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#61 hockeyfanamo  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 29, 2015 - 11:09 am

On to the Christmas meal now! My Aunt is hosting about 10 of us and making her famous chili with a toppings bar on Christmas Eve. We are each bringing a finger food to add to the table. I'll cook a small ham and a couple of sides for itty bitty and I on Christmas. What are ya'll planning?

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Posted Nov 29, 2015 - 11:45 am

We started talking about it last night. Thinking about smoking a couple of briskets and maybe a roast (might smoke that also - thats a lot of beef lol). Probably some loaded mashed potatoes and the stuff to go along with it. Probably a bunch of cookies, maybe my Kahlua Cheescake and whatever else comes to mind. Christmas Day we usually end up doing a brunch with Paula Deen's French Toast Casserole, Hashbrown Casserole, Bacon and Sausage. Christmas Day dinner not sure about that one yet. Couple years ago we did home made chinese, Amond Boneless Chicken, Egg Rolls, Pot Stickers.



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Posted Nov 29, 2015 - 10:23 pm

I need to get through eight nights of Hanukkah first.  I'm hoping to come up with something nice besides latkes and sufignyot...



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Posted Nov 30, 2015 - 2:53 pm

I was trying to downsize Christmas dinner this year because I usually make as much as I do for Thanksgiving... I don't know if it will fly with the kids though, they are into traditions...

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Posted Nov 30, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Holidays are all about tradition :)

 

I guess I'm just a sentimental person.



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Posted Dec 1, 2015 - 6:29 am

I need to get through eight nights of Hanukkah first. I'm hoping to come up with something nice besides latkes and sufignyot...

Are there traditional items each night or just whatever is special to you and your family?

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Posted Dec 1, 2015 - 8:44 am

Christmas is generally lasagna made on Christmas Eve. I do a big breakfast Christmas morning and do a lot of baking on Christmas Eve. DH has informed me that he would like a meal similar to Thanksgiving this year...only problem with that is I do all the cooking and baking alone...I guess we'll see what happens; it already seems like I will have a long Christmas Eve.

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Posted Dec 1, 2015 - 7:44 pm

Are there traditional items each night or just whatever is special to you and your family?

Only the latkes and sufignyot, although I believe some tie dairy meals to Hanukkah in a salute to Yahudit/Judith.  I was not raised with that minhag/tradition, but may attempt to incorporate a few dairy meals in to the eight nights.



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Posted Dec 26, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Our Festive Meal was roasted standing rib roast with red wine au jus and horsey sauce, carrot souffle, and yorkshire pudding. Simple and basic, but ooo la la! Yummmmy!
(No photos of the carrot souffle)

Brenda made pumpkin pie and snickerdoodle cookies, but by the time I retired for the night, none of us have had any pie yet. More for the rest of the weekend!

 

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Yorkshire Pudding in skillet
Look at that puff!

 

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Plated Yorkie

George did a marvelous job.

 

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Roast Beast
Dry aged in home fridge for five days. Rosemary, thyme, and garlic rub seasoning rubbed on the day before.
Reverse sear roasted a la The Food Lab.


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Posted Dec 27, 2015 - 9:56 pm

I did 2 Top Sirloin Roasts (smoked them with a nice dry rub), mashed potatoes, honey glazed carrots, corn, mac n cheese (from scratch), gravy, rolls and then lots of cookies and we had various dips we made for appetizers. Roast was outstanding, first time I have smoked one these and will NOT be the last.






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