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Greymo

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RE: So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Wed, 12/23/09 3:36 PM (permalink)
We are having  standing rib roast  (not prime but looks terrific)

We will have shrimp cocktails to start   (my oldest granddaugter makes the  best cocktail sause..................She is  11 years old and has learned that you have to have more horseradish than catsup!

We are also having spinach sauteed in garlic and olive oil   and   carrots done in a maple syrup sauce.  Homemeade crecent rolls are a must but I dread even telling what our potatoes will be.

My  7 year old grandaughter has only had  tater tots in school until last week when I informed her that  people do serve them at home.  She was thrilled with that and  begged for tater tots which we had one night.  She now is begging for them for Christmas and so  (I hang my head in shame)  we are going to have a Tater  Tot  casserole!


Oldest daughter is bringing loads of  Christmas cookies which we will have with some peppermint ice cream.   Lots of eggnog,  cider and wine will be served.
 
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    boyardee65

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    RE: So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Wed, 12/23/09 3:43 PM (permalink)
      There is no shame in "Tater Tots!!" I love them with melted cheese and brown gravy.. kind of like a potine. The rest of the menu looks great also.

    David O.
     
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      MikeS.

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      RE: So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Wed, 12/23/09 3:57 PM (permalink)
      Antipasto plate and deviled eggs for appetizers

      Homemade chicken noodle soup.

      An 11lb grass fed Angus bone in rib roast from a Masonic Brother's ranch, scallops, baked potatoes, mixed veggies, Texas caviar, fresh homemade rolls. Pumpkin and apple pie from Costco

      6 adults an 8.5 year old and an 8 month old.
       
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        Russ Jackson

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        RE: So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Wed, 12/23/09 3:57 PM (permalink)
        Christmas Eve we have a standing tradition of going out for a Breakfast Dinner 20+ years now. We now go out with three couples to Waffle House the last few years and Tip an extra $100 dollars to the server. You walk in with 6 adults and 5 teenagers the waitress isn't very happy until she gets the Monster Tip. Everyone tips big as those are the rules so she may get $200 or more total. I never ask what the others give but I am sure its big. We usually have more than one server. Christams will be small because we oonly have my Daughter and Son in Law. So it will be a 6 lb Prime Rib and Baked Potatoe....Russ 
         
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          kirstine

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          RE: So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Wed, 12/23/09 5:56 PM (permalink)
          Starter: Spare ribs.

          Main: Turkey, roast ham, roast beef, stuffing, mashed potatoes, red cabbage, sprouts, yorkshire puddings, gravy and cranberry sauce.

          Dessert: Profiteroles, fresh cream and chocolate sauce.

          I'm cooking this year so it should be fun! :)
           
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            JRPfeff

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            RE: So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Wed, 12/23/09 6:31 PM (permalink)
            Russ,

            Great tradition.  I love that story.

            Jim
             
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              EatingTheRoad

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              RE: So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Wed, 12/23/09 6:55 PM (permalink)
              I want to go to Greymo's house!!! Tater tots...egg nog...cookies...horseradishy cocktail sauce...maple carrots...homemade crescent rolls...

              Russ that's awesome...I love doing stuff like that. I know a few servers that had to work Thanksgiving and some that have to work Christmas...they obviously don't mind too much and wouldn't have to if they really didn't want to but it's groups like yours that make it worth it...just hope they're not too grumpy through the meal

              Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas everyone!
               
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                baileysoriginal

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                RE: So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Thu, 12/24/09 4:06 PM (permalink)
                It's so interesting to see what people from all parts of the country and backgrounds prepare and eat for the holiday season.  We've always stuck to tradition and had pretty much the same thing every year until about five years ago - we began trying different recipes.  We still have our must have favorites but we've branched out quite a bit from the old days.

                This Christmas Eve we're doing appetizers:

                Shrimp Shooters
                Brie Encroute
                Melon and Prociutto Purses
                Crawfish Tarts
                Marinated Olive & Artichoke Tray
                Cheese Trees
                Crab Stuffed Cherry Peppers

                And a Chocolate Mousse Torte.

                Tomorrow we stick to tradition and have ham, smoked turkey, stuffing, vegetables and rolls.  For tomorrow night, beef tenderloin, baked potatoes & salad.

                After all this I may never want to eat again.................


                 
                #68
                  Sundancer7

                  RE: So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Thu, 12/24/09 6:08 PM (permalink)
                  baileysoriginal


                  It's so interesting to see what people from all parts of the country and backgrounds prepare and eat for the holiday season.  We've always stuck to tradition and had pretty much the same thing every year until about five years ago - we began trying different recipes.  We still have our must have favorites but we've branched out quite a bit from the old days.

