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Old 12-24-2005, 12:17 PM   #1
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What's for dinner, Saturday the 24th, Christmas Eve?

what are you having for dinner tonight, this christmas eve?

tonight, we are doing the "seven fishes" thing.

1. oysters on the half shell, with iced herbed vinegar or cocktail sauce

2. crab cakes with tartar sauce and lemon

3, 4, 5. diver scallops, shrimp, and squid in a spicy fresh tomato and roasted garlic sauce

6. baked rainbow trout stuffed with fennel and sweet onions

7. trout eyeball ice cream

ok, i'm only kidding about the trout eyeballs, and yes, i know that's not 7 fishes, but then i'm only an italian wanna-be, culinarily speaking.

so, whaddya having?

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Old 12-24-2005, 02:14 PM   #2
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What is the thing about 7 fishes?
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Old 12-24-2005, 03:11 PM   #3
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licia , the feast of the seven fishes, or festa dei siete pesci, is a christmas eve tradition that originated in sicily, and made very popular in the united states by italian immigrants. it represents the importance of the number 7 in the roman catholic religion. 7 days of creation, 7 sacrements, etc.. also, the food was supposed to be white to represent purity and holiness, thus fish was used. i guess they never heard of "the other white meat".
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Old 12-24-2005, 03:27 PM   #4
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A queso (cheese) dip - part Velveta and part white jalapeno cheese my cousin sends me from El Paso (he gets it from a chef/cook he knows in Juarez) - with Rotel tomatoes and chilies ... and corn chips.

A mix of roasted pork, chicken, and beef tamales, refried beans made with bacon grease instead of lard (topped with lots of butter and cheddar cheese), and Spanish rice. And, a side of soft buttered corn tortillias for eating with the beans and rice.

I got some cookies from the Mexican Deli - but if I decide to get back out into the frenzy once more to get some honey (I really thought I had some) I "might" dosopapillas for dessert.
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Old 12-24-2005, 05:42 PM   #5
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My MIL is making her wonderful lasagna, fresh bread, salad and Rum Cake
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Old 12-24-2005, 05:46 PM   #6
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I want what you all are having! Especially the fish!! I'm making chicken cordon bleu, with some rice, it's just hubby and I tonight.
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Salad. Can't eat anything heavy before tomorrow.
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We are having baked chicken, homemade mac and cheese, broccoli. And I had a serious craving for more of that hot wing dip! We are addicted to it!
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We are having baked chicken, homemade mac and cheese, broccoli. And I had a serious craving for more of that hot wing dip! We are addicted to it!
yep, I made some last Saturday for my family's and more last night for DH's family and I have to make it again for New Years/Big sister's 50th.
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yep, I made some last Saturday for my family's and more last night for DH's family and I have to make it again for New Years/Big sister's 50th.
It is my new favorite dip! I cannot rant and rave about it enough! I have given the recipe out at least to 15 people now! And how is the party coming along?!?!?!
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