Christmas Dinner

Meghan - posted on 12/21/2010 ( 85 moms have responded )

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Turkey, Ham, Roast Beast- something else?

What do you all do for your Christmas dinner?

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Charlie - posted on 12/23/2010

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Various vegetables sweet potato , manioke , Taro , Whole Snapper , Salmon , then various meats .

It is all cooked on different levels and layers so meat first then a layer of seafood then veggies and most of it is wrapped in banana leaves to give it a lovely flavor gives me wonderful memories of living in Tonga !

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Lady Heather - posted on 12/24/2010

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Turkey for Christmas Day with all the trimmings and pudding for dessert.

Christmas Eve we are doing Swedish Christmas for my husband. Swedish meatballs, cured salmon, Jansson's temptation (a potato/anchovy thing), rollmops (pickled herring), cheese and sausages and rye bread and wine-braised cabbage. Glogg to drink - a mulled wine sort of thing. I'm looking forward to starting that new tradition for him. But for dessert we're having trifle because that's what I always had on Christmas Eve. Gotta keep a bit of the British in there. Well - and there's fruitcake, mincemeat tarts, pecan tarts and a variety of cookies and other treats. I kind of go overboard with the baking. And really there are only 6 of us plus the little one.

C. - posted on 12/23/2010

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I am making the ham w/ glaze, potatoes au gratin, crescent rolls, cookies (3 different types and I'm actually waiting for the 2nd kind to finish baking), 1/2 recipe of apricot rolls. Hubby's friend is making the green bean casserole and deviled eggs. Another friend is bringing something, but we're not sure what it is yet (he still hasn't decided). I feel like I forgot something..

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For years I never got a spiral and my ham was always juicy and sweet. The last few times I've made ham I got a spiral and it seems TOO salty and just a little on the dry side.

This year I got prime rib and I really hope I don't fuck it up because that was a spendy chunk of meat.

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Busily writing down all these ideas! Love the sound of the hungi. We have Lebanese friends, so we'll be having a meal with them at some stage in the holidays. They don't do Christmas, but I love their food anytime! Multiculturalism rules!

LaCi - posted on 12/23/2010

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At one, it's pizza. We have it early and it's right after Thanksgiving, no one feels like cooking.



another, it varies, this year its vegetarian chili.



At my house we'll have whatever I feel like cooking that day.



Vegetarians, so we're not really into a particular animal being on the table that day.



We're actually not that big on dinners in general. I'd be happier with some finger foods.

April - posted on 12/23/2010

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Sometimes Turkey, sometimes Ham. We like to alternate each year so we don't get bored...and frankly after Thanksgiving, I've had enough of Turkey!!

Stifler's - posted on 12/23/2010

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we just eat cold ham. every year i've had a baked dinner with hot things everyone feels sick because it's 40 degrees

Rosie - posted on 12/23/2010

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that's the only way i'll buy my ham. i love how the glaze just ooozes down into every slice, carmelizeing and making every piece delish!! god i can't wait for christmas. peach glazed ham!!! glahhhh!!

Jodi - posted on 12/23/2010

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LOL Shannen, I think we need to start lobbying for spiral hams :) I do the glaze, because it is SOOOOO yummy (and it IS really easy), and I'd love the glaze dripping onto the slices!!!

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Our hams don't come pre-cut. When we buy a ham leg we have to remove the skin and then cut it oursleves. But this spiral ham looks awesome if it's done with a yummy glaze. We eat our ham cold we don't do the whole glaze thing.

Sherri - posted on 12/23/2010

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What the heck is boxing day??

Is their any kind of ham other then spiral ham?? I mean they sell canned ham or ham steak in the grocery store but all hams here come as spiral hams.

Maria - posted on 12/23/2010

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We are having full Italian dinner. Antipasto platter., lasagna or raviolis, meatballs, garlic bread, lots of veggies, big salad, Christmas cookies, etc.

