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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 9:17 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

What are you having for Christmas dinner?

Us:

Herb crusted standing rib roast
twice baked potatoes
some sort of green (salad? bacon-wrapped green bean bundles?)
rolls
some sort of dessert (I have no idea what yet)


Bonus points for dessert recommendations!

[This message edited by abbycadabby at 9:17 AM, December 19th (Thursday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:30 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

Hmm I think that I will have

Herb crusted standing rib roast
twice baked potatoes
some sort of green (salad? bacon-wrapped green bean bundles?)
rolls
some sort of dessert

Just need to crash Abby's dinner

Dessert suggestion - Derby pie


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Default  Posted: 9:31 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

Turkey with bacon lattice on top
Brown sugar glazed ham
Greenbean Casserole
Cooked carrots with spiced yogurt
Marinated Asparagus spears and fresh tomatoes topped with feta cheese
Cornbread dressing
Giblet gravy
Rolls
Cranberry sauce


Christmas Wreath Pound Cake
http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/rainbow-christmas-wreath/358392f7-9643-4f9a-978b-17b2889f89d6

Bluebell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream



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Default  Posted: 9:33 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

No idea what's for Christmas dinner. But we are hosting Christmas Eve for my family and we'll be (okay, JM will be) cooking a Beaufort Stew.

If anyone is unfamiliar with this wonderful concoction, it's shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn boiled together with crab/shrimp boil or other similar seasoning. You cook it in a huge pot, dump it out on a table covered with paper and everybody grabs what they want.

I can't wait!!!


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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 9:37 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

I have no clue.

QS mentioned a ham but I'm kind of keen on hitting up the Waffle House around lunch time for some killer hash browns and taking the staff a box of cookies.

Dessert suggestion for Abby:
Trashy Brownies. With ice cream and chocolate sauce of course.


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Default  Posted: 9:45 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

We are going out for Chinese


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Default  Posted: 9:49 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

Christmas Eve/DS Birthday -
Steak
Cheesy potatoes
Baked beans
Spinach salad
Dessert = snowman birthday cake

Christmas -
Movie theater popcorn
Dessert = Junior mints



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Default  Posted: 10:05 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

We are going out for Chinese

And will you be eating duck?

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lieshurt
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Default  Posted: 10:07 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

And will you be eating duck?

Actually yes, my Chinese friend will be


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Default  Posted: 10:35 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

Traditional Christmas turkey & gravy with bacon strips!
Fruit stuffing (apples, raisins, prunes & brown sugar)
Mashed potatoes
Caesar salad
Cranberry sauce
fresh baked dinner rolls
Desert will be my Dacquoise Cafe!


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Default  Posted: 10:36 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

I have no idea - I want to eat something healthy since I haven't been doing that lately.

My son might be in town, which means vegetarian. He's always raving about tofurkey but I just can't. do. that. So traditionally, we break out the Morningstar Spicey Black Bean Burgers and sweet potato fries.

But if he doesn't make it till after Christmas, I'll probably go nuts with brussels sprouts and maybe roast chicken


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 10:41 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

Just need to crash Abby's dinner

You are welcome to crash. Bring your Derby pie with you!

If anyone is unfamiliar with this wonderful concoction, it's shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn boiled together with crab/shrimp boil or other similar seasoning.

This is called "low-country boil" here and it is SO yummy!

Trashy Brownies. With ice cream and chocolate sauce of course

What are these trashy brownies??

We are going out for Chinese

I totally suggested that to my family! Didn't go over but I'd still love to do it one day!

I want to eat something healthy since I haven't been doing that lately

You're doing this ALLLLL wrong!

NIK- Happy Birthday to DS. Your menu sounds delicious. As does HUFI's and whattodo's.

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Default  Posted: 10:41 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

Popcorn at the movie theater!


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Default  Posted: 10:49 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

I want to eat something healthy since I haven't been doing that lately
You're doing this ALLLLL wrong!

Yes... yes, I am


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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 10:51 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

THAT ^^^^^ is a Trashy Brownie.

Chocolate chip cookie dough, Oreos, Brownie batter. Layered and baked to perfection.


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Default  Posted: 10:56 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

Christmas Eve - we're going to a family party where they have a potluck style dinner. Usually ham, pasta, chicken, salads, and lots of finger-food desserts.

Christmas - SO's family is having roast-beef, I think. My family is having ham, turkey (for my aunt who doesn't eat ham), and there was talk of a lasagna. Not sure what the sides will be, my guess is usually stuff - some kind of potatoes, salad, veggies. Pies and cookies for dessert. I'm pretty sure we're eating at my aunt's house.

It's hard to say for sure when you're not doing any of the cooking!


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Default  Posted: 11:09 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

Turkey
apple sage stuffing
Cranberry brie bites
Green been casserole
I haven't decided on the potatoes just yet
Ginger glazed carrots
Gravy
Rolls

Pumpkin cheescake with salted pecan brittle
Apple pie
Christmas crack (yes its a dessert)


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Default  Posted: 11:57 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

Some kind of beef dish, because there is a poultry allergy in the family, other than that, no idea, as I am not cooking!

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Default  Posted: 12:03 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

My son is cooking the starter and main course for dinner so apart from turkey, I have no idea what he's doinf\g. I am in charge of appetizers and desserts. I'm doing something with shrimps, and a baked brie with crackers and my homemade spicy red pepper jelly. Desserts will be an eggnog cheesecake and a chocolate hazelnut (flourless) torte.


