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Old 12-21-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Christmas Dinner Plans

Ours is Christmas Eve, that is Scandinavian. I don't do ham, only because I have so darned many turkeys in the freezer and no hams. So the plan is to do sort of a cold smorgasbord and then sit down for the hot table, and then dessert.

Cold table (smorgasbord)
pickled herring (several flavors)
deviled eggs with caviar
shrimp bread (these are open-faced sandwiches)
roast beef bread (open-faced sandwiches)
pork bread (open=faced sandwiches)
beet and pickled herring salad

Hot table (sit down)

Roast turkey
Janssen's Temptation
cranberry sauce
green beans
We'll see what else I throw on the table

Dessert table
maybe a buche de noel

Serves 3 with lots of leftovers. What are you having? I like to keep Christmas low key.

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:03 AM   #2
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Roast beef & Baked Ham
roasted apparagus , corn, baby carrots,Mashed potoates,

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Old 12-22-2012, 08:04 AM   #3
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Prime rib and mushroom bread pudding. Haven't decided on the rest. Probably brussel sprouts.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:09 AM   #4
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Very, very quiet Christmas for the two of us. I'm still recovering from knee replacement surgery and all the children, as it turns out, will be going to assorted "other" family members' homes as is their obligation this year.

I'd been knocking around a couple of ideas for our dinner and gave Glenn a couple of choices, both of which I know he really loves. Either stuffed Cornish hens or a whole chicken cooked on the rotisserie with herbs, etc.

His answer, "I want chicken on the merry-go-round." Translated, that means rotisserie chicken. So we'll have that and potatoes done some way, along with a couple of other veggies and some cranberry sauce. I haven't decided what to make for dessert but I'm leaning toward pizzelle and rosettes. They both are easy to make and my recipes make tons, which will allow us to have more as treats during the remaining part of the holiday.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:37 AM   #5
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Baked Salmon with lemon, Asparagus, Baby Red Potatoes with parsley and butter.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:53 AM   #6
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We will be spending Christmas Eve and Christmas with our best friends. It will probably be similar to our Thanksgiving dinner, although we have all been sick and haven't talked much lately. Probably turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, a vegetable, sweet potatoes, rolls, pie.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:54 AM   #7
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The usual round for us.
Stuffing (LOTS of it, I had two requests for extra stuffing)
Potatoes (maybe mashed, but more likely roasted in the oven)
Veggie - I want brussel sprouts, but will likely be outvoted and do asparagus or something
Green Bean Casserole - special request from Bugs
Broccoli wild rice casserole - special request from ME
Dad's coleslaw

Lemon mousse thing (Bugs contribution)
Chocolate tart
Hawaiian torte

There will also be cookies and nibblies galore. I'll put out a shrimp ring before dinner but don't want to spoil appetites too early.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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I've been invited to join my neighbors K and C at C's mom's for Christmas eve. (Her mom {C} lives nearby, within walking distance.) On Xmas day it's just me and my dog, gonna cook a turkey leg/thigh or a turkey breast. It will be nice to have a peaceful day to chat with family over the phone and play with my dog and with my hobbies.

I've just got an iPhone and I hope to get the rest of the family to go FaceTime or get Skype so we can have video chats.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:11 PM   #9
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Crab dip for appies, Baked ham, butter baked brussel sprouts, baked yams and 7-up biscuits, Nehalem Bay Cranberry Wine and your choice of any of the 12 type of cookies I baked, all topped off with a nice hot steaming cup of coffee with Kahlua and whipped cream. It's our traditional Christmas dinner.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #10
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For our Christmas lunch we are having a chicken roll with a lovely filling of pistachio nuts, bacon and sage which we will roast, with roasted vegetables, parsnip, carrots and potatoes and some peas

Dessert is plum pudding with brandy custard and also some homemade mince pies and iced christmas cake

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