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What are you having for Christmas Dinner?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Glockerel, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. Glockerel

    Glockerel Got Mojo?

    I thought it would be great to hear what everyone here does for Christmas Dinner. Being that it's such a big food day, I'll bet there's lots of great traditions out there.
    Here's what we do:


    Mushroom Turnovers
    Shrimp Cocktail
    Swedish Meatballs
    Cold-Smoked Salmon


    Wiener Schnitzel with Bearnaise Sauce
    Red Cabbage sauteed with Onions and Caraway
    Green Beans with Country Ham, Corn and Potatoes.
    Baby Green Salad with Herb Vinaigrette


    Hot Fudge Sundaes with Brownies
    Polish Coffee (Made with Krupnik, a Polish honey liquer)

    Everyone have a Merry Christmas, and put on those buffet pants!
  2. Hines57

    Hines57 Simple Member

    Jan 17, 2001
    On the road
    I'm torn-chinese or waffle house.

  3. JPB


    Dec 17, 2002

    Definitely Chinese. Always a good choice on Christmas.

    This year I hope to hit all the major food groups, whisky, wine, beer, chips, salsa. And some junk food. the traditional stuff does nothing for me. Particularly turkey. ick. At its best it is horrible, dry, nasty garbage. And that's if you don't get hit w/ salmonella or campylobacter.
  4. ghostwn

    ghostwn Ghost Member

    Dec 17, 2002
  5. Patricia

    Patricia Wild at heart Millennium Member CLM

    Apr 5, 1999
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Prime Rib
    Yorkshire Pudding
    Broccoli with Garlic
    Mashed Pototes
    Stuffed Mushrooms

    For Dessert:

    Chocolate Cheesecake
    Pumpkin Cheesecake
    Cherry Cheesecake
    (all homemade :)) We each have our favorite cheesecake so I just thought I'd make all three.

    Merry Christmas everyone. ;H ;8
  6. Short Cut

    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

    Apr 28, 2002
    Above ground
    Not sure about Christmas day but every year for Christmas Eve we have Dungeness Crab. mmmm, I can hardly wait.
  7. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

    Sep 18, 2000
    A fifth of scotch and a pack of cigarettes...consumed alone in the dark.
  8. DaleGribble

    DaleGribble Sandwich!

    Mar 20, 2003
    Land of the toothless!
    A pack of cigarettes...consumed alone, in the dark!

    I can't afford the fifth of scotch.
  9. Phil306


    Sep 13, 2003
    Dublin, California
    Prime Rib of Beef
    Mashed Potatos and Gravy
    Buttermilk Bread

    For dessert:

    White Chocolate Cake
    1942 Bottle of Port
    cuban Cigars
  10. groverglock

    groverglock Guns & Hoses

    Mar 4, 2002
    I am on duty at the fire station on Christmas eve and Christmas day. I have started the prep cooking already. We are having the families in on Christmas Day for:

    Turducken;P ;P

    Yes, we will partake of this luscious feast and treat the families again.

    A turducken is a boned turkey stuffed with a boned duck stuffed with a boned chicken. The chicken if stuffed with oyster dressing, between the duck and the chicken is a layer of sausage dressing, and around the duck is a layer of cornbread dressing. The whole thing goes in the oven and cooks at 190 degrees for 13 hours.

    Along with the turducken we will have:
    Candied yams
    Mashed potatoes
    Sweet Potato and eggplant gravy
    String beans
    Sourdough dinner rolls.

    I have made this 3 years in a row at the station on Thanksgiving. Each time as we served the families, the quick call went off. Two years it was for structure fires, and the other year it was for a traffic accident. I hope we can all sit down together and enjoy dinner this year.
  11. I'm already OD'ing on cookies and candy liquer and cake...

    Appetizers: Stone crab claws marinated in Sake, lobster wrapped in pastry puffs, filet mignon bites (with garlic butter), salmon-bourbon bites, roasted veggie quiche, wine/cheese/pate/etc.

    Soup: Lobster bisque

    Dinner: Beef Wellington and Roasted duck with orange/cranberry glaze

    Yes - I am making everything from scratch...even the pate.
  12. Cajun


    Sep 29, 2003
    Southwest Louisiana
    Fried turkey
    Stuffed stomach(cow)
    stuffed pork roast
    jalepeno corn bread
    potato salad

    not sure what my wife is cooking inside
  13. Half of a Roasted Hog
    Grilled beef ribs and/or pork ribs
    Yellow rice with Red bean

    alots of beer and dark rum
  14. nickg


    Jan 16, 2002
    Christmas eve at my house every year:

    smelts (or baccala - italian cod fish, but doing smelts this year)
    sausage and peppers
    brocoli and cheese casserole
    potato salad
    shrimp coCktail

    plus this year my wife is making a new dish - a layered cheese and spinach thing. i tasted it the other day when her friend made some, it IS GOOOOOODDDDD!!!!!

    Christmas day we go to my wife's sister's house and then my sister's house -- so we have TWO good dinners that day.

    green bean casserole
    baked chicken
    mashed potatoes
    buttered corn
  15. Shoeless

    Shoeless Gun Totin' Girl

    Nov 25, 2001
    Planet Earth
    We always do Christmas Brunch at a friend's house, where there will be pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, eggs, mimosas and bloody marys...

    We are having a christmas EVE dinner here at our house I think... not sure yet what we'll cook but we better get on it quick! LOL

  16. nickg


    Jan 16, 2002
    better get hoppin'!! my wife took today off from work to start getting everything ready. shoot...the brisket alone takes about 4-5 hours including prep time let alone everything else she's going to prepare ahead of time.

    the more you can do ahead of time the better. that means a LOT LESS STRESS on the day of the dinner. and more time for coCktails!! ;f
  17. glock_19guy1983


    Sep 8, 2002
    well I feel like sh*t right now so probably Raman noodles and beer:( If I can dig up some more money and feel like going to the store maybe I can get a box of mac and cheese instead of the noodles.

    Or I guess if I feel better tomorrow I could eat with the family and have turkey, Ham and all the other stuff.
  18. Shoeless

    Shoeless Gun Totin' Girl

    Nov 25, 2001
    Planet Earth
    Well I decided.

    I got a duck from the market, some fresh asparagus, fresh spinach, and a bag of Yukon Gold potatoes to mash. I will roast the duck with rosemary, apples, celery, and onions in the cavity and make duck gravy from the juices of the pan.

    This is my FIRST foray into cooking duck... wish me luck! DUCK LUCK, I guess it would be called! Hee hee.

  19. good DUCK LUCK, but that's pretty much how I do my ducks when I buy them whole but I take away the celery and add a few strips of season bacon and a few garlic cloves.
  20. seanmac45

    seanmac45 CLM

    Apr 13, 2000
    Brooklyn, NY
    Antipasto with homemade roasted peppers
    (Marinated Mozzarella balls, fresh mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, dried sweet sausage, pepperoni, imported provolone, salami)

    Shrimp Cocktail w/ Homemade Cocktail Sauce


    Seafood Salad

    Linguine w/ Clams in Garlic & Oil

    Lobster Tails

    Eggplant Parmigiana

    Teriyaki Pork Roast

    Shrimp Scampi


    Cookies and Pastries