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Old 12-15-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Holiday Dinner for Two?

Hi,

For the first time in a long time, it will be just my husband and I for Christmas. Can any of you help me to plan dinner for just the two of us?

I'm open to any suggestions.

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Old 12-15-2010, 12:21 PM   #2
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Instead of turkey, make small chicken breast, instead of ham, make couple of nice pork chops. Instead of mashed potato, make two baked potatoes.
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:22 PM   #3
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Holiday dinners should be special. What you choose for dinner will depend on what you consider special.

SO and I are likely going to be alone for Christmas day so we're planning filet mignon with Bearnaise sauce, potato (I want Lyonnaise potatoes), and probably asparagus.

I may surprise her with a bottle of champagne to go with it.

For dessert I plan a cheesecake with a fruit topping - maybe blueberry.
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:57 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:59 PM   #5
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Mmmm, shrimp. Thanks for the reminder!
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:22 PM   #6
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i go out on christmas eve to a party with buffet. christmas , a brunch with family. i could go to my granddaughter's dinner (she has the buffet) last year she had spaghetti. not christmas fare. so i have stuff to make small amounts of traditional food for just me. bought some deli smoked turkey or may cook game hen i have in the freezer. one can sweet potatoes to dress up. green bean cass. (small) mashed potatoes already made. i figure dinner and some left overs which are the best part. will bake many goodies for the two gatherings so will take out some for me. i will be alone by choice. after the eve and the buffet , i will be exhausted and can eat at my leisure. perfect plan i think. this would certainly work for two.
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I like the cornish hen idea. They can be made as simple or complicated as you choose. I lately have become a big fan of fingerling potatoes. Tossed with herbed EVOO and baked till just short of crisp turns them into finger food. A nice salad. Either a nice oaked Oregon or Washington white or champagne. The shrimp appetizer sounds good. So many ways to prepare shrimp nibble food. Store bought cheesecake for dessert.
For a festive dinner for 2, I try not to turn it into an all day chore. Save that for the big parties. Simple food, well prepared. It's the company that counts.
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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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my goodness, good choice. i love lobster. i would just have some rice and a nice salad. lobster calls for a light touch in sides.
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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.

Lyndalou

I am SO JEALOUS. When it comes to lobster, who cares about sides. All I want is lots of butter and NO lemon.
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