what's on your menu for Christmas? (or the holiday's)

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  1. Gumbo4x4

    Gumbo4x4 Note to the ladies who forgot to

    Jan 19, 2012
    We've been doing sort of non-traditional for years and just haven't looked back. It's actually kind of fun manning the grill as the snow falls :). Last year we smoked a brisket (my first attempt) and it was a big hit.
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  3. honeydiane1953

    honeydiane1953 DIS Veteran

    Jun 8, 2009
    We have a great big breakfast and then snack on cakes, pies, cookies etc. When we are really ready we have barbeque (sp). We get several pounds and mouth watering cole slaw from a GREAT local place. Since Thanksgiving was just a month ago we just aren't ready for turkey and all the fixins just yet!!!:idea:
  4. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

    Apr 21, 2003
    christmas is the one holiday i don't cook.

    we keep it very simple for the 5 of us that day.

    i do a run to the Burger King drive thru around 9ish that morning.
    buy the breakfast sandwiches and cinnamon rolls for all of us which we chow down at home.

    around 3ish that afternoon, a second run thru the Burger King drive thru for whoppers.

    have been doing this the last 20 years.
    why change a tradition.........:laughing:
  5. amg35

    amg35 DIS Veteran

    Oct 2, 2009
    There are NO fast food places open around us besides Dunkin Donuts on Christmas. Many times I'd be driving home from my aunt's house when I was younger just searching for somewhere to grab food!:rotfl:

    Although, maybe it's different now, haven't looked in a while.
  6. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

    Apr 21, 2003
    i'm lucky.

    our BK is open 23 hours a day, including holidays.
    only the drive thru is open on holidays, not the inside dining.

    mcdonalds, wendys, culvers and kfc in our town are closed on christmas.
  7. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

    Aug 11, 2000
    I'm thinking of making a London Broil with a lot of side dishes. I always make a lot of "breads" such as banana bread and cranberry bread and so on.
  8. Meriweather

    Meriweather Aria's Nana

    Mar 31, 2002
    DDIL is hosting this year and her family is coming from CA and PA. They decided to do tacos :eek: Not really happy about it, but since I don't have to cook, I can deal.
    Deep fried tacos at that with flour tortillas. Hopefully they will have corn tortillas also since DS is gluten free.
  9. Minnesota!

    Minnesota! Shoeless in Minnesota

    Sep 15, 1999

    Oooh - what's pizza fondue?

    We host Christmas every year and every other year we do tacos. It's SO easy, so good, and everyone loves it! (Plus, feeding 30 people...a lot cheaper!!)

    for eve, we used to do a pasta dinner, but something prevented that last year and DH ended up making a run to KFC. Now the boys and DH want THAT to be our eve tradition. So, it just might be.

    day = we host. This year I believe will be shredded turkey sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, veggies, deviled eggs, pasta salads, green salads, and then whatever anyone else brings...usually appetizers, beans, desserts, etc.
  10. Patience

    Patience DIS Veteran

    Jul 7, 2011
    I am hosting my husband's side of the family at our house on Christmas Eve this year (our turn). We are providing the honey baked ham, dessert and drinks. My sisters in law and my husband's parents are each bringing two sides and our niece is bringing bread and juice boxes for the kiddos. On Christmas morning, we go to my mom's house for a late morning brunch which usually consists of breakfast casserole, hash browns, ham biscuits, fruit salad, cinnamon rolls and muffins. For dinner Christmas night, we will probably just have ham sandwiches with leftover ham from the night before.
  11. Katieinwonderland

    Katieinwonderland Disney bride July 2008

    Sep 23, 2008
    My parents and sister are coming over from England and renting a house, so they're doing Christmas this year. It will still be an English-style Christmas: we're having goose with pears, a beef wellington, chestnut stuffing, roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, braised red cabbage, roasted parsnips, chocolate yule log, Christmas pudding and mince pies.

    I've decided to put off trying to lose any baby weight until after the holidays!
  12. aprilgail2

    aprilgail2 Guest

    I wouldn't want the same big thanksgiving type meal again at Christmas.

    :thumbsup2:thumbsup2 my kind of holiday!

