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So what are your Christmas dinner plans/traditions?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gumpsgirl, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I was just curious what other people do. We used to do the big turkey dinner, but after my sister's and my family started getting so big, we decided we didn't want to end up cooking all day anymore. It always seems like we miss out on the kids enjoying their new toys. SO, we decided to start doing a brunch type deal. This year we will do a breakfast casserole, coffee cake, ham, croissants, rolls, stuffing, jello salad, cheese ball, sweet potato casserole, and pies (of course!).

    What are your traditions and what is on your Christmas day menu? [​IMG]
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Our menu for the big meal is simple this year: Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, salad, pumpkin pie.

    We will have fudge and cookies out all day to snack on..... No big deal this year! thanksgiving was over the top and my back is still killing me from it!

    Christmas Eve we always go to my mom's and exchange gifts there, then Ken's kids come up on Saturday. This year we have the actually holiday to ourselves!!!! Me, Ken, the three teens. [​IMG]
  3. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    I plan on eatin and passin gas.
  4. FunnyFarmer

    FunnyFarmer Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Efland, NC
    I have a big Christmas Eve dinner at home for my folks, my MIL, and any other stray sheep who show up. Haul out the good china and crystal and borrow MIL's sterling if I remember. We've had a single friend whose family is WAY out of town the last few years and she spends Christmas with us. Christmas morning we have something simple for breakfast after opening presents, and then my MIL goes home (she stays over Christmas Eve) and we have a big Christmas Day dinner at her house. We don't really have a traditional menu--whatever sounds good that year is what we have. Along with plenty of wine!

  5. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Actually your idea sounds fab! and delicious!

    For me this year (as always):-

    Turkey/roast potatoes/stuffing/cranberry sauce/ carrots, tossed in butter black pepper and a dash of sherry/sprouts in butter and black pepper/cauliflower & broccoli/gravy with a dash of white wine.
    Mashed potato.

    Sherry trifle/Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

    Cheese and bisquits


    Then collapse for the afternoon and listen to the Queens speech.....

    Evening snacks........
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    For most of my growing up life, our family all got together on Christmas eve. We had Black Beans & Rice, Spanish Bean Soup and Usually a Roast Pig.
    Since we have all grown up and my 2 uncles and my mom's parents are gone we don't do that anymore.
    My niece, nephew and sister & BIL all go to my parents, they always do finger foods.
    We will be at my In Laws this year with both my BIL's, this will be the first time in over 20 years hubby's whole family will be together, I am taking some goodies I made, fudge, bourbon balls, date nut balls and Peppermint Bark, plus Armadillo Eggs, and a cheese ball.
    For Christmas Day we will have Ham and all the yummies that go with it.
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:ooh G!...[​IMG].....*sorry folks...she escaped again!..i'm looking for that white jacket she wears...*...[​IMG]..<<<THIS WAS HER MOST RECENT PHOTO*
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2008
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I do a Seafood Christmas Eve dinner here, Oysters/Shrimp/Crab bisque soup/Coleslaw/Homemade fries/Biscuits and a dessert. Then we open gifts later that evening. Next day is reserved for my children to spend the morning with their children and Santa.

    I do a spiral ham and cornish hens for my Christmas dinner.
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    G, what's new about that????? You are always floating the sheets above your head!
  10. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    I AM NOT!!!

    My 7 yr. old is the one who's always trying to put the sheets over my head when she makes a stinker.

    I don't have a white jacket redhen...I've got a red mickey mouse hoodie.

    what's that? mickey mouse? not byc hoodie? That's right.


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