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#1 nelly  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 19, 2010 - 7:27 am

from your Thanksgiving dinner? Do you go w/turkey or ham or change it up but still keep it festive?

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Posted Dec 19, 2010 - 7:42 am

All sea food

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Posted Dec 19, 2010 - 7:44 am

Lasagna on Christmas Eve with my family, then up to Louisville on Christmas Day for Ham with trimmings. I talked them into Lasagna on Christmas Day once, too :)

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Posted Dec 19, 2010 - 7:47 am

we have seafood gumbo on Christmas day. it is yummy! i can't wait!!!

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Posted Dec 19, 2010 - 9:43 am

from your Thanksgiving dinner? Do you go w/turkey or ham or change it up but still keep it festive?


Chinese Buffet, no turkey, preferably seafood items or the mongolian bbq depending on location. Our favorite closed this year so we are having to find a new spot.
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Posted Dec 19, 2010 - 11:02 am

Whatever place is open on Christmas Day. My parents aren't in town, hubs shot down my inquiry for ham or roast beef... Japanese or Chinese food it'll probably be!

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Posted Dec 19, 2010 - 1:22 pm

Standing rib roast for the entree.
Any planned overs (I always buy more than I need so I have leftovers) are then made into a luscious beef stroganoff later in the week.
yumm...

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Posted Dec 19, 2010 - 3:29 pm

ham with cherry glaze (or another type of glaze varies from year to year), cheese plate, veggie plate, and assorted rolls so you can build sandwiches......they rest is finger foods, dips and desserts......way more casual than thanksgiving, it is a grab and go kind of meal

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Posted Dec 19, 2010 - 3:39 pm

We try to make it a little more casual for Christmas dinner, we're having a cheeseball, buffalo chicken dip, turkey and ham for sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, mac and cheese, hashbrown casserole, peanut butter pie, banana pudding, red velvet cake, brownies, fudge and cookies.

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Posted Dec 19, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Since we are Jewish we go out to a Indian or Asian buffet or we have a Greenberg Turkey at the house.

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Posted Dec 19, 2010 - 8:06 pm

We had Christmas dinner tonight (with family) consisting of ham, corn pudding, sweet potatoes, rolls, cinnamon apples, and green beans with vinegar & bacon. On actual Christmas day, we are doing a standing rib roast.

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Posted Dec 20, 2010 - 12:17 am

Whatever place is open on Christmas Day. My parents aren't in town, hubs shot down my inquiry for ham or roast beef... Japanese or Chinese food it'll probably be!


I see visions from A Christmas Story....Fa Rah Rah Rah Rah

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Posted Dec 20, 2010 - 12:23 am

Normally I do turkey and ham on T-Day (DH is allergic to poultry), and then just ham on X-Mas day. This year the ham leftovers from T-Day were hardly touched and both turkeys were down to the bone. So I'm skipping the ham on X-Mas and just doing a couple turkeys again. DH is working anyway. He works at a large casino and they have a free employee buffet. They'll probably offer roast beef so he'll get something good at work.

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Posted Dec 20, 2010 - 1:05 am

Seafood usually, but this year, Chinese buffet. Thanksgiving is usually a traditional feast.

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Posted Dec 20, 2010 - 7:10 am

Wow! I had no idea that people (at least on here) had a more casual Christmas dinner. I still have no idea what I'll make, but I need to make up my mind real quick here.:D

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Posted Dec 20, 2010 - 7:19 am

I do a taco bar. Started as a bit of a joke a few years ago and has stuck as 'our thing'.

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Posted Dec 20, 2010 - 7:48 am

We usually have turkey on Thanksgiving with either Ham or a whole pig on Christmas. Family tradition was cooking the pig all day Christmas Eve in a homemade pit outside for Christmas eve dinner (and then leftovers for Christmas lunch) but as my brother has married and now has in laws to worry about we usually do Christmas Eve there (they roast a pig) and then either ham, stuffed turkey breast or a fried turkey on Christmas with my extended family (brother & family drop by) here. It usually depends on what is cheaper or the other ingredients at hand. The peanut oil was impossible to find one year.

