Thank goodness Thanksgiving is almost history. What's for Christmas dinner?
Prime rib, medium rare with creamed horsie sauce, twice baked taters, fresh spinach made with garlic and a touch of olive oil, Caesar salad, crusty sourdough, my private stash of great red wine and a light, fluffy whipped cream cake with fresh fruit and champagne.
Now that's a dinner.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||November 29, 2021 4:18 PM
Taters? That's worse than saying "delish" or "yummers," OP. Die in a grease fire, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 24, 2021 3:24 AM
Christmas? Well, let's pull the leftovers out of the freezer from Thanksgiving.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 24, 2021 3:25 AM
I'm not even thinking about Christmas yet. I'll probably spend it alone, with a small ham or roast chicken meal which I'll prepare myself. It's more enjoyable that way, and I hate having to travel just to see family. I love them, but it always feels like a waste of a holiday.
I AM making a candied thick-cut bacon appetizer to take to the Thanksgiving meal where I'll be a guest. I usually make dressing, but wanted something different this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 24, 2021 6:24 AM
Looks as though my invitation was lost in the mail ..... again.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 24, 2021 6:54 AM
Dining on the best in Mar-a-Lago.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||November 24, 2021 7:19 AM
I also said horsie sauce, Go ahead and grease me up and light the blow torch.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 24, 2021 7:43 AM
Unfortunately, I will be at my mom’s for Christmas. So, as tradition dictates, I must make a meat stuffed manicotti, green salad and garlic bread for Christmas Eve. My sister does a turkey (again) for Christmas Day. Then I cook again the day after Christmas for the larger family gathering.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 24, 2021 7:50 AM
This fresh ham from the ham thread looks so interesting that I think I’m going to make it for Christmas.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||November 24, 2021 9:51 AM
Switch out the cream cake for something chocolate and I am there OP! The quickest way to my hole is with prime rib.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||November 24, 2021 12:08 PM
They cream horses, don't they?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||November 26, 2021 4:45 PM
Do most people serve turkey again at Christmas in the states?
In Canada it is almost invariably turkey for Christmas dinner, but our Thanksgiving is always early October so we're out of not again territory.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||November 26, 2021 5:01 PM
Excep da Frenge, who eats da tortiere! Bud nod me, I have da celery and maybe a bit Cheese Whizz!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||November 26, 2021 5:03 PM
r2, I love me taters, too.
If the venerable Lydia can say puh-tay-duhs, taters ain't so bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||November 26, 2021 5:15 PM
Canada doesn't go in for U or dopes.
Dope, yes, but we're out front like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||November 26, 2021 6:09 PM
Can i eat at your house OP ? triple YUM !!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||November 26, 2021 6:14 PM
Yes darling R19, cum on ovah.
Will you do dishes?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||November 26, 2021 6:23 PM
[quote] Do most people serve turkey again at Christmas in the states?
My family did, R14. One time, IIRC, we had steaks (beef) instead. I don't go "home" for Christmas anymore, so I don't know what they do.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||November 26, 2021 6:27 PM
We do the same prime rib, horseradish cream, and garlic spinach but we add mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. We have dessert but no one has room for it.
The prime rib is obscenely expensive but my partner insists on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||November 26, 2021 7:08 PM
My sister makes the EXACT same meal for thanksgiving and Christmas - turkey, stuffing, the green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, potatoes au gratin. Fortunately, I don’t go home for both events, so I only have to eat it once.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||November 26, 2021 11:27 PM
I wonder why goose never took off in the U S. Every time I read about a Christmas meal in the UK, goose always comes to up. Too fatty? The turkey lobby is cock blocking?
Our traditional Christmas meal is matahambres (translates literally into "kills hunger). It's an Argentinean dish, flank steak roulade with ham, hardboiled egg, celery, carrot and olive filling.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||November 26, 2021 11:59 PM
We usually do a prime rib too.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||November 26, 2021 11:59 PM
What's taters, precious? What's taters??
|by Anonymous||reply 26||November 27, 2021 5:04 AM
No one has goose because it tastes like GOOSE.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||November 27, 2021 6:08 AM
I had a craving for prime rib this past summer and didn't care what it cost (FWIW, $180). I stupidly allowed someone else to cook it and he murdered the thing. He is usually a great cook. It was well done all the way through. I wanted to murder him. I laughed it off. What else could I do? I'm still angry and it's been 5 months. I invited 7 people to dinner that day. No one said anything but I suspect they were disgusted too.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||November 27, 2021 6:19 AM
OP That’s a meal worthy of a Diners Card.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||November 27, 2021 6:38 AM
What are you talking about, OP? I still have enough leftovers for the weekend.
I wonder if I have an unopened Advent Calendar in the back of my closet?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||November 27, 2021 6:52 AM
We actually celebrated Thanksgiving today instead of Thurs (partially due to the turkey not being thawed enough). So we had: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, broccoli-cheese casserole, butternut squash, spinach & mushrooms, Fresh cranberry (but canned for me), dinner rolls, red velvet cake & pumpkin pie for dessert. I broke out the egg nog too!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||November 27, 2021 6:57 AM
R28, I’d be angry about overcooked prime rib. The end pieces are well-done, anyway. (I actually prefer the ends b/c of all the salt and pepper, but can understand it’s a waste to cook that brown through the middle.)
I also hate overcooked eggs and overcooked seafood. When I see someone leisurely overcooking food, I want to yank that pan off the burner.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||November 27, 2021 7:00 AM
Bring us some faggy pudding.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||November 27, 2021 7:09 AM
Beef bourguignon for Xmas.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||November 27, 2021 7:15 AM
R30 I hate you for that. I may not sleep tonight because of your "taste" in food.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||November 27, 2021 9:19 AM
Normally my family would make a ham for Christmas (and again for Easter), but I will be cooking Christmas dinner for myself this year and maybe have a few friends over. I'm thinking lamb as of right now but I don't know how keen the rest of them would be on it if I invited them over. I might even try making spanakopita. I'm not even Greek, I'm primarily Italian, lol.
I'm definitely making a variety of Italian Christmas cookies to give out to my friends at the very least.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||November 27, 2021 5:14 PM
R37 Lamb is my favorite meat. I might do that for Christmas and then prime rib for NYE.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||November 27, 2021 8:25 PM
Yum, I love lamb. I rarely get it because my little neighborhood market never has it. Whole Foods always had some nice lamb.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||November 28, 2021 1:35 AM
There’s nothing like a roast rack of lamb (frenched, of course). Not a ton of meat, however depending on number of guests and how “ravenous” they are. One good way around that is to serve some heavy (or heavier) hors d’ oeuvres. Also do filling sides (classic potatoes au grating with cream and Swiss or gruyere, stuff like that.)
|by Anonymous||reply 40||November 28, 2021 1:52 AM
I make my own version of fresh mint sauce to go with my roasted MR lamb. Fresh mint and Italian parsley, mixed in my blender with lemon, a bit of sugar, fresh ground salt and pepper. It's very refreshing.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||November 28, 2021 6:34 AM
Smoked ham with grandma’s sauce ..half red currant jelly half French’s yellow mustard heat in sauce pan. French bread sage stuffing. Granny Smith apple pie warm w/vanilla ice cream
|by Anonymous||reply 42||November 28, 2021 6:51 AM
I still have enough to make one last turkey sandwich. Yippee!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||November 29, 2021 4:18 PM