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Old 12-16-2010, 04:26 PM   #11
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Thanks for the suggestions.
I went to Sam's Club today and found 1 lb. lobster tails (frozen, but what the heck). We will have those. Suggestions for sides? I love this forum, you are all so helpful whenever I get stuck.

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Sounds fantastic. Enjoy your special meal.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:40 PM   #12
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...found 1 lb. lobster tails (frozen, but what the heck). We will have those. Suggestions for sides?...Lyndalou
I'd go Mediterranean for the sides like 2 of these:
Greek Salad
Catalan Spinach
Asparagus
Stuffed Tomatoes
Roasted Fresh Summer Vegetables
SunDriedTomatoes/BuffaloMozzarella/EVOO/Pepper/FreshBasil
Toasted PineNut and Veggie couscous
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:22 PM   #13
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I'll go with steamed Asparagus or Spinach with oyster sauce. :D
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:27 AM   #14
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Andy's dinner sounds wonderful..I can almost taste it. But I think for Christmas day I would go with Rock Cornish Game Hen, Herb roast potatoes or sweet potatoes (to make things easy) or maybe a stuffed squash. That asperagus sounds really nice or maybe some lemon almandine green beans. For starters I would definately do something simple with shrimp (It can be so inexpensive these days.) I'm thinking something really traditional for dessert, whatever your hubby would like. At our house it would have to be pumpkin pie but that's our house.
I second the cornish game hen. My mom used to make these for our family of 5 and they make a really fantastic presentation AND they're delicious. The concept of having something like an individual "mini turkey" for each person fun and special. Like you it will be just my husband and I for Christmas. I live in the Philippines so I can't get the cornish game hens here. But if I could....that's what I would do. I may get a whole chicken and bake it, then combine it with a few family staples and one or two of his favorite dishes.

Oh and if you want to continue with the "mini" theme....here's a little trick I use on my homemade apple pie recipe. I always have leftover filling for my apple pies (family favorite, I have to make 2 every year because they go so fast). So I make a little teeny bit extra crust, then use a muffin tin to make "baby pies". The baby pies are usually served to my niece and nephew, who love getting a "whole pie" to themselves. That might be a cute way to round out the theme if you go with the game hen idea.

Otherwise....I'd stick with a small ham, baked with a honey glaze, and a few of your favorite side dishes. So what if you have some left over? Yum....ham sandwiches!!
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Oops! Shoulda read the whole thread before replying.

Well with lobster tails (YUM!), as others have suggested you want light sides. You might even buck the conventional meat + starch + vegetable formula and opt for 2 veggies. But with any kind of seafood if I make rice I use either simple steamed rice or butter-herb seasoned rice and a simple vegetable. Asparagus is a great suggestion. I frequently make steamed green beans tossed with roasted garlic with a bit of black pepper and just a smidge of butter with my seafood entrees. You'll want dessert to be light as well, maybe a nice fruit tart?

As for beverage, I'd pair that with a crisp white wine....probably a Riesling or Pinot Grigio.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:18 AM   #16
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make some appetizer with salmon... And try a grill fois gras for the main course ?
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:04 PM   #17
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I like a very simple side. Green beans sauteed in butter with lemon and sprinkled with roasted almonds...yum.
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:43 PM   #18
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I second the cornish game hen. My mom used to make these for our family of 5 and they make a really fantastic presentation AND they're delicious. The concept of having something like an individual "mini turkey" for each person fun and special. Like you it will be just my husband and I for Christmas. I live in the Philippines so I can't get the cornish game hens here. But if I could....that's what I would do. I may get a whole chicken and bake it, then combine it with a few family staples and one or two of his favorite dishes.

Oh and if you want to continue with the "mini" theme....here's a little trick I use on my homemade apple pie recipe. I always have leftover filling for my apple pies (family favorite, I have to make 2 every year because they go so fast). So I make a little teeny bit extra crust, then use a muffin tin to make "baby pies". The baby pies are usually served to my niece and nephew, who love getting a "whole pie" to themselves. That might be a cute way to round out the theme if you go with the game hen idea.

Otherwise....I'd stick with a small ham, baked with a honey glaze, and a few of your favorite side dishes. So what if you have some left over? Yum....ham sandwiches!!
apple pie minis great idea. had some at thanksgiving , but sorta forgot about them. a definite must do.
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do something different. How about Asian food?
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