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Posted: 12/21/2012 1:51:18 PM
Been awhile since I started this thread, but figure it's time.

Feel free to share menus & memories of Holiday meals.

Today? We're having a pancake & sausage supper. Mom's doing the cooking (Hooray)

Saturday. We're baking bread for gifts--an unbroken tradition for my 88 year old mom! She needs to do it & I get to knead, too! We're talking meatball subs & pizza for supper.

Sunday, sunday, sunday... Mom's been jonesing for dumplings. I cooked up wings & thighs to make her a broth. We're gonna share the dinner work on Sunday. I'm going to fry the parts for fried chicken & she's making the (drop) dumplings. What are 'drop' dumplings? They are similar to baking powder biscuits. You make a non-rolled batter & drop by spoonfulls into simmering broth. Cover tightly (no-peeking!) & they are light as a feather!

Monday (Christmas Eve). We're talking seafood. Might do a shrimp boil & maybe 'poor man's lobster. I have some oysters in the freezer & might do fried oysters, too.

Christmas Day. Baked ham & sides! More later on that!

Your turn!


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 12/21/2012 3:12:55 PM
Great thread!

That is great that you have a tradition of giving bread as gifts! I'm sure your mom's recipients are happy to receive! We will give a few gifts of cookies around the neighborhood. The dumplings sound good too.

We are still thinking about what to eat for Christmas Eve dinner. Christmas dinner will be made by my MIL, I'm certain it will be delicious, she is a fantastic gourmet home cook, but they really have no traditions in many areas.

So I will be looking for ideas for Christmas Eve dinner. My first thought is something with shrimp...

Christmas morning will be a Dutch baby, eggs and home made orange julius.



~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 12/21/2012 4:36:54 PM
What a fun thread!

Tonight we are having leftovers. Hamburger steaks, smashed potatoes and corn.

We're traveling to my parents tomorrow so who knows what we will be eating there but I'm sure it will be good.

Christmas Eve will be deli trays and lots of appetizers.

I'm thinking about a breakfast casserole for Christmas, or maybe waffles.

Christmas dinner will be turkey and the fixings.

Daniel, what a nice tradition with the breads. A friend of my moms used to make me the best sour dough loaves.

Heidi, I love Dutch babies. They're so good!


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Posted: 12/22/2012 10:49:57 AM
Everything sounds so good, since I am seeing this right before lunch! LOL!! Hubby is off hunting again, so I will be low keying it here food wise. Sandwiches, soup, etc! Why cook if you don't have to, right? We have a tradition to have a roast for Christmas ( started out with venison ) but lately it hasn't been that good. So now we have sirloin tip roast. Will share more later. Ran some errands this morning -- of all things I had to buy cat food in this craziness! Wasn't too bad though. It was either today or closer to Christmas -- took my chances today! LOL! Hope everyone is enjoying your day. Stay safe for those who are travelling.

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Posted: 12/22/2012 11:03:16 AM
Bread's done. And it turned out wonderful! Mom had the dough made & proofing when I got up. She had no problems--didn't need me to knead! I flopped the dough over for her to do the 2nd proof & played oven master for the baking (@ mom's request). Had her check before I took it out & it looks & smells good. She also did the traditional 'fried dough' on her own. She pulls off a bit of the dough, lets it proof & 'frys' it in shortening. Came out golden brown & (according to her) delicious!

We're still talking about Christmas Eve supper. I wouldn't mind getting a bakery pizza to have around regardless of whether we do seafood.

Gotta get the ham out of the freezer so I can cut off the piece for Christmas dinner. So far we're having ham, kielbasa, yams (with pecans), broccoli casserole, deviled eggs, pickles, olives & marinated artichokes & crescent rolls. Might have cole slaw, too.



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Posted: 12/23/2012 10:19:42 AM
Oooo, I'm getting hungry! We had leftover blintzes last night for dinner. They were yummy.
Thinking breakfast for dinner tonight. I like to fry up potatoes and cook them with bacon and scrambled eggs all mixed up. It's yummy too.
For Christmas dinner I cook a prime rib. We used to do turkey but everyone here is not a big fan except me. So I make a prime rib in the cast iron skillet in the oven, usually with mashed. But I got some purple potatoes from our CSA this year so I think I will try those instead. And a giant sweet potato that will feed us all! hehehe



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Posted: 12/24/2012 10:43:11 AM
Last night we decided to order from the Asian restaurant. DH got sushi, I got shrimp with walnut and we got dumplings and rice too.

Tonight we are just going to have pasta with sausage in red sauce so we won't have leftovers.

I have made sugar cookies and molasses ginger cookies and am working on the nutmeg logs. My pumpkin cranberry bread flopped. Next time I'll attend to it myself for the baking portion.

