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post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by bmcneal View Post

 

Please tell me more about this. I *love* pickles, and I like McDonald's chicken biscuits because the chicken tastes like it was marinated in pickle juice.

I think she spreads cream cheese on either deli ham or dried beef (from the deli) and then wraps that around pickles.  I eat as many as I can when she makes them :)  

post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by iowaorganic View Post

I think she spreads cream cheese on either deli ham or dried beef (from the deli) and then wraps that around pickles.  I eat as many as I can when she makes them :)  

 

Holy cow! That sounds *so* good! eat.gif yummy.gif

post #23 of 34
my grammy does something similar with deli ham, cream cheese, and green onions... love it! y'all are making me hungry, i shouldnt have read this right before i should be heading to bed, lol.

im not sure about ours yet... most likely a ham (gotta have a ham bone for black eyed peas on new years smile.gif ) and fairly traditional
post #24 of 34

My grandma used to make dinner every year. It has been 6 years sinc she passed away so I decided to follow in her footsteps and make her dinner. So we are having a shrimp/chicken gumbo over rice with garlic bread., some southern sweet tea, and a yummy rum cake :)

post #25 of 34

My sister is planning the meal for our family, so I'm not exactly sure what we're having (I think she was talking about ham balls), but I think we are having date pudding for dessert!  joy.gif  Yummy! Can't wait!  eat.gif

post #26 of 34

I fleshed out my menu.

 

We're having:

 

Roasted duck

Potatoes and shallots(roasted in duck fat)

Parnsips in honey

Sweet red cabbage

Orange scented sugar-snap peas

Ginger-pear chutney

Orange-cranberry jelly

Spice cake with orange glaze

 

 

Noms.  eat.gif

post #27 of 34
Well now we're having friends over just before Christmas, so I get to make a yummy dinner after all! I'm making:

*Nigella Lawson's chicken and sausage bake
*Scalloped potatoes
*Green beans sautéed with caramelized onions
*Butter lettuce and edamame salad with creamy dill dressing
*Russian teacakes and chocolate crinkles for dessert
post #28 of 34

I was hoping to find a thread like this today. I have our menu planned but nothing is set in stone yet! Still cruising for ideas. :)

Appetizers: cheese platter and ginger/cardamom toasted pecans

 

Winter salad (spinach, dried cherries, goat cheese, walnuts etc.)

Apple squash soup

 

Brined and roasted turkey

Mashed potatoes

Brussels sprouts with orange sauce

Carrots with honey and ginger

Sourdough rolls with butter

 

Dessert: pear custard pie or vanilla ice cream with homemade caramel sauce

 

After dessert: Chocolate covered nuts and fruit, coffee with Bailey's, egg nog

 

Yummy!!!

post #29 of 34

Reading this through just reminded me I haven't decided on a stuffing! Anyone want to share their most favourite recipes or tips etc?

post #30 of 34

Our stuffing is super basic - bread crumbs, onion, celery, parsley, butter and seasoning (salt, pepper and poutry seasoning). I love it and could devour it by the cupful. I'm afraid I can't give you any tips, because I don't tend to like fancier stuffings (the ones with chestnuts, or dried fruit, or whatever) anywhere near as wel.

 

Your dinner sounds amazing.

post #31 of 34

Well, turns out we're having homemade pizza for Christmas dinner. :) Not at all traditional, but summer-friendly and extremely delish.

 

Not sure if that'll be for dinner or lunch, and what we'll be having for the other meal. Probably a platter with fancy cheese, chips and dip etc.

post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post

Our stuffing is super basic - bread crumbs, onion, celery, parsley, butter and seasoning (salt, pepper and poutry seasoning). I love it and could devour it by the cupful. I'm afraid I can't give you any tips, because I don't tend to like fancier stuffings (the ones with chestnuts, or dried fruit, or whatever) anywhere near as wel.

 

Your dinner sounds amazing.

 

I have never had any fancy stuffing. DF doesn't even like celery or onion in his, so usually ours is kind of plain. I don't mind, though, because I do love stuffing. I've never had/heard of putting chestnuts or fruit or anything in it, the most "fancy" I've heard of is with oysters, which I guess is kind of fancy, but doesn't suit my tastes. 

 

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Originally Posted by Smokering View Post

Well, turns out we're having homemade pizza for Christmas dinner. :) Not at all traditional, but summer-friendly and extremely delish.

 

Not sure if that'll be for dinner or lunch, and what we'll be having for the other meal. Probably a platter with fancy cheese, chips and dip etc.

 

That all sounds really tasty! (I never think about it not being really cold/winter time everywhere for Christmas. It just doesn't compute. redface.gif But... I don't remember a lot of stuff, lately, so...)

post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by bmcneal View Post

 

I have never had any fancy stuffing. DF doesn't even like celery or onion in his, so usually ours is kind of plain. I don't mind, though, because I do love stuffing. I've never had/heard of putting chestnuts or fruit or anything in it, the most "fancy" I've heard of is with oysters, which I guess is kind of fancy, but doesn't suit my tastes. 

 

I've seen quite a few recipes with dried cranberries, a few with raisins, a couple with citrus (only peels, I think - orange or lemon), and several with chestnuts or walnuts (the chestnuts are more common). Oh - and I've seen at least one with dried apricots. A lot of them have the giblets, too. I don't mind stuffing with the giblets, but I prefer it without.

post #34 of 34

Christmas Day dinner is just my husband, son and I. I always make pretty much the same thing - 

 

- Norwegian meatballs with dill gravy

- Mashed potatoes

- Sauteed kale with garlic and onions

- Croissant rolls

- Cranberry sauce (I usually serve lingonberries, but I couldn't find any this year)

 

Plus glogg to drink and cookies for dessert. 

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