Christmas Eve/Christmas Dinner thread
I'm surprised no one has started this yet. What's everyone having for Christmas Dinner?
We have prime rib for dinner on Christmas Eve and in the past we've always had twice baked potatoes, green beans, salad, and garlic bread. Christmas Eve dinner usually is the big one in my family.
Christmas Day is a smaller dinner, there's usually only 4 or 5 of us so either my mom will make a ham or we'll have prime rib sandwiches since there's always leftover prime rib and it seems silly to make a ham, yams, mashed potatoes, green beans, etc for only 4 people.
This year, right before Thanksgiving I saw Emeril make a twice-baked potato casserole and realized that would be much easier than trying to scoop out the potatoes without ripping the skins, then having to re-stuff the potatoes, etc. We tried the casserole a few weeks ago and it came out really well but it's definitely not low calorie, although I suppose it could be modified using fat free sour cream, skim milk instead of cream, and reduced fat cheese. Here's the recipe for the casserole below.
My mom and I bake a few days before Christmas and make goodies for the neighbors and what is left is usually for dessert. This year we're making cupcakes, brownies, cookies, and these things called peanut butter kisses that everyone loves.
You get a bag of butterscotch chips and a 1 and 3/4 cup of peanut butter and melt them together either in a double boiler or in the microwave. Then you pour the peanut butter/butterscotch mix over 6 cups of corn flakes and mix them together. Once the corn flakes are coated with the peanut butter and butterscotch you scoop them into little ball shape things and put them on wax paper and then the pb/butterscotch hardens and holds the corn flakes together. Combining pb/butterscotch chips with corn flakes sounds gross but it tastes really good.