What do you usually prepare for Christmas?

@ricknkae (1726)
United States
December 3, 2007 3:38pm CST
What are your favorite dishes to prepare or eat ? What makes you feel like it's really Christmas? How many hours will you spend cooking? or will you have it made ? What is your worst food related story for Christmas ? lol
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@makatas (1101)
• Greece
4 Dec 07
Like Americans use to have turkey at Thanksgiving day, we use to have turkey at Christmas. Its a part of our tradition i guess. Sometimes we choose to have roasted pork instead, and with that we get many many other little thingies like appetizers and rice or potatoes grilled. Our meals arent every year the same. But we always have family cooked food, its not nice to order from outside in such a nice family occasion.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
14 Dec 07
This is going to sound silly but years back when I was a child my Grandmother got me hooked on Chocolate Covered Cherries. For all of my teen and adult years food wise it just doesn't seem like Christmas until I get a box of Chocolate Covered Cherries. Often 'Santa' will bring me a box and I have been known to eat the whole box myself. Ok, I know you were talking meals but I never know what is going to be involved as we still have Christmas dinner at my Mom's house and she usually emails the week before "will you bring ......" and usually a list of what other sisters are bringing.
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
14 Dec 07
No no it doesn't sound silly at all .... I think everyone has a lil something that hey "need" to really feel like christmas To me it doesn't feel like Christmas if I don't make my own chocolate chips and give them around But the best part for me is the family gathering though .... MERRY CHRISTMAS!
• Philippines
5 Dec 07
i really love christmas! and i really love to cook specially in christmas season.i want to prepare a fruit salad it is my favorite food in chrstmaseven there is no other food but the fruit salad is still there im also happy.because fruit salad is the first dessert that i had learned from my mom and i like the taste of that food. and it is healthy because it is only a fruits and it has no cholesterol or even fats.lol...........and fruit salad is good to our health specially on kids,but remember too much of foods is not also good to us because it makes us too much fat.hahahaha..
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
6 Dec 07
Fruit salad would not have been my first guess when thinking about Christmas dessert ... but it is nice to think about all the different ways to celebrate We all enjoy different things, and I liek a good fruit salad too but more during the summer though... Thank you for your testimony
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
4 Dec 07
I love cooking for Christmas. I start baking the week before. I make about 5 different types of cookies. I make chocolate and peanut butter fudge. I make payday candy and chow mien noodle candy. I'll bake cranberry and pumpkin breads. For dinner we will have ham,potatoes,candied yams,pistachio salad,biscuits,and lasagna for dinner. We used to have prime rib too,but we cant afford it this year. I'll bake dutch apple.egg nog and pecan pies for dessert. I don't have a worse food story. So far everything has turned out great.
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
6 Dec 07
Hmmm sounds yummy ... Can I come over ?:D LOL
@sebs89 (56)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
Well normally it would be traditional xmas dinner but this year we are going to have a BBQ and of course family traditional TRIFFLE followed by xmas cake and liquores Merry Xmas To You and Your Loved Ones
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
8 Dec 07
Merry Christmas to you too
@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
3 Dec 07
I cook a big dinner and it takes two days. When I was working I took off Christmas eve and christmas day. I make the ham, candy carrots, and two pumpkin pies on Christmas Eve. I also make the sweek potatos the night before too. I also put sourkrat and pork in a slowcooker for over night. On Christmas day my husband make the mashed potatoes and the turkey. I have been cooking dinner for seventeen years and having the family over. Some years it is a few for dinner some times a lot of people show up. I hate not having enough so I learned how to use left overs. I bake two pumpkin pies a year now just to make sure I have enough. I have been very luck and do not really have any worst food stories. I hope that I never do. I wish all a Merry Christmas
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Sounds very yummy Merry Christmas to you too! :)
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Well in my house every year I like my tradition of pork roast. I have gor it down to a science. That way I don't have to spend hours in the kitchen. Everything is made in one roaster pan. I slit holes in the pork and add black peppercorns, and fresh garlic, and wrap in bacon. Surrounding the roast I will place baby red potatoed, baby carrots & baby onions. The other sides vary from year to year. Dessert is always up in the air. Happy Holidays!!
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@neenasatine (2842)
• Philippines
18 Jan 08
i usually prepare desserts, pasta, barbecue and noodles. the preparation usually took me for almost 8 hours.