What's on your Holiday Menu??

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by HenThymes, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

    Feb 27, 2010
    Foothills of NC
    This year we decided not to have ham or turkey as we had both at Thanksgiving and be very non traditional (for us). Seeing how it's just our little family this year having no relatives coming in town we figured we have some of our favorites. [​IMG]

    Spinach Dip w/crackers & pumpernickel bread
    Crescent wrapped mini sausages
    Cranberry Chutney/Cream Cheese crackers
    (All as finger foods through out the day)

    DH's famous Lasagna [​IMG]
    "Gump" bread turned into Cheesy Italian Loaf

    Hot Cranberry-Apple Cider

    Gobs and gobs of cookies [​IMG]

    So what's on your menu??? [​IMG]
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Prime Rib
    Aparagus w/ Hollandaise
    Waldorf salad
    baby red taters

    We don't do a huge thing for Christmas anymore. Just hubby and I and the cat.
  3. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

    Feb 27, 2010
    Foothills of NC
    Quote:What times dinner!! [​IMG]
  4. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Its just going to be immediate family for us too.. and I don't feel hammy, or roasty, or turk-ish.. what im feeling is FRIED CHICKEN (not my girls). Im thinking Fried chicken, mashed taters with gravy, creamed corn, peas, cornbread, fried mushrooms and red velvet cake for dessert...thats what im feeling
  5. PEI chicken

    PEI chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2010
    Hi all

    It wouldn't be Christmas at our place unless there is a traditional turkey feast.

    25-30 lb roast turkey with bread dressing made with summer savory
    PEI potatoes (mashed -- no butter, cream or other additives)
    cranberry sauce
    homemade mustard pickles

    plum pudding with brown sugar sauce

    Probably a bottle of wine for those of us who like it. All leftovers will be reheated for extra "Christmas dinners" for the next several days - which allows the cook to be lazy and have a day or so off from cooking.

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    PEI Chicken
  6. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

    Jun 10, 2010
    Tower City, PA
    Seafood chowder for Christmas eve.

    Christmas day will be:
    filling with gravy
    sweet potatoes
    green beans
    cranberry relish
    pumpkin roll
    And a bottle (or two) of my best homemade wine
  7. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    Traditional Polish Christmas

    Kielbasa--fresh and smoked
    Creamed herring
    Rye bread
    Horseradish cheese
    Pierogi--cheese, potato

    We also usually have a vegetable tray and cookies for dessert although we're all pretty bloated by the end of dinner for some reason [​IMG]
  8. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Southern Maine
    Two Christmas Eve Night:

    #1 - Potluck dinner, everybody brings a favorite dish: pork pie, spagetti caserole, mashed potatoes, turkey, ham
    #2 - Ham and Potatoes + all of the baked goods

    Christmas day is at my house, no idea what we're doing yet, but we might do an egg breakfast to Celebrate our girls starting to lay on the 1st!
  9. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2010
    Cadiz Ky
    A Few Years Back We Kinda Got Burnt Out On The Turkey And Ham Thing And Went To Lasagna As The Main Course And Have Stuck With It. Although With 20 To 40 People Showing Up Its Sort Of A Pot Luck Thing So The Menu Can Get A Little Different But The Family Gets Together And Nobody Leaves Hungry So Thats Ok.

    Merry Christmas Dan
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2010
  10. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    This year we are having soup. No one helps me at the holidays and I am done with that. So I have announced that I get help or next year Burger King is open on Thanksgiving and I won't be surprised if it is Christmas also.

    So, my stepdaughter who is 31 and I have planned the menu. I told her lets do soup. I am making my family's Sausage Chowder she is making Paula Deen's Taco Soup. Her husband jumped on the wagon and said he would like to make Banana Pudding. My special needs daughter will make her deviled eggs. We will have finger foods set out during the day. My husband who has ignored the entire thing looked up at me this week and said we are having ham aren't we. I said to him if that is what you are going to cook. I wil get stuff to make sandwiches and that will be good with the soups!!

    One finger food that is great....easy to make. Use pillsbury crosiants.....put a mixture of breakfast sausage crumbled and added to cream cheese in a dollop on the big end and rol them up. Bake as usual. Everyone loves them.

    So....we are making it simple and easy on the cook. I have spent a fortune on the holidays in the past and cooked until I could barely stand with no help. No more for me. I think I should be able to enjoy the holiday as well as everyone else and not fall out when it is over! Leftovers will go to my mom's on Sunday.

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