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Default  Posted: 12:41 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

(mouth watering)

Such a helpful thread since I'm still in the "hmmm? What should I cook for Christmas Dinner" phase. Keep the ideas coming!


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Default  Posted: 12:42 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

For my kids and grandkids on Christmas Eve Day:

smoked ribs (as requested)
cheesy potato casserole
green beans
corn
rolls
pecan pie (again by request)

For Christmas Day - we have invited all our friends who have no family near for buffet:

shredded turkey and pulled pork for sandwiches
deviled eggs
potato chips
relishes
pumpkin pie (by request)
cookies
several bottles of wine and beer
coffee

NL


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 12:54 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

THAT ^^^^^ is a Trashy Brownie.

Drool. I think that is definitely a contender now.

Little turtle, ninebark, itainteasy, lynnm and Newlease- yum!!!


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Default  Posted: 1:05 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

NIK - you should try pouring those junior mints onto your popcorn and eating them together.

We're having bacon wrapped, maple brined pork roast, with gingered carrots and mashed potatoes. I didn't plan a dessert because I figure the 5 of us will still be trying to eat the 9 different varieties of candy I've been asked to make.


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Default  Posted: 1:11 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

Currently thinking; ham, au gratin potatoes, and either steamed broccoli or roasted sprouts.

Not sure on dessert, I went kind of overboard for Thanksgiving (5 pies). Maybe something simple like cupcakes or cookies.


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 4:28 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

musiclovingmom and crescita- your menus sound delicious too! I'm not too sure about the popcorn/jr mints combo...

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Default  Posted: 5:07 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

I know it sounds gross. When I first read about it in a 'Life's Little Instruction Book' years ago, I was skeptical too. My dad still doesn't like it. But my mom, sister and I are hooked. I'll have jr mints with popcorn while I watch 'A Christmas Carol' on Christmas Eve.

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Default  Posted: 5:11 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

We didn't want turkey again... the bunch asked for chicken enchiladas, so chicken enchiladas it is!

And pies. We have to have pumpkin and chocolate cream pies.


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Default  Posted: 6:47 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

We do Christmas Eve dinner here.

Well I wanted ham but it cost too much and since we will have only 2-3 people I got one of those football shaped turkey breast things. We have corn, and cranberry orange relish. Maybe green beans. Pumpkin rolls if I remember to make them. No idea really. I guess it depends on if it is 2 or 3 to dinner.

Dd's birthday is Monday so we have birthday cake for dessert every Christmas eve. Tradition.


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Default  Posted: 6:48 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

Turkey (DS gets one from his work)
mashed potatoes
gravy
veggies to be named later
dinner rolls

dessert will be some of the cookies we're making - buckeyes, fudge, chocolate dipped shortbread, Mexican wedding cookies, cream wafers.


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 7:40 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

Enchiladas sound delicious!!

Sadcat- happy birthday to your DD!!! My DS was born 3 days after Christmas so this time of year is tough for us financially too. We usually push his birthday party back to Jan.

Kernel- sounds good. I love buckeyes but I'm a firm believer that you can't go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter together.

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Default  Posted: 7:52 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

We are going out for Chinese

Us too!


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Default  Posted: 9:05 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

Whatever is on the menu at The Four Seasons. Personally I would prefer Chinese.


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Default  Posted: 10:37 PM, December 19th (Thursday)

He's always raving about tofurkey but I just can't. do. that.

Me either honey, me either.

Christmas eve we're having appetizers. Not sure what everyone else is doing, but I'm bringing that Mexican dip everyone always loves.

Christmas day we're doing turkey. Not sure about all the sides because I'm bringing my sour cream apple pie that I made. There is my contribution.


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Default  Posted: 9:46 AM, December 20th (Friday)

Christmas Eve -
Mostacoilli
Garlic Bread
Italian Salad (Lots of artichokes, fresh parm,and red onions)
Dessert is always Christmas cookies.

Christmas Day -
Roast Beast (beef)
Mashed taters/gravy
Spinach Souffle
Roasted Brussel sprouts
Corn
Rolls
Slaw
Dessert - It's my Dad's birthday so he always gets a Cherry Pie, and then some other sort of sweet treat.

My mother insists on doing both of these meals and hosting it all. Of course My sister and I help and bring some of the sides, but it's her thing.

Christmas morning I have a brunch with In Laws -
Breakfast pies (sausage, egg, cheese in a pie shell) hash browns, and of course fruit salad.
coffee with baileys, and mimosas.....


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Default  Posted: 3:07 AM, December 26th (Thursday)

We are British expats living overseas in Europe and combine the different cultures.

We had:

Christmas Eve:
Fresh lobster, Oysters and Large Sampi/Prawns
Wild Boar stew with a potatoe gratin dish with truffles and green beans wrapped in bacon
Hot Chocolate and Cinnamon bread and butter pudding

Christmas Day
Foie Gras and Cured Duck slices (Magret de Canard)
Roast turkey with roast potatoes and parsnips
Brussel sprouts with bacon and chestnuts
Red cabbage with Apple
Bread Sauce
chestnut stuffing
Orange and cranberry stuffing
Cranberry sauce
Desert - English Christmas Pudding (set alight) and Brandy Butter

My parents are visitng and loved the food


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Default  Posted: 10:32 PM, December 30th (Monday)

I'm kind of keen on hitting up the Waffle House around lunch time for some killer hash browns

Omgosh, these are hubbies all time faves! He would rather have WH hash browns than ...well...anything...lol


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