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For those of you celebrating with family soon, what are you making for dinner? My Dad and stepmom are coming over for the evening, but I am having people over all day, so I need something easy to cook. I am going in the direction of Pot Roast (cuz it kinda cooks itself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> ) scalloped potatoes, cesar salad, and a veggie dish (maybe green beans?).<br><br>
I am curious what other folks are doing. I know this is last minute, but thats my middle name. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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For the 1st time in years it is going to be just us! I'm making steak diane and . . . well, haven't got that far yet<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We're a primarily Anglo-Polish family in terms of cultural identification and our holiday meals usually reflect that.<br><br>
We're having a roast beef (horseradish to go with, of course!), pierogies (two kinds - one with potatoes and cottage cheese and the other saurkraut), creamed onions, braised carrots with garlic and olives, cabbage and bacon, steamed green beans, saffron bread, and a layered salad (greens, red onion rings, mandarin oranges, capers in a sharp vinaigrette).<br><br>
Dessert is a choice of trifle or <i>sernik</i>, which is a kind of polish cheesecake.<br><br>
For drinks we serve champagne or iced red zinger tea with mint.
 

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Chalupamom, could you tell me <i>exactly</i> how you make your layered salad, and your sharp vinaigrette?<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">And how do you cook your roast beef? Cut of meat?</span>
 

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I am making a Ham, brown sugar glazed, Macaroni and cheese, applesauce, corn and my kids love bread and butter pickles <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: and greenbeans with olive oil and crushed garlic. Maybe some carrots.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am making a Ham, brown sugar glazed, Macaroni and cheese, applesauce, corn and my kids love bread and butter pickles <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: and greenbeans with olive oil and crushed garlic. Maybe some carrots.</div>
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Oooh, that sounds yummy!<br><br>
I don't have very good luck with ham. We are having roast turkey breast, stuffing, potatoes, green beans and corn. We will also have sweet potatoes and salad. Ellie likes those dishes.<br><br>
My mother was Polish and we always had roast beef for Christmas, but never pierogies.<br><br>
I have always wanted to make a fabulous Christmas brunch...with good bread, ham you can pick at all day, potatoes...maybe one day I will get that down <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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For the life of me, i cannot make a roast beef. I make a good pot roast, but not "roast beef", which to me is medium rare/well.....juicy and a nice gravy.<br><br><br>
Joan, you are not alone in your brunch fantasy. I even want to serve mimosas.....OJ with champagne (and i hate both!).
 

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well, we're hosting this year for the first time ever. Not too big a group... 7 from his family and our five. We're making a turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (with durkee fried onions. lol), sweet potatoes with marshmallows, cranberry sauce . And dh is now saying he's going to do a pork roast in the Ronco set it and forget it! lol like theres not going to be enough food.<br><br>
His sister is bringing a big salad, sil is bringing a veggie dish and the other sil a dessert.<br>
Plus i'll have snack nuts, popcorn, linzer tart cookies, and i think i'll probably do a cake of some sort too - something easy like betty crocker chocolate cake for dessert.<br><br>
luckily we go to MY family christmas day and i don't have to do anything but show up, drink mimosas (which i LOVE. lol) and eat whatever they feed me.
 

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Me, too. I make very tastey (sp?) pot roast, even in the crockpot. I don't remember how my mom made the roast beef...it was sliced with a dark gravy.<br><br>
I forgot the mimosas, yum yum!<br><br>
I feel a lot of pressure to make great food around the holidays, but don't feel confident to come up with things. That's why I like lurking over here!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My mother was Polish and we always had roast beef for Christmas, but never pierogies.</div>
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I only do pierogies because I'm too lazy to do mashed potatoes. I figure that they have mashed potatoes <i>inside</i> so that covers the territory.<br><br>
I don't even make the pierogies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: We buy them from a EO or PO church in Philly and save them in the freezer until Christmas/Easter rolls around. So it's like a total cop-out as far as potato products goes.
 

