December 18th, 2007, 03:58 PM #1
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.
December 18th, 2007, 04:36 PM #2
Nothing special on Christmas Eve.
Christmas morning is a tamale morning!
No Christmas dinner, per se. We make a whole mess of stuff (ham, turkey, deserts, salads, etc) and then we just pick here and there during the day. Maybe make a sandwich or something whenever you're hungry.
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December 18th, 2007, 04:51 PM #3
Okay so here go my two days:
Linguini with Clam Sauce (Red)
and then dessert including my wife's chocolate chip and peanut butter cup cookies
Beer, and whatever my mother in law is cooking
December 18th, 2007, 05:16 PM #4
I married into a Mexican family and boy am I happy about it!
Christmas Eve is all about tamales! WOOT!!
Christmas Day is turkey and pumpkin pie day just like Thanksgiving.
December 18th, 2007, 05:28 PM #5
I would not mind me some tamales, but white tamales suck
December 18th, 2007, 07:36 PM #6
I might bbq a turkey on Xmas eve since the test one I did was real good. I'll have to buy it pretty soon so I can let it thaw and then brine it. The last one took 3 days to thaw.
December 18th, 2007, 07:58 PM #7
Lets see, xmas eve will be tamales and various other mexican specialties brought to work by my partners......and xmas day will be whatever drive through I find open. Or else maybe I'll stop by the fire station and see what the hose jocks are eating for dinner....
December 18th, 2007, 10:46 PM #8
i'm envious of all of you and your tamales.
i'm going to the in-laws' for xmas so i guess dinner is going to be a mystery.
December 19th, 2007, 12:01 AM #9
Whatever they are serving at the work's cafeteria....those ****ers...
December 19th, 2007, 08:02 AM #10
Christmas Eve we go out to dinner, usually Mexican.
Christmas Day will most likely be a ham with all the fixins at Mom & Dad's house. (Oh ya, don't forget the Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale!)