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Old 12-13-2005, 07:56 AM   #1
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Whats your menu for Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza?

I dont know what to make just yet. I was hoping to get some ideas from all of you.


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Old 12-13-2005, 08:17 AM   #2
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Christmas lunch will be traditional

Smoked salmon as a starter

Goose this year (sometimes turkey)
Roast potatoes
Roast parsnips
Honey glazed carrots
Petit pois
Brussel sprouts

Bread sauce
Redcurrant sauce/cranberry sauce
Stuffing - sage and onion
Game chips (if serving goose)
baby chipolata sausages wrapped in bacon

Christmas pudding with hard sauce/double cream

Coffee/petit fours/florentines/mince-pies for those who still have room!

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Old 12-13-2005, 09:11 AM   #3
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We are having mexican food and dips.
My niece and nephew in law { who are hispanic} are hosting this year and we're having our party this Saturday. My family loves Mexican food!!
Not difficult stuff, just fajitas and stuff. It's gonna be fun!!
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:43 AM   #4
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we are going to my parents' house on christmas eve, so i will be cooking for the 5 of us. the rest of my family is getting together later that week at the 'rents house. so, while the menu is completely up to me, i have to call my parents to find out what they'd be willing to eat.
i'm thinking a pork tenderloin, or maybe whole stuffed fish. i will be trolling for recipes...
once, when my mom broke her wrist, i went to their house to cook up a bunch of meals for them to have for the week. i was on a big mushroom kick at the time, and included mushrooms in more than half of what i made. it was years later that i found out my parents hate mushrooms, and didn't want to say anything because they appreciated the fact of what i did.
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:41 AM   #5
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Well.... I wish you'd asked this a few days ago. I had it all planned out.
Leg of lamb
Greek potatoes
Green beans and tomatoes
Olives and feta
Rice with berries
French Bread
Greek Salad
Baklava, Apple pie and vanilla ice cream for dessert. BUT....

I was talking to Paul yesterday and he was really disappointed that I hadn't bought a turkey. So, it's back to the drawing board to rethink

Edit again.... lol.. as Paul was walking out the door this morning
he started talking about how good that leg of lamb for Christmas dinner
was going to taste. So, we're back to the first menu.
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Old 12-13-2005, 04:56 PM   #6
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Not a clue yet (maybe not ham, marm!). Like amber, I need ideas.

I will be making a pecan pie 'cuz I like one this time of year. I will definitely be making one of kansasgirl's savory cheesecakes again this year because the bacon/onion one was such a hit last year. For incidental noshing.

It's nice that Christmas falls on a weekend this year - that way I can make dishes that require a fair amount of fussing and fiddling. HH will fall over dead if I decide to make homemade yeast rolls.
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Old 12-13-2005, 05:48 PM   #7
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Christmas Day dinner for 20+ will be as follows....

17 pound Christmas ham & ham gravy
mash potatoes
broccoli casserole
saute'd brussel sprouts in a lemon-garlic butter sauce
glazed carrots
fresh baked dinner rolls
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Old 12-13-2005, 06:15 PM   #8
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I thought I had it decided but of course someone threw a shoe into the mix So I now have to choose between a prime rib or a roast Wellington, either way, we will have roasted banana fingerling potatoes, roasted turnips ,parsnips and carrots, peas with sauteed mushrooms, homemade cloverleaf rolls with butter and black cherry jam, garbanzo beans with evoo,parsley and garlic, both fruit and green salad, ravioli and cream puffs for dessert...I am then going to hide and let the others do dishes
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:38 PM   #9
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Because at Thanksgiving we go all out, Christmas dinner is usually simpler. Here is what my mom and I have decided to have so far.

Glazed baked ham
Green bean casserole
Macaroni and Four cheeses
Tossed green salad - something on the lighter side
Bread - either foccacia or ciabiatta
Cheesecake for dessert
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Old 12-14-2005, 04:06 AM   #10
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I'm having a hard time coming to a decision. I'm thinking either a beef tenderloin, or a rib roast. then my daughter said she would love to have ham. If we have ham, I have to rethink the veggies and sides. I may just go check them all out. With just 6 people, it is too small a group to serve 2 meats and the sides that go with each. We'd be eating leftovers well into the new year. What a dilemma!!!

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