(Closed) Christmas dinner- what to bring!

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

That is a ton of food.  I’m not sure where you can add to that.  Maybe a festive cocktail.  Apple cider martinis?

Post # 4
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Honey bee

Sounds like you havee the deserts covered but I was going to suggest a gingerbread trifle. Its soo yummy!

Post # 6
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Honey bee

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!

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/19/dining/19mini.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=bittman%20easy%20appetizers&st=cse

 

ahhhh I love food posts!

Post # 7
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Honey bee

What about a nice big salad? Or antipasto?

Post # 9
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Honey bee

@miss-spunkin: anytime! πŸ™‚ I have lots of other ideas if none of these strike your fancy.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

For Christmas Eve I’m bringing wine πŸ™‚

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
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Bumble bee

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. 

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Harvest-Salad/Detail.aspx

I brought glazed carrots to Thanksgiving and they went over really well. 

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Spectacular-Marsala-Glazed-Carrots-with-Hazelnuts/Detail.aspx

 
I have the AllRecipes app for my iPad, and I am kind of obsessed right now…heh.

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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 πŸ™‚ Yay carbs.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

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