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Old 12-25-2009, 11:25 PM   #21
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My sister came over and we had turkey, three kinds of stuffing (regular with mushrooms and raisins, regular without mushrooms for Dad and gluten free for DH). two kinds of gravy (one with potato starch and one with flour), mashed potatoes (some with butter and milk and some with chicken broth for DH), Carrots (one kind), green vegetable (brussel sprouts for sister and I, peas for the guys), green salad with a different dressing for each person, and a one-size fits all Hungarian chocolate cake (always flourless), filled with Cool Whip Lite and drizzled with raspberry coulis double strained to make sure there are no seeds to get caught in dentures and mixed with Splenda instead of sugar for Dad's Diabetes.

It is sure nice that our family is easy to cook for LOL!!!!!
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Old 12-25-2009, 11:56 PM   #22
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My sister came over and we had turkey, three kinds of stuffing (regular with mushrooms and raisins, regular without mushrooms for Dad and gluten free for DH). two kinds of gravy (one with potato starch and one with flour), mashed potatoes (some with butter and milk and some with chicken broth for DH), Carrots (one kind), green vegetable (brussel sprouts for sister and I, peas for the guys), green salad with a different dressing for each person, and a one-size fits all Hungarian chocolate cake (always flourless), filled with Cool Whip Lite and drizzled with raspberry coulis double strained to make sure there are no seeds to get caught in dentures and mixed with Splenda instead of sugar for Dad's Diabetes.

It is sure nice that our family is easy to cook for LOL!!!!!
well happy holidays LP!! and OI LOL good thing!!!
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:09 AM   #23
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Had big dinner with all the relatives at my mom house xmas eve- xmas just me and the hubbie going to have roast beef mash potatoes, green beans rolls and whip cream cake for dessert. then later in evening going to see what santa brought the grand kids.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:21 AM   #24
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Dh, dd and I were alone at Christmas dinner due to weather. I had a large chateaubriand that I basically used half of. I trimmed off steaks from the ends (for Steak Diane for New Year's Eve). Grilled and roasted the chateaubriand to a uniform medium-rare, made a delicious bearnaise sauce from scratch, chateau potatoes, oven roasted asparagus and homemade scratch yeast rolls. For hors d'oeuvres, which we started eating at about noon, I made carmelized onion and feta tartlets, börek, brie en croûte, crab puffs, and roasted red pepper and sundried tomato dip. Dh and I had a shiraz with the hors d'oeuvres and merlot with the main meal (dd had Pellegrino fizzy water), which we ate at 5:30. Pumpkin pie, baklava and chocolate fudge were the desserts. We didn't eat the pie (too full).
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:25 AM   #25
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In our little community, we share holidays. My friend "does" a prime rib roast with all the trimmings. I usually wind up carving it, and the past few years I've sworn I'm bringing my own carving set. So I did this year. My contribution was something to nibble on while waiting for dinner. No fancy thing that can pass for dinner, something light. Since the dinner is a sort of old-fashioned one, hubby asked me to just make stuffed celery. I thought it was a dumb, too-easy idea, but did it anyway. It really was just perfect, and I sure didn't have to work very hard to do it! Everyone enjoyed the "retro" celery, but no one was filled up too much to enjoy the wonderful dinner. The beef was perfectly cooked (which to me means that there is rare in the middle for us who like it that way, but the outer slices are well done enough for those who like their meat gray), and my carving set came into its own ... I had thin slices, thick slices, etc. In previous years, I've used our hostess' knives and turned the thing into pulled beef.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:28 AM   #26
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made my pumpkin pie at 1AM this morning so dinner will be leftovers from last night and NEW pumpkin pie with whipped cream LOL we wouldn't have been able to eat pie yesterday anyway.

everyones dinners soud wonderful!!
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:49 AM   #27
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Also had au jus, and dinner rolls. It was just the 3 of us, so didn't get really fancy. Potatoes were just roasted with some butter and onion, s&p. (leftover from previous night's boiled potatoes and Swedish meatballs)
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:19 AM   #28
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Fried turkey, ham, yeast rolls, dressing, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, cranberry sauce mashed potatoes and gravy.



For desert Persimmon puff pastry tart.

YUM, Your meal looks so delicious! Everything is elegant!
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:24 AM   #29
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I made the centerpiece













Clockwise: Baked potato (butter, sour cream and chives), Pasta Shells and Broccoli Aglio Olio, Eye round roast with burgundy gravy, yorkshire pudding, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and brussels sprouts.



and Sparkling Apple/Cranberry Cider. Not to fancy but tasty.
Oh My Goodness, your pictures are wonderful. I love your plates and the look of that roast!!! Thanks for sharing your Christmas pictures with us!
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:32 AM   #30
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Everything looks devine!! You're making me hungry, and it's not even 8 am. here!
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