Kathy, the prime rib in the skillet sounds fantastic. Daniel, I'm so glad the bread worked out great!

I got a spiral sliced ham for New Year's brunch. DH makes a great glaze with mustard and brown sugar. Havne't figured out the rest of that menu yet.


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 12/24/2012 11:29:57 AM
LOL! Anyone having 'Chinese Turkey' (duck) for their Christmas meal?

We're having butterflied shrimp & french fries for supper. Not our traditional Christmas Eve meal, but we're both hungry for them. Might have a small lettuce salad on the side.

Don't have tons of prep to do for the Dinner tomorrow, so I'll do that in the morning. Better make myself a list, tho'. We're having a piece of ham--glazed (ready made) & pineapple slices on top. Also a piece of kielbasa. Small casseroles: scalloped taters (box mix), yams & pecans (from scratch) & brocoli with 3 cheese & ritz cracker topping. Pickles, olives & marinated artichokes & crescent rolls. Should be more than enuf!


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Posted: 12/24/2012 1:04:18 PM
Sounds yummy,Daniel! We are having pizza tonight from Papa Murphy's. We will have our traditional sirloin tip roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, and cresent rolls. I have made brownies this morning and will have apple pie for dessert tomorrow too. My guys are meat and potatoes guys, they don't like real fancy food. I hope everyone has a most wonderful and blessed Christmas!

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Posted: 12/24/2012 5:03:31 PM
We often have tourtiere for Christmas Eve dinner but this year we are taking the easy route and having what we call hamburger hash: hamburger, rice, peppers, and corn fried in the frying pan.
We do have mince pie for dessert though!

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Posted: 12/25/2012 9:54:07 AM
Well I had to go to the grocery store yesterday since we are expecting another storm. They had lobster tails on sale! So I got 3 and that's what we had for dinner. Lobster tails with garlic butter, mixed veggie and garlic mashed potatoes (from a box).
They were ok, not a lot of flavor really. I guess that's what you get with lobster on sale! hehehe

Merry Christmas everyone!



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Posted: 12/25/2012 10:20:33 AM
GC. Tourtiere is yummy! Definitely takes work tho'--if you do it from scratch. 'Course 'scratch' tastes best Do you serve yours with the traditional relish? I keep looking for piccalilli, but can't find it anywhere.

Kathy. I hearya on 'bargain' seafood. BTDT, too.

Our dinner is in the oven. I'll bake the crescent rolls while the ham & casseroles rest.


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Posted: 12/25/2012 4:57:07 PM
Prime rib is almost ready. It smells so yummy! Put purple potatoes and onions around it and making glazed carrots and a loaf of french bread.
Getting hungry just thinking about it!

Merry Christmas!



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Posted: 12/25/2012 8:44:40 PM
I haven't had piccalilli in a long time. To go with the tourtiere we all have different favourite things. My husband and one son like good old ketchup, I used to have Branston Chutney, but I haven't seen it in the stores for the last year or so. Sometimes we also eat it with pickled beets. Our family is a mix of English, Irish, French and Scottish ancestry so we have some fractured and crossover pairings when it comes to traditional meals.

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Posted: 12/26/2012 11:15:10 AM
'GC'. LOL on the ethnic BG. My 'poppy' (mom's dad) said we were 'descended from bullbitches of window shutters'. No idea what that meant but loved the line.

Our family is a mix of Scots Irish, English, Welsh & German. We also had the benefit of living in a town with heavy 'ethnic' neighborhoods...Italian & Slavic mostly. Mom (being a great cook) absorbed & learned to do yummy foods from all those sources. Example? Next door neighbor was Ukrainian married to an Italian. Her lasagna was to die for. (Mom's still needs work)

We're gearing up for the New Year's feast, but that's next week's 'Dinner Bell'.


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Posted: 12/27/2012 1:05:25 PM
Well, our tradition is usually turkey and trimmings at home with family but since family is scattered this year, we went to a local restaurant for turkey--not super exciting. But my husband made these kind of cookies for friends and neighbors. Aren't these adorable!
Bernie

Recipe and photo are from Sizza pinned on Pinterest

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Posted: 12/27/2012 10:21:47 PM
Those cookies are adorable!

We ended up having ham, twice baked potatoes, salad and green beans with some kind of sauce on them. Dessert was my cookies and a version of a buche de noel. Pretty good dinner.


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 12/28/2012 9:35:02 AM
Bernie. Those hedgehog cookies are too funny! TFS the pic.

We've actually used up almost all our leftovers from dinner! Hooray!


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Posted: 12/28/2012 11:33:59 PM
Really cute cookies. They look like they would be tasty too.
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