Christmas Dinner - What's on your Menu?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Possumpoint, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Possumpoint

    Possumpoint Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Know, most of us don't want to think about cooking right now with all the Thanksgiving leftovers still in the fridge, but it's good to plan ahead, or so they say, LOL.

    What's on your Christmas dinner menu?

    Thank you Lord! My oldest DD has invited us to her house for Christmas dinner this year, but I still want to have some food here at home so I don't have cook for a few days afterward. I'm planning on baking two hams, one for home and one to take to her house (Momma can't go empty handed), mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, a big pot of greens and some pies. DH wants black-eye peas, but Ill save those for our New Years dinner for good luck.
     
  2. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have mine planned out already...I'm doing this so I have the least work possible. I work my rear off on Thanksgiving and I plan to take it easy for Christmas.

    I have a pork shoulder in the freezer that I had DH smoke several weeks ago and I plan to do the same with a brisket. I will take the meat out of the freezer a couple of days before Christmas and put it in the fig to thaw. Then Christmas morning I will wrap them both in foil and put them in a 275° oven and let them stay there all day long. I'll have potato salad, baked beans and coleslaw that I will put together the day before and deserts that I make ahead as well.

    The only thing I will make that day will be the bread.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I raised geese for Christmas. [​IMG]

    Christmas Goose
    Savory baked apples
    Plum pudding

    Yummmm. The rest of the menu is still under speculation.
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh, I wish I had geese, just for that reason. LOL

    I'll probably make ham for Yule and turkey for Xmas, as usual. Depends who's all showing up. I'd like to host Xmas Eve brunch again this year. Haven't done it since 2006.

    We'll see.
     
  5. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The only goose I've ever had was store bought...it was a very dark, strongly flavored meat...is home grown goose the same?
     
  6. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't cooked Thanksgiving dinner yet. [​IMG] My hubby worked and did his own thing last night, as usual. I had dinner at his parent's house, as usual. I am making a small turkey and all the fixings for the two of us on Sunday. Unless I change my mind we'll be having the same meal for Christmas. I love all the traditional foods.


    Just wondering, what does goose taste like? I've never had duck either but I've heard it is sort of greasy...?
     
  7. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    I bake ham for Christmas, with smashed potatoes, ofcourse! Dinner rolls and veggies
    and more pie!
    [​IMG]
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ducks and geese are fatty. The fat layer insulates them from the cold water they love to swim in all winter long.

    The meat is not 'greasy' but melts away as it cooks and adds wonderful flavor.

    Goose is red meat - like beef.

    A hearty meal.
     
  9. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hmmm...I might want to try one or the other someday.[​IMG]
     
  10. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Missprissy do you do mail order prepackaged meal's? lol
     

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