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Old 12-24-2008, 09:30 AM   #1
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Christmas Eve 2008 - What's everyone having for dinner?

Didn't see a thread for today's meal. What's going to be on your table tonight?

I decided I'd treat myself to a steak on the grill. Have a baked potato and some sauteed onions with it. Might even have a glass of red wine, too.

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You go Katie! Sounds good, especially the wine. Our Christmas Eve tradition is to go to church and then to the mexican food restaurant for swirls and chips and good food! We come home for hot chocolate and cookies and grandma reads to us.
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:59 AM   #3
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Our church service is at 5:00 and then we are going to my son's restaurant for dinner with my dad and some friends from church. A nice Japanese hibachi meal for us tonight!
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:00 AM   #4
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We are going out to dinner to one of the top restaurants in our area....and one of the only ones we actually want to return to.

https://www.restaurantnicholas.com/day1.html
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:04 AM   #5
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merry christmas katie.

i have to go food shopping on my way home tonight, and dw asked that i bring home fish.

so, we'll have shrimp cocktail, salad, flounder meuniere, mashed spuds, haricot verts, and fresh polish rye bread.

jeeks, make sure you bring cash to that place. $$$

you may have to stop at the red bank branch of the long branch bank. or is it the long branch branch of the red bank bank... (a joisey joke)
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:06 AM   #6
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nothing special, just leftovers.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:16 AM   #7
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jeeks, make sure you bring cash to that place. $$$
I'll bring a Little Silver, would that be enough.

(someone stop us...pleeze)
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:19 AM   #8
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Traditions change. Oyster stew was the old tradition. We eat tamales now.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:22 AM   #9
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Ham & I'm also smoking a turkey breast. We do our xmas meal on xmas eve so we can enjoy xmas day with family, instead of cooking.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:47 AM   #10
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I'll bring a Little Silver, would that be enough.

(someone stop us...pleeze)
heheheheh

seriously, they really have their wines marked up HIGH!
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:58 AM   #11
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I am also going to grill steaks (and enjoy a glass or two of red wine). I've got a big ribeye marinating in a balsamic/garlic/honey marinate right now. I'm also fixing a baked potato, asparagus and mocha fudge pudding for dessert.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:59 AM   #12
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We used to make and eat perohe on Christmas eve. I don't feel like doing that this year. Lazy girl! So we are going to have a nibbly plate of cheese, crackers, pickles, garlic sausage and oysters. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Can't wait. I might put on a pot of soup too for those who want something warm to add in.
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heheheheh

seriously, they really have their wines marked up HIGH!
Yeah, I know. We have cocktails at home, then just get a bottle for dinner. The food is spectacular though.
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:05 AM   #14
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We are with the in laws until Tuesday. Lightish meal as we are prepping for tomorrow. Baked potatoes, ham, salad etc.
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We're going to a neighbor's for wine and munchies. If we're still hungry later we'll just grab a snack or some of the many cookies SO baked this year.
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We're going out for lunch, since we'll be cooking tonight. DH got some smoked brats out of the freezer for our suppeer.
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Christmas has changed for us this year because of the snow so won't be making it to the in-laws tonight four rouladen (actually we did that a week ago) and won't be heading to my Dad's tomorrow.

Tonight after church we are having red snapper and I am not sure what else. I just know I am really looking forward to making a nice meal for the two of us.
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The tradition of 7 fishes has changed alittle this year.
I've reduced it to 5.
Meal starts at 4:30PM, though and goes thru til 10pm-ish.
(used to be at least midnight.)

Appetizers: clams oregano/oreganato
shrimp cocktail - instead of scampi
mussels marinara
then and with:
cold antipasto with anchovies

then we open stocking gifts - the 5 kids - none mine

then dinner:
lobster tails and fillet mignon, baked potato

then we open gifts

then dessert:
my cheesecake and lemon meringue pie, fruit
and cookie platter

We don't eat as much as we used to be able to when we were younger, nor do we seem to imbibe like "the old days". Not even
thought about eggnog this year. Nor do we seem have the stamina. I know by 10pm my bed will be screaming for me, but
I have the drive home to contend with (12 long miles, HA!)

It's hot and humid here today, so I hope everyone stays out of my personal space in the kitchen.

BON NATALE, ALL!!!
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:53 AM   #19
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We'll be having our traditional Xmas Eve pizza - lol - so I can rest up & have a clean kitchen ready to start our traditional Xmas Roast Goose dinner tomorrow.
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somewhere else on this board I thought I said I was making three different pizzas tonight. 1. Stuffed Broccoli Rabe Pizza; 2. Pissaladiere Nicoise; 3. Pesto and Artichokes with fresh Mozzarella.

Anyone who wants to come by, bring a bottle of wine.
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