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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, 07:49 PM   #1
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Question What does your family like to have for Christmas dinner?

My family likes to have ham for Christmas dinner. We also have fruit salad, scalloped potatoes, a vegetable side dish, rolls, etc.

What does your family like to have for Christmas dinner?

Ham

Roast Beef

Turkey

Pork

Other

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Old 11-25-2006, 08:02 PM   #2
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As with Thanksgiving; I will cook whatever my family wants me to cook. We have had a big Chinese dinner a few times, Mexican food a few times, Prime rib and seafood is another fav and of course turkey and/or a ham with all the trimmings, if that is what they want. It makes me happy to be able to cook whatever they really want.
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:21 PM   #3
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When my parents lived here and we had family Christmas gatherings it was nearly always baked ham, scalloped potatoes, some sort of green vegetable and dinner rolls. Mom always forgot to set the timer so it was a standing joke about her burned rolls. And for some reason she only served butter (as opposed to margarine) on holidays.

Personally I'd rather have roast beef.
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:41 PM   #4
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It won't let me pick more than one. If we are doing just a small dinner its turkey only. If there are lots of us we add in a ham.
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:49 PM   #5
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Turkey, ham and tamales are at our Christmas table. Sometimes Salvadorian tamales other times Mexican tamales. Depends which family we're with.
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:57 PM   #6
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Well, I voted for roast beef, since we will ALWAYS have prime rib for Christmas if one of us has been given a gift certificate to a butcher shop during the year ( a great gift for a family of cooks, BTW).

But otherwise, we will alternate prime rib with a bone-in pork loin roast, which we all like, too.

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Old 11-25-2006, 09:20 PM   #7
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Standing rib roast.

At least that is what we have been having for many years.

Then will buy a few more beef bones and make a French onion soup for New Year's.
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:34 PM   #8
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I have everyone over for Christmas Eve supper. It's more of a causal meal. It's either chili or sloppy joes or I will make a couple of different kinds of soups. I also will have lots of appetizers and desserts. I am happy to say that we will all spend Christmas day at our son David's home.
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Old 11-25-2006, 10:23 PM   #9
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We do either a tenderloin or standing rib roast.
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Turkey, ham and tamales are at our Christmas table. Sometimes Salvadorian tamales other times Mexican tamales. Depends which family we're with.
Yummm! Tamales!

I usually have Christmas and my family likes gravy - what we call pasta sauce. Last year I made stuffed shells, meatballs, brioccole, sausage. DH is from TX and he and his family aren't "pasta" people - he informed me that if I make gravy this year he is buying a ham for himself, which I think is rude, but whatever. I would love to make a stuffed tenderloin or prime rib, but both my parents and his parents like their beef to be cooked to the consistency of shoe leather and I just cannot bring myself to do that! I am leaning towards a pork roast - I plan on watching the threads for some good ideas!
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