What should I serve on Christmas Eve?

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  1. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have about 14 people coming over for Christmas Eve. Mostly friends with some family. About 1/2 are kids ranging from 7 months to 17 years old.

    I have been thinking of buffet style foods that will feed everyone. So far I thought of: egg salad (of course) and chicken finger rolls, sweet and sour meatballs, bacon wrapped water chestnuts, veggie and spinach dip tray, crackers & cheese, chips and dip.

    I am also going to make some of my homemade candy (peanut butter balls, nedums, and ritz cracker delights.

    My mom is bringing some homemade breads and cookies.

    For beverage I will have coffee, eggnog and soda.

    Any other easy on the budget items you can think of?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Um, can I come to your house? I'll bring my turkey with me......
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Is it morning or afternoon? We're doing brunch the day after Christmas.

    We're serving:
    Breakfast Casserole
    Ham
    Homemade Breads & Rolls
    Cheeseball & Cracker Platter
    Homemade Apple Pie
    Homemade Cookies
    Peppermint Bark
    Coffee.Cocoa.Eggnog.

    Also asked everyone to bring a dish if they could. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    We always do a HoneyBaked Ham for Christmas. Yum.
    Mashed potatoes and gravy, stove top stuffing for Christmas
    Candied Yams.
    Cooked carrots and peas.
    Dinner rolls w/ real butter.
    Ice cream w/ apple pie

    Oh, we also do a lemon lime slushie to drink

    It's almost the same as Thanksgiving, only we substitute Ham for Turkey and apple pie for pumpkin pie.
     
  5. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is on Christmas Eve. On Christmas day, me and the kids always have a nice ham dinner.

    I really don't want to "cook" a lot as I have to work until 5:00 p.m. and people are going to be showing up around 7:00.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I SAID I would bring the turkey.....
     
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:I SAID I would bring the turkey.....

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  8. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Deviled eggs and those scallions wrapped in cream cheese and ham or turkey.

    Oh, and put some sweet gerkins on the veggie tray - kids love those.

    eta - and if ya have any time or inclination at all - whip up some stuffed mushrooms, they're fast and good mmmmm

    meri
     
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  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
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    Ooh pickled or deviled eggs. Those always go first at my mother's place.
     
  10. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I SAID I would bring the turkey.....

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    Wonderful! Turkey would be good!
     

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