                  This Christmas Eve we're doing appetizers:

                  Shrimp Shooters
                  Brie Encroute
                  Melon and Prociutto Purses
                  Crawfish Tarts
                  Marinated Olive & Artichoke Tray
                  Cheese Trees
                  Crab Stuffed Cherry Peppers

                  And a Chocolate Mousse Torte.

                  Tomorrow we stick to tradition and have ham, smoked turkey, stuffing, vegetables and rolls.  For tomorrow night, beef tenderloin, baked potatoes & salad.

                  After all this I may never want to eat again.................

                   
                  That appears more like a feast.  Sure sounds good to me.
                   
                  That amount of food would do me and my ugly dog a month at least.
                   
                  Paul E. Smith
                  Knoxville, TN
                   
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                    agnesrob

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                    RE: So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Fri, 12/25/09 5:00 AM (permalink)
                    Christmas Eve dinner is always roast duck and seafood gumbo. Here's last nights...



                    This afternoon will be a leg of lamb. We have nice leftovers for the next couple of days! Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!
                    <message edited by agnesrob on Fri, 12/25/09 5:02 AM>
                     
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                      sk bob

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                      Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Fri, 12/25/09 1:35 PM (permalink)
                      Standing Rib Roast, 7-1/2 lbs for 4 people.


                       



                       
                      We will have more pictures later.
                       
                      Sorry, no pictures right out the oven, but pictures of the slices.
                      Basic Christmas, shrimp cocktail, mashed potatoes, corn, and rolls.
                      2-1/2 hours @325.  Pulled out at 105 degrees, rested for 20 minutes.
                       


                       
                      The remnants--Two small slices of rare left over

                       
                       
                       
                      <message edited by sk bob on Sun, 12/27/09 6:21 PM>
                       
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                        agnesrob

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                        Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Fri, 12/25/09 1:37 PM (permalink)
                        Can't wait to see the end result SK!
                         
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                          Russ Jackson

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                          Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Fri, 12/25/09 3:10 PM (permalink)
                          SK what temp are you pulling it at? Dont let it go past 115...Russ
                           
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                            DawnT

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                            Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Fri, 12/25/09 4:30 PM (permalink)
                            Our Traditional Christmas Eve Lechon Asado.

                            Sliced and plated with Yuca, Black Beans & Rice,Sweet Plantains,and a side dish of Mojo Criollo (Garlic-Onion Sauce). Bakery purchased Cuban bread and Guava/Cheese Pastelles round out the meal.



                             
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                              agnesrob

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                              Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Sat, 12/26/09 5:03 AM (permalink)
                              Dawn, that's beautiful!
                               
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                                sk bob

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                                Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Sat, 12/26/09 10:15 AM (permalink)
                                I'm having trouble getting the pictures off the camera
                                 
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                                  BelleReve

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                                  Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Sun, 12/27/09 1:19 PM (permalink)
                                  What we had:

                                  shrimp remoulade
                                  root-beer glazed ham
                                  cauliflower with cheese sauce
                                  eggplant and shrimp casserole
                                  sweet ptotatoes
                                  pineapple casserole
                                  lemon meringue pie, pecan pie, and lemon-cranberry cake 

                                  Everything went well, with lots of ham for everone to take some home.  For lunch today I'm having ham on pump with mayo and creole mustard. 
                                   
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                                    EatingTheRoad

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                                    Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Mon, 12/28/09 8:10 AM (permalink)
                                    That makes for a Merry Christmas!
                                     
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                                      love2bake

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                                      Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Sat, 12/14/13 9:56 AM (permalink)
                                      Fun-to-read old thread.
                                      Would love to see updates for 2013!
                                       
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                                        pnwchef

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                                        Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Sat, 12/14/13 12:29 PM (permalink)
                                        L2B, I doesn't change to much from year to year. I'm doing a Chateaubriand, but, doing it Sous Vide this year. I'll have two sauces, Bearnaise and a mushroom Bordelaise. I also plan on Herb roasted potatoes and some kind of a fresh vegetable.........I wish everyone has a happy and healthy holiday....
                                         
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                                          Michael Hoffman

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                                          Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Sat, 12/14/13 12:48 PM (permalink)
                                          lleechef has mentioned a standing rib roast, but I'm holding out for Chef Boyardee ravioli.
                                           
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                                            felix4067

