Are You Having Anything Special For Christmas Dinner?

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
December 20, 2007 11:23pm CST
I've been sitting for awhile now, trying to figure out what I would like to fix for Christmas dinner. I usually have another Turkey type dinner like I usually have for Thanksgiving...uh, but as some of my friends here will remember, I didn't have that this past Thanksgiving, because a friend of mine had given me frozen duck breasts...so thought I would be real fancy smancy and have an "exquisite" feast of duck..like gee, if you go to an expensive restaurant one would pay a small fortune for a duck dinner. Well needless to say, if my friends remember, my Thanksgiving duck dinner was a disaster...no, I AM a good cook and prepared the duck wonderfully...I just didn't like the taste of duck...LOL. Well least I know what they mean by the term that a food like duck is "gamey"--so won't go rushing out to eat duck in this lifetime again. So...do I have a Turkey dinner? Nah...I was sitting thinking to myself..gee, I haven't had a nice Roast Beef dinner in ages....really can't remember when I had it last. So now I'm thinking..mmmmmm..kind of sounds good to me a nice Roast Beef Dinner with mushroom and wine gravy, plus maybe fix up potatoes au gratin (from scratch..not a boxed thing like Betty Crocker) and lemon-buttered green bean almondine. For dessert...haven't figured that one out yet, but might make my cranberry-walnut bread (only has about 100 ingredients in it..LOL)--oh and plan to get some eggnog! :) So---folks..what are you planning for Christmas dinner...anything special?
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@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
21 Dec 07
We are having a nice quiet dinner for two at home. I am fixing ribs, and some buttered noodles, some pickled beets and eggs, some corn and maybe some rolls. Your's sounds great. Yum.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Pickled beets, ahhhhh. I am the only one in my family that loves beets cooked any way. I may grow some in my garden this coming year. Thanks for this idea as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Dec 07
You and me both GRANDPA--I LOVE pickled beets..mmm, might add that to the menu--hehee Know what makes buttered noodles a little nicer..add a sprinkle of parsley and toss and mix in the noodles
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Russian salad dressing poured over buttered noodles is also delicious. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
21 Dec 07
I will have stuffed artichokes and mushroom dishes. I don't eat more during holidays, but I watch more movies. I am not going to cook, my boyfriend will cook. He does very good job. I will do dishes....lol
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
22 Dec 07
Hehe..so you get stuck doing the dishes..appropriate. My great-grandmother used to say, good cooks don't wash dishes..uh, think that was her way out of getting to do them....LOL
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
22 Dec 07
Good news, not many dishes, just two of us on Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve we are in my friend house...
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
21 Dec 07
well I know we are having ham and daughter in law that dont alk english is making it. we are to bring other things like yams and I am goin gto make some home made rolls which I do about once a year. The only thing I have a time with here is getting it to rise like it should so am thinking warm oven for setting on the counter just dont let it rise like it should. No teling what this dinner will turn out like lol as ya know thanksgiving was a disaster for we had no meat. we didnt get it that we was to do the turkey lolol bad communication there and now she isnt tring to talk any english what so ever and grand son dont translte right he hates to do it.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Dec 07
What kind of rolls are you making? I usually make homemade biscuits from scratch and add some shredded cheese and herbs to the mixture...or maybe might make my sweet potato biscuits. I hope things work out with your Christmas dinner
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
22 Dec 07
just plain rolls the kids like them and I so hope that dinner goes alot better than thankgiving! lol aat least am hopeing that we have this one planed better lololol
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Well, lets see. If I go over to my sisters, they will be having prime rib, ham and sausage and a million other side dishes. Or, I could heat up leftover pizza from Thanksgiving or I could hunt around for an open White Castle. I could even cook something up for myself like fishsticks and fries. I would prefer a turkey dinner. But since it is Christmas, I might have to settle for chestnuts roating on an open fire. Which reminds me, that when I woke up this morning, I found myself trying to figure out how many words rhyme with roast. Let's see, there is toast, ghost, most, post, coast, host, boast and...roast, maybe that is what I am having and don't know it yet. with some toast, maybe. Decisions, decisions.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Thanks for adding that one.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Well I hope you get a chance to go over to your sister's. Sounds like they'll have a better meal than your plans...LOL..Leftover pizza from Thanksgiving? Uh, I sure hope you froze it and hasn't turned into a science experiment. Hehe
