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Old 12-26-2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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Boxing Day Dinner Dec 26

If it's ok I will start the dinner thread today. Happy Boxing Day to you who celebrate and to the rest of us who should.

Happy Kwanzaa too.

No leftovers sent home from Christmas dinner. That's ok with me. I took a package ground beef from the freezer and there is a little sausage I can mix in. I think it's time to make Meatloaf, salad and twice baked potatoes.

What are you doing to celebrate this hopefully more relaxed holiday?

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Old 12-26-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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We are doing our turkey dinner today. Family all over the place so we have had a few Dinners. Classic Christmas dinner today. Turkey and the fixin's...
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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Can someone tell me what Boxing Day is celebrating? I know it is an English/Canadian holiday. I probably knew it at one time, but have forgotten.
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Christmas Day is set aside for religious observances and Boxing Day is for exchanging gifts.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:38 AM   #5
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Our Boxing Day dinner will consist of a variety of leftovers. We have rib roast, roast chicken (from Costco for Christmas Eve lunch), lyonnaise potatoes, Broccoli, and lots of cookies and stuff.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:00 AM   #6
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Christmas Day is set aside for religious observances and Boxing Day is for exchanging gifts.
Thank you Andy.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:15 AM   #7
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Christmas Day is set aside for religious observances and Boxing Day is for exchanging gifts.
So they are in conjunction?
What if you aren't that religious? Would you exchange gifts on Christmas or wait for Boxing Day?

Anyone here that does one without the other?

I'm heading into Erie today, so plan on deciding tonight's dinner at the grocery store. I wouldn't mind seeing a nice rack of ribs...
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:38 AM   #8
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Too tired to cook today, mostly trying to rehash some of our turkey leftovers to some sort of turkey pie!
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:45 AM   #9
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Can someone tell me what Boxing Day is celebrating? I know it is an English/Canadian holiday. I probably knew it at one time, but have forgotten.
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Christmas Day is set aside for religious observances and Boxing Day is for exchanging gifts.
it's a little more specific than that,andy.boxing day is traditionally when employees,servants,tradesmen & the window cleaner etc etc received gifts off of their employers & patrons etc etc.hence the saying,over this side o' the pond of a "christmas box".a gift of money or a tip,at this time of year,is also known as a "christmas box".there's also a northern saying,that when you paid someone a bribe or gave them their share of some ill gotten gains that you "boxed them off".i'm an estate agent so i should k.........!!
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:52 AM   #10
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In some areas boxing day was a day off for servants. The servants were given the leftovers from Christmas and or hand me downs to share with family and friends. It cracked me up on one of those BBC shows about life on the great estates when the servants were excited because they were given new uniforms for Christmas, that ain't right, it just ain't right I tell ya!

That is how it will be in my case, the chief cook and bottle washer will be eating yesterday's Christmas leftovers!
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