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Old 11-28-2009, 04:33 PM   #11
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My favorite is goose and dumplings. My wife prefers roast beef or fresh ham. We do not have the roast goose very often.
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:44 PM   #12
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I've been looking around in my food magazines and cook books for ideas for a nice meatless but celebratory meal....
Vegetable curries are a popular holiday meal in much of the world. You could fix two styles, one plain and one with fried tofu, and have cubed chicken on the side to be added to the kid's bowls at serving.

Many people don't realize that turkey, geese and ham aren't the only traditional foods at Christmas. Many nations celebrate and many prepare meatless meals, sometimes for religious reasons.

May you and your entire family be blessed this Christmas season - from an ex-navy sailor.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:02 PM   #13
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nope, lefse will be gone by then. I have never learned how to make it, and only like my parent's lefse!!
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:11 PM   #14
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Most times it's prime rib, this year the kids asked me to make a Beef Wellington...I plan to but it's going to be a bit different than I use to do. I'll make a paste of parsley,marjoram,sauteed mushrooms,garlic and onions...on the puff pastry first goes on slices of thin prosciutto, then I'll coat the meat with the paste and wrap the whole thing up and put it seam side down in my pan...Garlic mashed potatoes, roasted squash filled with butter, brown sugar, and toasted chopped nuts and some chopped dried apricots.
A salad, and of course some type of gravy. Dessert, creme brulee and pears with almonds and sherry.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:36 PM   #15
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Does your Christmas Dinner change year to year
Yes and No...Some traditional stuff....Cornbread Dressing no matter what!
Right now....Double Smoked Ham and Smoked Duck and Andouille Gumbo!
Still thinking about what else........
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:07 PM   #16
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One Christmas growing up, Mom had surgery just before and was not up to cooking. She had 2 homemade pizzas in the freezer. Dad made scrambled eggs for breakfast then pulled out the pizzas. We had so much fun that year it became our standard Christmas meal. Now that Mom is gone, we still use her recipe and whoever is hosting makes the pizza for everyone. The rest of us bring cookies, candies, Chex mix, chips and dips, cheese and crackers etc. Whatever kind of fingerfood you want. Then we spend the day grazing while opening gifts and playing games.
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:15 PM   #17
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One Christmas growing up, Mom had surgery just before and was not up to cooking. She had 2 homemade pizzas in the freezer. Dad made scrambled eggs for breakfast then pulled out the pizzas. We had so much fun that year it became our standard Christmas meal. Now that Mom is gone, we still use her recipe and whoever is hosting makes the pizza for everyone. The rest of us bring cookies, candies, Chex mix, chips and dips, cheese and crackers etc. Whatever kind of fingerfood you want. Then we spend the day grazing while opening gifts and playing games.
Wow, jabbur, what a touching story! It is great to hear how family traditions are changed or created.

We always have Christmas with my hubby's family a bit before Christmas so as many people (out of the 18 adults and several little ones) can make it - this year it is the 19th. My in-laws are both Polish/German. Dinner was always turkey until about 7 years ago when one of the older grandaugthers said "grandma, I get turkey three times every Christmas can we have something else like that pickle dish you make" - well, the "pickle dish" is rouladen and we have had it ever since! MIL has to make three different gravies for allergies, but she does it lovingly and we all bring the side dishes. I love this meal.
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