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View Poll Results: What does your family like to have for Christmas dinner?
Ham 7 24.14%
Roast Beef 5 17.24%
Turkey 7 24.14%
Pork roast 3 10.34%
Other ie Lamb 7 24.14%
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Old 11-25-2006, 10:47 PM   #11
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Goose for Christmas Eve, turkey and/or pork roast for Christmas Day.

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Old 11-25-2006, 11:23 PM   #12
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Christmas day usually brings either a prime rib,tenderloin or a beef wellington...Then of course comes the ravioli, artichokes with the garlic,parsley butter, if it's prime rib, it's baked potatoes, if it's wellington or tenderloin it's garlic mashed potatoes, garbanzo beans, spinach salad, fruit salad or a napa cabbage salad, sauteed mushroom,homemade rolls, before hand foccacia, salami,cheese, torta, stuffed onions and zucchini,oilves,peppers,pickles, stuffed celery, desserts, cheesecake,cream puffs and some type of pie..A big ol combo of the favorites of two combined famlies

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Old 11-26-2006, 12:00 AM   #13
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My mom makes each of our favorite appetizers and then shrimp and cookies. So kind of an "other" vote.
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Old 11-26-2006, 03:26 AM   #14
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I alternate each year between a turkey and a goose.

Served with all the traditional British trimmings, chipolatas wrapped in bacon, roasted potatoes (cooked in goose fat), roasted parsnips, brussel sprouts, carrots and petit pois and with bread sauce, stuffing and giblet gravy.

Pudding is home-made Christmas pudding served with hard sauce and double cream.
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:03 AM   #15
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Christmas is a major family event in Greece. So it goes without saying that my mother-in-law will be the chef for the day. Every year, our Christmas menu will include the traditional stuffed turkey. The stuffing is made out of chopped turkey liver and heart, chestnut, raisins etc. The bird is cooked in a big pot rather than oven-roasted. A minimum amount of liquid is utilised and after the bird is cooked and removed from the pot, the liquid is used to make soup flavoured with egg and lemon sauce. There is also pork steaks from homegrown pigs that are usually grilled over the coals in the fireplace in addition to a salad from seasonal greens, wild or homegrown. Yours truly will bake Christmas cookies like Melomakarona, Kourabiedes, fruit cake and the not to be missed Christopsomo (Christmas bread).
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:32 AM   #16
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Because its usually hot we often have cold seafood- prawns, crab maybe some smoked salmon and salads with fresh bread rolls. I like Christmas pudding with Brandy cream for dessert.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:41 AM   #17
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A lovely roast Chicken :o)
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:45 AM   #18
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Usually a ham or turkey, depending on whats in the freezer at the time.This year I have both so will let hubby pick.
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:13 PM   #19
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It has been interesting to read what everyone is having for Christmas dinner. It is nice to see some non-traditional dinner choices. I remember once when my mom planned a potluck for Christmas dinner. She baked a ham and everyone else bought the side dishes. All the other family members loved it, because nobody was stuck with the majority of the cooking. My grandmother literally hit the roof because we where not having the traditional sit down dinner.
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:23 PM   #20
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My sister has gotten into cooking the past few years, so we usually make something together, that she hasn't done before. This year she's chosen a Beef Tenderloin, but I don't know what we're doing with it.

Our family tradition was pretty much to have anything BUY turkey, since we'd just had that at Thanksgiving, but otherwise, no set traditional dish.

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