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Old 12-24-2007, 09:58 AM   #1
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Christmas Eve Dinner? December 24th

I've never started one of these threads, hope it's okay.

Tonight we're in the midst of a theme. Last night it was Mexican with homemade tamales and queso dip. Tonight it's orange chicken with noodles. Tomorrow is lasagna. Ethnic, ethnic, ethnic.

So what's your Christmas eve dinner?


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Old 12-24-2007, 10:05 AM   #2
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We're having some family over tonight.

Grilled beef medallions with a red wine sauce, sauteed mushrooms in a cognac cream sauce, roasted asparagus and cherry tomatoes w/garlic, garlic mashed potatoes.

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I`ve boiled a Cured pork loin in water with whole sliced oranges (peel still on) cloves, mustard and cinnamon bark. that`s now cooling in the liquer and will put in the fridge.

Then when we get back from church that`ll be sliced up on fresh baked bread with English mustard and maybe a few pickled onions and a wedge of cheese on the side.
So long and Thanks for all the Fish ;)

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Old 12-24-2007, 10:35 AM   #4
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Christmas Eve Dinner? December 24th
Last night was a nice celebration with all brothers and sisters and families. Dinner was sliced ham and turkey with sauces, and vegetables, salad and several sweets. Tonight will be with cousins and families, more or less the same foods. It has been like this for several years, as many like to have time to be with their spouses families.
In both houses one of the things served are: Natilla and buñuelos, hojuelas and honey. This things are always served Christmas time.
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:48 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Callisto in NC View Post
I've never started one of these threads, hope it's okay.
You did just fine, Callisto!

We're eating very early today--3:30, since the church service we want to go to is at 5:30. I have a lasagna to pop in the oven soon and we'll have it with a simple green salad and a fresh baguette I picked up this morning. After church, throughout the evening, will be all sorts of nibbles--veggies and dip, cheese, beefstick, crackers, cookies, and gingerbread with fresh whipped cream.
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:52 AM   #6
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We're having the family over for Christmas lunch tomorrow so DH and BIL have been banished outside (so that they don't mess up my kitchen that I just cleaned) to make a "potjie" - basically a kind of stew in a cast iron pot over the fire. Doing a chilli con carne - yum!
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:09 AM   #7
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I started a pot roast in the crock pot at 7:30 this morning. Also threw in onions, potatoes, some red wine and broth. I'll make New York Times no-knead bread later today and microwave some frozen peas. Oh, and the rest of the wine will be put to good use!
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:22 AM   #8
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Takin' it easy today. I just finished making our "green" gelatin salad and will put the potato rolls in the oven in a few minutes then, tomorrow, all I'll have to do is warm them.

Tonight we're going to have minestrone stew with a homemade baguette and some gubana for dessert.

Tomorrow will be the "feast."
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:27 AM   #9
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Tonight will be leftover steak with rice and salad. The last 2 days have been a blur of cooking big, fabulous family feasts and I think we're all stuffed. (Plus unfortunately, 2 of my kids got sick with the flu last night. One got it 9 days ago so I was hoping the rest of us might somehow miss it. Oh well, at least we're together!)
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:28 AM   #10
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dh is working tomorrow, so we are celebrating our Christmas today. Santa came to our house early.

We'll be having
brined turkey that I'll rub a sage butter under the skin
mashed potatoes
mushrooms en papillote
broc rice casserole
kahlua mousse pie

I feel like I'm leaving something out. That doesn't seem like enough food.

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