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Marina, Gammon is a cut of meat from the hind leg of a pig so it is a type of ham, it's smoked or cured for extra flavour...I've never had it with whiskey sauce though, fried egg or pineapple is the norm here.

While we're asking...egg nog pie?????

Sandra - posted on 12/23/2010

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Christmas Eve is tamales, beans, rice and tons of little finger foods. Christmas Day I'll be making a bourbon honey glazed ham, sweet potato and pecan souffle, scalloped potatoes, green beans (with tons of garlic), gorgonzola veggie dip, fresh rolls, spinach salad dressed with an amazing peach white balsamic vinegar & olive oil, cheesecake, and homemade canoli's (that I spent all day making today.) I'm excited. And hungry.

Charlie - posted on 12/22/2010

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Mutton ....eeeeewe hehe get IT ....ah never mind .


I am looking forward to seafood , my mum makes the biggest spread of seafood .

Jodi - posted on 12/22/2010

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@ Rebecca, Boxing Day is leftovers day around here :) No work for me ;P

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I prefer the flavour of mutton. I like how tender lamb is but for a full meaty flavour mutton is the way to go!

Jane - posted on 12/22/2010

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Prime Rib, homemade popovers with a thickened au jus, sauteed mushrooms in a butter and red wine sauce and fresh horse radish for the prime rib!!!! YUMMMMMMMY!

Mrs. - posted on 12/22/2010

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Come to think about it, I should really start thinking about what will be a good Boxing Day dinner too.

Jodi - posted on 12/22/2010

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Mutton? As in OLD sheep? I'd rather lamb any day, much more tender and juicy :)

Jenny - posted on 12/22/2010

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Roasted, brined turkey (the kit from Costco is awesome)
I'm going to try that oyster stuffing this year
Other stuffing with no oysters
Mashed turnip and carrots
Roasted yam
Mashed potatoes
Brussel sprouts
Green beans
Mushroom gravy

Followed by a giant vat of soup on Boxing Day.

Jodi - posted on 12/22/2010

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LOL, I WAS kidding. I've never seen a spiral ham around here. Note to self: next year look for a spiral ham, because I didn't think about the glaze getting onto the slices, and now I want one!!!

Lindsay - posted on 12/22/2010

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mmmm mutton...it's sheep. It's a signature in our bar b que around here! :)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/22/2010

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Ok, now I have to know...what the heck is gammon? And while we are on the topic of mystery foods, what is mutton?

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Yes, a spiral ham is a presliced ham that is still on the bone. It's not sliced all the way through. Never thought of it as a lazy person's ham Jodi! Lol! But hell yeah I'll take the convenience any time! What I love about the spiral hams is that you can drip the glaze or basting juices and it falls all INTO the slices all the way to the bone. Yum!

Jodi - posted on 12/22/2010

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Correct me if I am wrong, but I think a spiral ham is a ham that has been presliced for convenience? Lazy person's ham ;P

Lindsay - posted on 12/22/2010

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We have an open house on Christmas Eve and I have mostly snacky stuff and finger foods. There will be a ton of shrimp cocktail (I've never had a Christmas Eve without it and took over mom's open house tradition- it's expected and a must), sausage balls, rye bread pizzas, spinach dip and hawaiian bread, hoppin jon, and plenty of christmas candies and treats.
Christmas morning, we will be having quiche and monkey bread. :) mmmm
I don't have to cook a Christmas dinner but will be enjoying one with family. That meal consists of beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin, ham, hashbrown casserole, green beans, slaw, corn, and salad. Followed by a ridiculous amount of pies I'm sure.

Kate CP - posted on 12/22/2010

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Toni: I LOVE GAMMON!!!

Sorry...had to throw that out there. Not many people know what it is or how to cook it properly. :P

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I just returned from grocery shopping! After dinner shopping is amazing...the grocery store was practically empty.

I am making:

Spiral honey ham
Red potatoes-mashed
A smaller sweet potator pie
Cranberry relish
Green beans
Good old Pilsbury Grand biscuits!

