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1. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 10y

Do you have a traditional Christmas dinner at your home?

like smoked ham
Chease Fondue

Marlis:)

Merry Christmas,Feliz Navidad,Frohe Weihnachten,Bon Pascu,
to everybody

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

We visit Beerman's family for Christmas Eve/Day.

Christmas Eve: dolma - ground beef, rice, onions and tomatoes rolled up in grape leaves and served with plain yogurt laced with fresh crushed garlic - YUM!

Christmas Day: lasagna (used to be turkey but changed a few years ago)

Both meals also include a green salad and bread. Plus all the cookies, fudge, etc. We also celebrate his mother's birthday Christmas Eve so there are cupcakes before dinner (the fist serving).

Dolma is served twice Christmas Eve - the first is at about 2 or so in the afternoon and the second serving is a "snack" after opening gifts.

3. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

Christmas Day: lasagna (used to be turkey but changed a few years ago)

How does a Turkey change into lasagne? That's some trick . . .

We're having turkey with all the trimmings . . . can't beat it. Unless you have a baton.

To our American friends - is turkey less of a novelty at Christmas there because of Thanksgiving?

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Quoting Isadora

Christmas Day: lasagna (used to be turkey but changed a few years ago)

How does a Turkey change into lasagne? That's some trick . . .

We're having turkey with all the trimmings . . . can't beat it. Unless you have a baton.

To our American friends - is turkey less of a novelty at Christmas there because of Thanksgiving?

I don't think so - you just get to have it twice in a month's time!!!

Nah - wasn't a trick - just had less family members one year so the mother unit asked for lasagna because she didn't want to make a turkey. Once the rest of the family heard about it, it became the dinner of choice. Guess they like my lasagna...

5. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

Hey Isa, can you send me your lasagna recipe, please ?!?!

My traditional Christmas dinner includes a large chunk of meat and beer. Veggies are optional. And some sort of DVD. My family doesn't really celebrate Xmas.

6. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Oh the food! So delicious!

The starter is usually an experiment. I think we're having some kind of goats cheese thing for this year.

My Ma & Pa are vegetarian and our tradition is my wonderful Mum makes this mushroom thing, which is a bit like Beef Wellington but inside the pastry is those big tasty field mushrooms, cooked with onions etc. Its moist and delicious, and in my opinion, far nicer than turkey. We have that with a red wine sauce, and all the yummy veggies: shallots cooked in sour cream, roast parsnips (my fave) sprouts steamed and not overcooked, and of course, roast potatoes, and maybe carrots or green beans too.

In the evening we'll have a lighter buffet style meal of hazlenut and cranberry flan (yum!), various salads, quiches, garlic bread, cheese and biscuits, mince pies trifle, cheesecake, pringles, and whatever else we can stuff down ourselves without puking.

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Q_

Hey Isa, can you send me your lasagna recipe, please ?!?!

I sure can, Q - but you'll have to bear with me for about 24 hours... I make my sauce from scratch, though you can use any spaghetti sauce you like. Because I have been doing it for so long, I have no "real" recipe - I just (and almost literally) throw the ingredients into a pot and let it simmer for a few hours. So, I am making sauce tomorrow morning and will write down the amounts. The rest of the ingredients are more straight forward.

My apologies, but I'm not a recipe type cook. Recipes for me are more like jumping off points or outlines. ;)

8. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 10y

Turkey
Roast potatoes
Cranberry sauce
stuffing
bread sauce
gravy
carrots
brussel sprouts
peas
Mashed potato
mini sausages wrapped in bacon

Christmas pudding
trifle
fruit cream

yum yum

9. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

My apologies, but I'm not a recipe type cook. Recipes for me are more like jumping off points or outlines. ;)

Ahh..mucho gracias....:-D

10. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 10y

Quoting Clarabell

My Ma & Pa are vegetarian and our tradition is my wonderful Mum makes this mushroom thing, which is a bit like Beef Wellington but inside the pastry is those big tasty field mushrooms, cooked with onions etc. Its moist and delicious, and in my opinion, far nicer than turkey. We have that with a red wine sauce, and all the yummy veggies: shallots cooked in sour cream, roast parsnips (my fave) sprouts steamed and not overcooked, and of course, roast potatoes, and maybe carrots or green beans too.

In the evening we'll have a lighter buffet style meal of hazlenut and cranberry flan (yum!), various salads, quiches, garlic bread, cheese and biscuits, mince pies trifle, cheesecake, pringles, and whatever else we can stuff down ourselves without puking.

Clara, that is the most tempting vegetarian Christmas meal I have ever read! Would have loved to be at your place for Christmas dinner, if strangers were welcome!