(Closed) yucky holiday meals

posted 5 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m sorry for you!!! 🙁

I haven’t had to suffer horrible holiday meals, since both my grandma (when I spent them with my family) and FI’s mother are wonderful cooks!

Post # 4
8823 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


i don’t celebrate christmas.  i met Darling Husband on christmas eve, so he cooked me a fabulous feast on tuesday night.  we had pistachio crusted pork chops, mac n cheese, ratatouille, and brownie baked in an orange.

on christmas day, we went for chinese food.  i wasn’t that impressed with the place we chose. not going back there again.


Post # 6
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We didn’t have a YUCKY Meal per se…

But BOTH Mr TTR & I have had the flu of late… so this Christmas wasn’t up to snuff by any means.

EVERYTHING has been out of wack !!

And Dinner was no different.

We’ve spent the past week alone without seeing Family & Friends and house-bound.  So there hasn’t been a lot of “Celebrating” around here.

Christmas Morning I managed to make 2 pies… but that was all the energy I had.

He took over for the main meal… it was ok, but not as fancy / extravagant as the one I usually do for Christmas Day.

He managed the Turkey Breast (just the 2 of us… so No Big Bird this year) – the Salad – and the Stuffing.  But we had boiled Potatoes vs Mashed, No Veggie, and No Gravy.  He literally RAN OUT OF STEAM.

Don’t get me wrong when we sat down to eat I was grateful (and very very hungry… had no problem putting away seconds… so he did a good job) … BUT I really really missed the Mashed Potatoes & Gravy.

Hopefully, we’ll both recover more this week, and I can put on a nice spread for New Years !!


Post # 7
8823 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  of course we took pictures, lol.



the brownie tasted much better than it looks.

Post # 8
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I love my family but they aren’t the best holiday meal preparers so my husband and I usually offer to take care of at least half of the meal and then request their best dishes from them.  This year I prepared a drunken turkey roasted breastside down in pinot grigio (it was so juicy it didn’t even need gravy!)  My husband finished a bacon wrapped pork tenderloin with a teriyaki glaze that I had marinated overnight in soy sauce and fresh orange juice (new holiday tradition after this year).  His mom prepped the starches (roasted potatoes & rolls) and my stepmom made green beans and broccoli salad.

Post # 10
1784 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We had soup and appetizers as our Christmas Eve dinner. It is usually a big meal with prime rib and all the delcious sides but my grandmother is getting older and falt out refused to do anything elaborate. My dad offered but she just didn’t want anyone to do it. It was the first dinner for the holidays that didn’t feel…. normal? We will probably be hosting next year for the first time in our new home so there’s that. But it was sad and we went home kind of hungry.

Post # 11
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  I prepared Christmas dinner so I’ve got my eye on commenters here! LOL

FWIW, I made lasagna.  It was super-yum.

Post # 12
1814 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

I had a good Christmas meal. My Mother-In-Law made her family-famous meatloaf with creole sauce, mashed potatoes that probably had more butter and cream than I’m comfortable knowing, cooked carrots, and cooked spinach. I don’t care for cooked spinach (I prefer fresh, or cooked with alfredo or cheese, or in a dip; just not plain cooked). But I was a trooper and ate my helping, and even got seconds of it in addition to everything else, because I’m trying to consciously add more veggies to my everyday diet.

Post # 13
3296 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

When Mother-In-Law was here, I made pasticio and caesar salad, and on christmas eve my mom and sister made ham, roasted veggies, mashed potatoes, and spinach salad. Christmas day was my personal fave: husband and I made stuffed boneless pork chops with cranberry port sauce, gnocchi with pesto, roasted yams, and broccoli with cheese sauce. So good!


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