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                                            Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Sat, 12/14/13 1:12 PM (permalink)
                                            Which meal? We do appetizers for my dad's house (I'm making Grinch kebabs...you may have seen them online somewhere: green grape, banana slice, strawberry, mini marshmallow, all speared on a toothpick); no idea what other people are bringing. Potluck for my house (I'm making cheese crackers, cheese crackers with green olives, whipped garlic cream cheese spread, and three-onion cream cheese spread); again, no idea what anyone else is bringing. And then there's the Christmas Day meal at my house (cornish hens with tarragon-butter-wine sauce, green bean casserole, steel-cut oatmeal with mushrooms onion and thyme, my grandma's tossed salad, baked sweet potatoes, sweet & sour red cabbage, Grands biscuits, and custard rice pudding).
                                             
                                            Can't forget my cookie/bread trays, which are around for each party. This year: soft molasses spice cookies, cream cheese walnut drop cookies, lemon cookies, Nutella cookies, white chocolate pumpkin spice cookies, cherry pie filling bread, walnut buttermilk bread, my great-grandma's gingerbread, peppermint-chocolate fudge, and Ferraro Rocher brownies with Nutella frosting.
                                             
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                                              lleechef

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                                              Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Sat, 12/14/13 1:15 PM (permalink)
                                              pnwchef
                                              I think we are having that Chef Boyardee ravioli SOUS VIDE IN THE CAN.
                                               
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                                                3 Olives

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                                                Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Sat, 12/14/13 4:41 PM (permalink)
                                                Country Ham, Collards, Mac and Cheese, & Biscuits for Christmas Eve.
                                                Turkey, Oyster Stuffing, Oyster Dressing, Hash Brown Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Pie, and Cope's Corn for Christmas.
                                                 
                                                #84
                                                  BelleReve

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                                                  RE: So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Sat, 12/14/13 4:45 PM (permalink)
                                                  shrimp-butternut squash bisque
                                                  ham
                                                  green beans
                                                  twice-stuffed potatoes
                                                  pineapple-cheese casserole
                                                  salad with pepper jelly vinegarette
                                                  French bread with some made into garlic slices
                                                  lemon doberge cake and maybe some other dessert haven't decided on
                                                   
                                                  #85
                                                    FriedClamFanatic

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                                                    RE: So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Sat, 12/14/13 11:44 PM (permalink)
                                                    I'm going to my S-I-L's for Christmas, so Gawd knows what we'll get.  All I know is I will be asked 50 questions since she is so insecure.
                                                     
                                                    If I don't get at least 2 phone calls on Thanksgiving ( things like "I don't have Brown sugar for my Yams, what should I do?????? ), I think I would call 911. ( Obviously we don't celebrate that holiday together on that side of the family.
                                                     
                                                    It started out as Beef Stroganoff.....now is a rolled rib or maybe a standing rib. She works in an upscale food market.  Why they can't tell her how to do things is beyond me.
                                                     
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                                                      chefbuba

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                                                      RE: So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Sun, 12/15/13 1:41 AM (permalink)
                                                      I'm going to roast a whole strip loin (NY) maybe some Bearnaise, have not had that in a long time, or a brown sauce if the demi glas that I started tonight turns out decent.
                                                      Fresh veggie of some sort, herb roasted new potatoes, salad with Roquefort, pears & candied pecans.
                                                       
                                                       
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                                                        love2bake

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                                                        Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Sun, 12/15/13 10:31 AM (permalink)
                                                        lleechef


                                                        pnwchef
                                                        I think we are having that Chef Boyardee ravioli SOUS VIDE IN THE CAN.


                                                         
                                                        pnw - with a menu like that why would anyone change it. 
                                                         
                                                        Mmmmm... Cope's Corn...
                                                         
                                                        I love reading what everyone's having!  It reminds me of old books that would have these great descriptions of feasts.  Even Harry Potter books had some of that.  It's also inspiring.
                                                         
                                                        The only plans I know about for our table are homemade cinnamon buns in the morning and pot roast later in the day.  Remaining items TBD.
                                                         
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                                                          CajunKing

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                                                          Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Mon, 12/23/13 9:43 PM (permalink)
                                                          Christmas Eve will be KFC with my mom in the nursing home. (She isnt able to cook, and it is a 4 hour drive so KFC with all the trimmings it will be)
                                                           
                                                          Christmas Day will be at a local Chinese restaurant (Only thing open besides Casino buffett).  I know the owners of the Chinese place and he ALWAYS comes to the table and says...
                                                           
                                                          "It's FA LA LA LA LA NOT FRA RA RA RA RA..." and then belly laughs and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas.  They do not serve roast duck though!
                                                           
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                                                            Michael Hoffman

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                                                            Re:So what's on the Christmas Menu....... Mon, 12/23/13 10:49 PM (permalink)
                                                            Waffle House is open on Christmas. I never miss breakfast there, and on Thanksgiving, too.
                                                             
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