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Posted Dec 20, 2010 - 4:48 pm

I do a taco bar. Started as a bit of a joke a few years ago and has stuck as 'our thing'.


That's how the Chinese Buffet came about for us. We were at the restaurant a week or so before Christmas and saw the sign and I said that I thought that I would want Chinese food instead of cooking and the rest of the family agreed (my Mom and 2 brothers had met us there, might have been Mom's birthday). We had such a good time that we continued. Sometimes there is only a few, sometimes other relatives and friends come too...
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Posted Dec 20, 2010 - 5:59 pm

I see visions from A Christmas Story....Fa Rah Rah Rah Rah


We ordered from our favorite Japanese place on Saturday. They somehow got my name as Henry. :confused:

That's great if my DAD was the one ordering...

GO BRUINS!


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Posted Dec 20, 2010 - 6:35 pm

We ordered from our favorite Japanese place on Saturday. They somehow got my name as Henry. :confused:

That's great if my DAD was the one ordering...


Cindy Henry... Yea I can see it...
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Posted Dec 20, 2010 - 6:43 pm

We do a fish fry and grill fresh shrimp on Christmas Eve, with tons of fancy sides. Christmas morning I fix something light before we open our gifts and head over to moms for a huge brunch. We have dinner at my grandparents, which has always been ham sandwiches on homemade buns. She makes the best buns in the world, so sandwiches are perfect!
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Posted Dec 20, 2010 - 7:58 pm

We don't cook a Christmas dinner. We have the big breakfast, so for the rest of theday we have chicken nuggets from chick-fil-a, ham rolls assorted cheeses and crackers, veg tray with dip , cookies and candy. If some gets hungry they just grab something.

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Posted Dec 20, 2010 - 8:02 pm

Cindy Henry... Yea I can see it...


I used to get "Denise" a lot on my take out orders.

"Denise?! Where did they get that?!" I would say to myself as I picked up the order.

Then I realized... when they ask for my name, I would say "it's Cindy." I guess that's where "Denise" came from. Now I just say "Cindy."

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Posted Dec 21, 2010 - 5:00 am

Going with a ham, some side dishes, and several deserts. I'm trying to work up motivation for fresh bread, but I'll just buy some rolls.

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Posted Dec 21, 2010 - 7:23 am

Depends on which Christmas Dinner you are asking about, we have a large family so we actually will have a "Christmas Dinner" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thursday we are trying something different and will have chicken strips and bread from Cane's, cole slaw from KFC and my mom will be making a small dish of lasagna. I am pregnant and had to veto lasagna for everyone because the smell of it makes me nauseous right now, and my DH didn't want pizza so we decided on chicken strips. Friday we will be having a potluck style dinner, but the main dishes will be Grandma's Chicken Popeye, probably Ham (don't remember for sure), corn casserole, and I have no clue what else is being made. Saturday we will have Ham, hashbrown casserole, a salad, deviled eggs, and green bean casserole. Of course we will be having all kinds of sweets at each of these as well.

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Posted Dec 21, 2010 - 7:36 am

The same dinner as Thanksgiving...with a few extras for Christmas Dinner! My whole family loves my Mom's Turkey dinners so we have it on both holidays. I can't wait! Christmas Eve my mom make a lasagna, Meatballs, salad and garlic bread.
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Posted Dec 21, 2010 - 7:52 am

We are Polish, so we have traditional "wigilia" dinner on the 24th- no meat, lots of fish, soups, potatoes, potato salad, fruit. On Christmas day it's usually fancy stuffed porkchops and some ham with a few sides. the 24th is the big dinner, not so much the 25th.
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Posted Dec 21, 2010 - 9:15 am

I would love to make a honey baked spiral ham, but my family wants lasagna, so my daughter and I are making lasagna to see whos is better.




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