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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Christmas Dinner?

Ok, for the first time, we are hosting Christmas dinner at our house. There will only be about 8-10 people in total. And I don't know what to cook. My Dad is hooked on a turkey - he INSISTS every year. But we are all sick of it, as we just got rid of the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers.

My in-laws used to do a big seafood thing on Christmas Eve, but they haven't done it lately, including this year. So, I was thinking of taking over that tradition. Of course, lobster for 10 does get expensive fast, so that may not be the best idea....

So, besides turkey (my Dad will just have to live without it!), what does everyone usually have for the big feast? I'm open to just about any ideas at this point, and I don't think we have any big dietary constraints...


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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 01:41 PM
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How about lasagna or stuffed shells? A honey baked ham is always good too
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My family has a huge prime rib roast each year, that my mom injects with garlic chunks and burgundy and they roast it in the oven. It's sooo good and you can make great roast beef sandwiches out of the leftovers.
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We always do a big italian type meal. Make a large batch of sauce...throw in some meatballs and sausage and have your choice of pasta. Make a large salad...make or buy some garlic bread and you are all set. It really is a pretty easy meal to make too and fills people right up.
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We have done turkey and ham when hosting in the past. This year, I am going to do pork loin. mmmm...
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My mom used to do pork and dumplings with saurkraut on the side. I love it.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-14-2005, 01:13 PM
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Let's see... we have done turkey, lamb, ham, prime rib or steaks.
My bro in law bbq's the turkey or steaks and it is soooo good!! I don't know what they are cooking this year. I'll have to ask.
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We have ham with cloves, brown sugar, pineapple and cherries for taste and appearance. It's all traditional to our family. I don't dare change anything! We always have scalloped potatoes, beets, cole slaw, and rolls. Of course there is Scottish short bread and cookies too. It's a quicker meal to prepare on Christmas Day...a bit of a rest for the cook!

If anyone wants an easy recipe for Scottish Shortbread, just ask. I'll start a thread with the recipe. The recipe came from a Scottish baker, and it's so easy--three ingredients and then...heaven!




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Mmm... Domino's...



Our holiday plans got shafted two days ago, so I don't know what we'll be doing. Something resulting in minimal work and planning, I hope.
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We have ham with cloves, brown sugar, pineapple and cherries for taste and appearance. It's all traditional to our family. I don't dare change anything! We always have scalloped potatoes, beets, cole slaw, and rolls. Of course there is Scottish short bread and cookies too. It's a quicker meal to prepare on Christmas Day...a bit of a rest for the cook!

If anyone wants an easy recipe for Scottish Shortbread, just ask. I'll start a thread with the recipe. The recipe came from a Scottish baker, and it's so easy--three ingredients and then...heaven!

Yes, Jeanie, please do share! I LOVE shortbread!!
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