(Closed) What does your family cook for Christmas / the Holidays?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re semi-traditional. For sides, we have mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, deviled eggs. My grandma (God bless her!) always cooks a ham and buys a chicken nugget tray from Chik-fil-a :o). It’s awesome, since I don’t eat ham :P.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m irish .. so we will have potatos and Irish soda bread.  The rest is the normal .. ham, pinapple, macroni & cheese.  When my niece was younger, like 10 years ago, she asked if it’s jesus’ birthday how come he doesn’t get an ice cream cake from Carvel like the rest of us do?  So yes this year will be another year of Ice Cream Cake from carvel that says … Happy Birthday Jesus on it!!!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m not sure exactly what we’re having for sides, but we’re having prime rib and one of the sides is potato casserole with potato chips on top. Sooo yummy. 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We have prime rib and some kind of seafood every year. Last year it was king crab legs, this year it’s lobster tails. Other than the main dishes we’ll have cheesy potatoes, a few different kinds of veggie casseroles, asparagus with this cheesy breadcrumb topping, Caesar or tossed salad and rolls. I’m pretty stoked for Christmas dinner!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@UpstateCait: That sounds amazing.  Mind if I stop over?? Lol

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My mom always makes prime rib for Christmas. The cook it out on the grill. They also cook shrimp on the grill, because I don’t eat prime rib.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@JustlikeHeaven: Okay…HOLY YUMMINESS!  What time can I come over?!?!?!?

It’s different each year.  My mom loves to cook and try different things.  We always have Polish keilbasy and Babka.  We’re also having a turkey this year which we don’t really do, with mashies, and veggies.  It makes me hungry just to think about it.

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

For Christmas dinner we have the standard turkey or ham dinner…yum!  But what I really love is Christmas morning brunch.  My mom makes a dish called “Christmas morning Wifesaver” (it’s called that because you actually make it the day before and then just stick it in the oven).  It’s a casserole with eggs, bread, cheese, ham, onions, and cornflakes on top.  It’s sooooo good people!  And I only get it once a year! 

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Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My grandma does a huge open house style party on Christmas Eve with roast beef, turkey, ham, potatoe salad, macaroni salad, then all sorts of dips and chips, relish trays, and then there is the dessert table. She covers her whole formal table ( seats 10 easy) with cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, and homemade chocolates. I always make sure to wear a long shirt so I can eat eat eat!! Then on Christmas morning we have a huge family breakfast with around 8 kinds of sausage, eggs, bagels, and biscuits and gravy.

Also this year on Christmas Eve my Fiance and I are making us a Swedish Christmas Lunch for just the two of us. That is going to have meatballs, sausages, eggs, herring, Janssons frestelse, and sponge cake. This is my FI’s second Christmas away from Sweden so I hope we make everything good because I know he really misses home.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We’re Italian so on Xmas eve we usually do the whole fish thing. YUUUMMM. Then on Xmas day it’s pasta, pasta, pasta, lots of veggies and sometimes a ham if we’re feeling a little American that year. 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@bohemianbailie: I love the open house type of gatherings.  That sounds lovely.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@stephinPA: It is fun that way and I hope to one day carry on the tradition!

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