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Well, I will have to spend a few hours hunting around in the fridge and the freezer to see what is in there. lol. One day I hope to have enough resources to have Christmas dinner catered and go all out. You'll be invited of course...lol. I am tired of not being able to have my own shindig for Christmas. Things have got to change.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
21 Dec 07
hmmmmmmmmm......mylot must be lagging in their email notifications cause I never got this one. Anyways, I'm coming over and bringing Tigger and Simba with me for Christmas dinner. lol They can socialize with Pyewacket and your other cat (fergot name) while we enjoy dinner and chat. :-) lol We are having ham with mashed taters/gravy along with corn/carrots and lord knows what else. I always end up with the other 2 kids pitching in on what to make. Kids meaning daughter and hubby.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Sure, come on over...do you have your Nimbus 2000 broom handy to fly over...heheee..complete with little basket for your kitties to ride in? Kissy is the name of my other kitty :)
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• United States
21 Dec 07
Nooooo g/f...I have upgraded to a Kirby G 6 fully loaded so now I have a nifty bag for my lil ones to ride in. I'll be there in 1/2 shake of a lamb's tail. I don't recall you really talking about Kissy but knew you had another cat. Always hear about Pyewacket. Poor Kissy wants to share in the limelight too ,ya know.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Photo Of My Other Kitty~~Kissy - image of Kissy
I know..I do tend to talk about Pyewacket more...so to give equal time..here's a picture of Kissy
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 Dec 07
having the same boring old ham etc dinner. Not even buying a Bakers Square pie this time. Got a Pumpkin Pie in the freezer to cook though the day before. As long as I don't eat it then. I had suggested Rock Cornish Game Hens for dinner but nooooooooooooo. HAHAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
21 Dec 07
Cornish hens, yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy. My daughter has no clue what they taste like being I always 'happen' to prepare them when she's not around. lol
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Dec 07
My..what a surprise to see you..LOL ;) I actually love ham, but I never have a ham dinner until New Year's Day...tradition from way back with my great-grandmother. Cornish game hens are good too! And the one great thing about them they don't take ages to cook like a turkey or even a big roaster chicken
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 Dec 07
I love Cornish Game hens because they don't take forever and you cook one for each person as well. Makes serving and clean up a lot easier also. HAHAHAHA! And I say dads lazy? Too funny. I am the dishwasher in my household and I hate the holiday dishes. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Well, I think we're having turkey at my brother's xmas eve, and then either turkey again or ham at his girlfriend's on xmas day. At least if my sister is cooking I'm pretty sure I'll be able to eat - hope she picks the turkey rather than my brother who doesn't seem to believe my allergies. I have to get in my 23.5 hours of work during the week, but I've kind of let my client know that while Tuesday might be short, I can at least feed her. Because my sister will be in town with my uncle, I can spend more time working on Weds, normally my short day, to make up the time.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Dec 07
What kind of allergies do you have? Going to give some of the turkey to any of the kitties? Hey they need a Christmas dinner too. I'm sure my kitties will love the roast beef I'm going to have :)
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Oh LORD, its easier to list what foods I know I'm NOT allergic to than to list the ones I am allergic to. Butterball turkey, for example, injects stuff, including corn starch or was it corn oil, anyway, a corn protein & that makes Butterballs off the list. Corn is my absolute enemy - take an allergy shot & hopefully I won't need another tomorrow. I probably ought to make sure that the bro got the right one, will have to ask my sis to ask - we can barely talk.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
22 Dec 07
I don't like Butterball turkeys myself with all that crap they inject into it...rather get shady brook farms
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@BarBaraPrz (20073)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Dec 07
I'm going over to my cousin's place for Christmas dinner. I believe she will be serving turkey. Last year, we met on Boxing Day (Dec. 26) and she served a prime rib roast with roasted potatoes.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Dec 07
