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Old 12-08-2008, 12:10 PM   #21
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Oh, I forgot an important item. My Mom started the tradition about two years before she passed away and I have continued it. We are not French Canadian, but we always have homemade tourtiere on Christmas Day. (If you don't know what that is Arwen, it is a pork and beef pie). We used to also have a Christmas salad made with dates, apple, marshmallows, grapes and a cooked salad dressing folded with whipped crean; however with everyone having different diets (lactose, diabetic, etc.) and it being so rich, we stopped making this a few years ago.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:31 PM   #22
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Thnks a lot dear LP for your answer!I love hearing about your traditions!!!
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:35 PM   #23
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Not sure what Christmas will bring here. The extended family will be at my home the day after for our celebration. That will be home made pizza. We just fill out the day munching on all the Christmas goodies everyone has made or received. I'll make spiced cider as well. Usually we go to my son's restaurant for a meal Christmas Eve but may change that to Christmas Day this year since it will just be the immediate family.
I'd like to work in a Restaurant...ufortunatetely I don't have any Cook or Chef Certificate ...howerver I am very good at preparing pizza....
I'd like to taste spiced cider..it sounds delicious!!
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:52 PM   #24
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I'm still not sure exactly what we're having.

There will be either a turkey (have 3 in the freezer right now!) or Martha Stewart's double roast chickens.
2 sides from last year will most certainly be on the table:
Orzo Risotto Recipe at Epicurious.com
Butternut Squash With Sage and more delicious recipes, smart cooking tips, and video demonstrations on marthastewart.com
I think I'll do a soup too, and probably my mom's bread rolls (besides being delicious, they're awesome because you can make them the day before and they rise in the fridge):
Butter in Bread?

As for desert, friend just told me about a Bailey's cheesecake that sounds so delicious!!
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:53 PM   #25
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Also, Arwen - thank you SO much for posting the recipe - it sounds fantastic!!
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:36 AM   #26
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It's a pleasure to read your own traditions!!
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:44 AM   #27
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The only time my mother, brother, sister-in-law, etc. can get to gether is the 21st so we will celebrate then. I am having smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, bread, stuffing, and I am sure I will add something. It's not on Christmas but it will be for us on that day :)
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:54 AM   #28
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The only time my mother, brother, sister-in-law, etc. can get to gether is the 21st so we will celebrate then. I am having smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, bread, stuffing, and I am sure I will add something. It's not on Christmas but it will be for us on that day :)
Jayde, we are also celebrating early on DH's side of the family (the 14th). Christmas is not a day but a feeling of family and rejoicing. I hope your day is very special.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:45 AM   #29
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We're having a smoked ham, killer baked bean casserole, twice baked potatoes, oyster dressing, fresh broccoli and dinner rolls. I haven't decided about the desert yet.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:34 PM   #30
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I'll also cook appetizers with puff pastry,smoked salmon, vegetable mouse,ham,ricotta cheese,tuna and olives;as far as cakes concern I think I'll make a sort of multi-tasting muffins with grounded almonds,sultanas,grounded pistachios,vanilla powder,honey,butter,eggs,coconut flour, grounded amaretti bisquits,dark chocolate and pumpkin mousse.
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