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Holiday Menus
12-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Post: #1
Holiday Menus
What is on the menu for your holiday dinner?

For our family's Christmas dinner, I am making:
Ham
Plain rice(by request)
Corn
A Christmas cake
Family members are bringing:
Scalloped potatoes
Cheesy Bacon brwas
A Vegetable tray
A fruit tray
Assorted cookies


So what is on your menu? Do you cook everything? Do you have people bring a dish?

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12-20-2014, 07:47 PM
Post: #2
RE: Holiday Menus
We usually cook like crazy for Thanksgiving, but on Christmas we make a bunch of munchies/finger food. Since we retired and moved away from all family, we don't do much. Kind of sad, really.

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12-21-2014, 08:22 PM
Post: #3
RE: Holiday Menus
I've three OSU freshman joining us for dinner. I'm thinking meat and potato...just to play it safe. More to follow...

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12-22-2014, 08:00 AM
Post: #4
RE: Holiday Menus
The plan ... May be different than the reality, but this should be close...
Main meal: corn, wheat, soy and nut free due to family food allergies :0/
Ham, Maple baked beans,
Okra zucchini tomato-sauté? -whatever you call it.
Sweet potato bake, Flan

Brunch/Munchies, gift cooking and pot luck offerings:
Cream cheese and bacon stuffed peppers with and w/out blankets, Pigs in blankets,
sausage queso and Chips/crackers, Develed eggs
Maple candied pecans, assorted cookies (the ones that don't make the gift bags)
assorted fruit and nut cake/breads, pecan apple upside down pie(request) pumpkin pie.

Best of luck to all the BB&G cooks. for fabulous meals made with love and wonderful visits with friends and family.
Merry Christmas - peace joy and love -

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12-24-2014, 07:15 AM
Post: #5
RE: Holiday Menus
Kinda of repeat from last year(as there were 2major household moves in the family) a crockpot/appetizer menu.
Mini Pastys
Meatballs in a sweet/spicy sauce
Layered Taco Dip / with tortilla chips
Veggie tray
Fresh Fruit tray
Cheese Spread / with assorted crackers
Cookies
Egg Nog, Soda, Coffee

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12-29-2014, 05:37 PM
Post: #6
RE: Holiday Menus
Vegans may want to skip this part...Wink

I did a 10lb roastbeest with brussels and baked russet potato this year. As I was unsure of my guests culinary proclivities, I went with the "nothin' fancy" straight forward approach.

Dijon/cracked peppercorn medley paste...then topped with coriander seed/mustard seed/red pepper flake for the piquant crust.

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The Linne GSM(on left) was enjoyed during the prep process...The Justin Bordeaux blend(center) was decanted for 3hr then served with the beest...The straight Cab Sau Georges de Latour was popped at some point between the airing of grievances and the feats of strength if memory serves...

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12-30-2014, 07:03 PM
Post: #7
RE: Holiday Menus
Awesome! Looks great Sunset! I was searching for a buffalo prime rib, but came up short. Maybe another time. In fact my entire holiday plan shifted and nothing went as planned. It just wasn't my year I suppose. So glad your efforts turnd out so beautiful! Keep the pretty pics flowing and, Happy New Year!

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12-31-2014, 10:18 AM
Post: #8
RE: Holiday Menus
Sunset, that sounds wonderful!
2Beers, what a simple way to do it.
NEJ1T: Whatever you made was probably wonderful.

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01-05-2015, 02:39 PM
Post: #9
RE: Holiday Menus
Thank you ladies.Smile

Always eager to utilize left-overs in a fun/yummy way...I re-purposed the ribs a couple nights later. Lightly brushed with honey/sriracha glaze and roasted with duck fat yukon gold potato.

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12-20-2015, 04:07 PM
Post: #10
RE: Holiday Menus
Hard to believe it's been a year since the last postings in this thread.
We will be having Christmas at our house this year with the kids and the fuzzies along with my mom, brother, his girlfriend and at least my niece.
We all agreed to have easy snack foods pretty the same menu of what I had last year with no mini pasties, but the addition of hot mini bun sandwiches with either turkey and cheese or roast beef and cheese.
The idea of easy peasy cooking and allowing everyone to graze/ snack at their pace.
Don't get me wrong I do love having the full blown meal with all the family china, crystal stemware and silverware, but spending time without doing all the washing up is really nice too.

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