Post # 1
I try to change it up every year and this year I think I may stick to the basics. I’m thinking:
Last year I did
Butternut squash soup
Sweet potatoes twice baked with stuffing and goat cheese and cranberries
Mashed carrots and turnips
Post # 3
I don’t do any cooking for x-mass but my mother in law makes these delicious to die for Colombian Empanadas….ahhhhhh i look forward to that and my mother (who lives literally couple blocks away) makes lamb….i love it all….i started working out even more, so i can eat all i can in a couple of days lol
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
For Christmas, my family’s traditional meal is paella.
(I personally like that our Christmas meal is not at all a repeat of Thanksgiving.)
ETA: this year, DH and I are on our won for Christmas because I cannot travel due to impending childbirth. I’m planning to make Gnocchi alla Romana (which is made with semolina, not potato) with some kind of sauce involving winter greens, pine nuts, and goat cheese. We’ll probably have homemade NY-style cheesecake for dessert.
Post # 5
aaah I can only advice you to make some tamales LOL! That’s what we have aside from the turkey.We’re a Mexican-American family mix so we make our traditional tamales but still keep it American with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pie (any kind) and of course a good Champurrado. YUM!
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.
One of my Grandmas does meatballs and sauce from scratch (that is actually the only thing she can cook, but she does an AMAZING job with them so it’s really not a problem)
The other does prime rib with traditional “Sunday dinner” type sides though they change from time to time.
Depending on what holiday and where, we have one of those two things. Oh and on Christmas eve we get together with family friends for homemade ravioli.
Post # 7
As years go by the tradtional Christmas meal at my grandmothers was ham. Now days on actual Christmas we normally go to my parents and they have a “snacky” meal. Little smokies, meatballs, meat tray/cheese/veggie tray. Kind of meal.
My DH’s family is very traditional and is usually Turkey dinner. Now my IL’s will be here over the weekend and my SIL is having the Christmas is having Chili. Yeah not pleased about that and I don’t eat others chili but my own. Plus my son can’t eat chili yet and my DH and FIL are not happy not doing turkey.
Post # 8
@Sassygrn: turkey is my favorite food group, I’d be so sad! I’d be tempted to make a turkey and bring it lol
Post # 9
@mayflowerbride13: Christmas Eve is fish. Although this year my FIL requested we also have prim rib. ugh.
Christmas Day is Lasagna, salad, homemade meatballs and sauce, garlic bread, and about 100 different desserts, appys and snacks.
Post # 10
Christmas Eve – Typical Italian food such as smelts, lasagna, cavatelli, meatballs
Christmas Day – Meal #1: Turkey and all the fixings, Meal #2 (which I need to make): steak or salmon with potatoes, broccoli casserole, and green casserole
Post # 11
We have tamales on Christmas Eve, and prime rib on Christmas Day.
Post # 12
For a starter my dad always makes a huge pot of soup (used to be my grandma who made it but dad took it over after she died) which is basically a chicken stock with ravioli in it and lots of cheese.
Then we have turkey, ham, potatoes, turnip, carrots, beets, green beans and salad.
For dessert my aunt always makes delicious trifle and there are usually other misc. dessert items too!
Post # 13
Our Hanukkah meal changes every year but our three traditional staples every year are latkes with caviar and champagne. It’s my favorite holiday tradition and I look forward to it all year long. My mom makes the latkes the old tradiational way so the edges are crispy and the inside is soft.
At DH’s parents house, for Christmas his mom always makes lasagna, (and a bunch of other stuff that changes from year to year).
Post # 14
This year I’m doing a standing rib roast, yorkshire pudding, creamed corn and creamed spinach. When we go visit my IL’s after Christmas, I’ll be making my brined turkey for the belated celebrations.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
Haha, our traditional big meal is on Christmas Eve, and is called “Dumpta Greeta” (or something like that). It consists of corned beef, ham, and sausages, traditionally boiled together in a big pot (but we now just boil them for a bit, then finish in the oven), served with rye bread (dunked into the liquid the meats were boiled in), pickled red cabbage, and applesauce, with root beer to drink. I can’t remember where my family says this comes from, Sweden or Netherlands or something, but apparently it is from somewhere our family comes from.
Christmas day tends to be similar to thanksgiving, which is also good, but I tend to eat so much else that day that I don’t need much dinner!
Post # 16
@mayflowerbride13: DH and I plan on making Turkey on Sunday for DH and FIL. So still getting turkey.