A lot of people seem to like prime rib roast...that would be too much for me as I'm only cooking for me and the kitties.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Your dinner sounds really good. For Christmas dinner I'm having a spiral honey ham and sweet potatoes casserole, some mashed potatoes with gravy, I'm not sure of what veggie yet, rolls, cinnamon apple sauce, my special jello cake and bread pudding. Oh and I can't forget the pumpkin pie. Now I'm really hungry.:)
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Reading what everyone is having is making me hungry too :) Bread pudding..gee, I haven't made that in years...who knows, might have that...nice and light after a heavy meal
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
21 Dec 07
My boyfriend got a ham as a christmas bonus at work. So we are having that for dinner. I am not sure what else we will have with it. Probably mashed potatoes w/gravy and whatever else my DIL decides to buy.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Oh~~that's great he got that ham as a Christmas bonus....can't beat free food..LOL
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
24 Dec 07
Well I must say your dinner sounds very tasty. I won't be cooking this year. Wow I've cooked so many years in a row now, but I've been invited to my brothers house. I think he is making a ham dinner. My kids are on their own this year lol.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Dec 07
So you get the day/night off from cooking? LOL. Hey can't beat that. So you won't be working at that retirement/nursing home community??
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
24 Dec 07
Well usually I cook Christmas dinner at my house, but this year my brother invited me over. Mondays and Tuesdays are my days off from the retirement home. I am however getting overtime this week, as the day cook is taking wed, thurs,friday off, so I have to cover her shift as well. Anyway My boss will be cooking Christmas dinner. He gives all the staff the day off. Because he doesn't get to see his kids until sometime after Christmas, as they live out of town.
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@lbinkley (1078)
• United States
24 Dec 07
First of all let me say... MMMMMMMMM. And... can I come to dinner at your house? LOL. Sounds really yummy!!!! For the last 5 years or so I have always made a turkey for Christmas dinner. I love turkey, as does my husband. We lived out of state away from family though... so we just made what we wanted and called it good. Unfortunately he won't be home for Christmas this year. Well, I am going to my moms though because we live near family once again, and she is making ham and potatoes, and I am not sure what else... but I know we are having a brownie trifle for desert! YUM! When my husband gets home we will probably have a get together with friends and have our annual Christmas turkey at that time...
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Dec 07
I love turkey too, but I opted for the roast beef only since I haven't had a good roast beef dinner in ages, and really looking forward to it. Oh, that brownie trifle sounds great! Can I have some?? LOL
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
23 Dec 07
well i am going to my moms if we are all feeling better and we are gonna have ham,garlic mashed potatoes,scalloped potatoes, brocolli with cheese,corn, homemade rolls,lasangna, and home made apple pies.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Dec 07
I should stay away from this discussion as reading everyone's responses makes me so hungry! LOL I was reading someone else's response and they said they were going to have an apple crumble as dessert so I'm thinking...mmmmm....so looked up recipes..now I know what I'm having for dessert...and relatively easy to make too. Sure hope you all feel better! (((hugs)))
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Dec 07
I don't plan to do any cooking for Christmas, pyewacket. My youngest daughter is preparing dinner again, and she has vowed to get my dinner to me somehow. We have even kicked around the idea of my going to visit her-weather permitting- if we can arrange transportation. If all else fails I will simply eat an ordinary meal that I can whip up in short order.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
23 Dec 07
I sure hope things work out this time round, as I remember what happened..or shoul I say didn't happen on Thanksgiving. I do hope you have something of a special Christmas though :)
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• United States
21 Dec 07
Wow! reading oyur post made me really hungry. I am having italian beef with peppers, green been casarole, and potato salad.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
23 Dec 07
Reading everyone's posts here what they're having has been making my mouth drool..lol. What Italian beef?? A special recipe?
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@GardenGerty (100304)
• United States
21 Dec 07
I was thinking beef roast myself. I have offered to fix a dinner for my son and family, but I have not heard whether they are accepting the offer. I have also had some great pork roasts lately. I am still undecided. It will not be a duck, LOL!
