Do you already have a menu planned for the Christmas holidays?

Philippines
October 11, 2008 9:05am CST
Or you have a traditional menu and would go for the usual? What is it? I am thinking of planning as early as now so i can get ready with the ingredients that has long shelf life because the price of grocery items tend to shoot up once December starts. I plan on making chicken ham, spring rolls, potato salad, and blueberry cheesecake. I might change this once my husband suggests what he wants to have. I cannot do away with spring rolls (we call it "lumpia" in my dialect)since my sons love munching on it so much.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
11 Oct 08
Hi pinky, Its sad because I get excited about planning what to cook for Christmas holiday, but as you know that its just me and my husband here, and most of the people here doesn't really celebrate Christmas (not that I know)! We will probably spend our Christmas with friends. I hope that we will be in US this Christmas. Advance Merry Christmas to you and to your family.
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
Where are you now? It's the same thing here but i still insist of celebrating on the 25th for the simple sake of tradition and family bonding - just me, my husband, my two boys and my uncle. Are you leaving soon? Well, happy holidays!
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
Oh my, i thought i was responding to pehpot that's why i didn't know where you are. I am so careless. Sorry for the error. Christmas with friends is also fun. Will that be a potluck kind of celebration? At least you can cook something special for everyone. Or are you going to have the party catered by someone.
• United States
11 Oct 08
We don't really plan anything different for any of the holidays. Traditionally every year, we pretty much have the same thing for Thanksgiving and for Christmas. We have turkey and ham and some veggies of some kind. We also have mashed potoates and cold salads like potato and macaroni salad. We also have some kind of cake or pie for dessert. That's pretty much it.
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
Thanks for sharing about your plans. They are pretty traditional and it's great you get to keep it going. Your menu sounds delicious too.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
shanghai? oh it really depends on where we are going to celebrate Christmas, if I ca manage to save some I am planning (as I have said on the other topic) to spend Christmas on Baguio and our menu will consist of fresh vegetables and a lot of shrimp, chopsuey with shrimps and quail eggs
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
Yes, Lumpia Shanghai and also Vegetable Lumpia. My boys like the crispy wrapper, they don't care about the filling. I hope you can go to Baguio. I sure it will be a very romantic Christmas because it's cold and you'll probably have real pine tree for your CHristmas tree and you could cuddle by the fireplace sipping hot chocolate...hmmm what a plan! I like your menu pehpot. I might also ask my uncle to make chopsuey. Happy planning!
@bdugas (3584)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Christmas dinner is usually the same each year, with all the favorites that the family loves, baked ham, mashed potatoes, oyster dressing, baked macroni and cheese. These our main dishes. I always make a pumpkin roll and maybe a shrimp or cheese ball to munch on till dinner is ready. We usually eat at my daughter's cause she has a big kitchen table so everyone can gather around it. I must say the idea of blueberry cheesecake does sound good. Oh yes we always have potato salad too, my husband is from the south and they have potato salad with every holiday meal, so we make a small amount for him. And lets not forget the baked beans.
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
Hmmm, i can now smell and feel the Christmas spirit just thinking about the menu and everything. Your plan sounds wonderful. I mean you sure have a beautiful tradition, gathering around the kitchen table and well i wonder how does oyster dressing and pumpkin roll taste? I am Asian and my husband is Arab, so we like to blend for the menu. How do you make cheeseballs? It sounds like a great idea to have something for the family to munch on before dinner. We usually have nuts only. The blueberry cheesecake is a must in every holidays. My mother always order a big layer, but last year i managed to bake one delightful layer and everybody loved it. SO i will make the same thing this year.