So what's for Christmas dinner?

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So what's for Christmas dinner?
Wed, 12-09-2009 - 7:45pm

What do you plan on making for Christmas dinner?



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Wed, 12-09-2009 - 8:35pm
baked turkey breast green bean casserole rice dressing .. gluten free bread of some sort... i'd debating if i'm brave enough to try a gluten free pie... if not i'll just let alex and dh pick what type they want *so probably apple and pumpkin* i'll also be making gingerbread men with alex the day or two before while Lily is napping. i feel like i'm missing another side...
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Wed, 12-09-2009 - 9:24pm

Instead of a pie, you could do a gluten free fruit crumble. Or, there is always gluten free cake or brownie mix...

These rolls are very expensive, since you only get 4 in a package, but I was really pleasantly surprised at how "authentic" they were...especially warm! I tried them for Thanksgiving - they were a wonderful treat! I found them in the supermarket.


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Wed, 12-09-2009 - 9:40pm

Well, I don't cook a Christmas dinner. Long story short--my mom never did and so a big dinner is not normal to me, lol! I finally asked her about it one year. She said that the 1st year she was married, she decided that she did not want to be stuck in the kitchen on Christmas Day. Works for me!

We usually just do more snack-y type food that my kids request. Stuff that we don't have much on a regular basis. Toasted ravioli is always requested by ds; it's a St. Louis thing, if you've never had it. Other requests so far are hot cheese/Rotel dip w/tortilla chips & chicken tenders. I still need to check w/my older kids to get their requests. I usually also cut up some fruit & veggies so that there is at least the token healthy stuff.


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Wed, 12-09-2009 - 9:47pm

My mom takes care of Christmas Dinner, and we just bring sides to pass. My mom is making Honey Baked Ham, twice baked potatoes and a few more sides. I am bringing green bean casserole, and another dish that has yet to be told to me.

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Thu, 12-10-2009 - 8:26am

Well our menu hasn't been finalized as of yet.

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Thu, 12-10-2009 - 10:08am

Not sure yet.

Susan, mom to Sam 11 and Connor 9
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Thu, 12-10-2009 - 10:41am

It looks like Christmas Eve will be lasagna, salad and garlic bread.

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Thu, 12-10-2009 - 11:48am

This year it will be prime rib, fried shrimp, baked potatoes, salad, and rolls. I think dessert is going to be key lime pie and a caramel cake.


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Thu, 12-10-2009 - 12:25pm

Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, asparagus, glazed carrots, salad, rolls.

I have to come up with a second entree and I don't yet know what that'll be.

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Thu, 12-10-2009 - 1:00pm

We do something different every year we are home, because DH's family has the same menu every year (prime rib, popovers, green bean casserole). We've done stuffed crown roast of pork, venison, duck, seafood get the idea.

It may be turkey, since I have one in the freezer and we didn't cook our own at Thanksgiving, or it may be something completely different.