-2012 03:30 PM

Breakfast is the only thing I do - scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, overnight French toast & monkey bread.

Dinner will be turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, green beans, two types of stuffing, three types of cranberry, gravy, mince meat pies & Christmas pudding with hard sauce and various other cookies and sweets!


Oh....and lots of wine, rum and eggnog!

rouquinne 12-14-2012 05:37 PM

LA, i have made it before. it's very easy and VERY delicious! :-)

pork tenderloin is so inexpensive, it's also a very budget conscious meal.

my sister and i made this one for xmas breakfast last year, it's amazing!

Brunch Recipe: Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage & Eggs | The Kitchn

webjockey 12-14-2012 06:10 PM

hopefully wild boar or some sort of game meat

spring1onu 12-14-2012 06:56 PM

We're having our neighbors and her mom over and I'm doing a variety of yet to be determined appetizers. Her mom is almost fully blind and I knew she would feel more comfortable with finger food type things instead of a sit down meal. I'm still trying to figure out what all I want to make so any suggestions are welcome! :D

Considering:
sausage balls (If I don't make these once a year Mr. Spring would probably divorce me ;) )
baked slider sized ham & cheese sandwiches
homemade cheez-its
lobster and spinach dip
ham roll-ups (the trashy kind of my youth with cream cheese and sweet pickle, yay!)
something sweet

I feel like I need something veggie based in there other than spinach. My neighbor offered to bring something and she's an excellent cook, I just don't know what to suggest. I'm so excited, I always want to do appetizer type stuff, but we never have people over! :lol:

I might do a small Christmas eve dinner for Mr. Spring and I, we'll see how it goes. I saw a quarter ham (spiral sliced, I think) at TJ's today that would be the perfect size for us and I might get that and make some sides.

Spider 12-14-2012 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by spring1onu (Post 2086514)
We're having our neighbors and her mom over and I'm doing a variety of yet to be determined appetizers. Her mom is almost fully blind and I knew she would feel more comfortable with finger food type things instead of a sit down meal. I'm still trying to figure out what all I want to make so any suggestions are welcome! :D

Considering:
sausage balls (If I don't make these once a year Mr. Spring would probably divorce me ;) )
baked slider sized ham & cheese sandwiches
homemade cheez-its
lobster and spinach dip
ham roll-ups (the trashy kind of my youth with cream cheese and sweet pickle, yay!)
something sweet

I feel like I need something veggie based in there other than spinach. My neighbor offered to bring something and she's an excellent cook, I just don't know what to suggest. I'm so excited, I always want to do appetizer type stuff, but we never have people over! :lol:

I might do a small Christmas eve dinner for Mr. Spring and I, we'll see how it goes. I saw a quarter ham (spiral sliced, I think) at TJ's today that would be the perfect size for us and I might get that and make some sides.

I've made a delicious artichoke dip-like appetizer that has a crescent roll crust so you can cut it up in squares, as well as a cold veggie pizza ( also crescent crust!) with cream cheese & fresh veggies that has been a hit for years.

spring1onu 12-14-2012 07:08 PM

Ohhh, the veggie pizza! I've seen that for ages now, but have never tried it. Great suggestion, thanks!

CurlyCanadian 12-14-2012 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by spring1onu (Post 2086514)
baked slider sized ham & cheese sandwiches

I've made these a few times in the past few weeks and they are always gone in no time!


http://recipeschmessipe.blog.com/201...ss-sandwiches/

jeepcurlygurl 12-14-2012 07:38 PM

springy, to add to the crescent roll appetizer extravaganza - pesto roll-ups, pizza roll-ups, pretty much anything roll-ups. I cut the triangles in half or in thirds to make wee little ones for appetizers. (I love crescent rolls).

spring1onu 12-14-2012 07:42 PM

CC, those are the ones! I've seen them on a few different blogs and have always thought they'd be a fun appetizer/small food thing to serve, but this is my first opportunity to give them a try. They look really good.

Jeep, ditto that. I love me a pig in a blanket. :lol: I'm trying to remember there will only be 5 of us, I keep chanting it mentally to myself because if i don't I'll have way too much food.

CurlyCanadian 12-14-2012 07:47 PM

I haven't tried them because I don't eat meat, but they smell amazing! The only differnce I did, was sprinkle cheese on them before baking.

The last time I did them was the day my parents moved and I made them up the night before, then baked when we got to the new house. Turned out fine!

spring1onu 12-14-2012 07:51 PM

That's a good thing to know, I want to make as much the day before as I can. I'm kind of on the fence about using the Swiss because Mr. S never likes it, but it seems like it would be really good in these.

sarah42 12-14-2012 08:11 PM

I'd like to make a nice breakfast/brunch--maybe a breakfast casserole and/or cinnamon rolls.

I don't go much for "traditional" holiday dinners (turkey, etc). I might make something special though--I'm thinking tamales.


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