Christmas dinner hits and misses? What did they like?

Discussion in 'Cooking' started by RumpleMom, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. RumpleMom

    RumpleMom DIS Veteran

    Nov 12, 2000
    For Christmas dinner I served:
    3 appetizers- 2 kinds of shrimp-one hot, one cold; dip with tortilla chips
    meatballs in gravy
    tortellini is sauce with ground meat and pork sausage
    potato casserole
    carrots with pineapple
    fruit salad with marshmallows and pistachio pudding
    Pillsbury rolls
    relish tray- pickles, green onions
    cookie tray for dessert

    The tortellini was a new recipe and everyone loved it.
    The carrots were hardly touched. I won't make them again.

    What vegetable do you serve with a ham dinner? They didn't like the classic green bean with mushroom soup casserole last year either.

    Please help. What will your family eat?
  2. februarydisgoer

    februarydisgoer Earning My Ears

    Jan 29, 2012
    We had 15 people for Christmas Day. Here's our menu.

    cheeseball and crackers
    shrimp cocktail
    relish tray (pickles, olives, peppers, etc.)
    vegetables and dip

    Prime rib (14.75 lbs)
    twiced baked potato casserole
    buttered corn
    broccoli florets
    Betty's salad
    yeast rolls

    apple pie
    pumpkin pie
    chocolate chip cake
    marshmallow salad (ambrosia)

    This is about the 8th year in a row we have had prime rib. We need to mix it up! I'm trying to convince the family to go to Disney next Christmas.

    We find that mac and cheese goes great with ham. They also eat it up. I use a recipe that I find online and make it homemade. The recipe varies, but they do eat it.
  3. RumpleMom

    RumpleMom DIS Veteran

    Nov 12, 2000
    Trying again:

    Anyone have a good vegetable recipe that your family loves?

    Serving it with ham.
  4. Earstou

    Earstou <font color=336699>The Tag Fairy sends you pixie d

    Feb 18, 2003
    I like to do glazed carrots with ham sometimes. You can use fresh baby carrots or frozen sliced carrots (if you have the time, you can slice fresh carrots). The baby carrots look the nicest.
    Kids are usually pretty receptive to them.
    I don't have a favorite recipe, usually I just google it when I want to cook them.
  5. Glynis

    Glynis <font color=indigo>Taking applications for a WDW t

    Apr 27, 2004
    My family loves the scalloped cabbage recipe from Pioneer Woman. It's incredibly unhealthy, and very rich, but we love it.

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