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Charlie - posted on 12/23/2010
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 !
Lady Heather - posted on 12/24/2010
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
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..
Liz - posted on 12/23/2010
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.
LaCi - posted on 12/23/2010
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.
Jodi - posted on 12/23/2010
And no, not every ham is a spiral ham. We just buy a ham unsliced......same thing, no slices, we have to slice it ourselves :) That is the only way it is generally available here.
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
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.
Jenny - posted on 12/22/2010
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
Followed by a giant vat of soup on Boxing Day.
Sapphire - posted on 12/22/2010
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!
Lindsay - posted on 12/22/2010
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.
Sapphire - posted on 12/22/2010
I just returned from grocery shopping! After dinner shopping is amazing...the grocery store was practically empty.
I am making:
Spiral honey ham
A smaller sweet potator pie
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
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.
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
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.
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
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:
(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 :-(
~â¥Little Miss - posted on 12/22/2010
@ 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
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.
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