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Old 12-17-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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ISO help w/my first Christmas dinner

Hi all

Im cooking christmas dinner this year and its my first time so have you got any tips you can share with me??


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Old 12-17-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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Hi, Jennette. Welcome to DC.

What are you planning to cook? Do you have a menu in mind?
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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In addition to G'Garlic's questions, how many guests will you be serving? Do you have any budget restraints? Will you be responsible for ALL the food and its preparation? What time of day are you planning to serve your meal?
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:16 PM   #4
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Welcome to DC! Same questions here.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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Practice!! haha There's nothing more stressful than trying out brand-new recipes on a houseful of guests when you want everything to be perfect ...

Are your guests bringing dishes to the meal? or is it all on you? Are you going for fancy? or casual? Do you have the entree decided? are you doing a sit-down? or more of a buffet style? (In typical DC style, we all answer by asking more questions!)

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:27 PM   #6
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Welcome to DC! Please note all of the above. Turkey, ham, gravy, potatoes, stuffing, appetizers, sides, desserts, you name it, we have recipes and advice!
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:30 PM   #7
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Lots of good questions.

My tip is to make as much stuff ahead of time as possible and reheat on the day.
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