What are you making for Christmas Eve or Christmas?

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23 Dec 2019, 10:54 am

I’m doing ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli with cheese sauce, maybe baked corn, homemade bread, and cheesecake and brownies for dessert.



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23 Dec 2019, 11:05 am

Prime rib, corn, taters 'n' gravy, salad, garlic-fried rice, and maybe some home-made bread if I can remember how to run the bread machine.


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23 Dec 2019, 11:15 am

Fnord wrote:
Prime rib, corn, taters 'n' gravy, salad, garlic-fried rice, and maybe some home-made bread if I can remember how to run the bread machine.


I used to have a bread machine but it broke, and I don’t have room for one where I currently live anyway. I’ve really gotten into kneading dough by hand. It’s fun. Play-Doh for adults.

I love making bread but it’s not so great for the waistline...



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23 Dec 2019, 11:28 am

Mrs. Fnord is in charge of the Dessert Department.

My finger-joints are getting too gnarly for me to comfortably knead dough.  It's even getting difficult to play an instrument.  The bread machine is a handy tool.

Christmas Eve traditions in our family include something called "Simbang Gabi".  It's a Filippine tradition when you prepare a lot of food and essentially open your house to friends, family and neighbors.  Lots of lights, lots of noise, and I'll probably join Naia the cat in a back room every now and then to decompress.


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23 Dec 2019, 1:43 pm

Fnord wrote:
Mrs. Fnord is in charge of the Dessert Department.

My finger-joints are getting too gnarly for me to comfortably knead dough.  It's even getting difficult to play an instrument.  The bread machine is a handy tool.

Christmas Eve traditions in our family include something called "Simbang Gabi".  It's a Filippine tradition when you prepare a lot of food and essentially open your house to friends, family and neighbors.  Lots of lights, lots of noise, and I'll probably join Naia the cat in a back room every now and then to decompress.


That sounds scary.

The quiet after those sorts of occasions is very pleasant, though.

My Christmas Eve will just involve my son and ex. I’m trying to make it festive and special despite how few of us there’ll be.



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23 Dec 2019, 1:44 pm

Personally, I'm treating Christmas Eve, Christmas, and today (the eve of Christmas Eve) similar to how I've treated this holiday season. LINK on WP thread for further details: viewtopic.php?t=382875



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23 Dec 2019, 6:52 pm

I’m having Persian food & watching TV.


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23 Dec 2019, 8:06 pm

Hispanic food.


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24 Dec 2019, 8:17 am

I baked bread this morning, gluten free since my older sister can't handle gluten, but other than that, mom has handled everything. I could still chop up a salad though...

Also Christmas day is my mom's birthday, so I'll bake a cake in the morning while she's still at work.



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24 Dec 2019, 8:21 am

Some dessert made of marshmallows and rice crispies... Dunno what it's called.


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24 Dec 2019, 9:05 am

>Braised herbed pork roast.
>Brined oven roasted chicken
>Mashed potatoes (butter, whipping cream and sour cream are my secrets)
>Gravy (I make the broth myself by roasting then pressure cooking organic chicken backs, then I make a roux).
>Stuffing. I make the bread from scratch then cube and dry it. Onion, shallot, celery sage and thyme, butter and pinches of freshly grated nutmeg and clove. The homemade broth figures prominently.
>Roasted glazed carrots. I'm thinking probably a citrus maple syrup glaze.

My wife is baking a cake from scratch and homemade frosting.

Merry Christmas, everyone.


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24 Dec 2019, 9:21 am

Chocolate covered pine cones.



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24 Dec 2019, 9:25 am

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Hispanic food.


That's what was for the early extended family get together. Lots of guacamole and sour cream yum yum.



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24 Dec 2019, 10:30 am

EzraS wrote:
AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Hispanic food.


That's what was for the early extended family get together. Lots of guacamole and sour cream yum yum.


I love guacamole...

Avocados are my favorite fruit.



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24 Dec 2019, 2:11 pm

AHH, this thread is focusing on food. Okay, scones, coffee, wine AND/OR beer, and apples OR oranges. Fruit is both refreshing and healthy after even moderate helpings of those unhealthy holiday treats!