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Alright, so my large extended family is getting together Christmas Eve! Super excited! Everyone is bringing a dish to share, and I don’t know what to bring!
So far everyone else has come up with: ham, rolls, wings, meatballs, au gratin potatoes, artichoke dip, crab mushrooms, veggie tray, fruit salad, cheesecake, cookies, fudge, salmon spread, pistachio dessert… lots of food! haha I am so at a loss for what to bring.
Do any of you wonderful ladies have any ideas?
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That is a ton of food. I’m not sure where you can add to that. Maybe a festive cocktail. Apple cider martinis?
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Sounds like you havee the deserts covered but I was going to suggest a gingerbread trifle. Its soo yummy!
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yeah… my family doesn’t really drink alcohol. And it is a lot of food, but we have a lot of people! We have cousins, second cousins, aunt, great aunts, uncles, grandparents, great grandparents, even my cousins’ cousins. lol it’s a big family 🙂
I know it’s a lot, that’s why I don’t know what to bring!
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The good news is you have a large variety of foods so you can choose something you like!
Does your family like sushi? Get sushi grade tuna and spread a little sesame oil on it and then coat in sesame seeds and let dry for 1 hour in the fridge. Then sear on a very very hot pan on each side for 30 seconds exactly. Let cool and slice thin. Serve cold. Its so easy, surprisingly cheap, fancy and tasty. Serve with a wasabi aioli or soy sauce.
Or you could buy wonton papers and bake them folded into a muffin tin (they come out shaped as cups) then you could fill that with an assortment of items such as a curry and apple chicken salad, a greek salad sans the lettuce, a pate, goat cheese and pepper jelly (or whole cranberry sauce), mixture of cream cheese, blue cheese crumbles, diced chicken and red hot the possibilities are endless!
prosciutto wrapped melon
this is a great link!
ahhhh I love food posts!
Post # 7
What about a nice big salad? Or antipasto?
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@lefeymw – oh my gosh those sound amazing!!! I’ll look into it 🙂 thank you!!
Post # 9
@miss-spunkin: anytime! 🙂 I have lots of other ideas if none of these strike your fancy.
Post # 10
For Christmas Eve I’m bringing wine 🙂
For Christmas Day I’m bringing either a cheesecake or a cranberry upside down cake.
@Bostongrl25: What’s a gingerbread trifle?? Sounds amazing.
Post # 11
A fancy salad sounds like it might be a fun idea. There aren’t many sides on that list. I am a sucker for anything with cranberries and blue cheese and walnuts…mmm.
I brought glazed carrots to Thanksgiving and they went over really well.
I have the AllRecipes app for my iPad, and I am kind of obsessed right now…heh.
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@ILikePink: I heart allrecipes too
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In my family, fwiw, we’d never be able to have a get-together without a huge old tray of rigatoni with marinara sauce. Simple, and not necessarily Christmassy, but we seem to have it at every big meal. It’s heartwarming 🙂 Yay carbs.
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sometimes with all the rich foods, it’s nice to have something simple.
Thread cherry tomatoes, baby bocconcini, and fresh basil leaves on cocktail pics.
Provide a dip made with balsimic vinegar, olive oil and fresh herbs.