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Colorful~Mama, I have made a cute Christmas cake with white frosting and small candy canes shaped like a Christmas tree...the curls pointing out and m&m's as the ornaments :LOL Wish I could post a pic, but it is cute! Good luck hosting, sounds great.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I only do pierogies because I'm too lazy to do mashed potatoes. I figure that they have mashed potatoes <i>inside</i> so that covers the territory.<br><br>
I don't even make the pierogies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: We buy them from a EO or PO church in Philly and save them in the freezer until Christmas/Easter rolls around. So it's like a total cop-out as far as potato products goes.</div>
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Yeah, mashed pot. take time and peeling (atleast some peeling). I am betting we didn't have pierogies because my mom didn't like them. It's funny what dishes get passed down and which ones are just skipped :LOL
 

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Mimosa's are a tradition for dh and I! We have quite a few friends that don't have any family in town, so every Christmas, after the kids have opened up their presents, we invite all of our friends over for a huge brunch. My dh does the whole thing! Last year there was so much food, no one could even sit at the table. He makes "pick your own ingredients" omelett's (zuccini, corn, mushrooms, peppers, onions, sausage, ham, cheese, gr. onion etc etc) hashbrown, 10 grain waffles, fresh c fruit syrup, muffins, bacon,biscuits, etc etc.... and of course, cantalope. Because, its never quite brunch with out the melon. Yummy!<br><br>
Some of yourdinner ideas are great. Ham sounds really good and so do pierogi's!!! I also am no good at roast beef. But I really wish I was, sounds yummy! I was going to make cookies with my 2 ds's today, but too many unfortunate events took place. My poor dh had to go in for an emergency root canal, and my dad's kennel called (he is in mexico on a cruise) one of his chow chow's is sick, so I now have a sick dog lying here who doesn't really like kids or my cats. So, I hope we can manage to make the cookies tomorrow.<br><br><br>
Keep the dinner menu's coming!!!
 

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we start the day with mimosas and holiday french toast. then later we have steak and salmon oscar, shrimp stuffed potatoes, green beans almondine, gingerbread trifle, rum cake and this year i am trying a yule log.........on christmas eve we have vegetarian pork pie......yummmmm, i can't wait!
 

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I'm making :<br><br>
Pineapple glazed ham<br>
Rosemary Garlic Chicken<br>
Mashed potatoes<br>
Deviled Eggs<br>
Corn<br>
Salad<br>
Sauteed Mushrooms<br>
( homemade) bread<br>
Pumpkin Pie<br>
and<br>
Cookies
 

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we are staying home for xmas and will be making veggie mexican food (tamales,tortilla soup,enchiladas, salsa,sopapillas,etc) I can hardly wait to eat! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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Well, its the day after Christmas but....<br><br>
We had Coconut meatballs on Friday, with a coconut gravy and cilantro. yumm.... along with a salad, and broccoli since ds loves broccoli.<br><br>
Christams day we had an awesome Chicken tortilla soup.<br><br>
Today I'm making roast beef in the crock pot, and will probably make beef and rice burrittos with it. Umpf.... I'm full already.
 

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We had vegan Shepherd's Pie and Braised Greens with caramelized onions. DH and I ate about a pound each of the pie and could barely move. It's just the two of us or we would have made more food. We also had chestnuts to roast (not on an open fire unfortunately, since the TV is sitting on the wood stove) but forgot so we'll do them tonight.
 

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It's really nice to hear about the big variety of things that people eat at Christmas.<br><br><br>
I would really appreciate recipes for both roast beef in the crockpot and pot roast. I made roast pork in the oven recently and it was very good, but I do like doing things in the crock pot.<br><br>
Thanks in advance!
 

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I'm with Catarina on the "how to make the roast beef"! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Mommy & Will, if you would be so kind as to post your Chicken tortilla soup recipe please <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"><br><br>
I love Shepard's Pie, but my husband has a touch of PTSD after being forced to eat it as a child.
 
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