    We are making reservations and going out to eat for Christmas dinner--sorry, its my holiday too and that means NO COOKING!
  13. luvmy3

    luvmy3 <font color=green>When I drink I find its easier t

    Feb 24, 2008

    Between decorating, shopping and wrapping and baking, I am so done with "working" for Christmas. When that day comes, I want to relax and enjoy it, not spend the day preparing a meal for it.
  14. tink20

    tink20 DIS Veteran

    Mar 20, 2008
    We eat at my parents around lunch time. She cooks most of the main dishes, I have ask several times for my sisters and I to do it, but my mom insists on cooking. So, we all bring extras, like different appetizers, sides or desserts. I am bringing one of each, not sure about the side yet.

    Here is what I am going to do for the appetizer. I am going to make a cheese and olive tray and around the edge of the platter I am going to put these little guys. (I think the kids will think its cute)


    For dessert, I am going to try and make a Charlotte Russe for my dad (a childhood favorite)
  15. mhsjax

    mhsjax DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2006
    You have a Burger King open on Christmas? WEIRD. Nothing around here is open on Christmas and I mean NOTHING. I can't imagine a fast food restaurant being open. Very sad.
  16. Rylee

    Rylee DIS Veteran

    Nov 5, 2005
    Christmas Eve -

    Bacon wrapped Scallops
    Shrimp Cocktail
    Bread Boat
    Veggie Tray

    Baked Scrod
    Chicken Parm
    Garlic Roasted Potatoes
    Green Beans wrapped in Bacon
    Bow Tie Pasta, with sliced Sausage, Red & Green Bell Peppers, in a Beef Broth sauce... (very festive looking.)
    Dinner Rolls

    Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
    Platter of Christmas Cookies
    Friendly's Jubilee Roll

    Christmas Morning -

    Huge Brunch

    Christmas Dinner -


    Help yourself, warm up whatever you want! :rotfl:
  17. N&B'smom

    N&B'smom <marquee><img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost

    Jan 9, 2004
    On Christmas morning I always get up early and make Monkey Bread. We just kind of snack the rest of the day and then have turkey and all for dinner. It's just a cozy day at home.

    On NYE our tradition is to have fondue!
  18. nmmom95

    nmmom95 <font color=teal>I'm a pregnant lesbian in an inte

    May 24, 2008
    Christmas Eve: Take-out after Mass

    Christmas night:
    Salad & rolls
    Beef tenderloin
    Crab cakes
    Mashed potatoes
    Tortellini with spinach & walnut pesto
    Roasted asparagus
    Sugar snap peas

    Italian cookies & pastries
    Pie/cake (varies)
  19. Minnesota!

    Minnesota! Shoeless in Minnesota

    Sep 15, 1999
    Ya know, I think it's the same way around here, too, now that I think of it. Eve - lots of it open. But day, they are all closed. Same with Thanksgiving...all closed.

    Although I would LOVE a meatless whopper for Christmas....it's a guilty pleasure of mine!!
  20. mhsjax

    mhsjax DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2006
    Ours are actually open for about half a day on Thanksgiving. Christmas, all closed. I do crave a hamburger every Christmas. Never get one, but the craving is there.
  21. wdwmom2

    wdwmom2 <font color=teal>It's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorr

    Jul 1, 2003
    Only have breakfast covered.

    Cinnamon Roll Casserole


    2 tablespoons of melted butter or baking spray
    2 cans (12.4 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
    4 eggs
    1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    1/4 cup maple syrup

    Icing from cinnamon rolls
    Maple syrup (if desired) --I found it was sweet enough without it.
    Heat oven to 375┬░F. Pour melted butter into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish.
    Separate both cans of dough into 16 rolls; set icing aside. Cut each roll into 8 pieces; place pieces over butter in dish.
    In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Beat in cream, cinnamon and vanilla until well blended; gently pour over roll pieces. Drizzle with 1/4 cup syrup.
    Bake 20 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Meanwhile, remove covers from icing; microwave on Medium (50%) 10 to 15 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle.
    Drizzle icing over top. If desired, spoon syrup over individual servings.

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