Dessert is my my homemade pineapple upside down cake with Christmas cookies.

it's just me, hubby, & my son. I also invited a family friend and my brother. Simply becasue I have a 10 pound ham (the smallest) and my brother doesn't cook a lot for himself.

Sherri - posted on 12/22/2010

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Spiral Ham and Prime Rib. My husband gets a Prime Rib from work every Christmas I however, won't touch it so I buy a spiral ham for me. I also don't eat turkey either so it is spiral hams for most holidays for me.

Rolls
Mashed Potatoes
Broccoli
Cranberry Sauce
Black olives

Pumpkin Pie
Apple Pie
Egg Nog Pie
Loads and Loads of Homemade cookies.

Egg Nog for the kids (I don't allow it in the house except for Christmas Day)

Jodi - posted on 12/22/2010

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For us it usually depends on whether it is a big family Christmas or just a small Christmas with us and the kids :). This year it is a quiet one, so we do a Christmas brunch at about 11am with eggs, bacon and pancakes with maple syrup :).

Then, later in the day, I do a glazed ham in the BBQ and we have ham, BBQ's jacket potatoes, stuffed pumpkin and salad.

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This will be my first Christmas as a married woman. As far as I know, we aren't doing anything for ourselves, but we'll be visiting the in-laws and chowing down on their food, if the baby doesn't come first.

More likely, though, after Christmas and before New Year's I'll be cooking a bunch of Asian dishes just for the heck of it. One of our good friends might be spending some time during his break with us and he loves Asian cuisine.

Well, it won't be very Asian: sesame chicken, vegetable stir-fry, and then I'm going to throw some random cookies and eggnog in there, while hubby and friend drink Baileys. Total Ameri-Asian going on xD and none of us can even claim it's because of heritage xD

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I'm Australian. We'll do what is rapidly becoming the Australian traditional Christmas meal - seafood! Lots of it!

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Ah I miss my christmas eve dinner this year as well as my MIL and FIL are going to my SIL's for christmas, usually we have a heart attack on a plate.

We start with breaded chicken, scampi, potato wedges and breaded mushrooms (yuk) with garlic mayo dip and follow with:
Gammon
Sausage
Paloni Sausage
Fried egg
Chips (homemade)
Beans
(everybody else also has a steak and black pudding but I don't eat them)

That's just sad, I don't get my Christmas eve traditional dinner OR my hubby's christmas feast :-(

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/22/2010

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@ Ali ....I have been a vegetarian for 16 years an it is great! So is thanksgiving. I love my tofurkey! we have mashed potatoes, real turkey, green bean casserole, lasagna, beautiful bread, salad, candied yams, cranberry sauce...you name it we got it!

Desiree - posted on 12/22/2010

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Sorry I live in Johannesburg South Africa, where the averages Christmas day is around 30 degree, so a big heavy meal is just not on. A Braai and Salads by the pool on Christmas day and on Christmas eve it is tradition for us to set the table with all kinds of traditional Portuguese finger style foods so that you can pick and eat what you want. Then at midnight we are supposed to go into the street and bring the first person we see to eat from this table and so blessing the table by sharing with someone less fortunate than us. But because it is not a wise idea in this day and age what we do instead is take a tray of these eats to our police station for the officers on duty, thus giving to someone who has to work on this special night.

Sara - posted on 12/22/2010

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Well, at my in-laws we have ham. At my parents, we do Christmas morning brunch and have breakfast foods. My mom makes the most awesome sticky buns in the history of the world.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 12/22/2010

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Yes Korean food is yummy!!!
The culture has a lot of meat dishes…and I ♥ meat, so it works out :-0)

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Potatoes, sprouts, stuffing, some kind of bird. I love Christmas pudding, but I haven't found any over here. Christmas dinner sucks for me because I'm vegetarian.

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Prime Rib, baby red potatoes mashed with homemade gravy, veggie tray, deviled eggs, crab salad, spinach dip, butter flake rolls, and some kind of store bought pie:)

I made corned beef and cabbage last week it was so good.

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