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Old 12-23-2014, 09:43 PM   #11
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Christmas day's menu here at my home will be brunch. Scrambled eggs, sausage patties, hash browns, smoked salmon, English muffins, and a loaded up fresh fruit salad. Fresh squeezed orange juice, and Mimosas for anyone who wants...like me.

Christmas dinner will be the next day, I'm making a Mexican feast.

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Old 12-23-2014, 11:34 PM   #12
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I am having my in-laws over this year, so I decided to go all out.


Deviled eggs
Candied almonds
Peanut butter fudge


Standing Rib Roast
Honey-glazed ham


Mashed potatoes
Sauteed Brussels sprouts
Garlicky carrots
Baked mac and cheese

Pecan Pie
Double-Chocolate Chocolate Caked
Sour Cream Cheesecake

Should all turn out pretty good, and I am definitely looking forward to spending the day with family.

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Old 12-24-2014, 06:31 AM   #13
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Hosting two rounds of gifting this year. In the morning, my son, his wife and her parents will all come here for a get together which will be brunch. I'm making roller coaster breakfast Roller Coaster Breakfast and breakfast casserole Breakfast Casserole Pics. Her mother is bringing ham biscuits too.

Round two will be in the afternoon when my family arrives around 4pm. That will be our traditional homemade pizza, pork bbq sandwiches, chips and dips, salad and whatever the rest of them bring goodie-wise.

I'll be starting the pork butt in the slow cooker shortly. Then on to making cracker jack, dips, cooking up the meats and just before bed I'll make the pizza dough to rise over night. In between all that, I'll be cleaning. Hope I can get it all done!
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:53 AM   #14
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We have a small group - just 3 of us. I'm repeating the Beef Wellington that I've made the last 2 years, with a couple of veg sides. Dessert will be sticky toffee pudding with homemade vanilla ice cream. If the weather is nice, we may eat on the patio.
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:46 AM   #15
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Its a simple Christmas dinner here.
We already had Christmas with daughter and grandsons
Big celebration with family Christmas eve at parents
Just hubbie and me Christmas day and he decided he wants lasagna.
All made ready to pop in the oven, add green salad and some Italian bread and a new white cake recipe with chocolate frosting,
Merry Christmas Everyone
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:44 AM   #16
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Our Christmas dinner is very similar to what you all did for Thanksgiving.

Turkey, stuffing, oven roasted potatoes

Broccoli wild rice casserole
Brussels sprouts/asparagus - steamed and tossed with some spice

Spinach salad
Committee salad

Orange fluff pie, assorted goodies, ganache tart with blackberry coulis

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Old 12-24-2014, 04:57 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
We're doing a California Christmas since the temps will be like summer here.

My son will barbeque Tri Tips and shrimp along with marinated pineapple slices and garlic bread. There will be a big green salad, my Sunshine Potatoes, and someone will bring dessert. There will be ten adult family members and baby Cheyenne to make our Christmas complete.

Merry Christmas to all whatever your menu!
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:55 PM   #18
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Our traditional dinner is ham and a cheesy, sour creamy potato casserole with whatever other sides sound good. This year I get four whole days off in a row at New Year's, so I'll do the big dinner next weekend.

Tomorrow will be a munch all day thing. We'll go to the kids' and nosh on whatever finger foods we feel like throwing together. I'm taking a smoked salmon dip and crackers, and a jar of my dilly beans. My sis sent some dates from her friend's farm near Palm Springs so we may stuff them with gorgonzola and wrap with our home smoked bacon then bake. The rest is TBD.

Ooh...and I have eggnog and something called Kraken Black Spiced Rum.
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Old 12-25-2014, 08:33 AM   #19
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We will have my kids and grandkids over for an early supper consisting of:
baked Smithfield ham
collard greens
potato salad
roasted asparagus
butterbeans and corn
cranberry-orange relish
key lime pie
banana cream pie
iced tea
(and a variety of adult beverages)
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:02 AM   #20
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It's a quiet Christmas for the two of us this year. I'm making:

- a three-rib roast
- roasted carrots, parsnips, onions and Brussels sprouts with balsamic vinaigrette
- some kind of potatoes
- yeast rolls
- flourless chocolate cake with dark chocolate-cinnamon ganache

Need to get going on that cake

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