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
22 Dec 07
Nope...no way am I doing duck again..LOL
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• United States
21 Dec 07
I just got the meat today for dinner, but we are having dinner on Christmas eve because the kids are going to other family members on Christmas day. We always have boneless rib roast for dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, candied carrots, broccoli, and butternut squash. Desert is chocolate cream pie, banana cream pie, or home made bread pudding made from home made bread. I might make grape sauce for the pudding if everybody wants it. Just a basic dinner for us.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
22 Dec 07
Just a basic dinner?? Gee, what do you do for fancy dinners? LOL Reading everyone's responses here is making me darn hungry!
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
21 Dec 07
Hi pyewacket, Your dinner sounds yummy. I love homemade roast beef dinners, and they're a treat that we don't have very often. The only Christmas dinner that 'I cook,' is the one we had last Sunday, during that horrific blizzard. As you know, we ordered in (chicken from Swiss Chalet), for anyone here, who knows of this place. We had their 'festive special,' which includes stuffing, and a choice of sides, plus a small box of Lyndt chocolates for everyone. It was 'nice' but I had wanted to cook. If we were staying home, I'd have chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, peas, and glazed carrots. This is what I originally planned for our dinner, before I hurt my leg. However, we are invited to a friends place, and my daughter really wants to go. It's one of her best friend's, family dinner. I'm friends with her mom, but we don't see each other as often anymore, and I find it awkward. They'll have a traditional turkey dinner, with all of the trimmings. I contribute a plate of treats, candy, etc., as this is all she asks. She likes to do the dinner herself. This year, I just feel like staying home with my daughter, however ... We go away for a week to my sister's on the 27th, so I wouldn't mind this time at home.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
23 Dec 07
Oh, no! Does that mean you'll be missing in action here for a week..wwwahhhh. How did you hurt your leg anyway if I may ask. I'm sometimes invited out for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners with different friends, but I guess I'm like you...I love to cook and have been cooking special dinners all the time since I don't know when so it would feel very strange for me (and I guess to you too) when I don't cook
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• Canada
24 Dec 07
I'm looking forward to 'getting away from it all,' for this time, but will sorely miss being here, as well. There's a possibility that I'll be able to 'sneak online,' a couple of times, when everyone else is otherwise occupied. If I do get this chance, I won't be able to spend nearly as long as I normally do. I hope I don't miss 'too much' here. Thanks for your kind words about my absence:) As for my leg, I've had major feet and leg problems for years. Some of the things are hereditary. When I hurt my leg two weeks ago, all I did was walk 'quickly' across the kitchen. I was feeling really good that morning, and didn't take my 'usual precautions' of always being careful in how I walk etc. I guess that's what happens when I'm absent minded. Our dinner plans have changed, and we'll be staying home now, as far as I know, on Christmas Day. We'll be having the originally scheduled menu, that I put on hold a week ago, and there'll be just me, my daughter, and Anna Belle, of course. We'll have to plan something for dessert, as that's the only thing that's missing.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Dec 07
Ekk...don't tell me about foot problems...that's what I've been having lately..foot and ankle problems...some days I can hardly walk around in my own apt and feel about a hundred years old...I decided to do a cold sage compress thing for my ankles and feet...heck I rely on that compress for just about everything, so thought, hey maybe should give it a go. It's been kind of depressing the way my feet/ankles have been. I want to get out and do some serious walking around town, even maybe walk to the shopping mall near me (no car so do have to walk) but if I can hardly walk in my own home don't think I could hoof it over to the mall...not that I'd have oodles of money to spend but just to browse Your dinner plans changed again? LOL..Well maybe you feel better about that now...hey and give Anna Belle some extra treats there.. :)
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
26 Dec 07
I wasn't expecting to be home but flood waters changed my plans. I had a turkey thigh roll in the freezer and found I could cook it frozen so I had turkey with roast potato, sweet potato, peas and corn, some yummy pan gravy and cranberry jelly. A also prepared a second plate for later or the next day but Lucy ate that one while I was on the phone. The meal was splendid snd really delicious...for dessert I had mulberry pie that my friend had surprised me with the previous day.
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