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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 05:23 PM
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What's for dinner Christmas Eve?
Edited on Sun Dec-23-07 05:25 PM by faygokid
I figure most people eat a "traditional" meal Christmas Day, but all bets are off for Christmas Eve. We are having the usual: I am grilling steak at home. It's a tradition. We didn't have much money when I was a kid, so my single Mom would make steak once a year for Christmas Eve dinner. Now I can have steak more often (although I watch the red meat consumption), but Christmas is about traditions, and it's a way to remember Mom. A tasty porterhouse this year is what I'm thinkin'.

How about you?

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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 05:25 PM
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1. Ham, asparagus, pierogies.
Christmas cookies for dessert.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 05:39 PM
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2. I am not cooking, but.....
I am told it will be standing rib roast, oven-roasted potatoes, green beans, salad.

Looking forward to Christmas with the triplets.

:)
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 05:40 PM
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3. Mrs Matcom
only if she is nice to me :P

:hide:
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 05:41 PM
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4. we're making finger food for my oldest sister's xmas eve party
she called me yesterday, and told me that the kids loved the mini-burgers i made years ago, so we're making it again. :bounce:

other than that we're having whatever everyone else makes. i know there's chicken wings, and pizza. i could guess at everything else but i don't know for sure.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 05:42 PM
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5. We do it the other way around
Christmas eve is the big fancy meal, that way we can relax on christmas itself and eat leftovers. :)
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 08:54 PM
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9. That was what we use to do.....
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:06 PM
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16. that's what we do...
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 05:44 PM
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6. Taliskers
no, wait, that was in the cache...

TA-male pie. :9
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 07:34 PM
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7. Frozen Indian food
Seriously. With jasmine rice.

Last year we had our hearts set on an Indian buffet and had even called a head to make sure the restaurant was going to be open. Then when we got there we found they had changed their minds and closed shop. Ever try to find someplace to buy food in the Twin Cities after 5:00 PM on Christmas Eve? Even Burger King and McDonalds are closed.

We figured a Chinese restaurant would be a good second choice. We drove around for three hours until we finally found one that was open.

That won't happen again this year. We have frozen Indian food.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 08:50 PM
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8. vending machine
at work
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:06 PM
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17. Good heavens! A poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every December the 25th.
Is your boss's first name Ebeneezer, by any chance?

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:08 PM
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18. well
they do feed us Christmas night, but not Christmas Eve....sometimes I bring food to work but lately I have been working 14 hour nights so I'd rather sleep than prepare food so chips and ding dongs it is :D
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:18 PM
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23. Take care of yourself, and a Merry Christmas to you, my friend.
Edited on Sun Dec-23-07 09:18 PM by faygokid
May 2008 bring you better things.

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:45 PM
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26. aw thanks faygokid
same to you! :hi:
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 08:55 PM
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10. No idea
But I'm sure my SO has something planned.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:02 PM
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13. Well, consider yourself lucky, and enjoy.
Report back. Hope it's tasty.

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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 08:56 PM
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11. We have a traditional ethnic meal.
I used to make bulbulkis (little dough balls in honey and buttered sauerkraut) but the kids never liked them. So now I make pierogies, mushroom-barley soup, biscuits, and some sausage. I still fast on Christmas Eve, the sausage is for the guys. We have our big family dinner on Christmas day.

BTW: Your smilie! My grandma used to say that! wow

:hi:
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 01:59 AM
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30. bulbulkies?
honey and buttered sauerkraut?

Where can I find a recipe for this? Sounds interesting.
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:02 PM
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12. I'm fixing my oldest sons favorite.
He gets in tomorrow afternoon. We're having a spiral ham, cabbage salad, sweet potatoes, and green bean casserole.

On Christmas day we go to my MIL's and we'll be having a buffet of mostly finger foods and pulled pork sandwiches.

Enjoy your steak!
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midlife_mo_Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:02 PM
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14. Tamales, guacomole, and hot chocolate
Well, the hot chocolate is for desert!
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:05 PM
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15. spinach lasagna, greek salad, french bread, chicken-curry with red peppers,
cranberry-apple pie, various wines, and veggies.

Oh and my husband made nut, apricot rolls, and almond biscotti.
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:10 PM
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19. We'll be at my brother's house and I have no idea what he's making. He's
a vegetarian so I know it will be veggie and I'm sure delicious. He asked me to bring mushroom soup so I am going to make a really good one from scratch. I'll make the broth tonight so it has a chance to really get flavorful, then the soup tomorrow.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:12 PM
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20. Thanksgiving redux
Edited on Sun Dec-23-07 09:12 PM by MorningGlow
Turkey and all the trimmings. I started the tradition last year because except for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, we usually have holiday meals at my mom's or my aunt's house, and as they've gotten older their cooking has gotten far worse. Thus, a turkey dinner memory from Thanksgiving is usually a bad one.

I was kinda surprised how well the turkey et al. came out last year. I hope I don't have a sophomore slump.

Made the squash and cranberries today, and browned the sausage for the stuffing (and I STUFF THE BIRD--I laugh in the face of death! ha HA! :evilgrin:). Tomorrow--bird, bread, potatoes, peas, and chocolate mousse for dessert.

Christmas Eve we shall eat, drink, and be merry, for Christmas Day we get a sad overdone roast at mom's...

On edit: slip o' da finger
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:12 PM
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21. I am having...


4 DINNER!

kidding. :P
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distantearlywarning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:17 PM
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22. Christmas Eve is our big holiday dinner.
We open presents then too. We don't really do the whole Christmas day thing.

But anyway, here's our menu:

Prime Rib w/ Au Jus
Langostinos
Mashed Potatoes w/ garlic & cream
Steamed Asparagus
Cherry Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream

We also eat the leftovers on Christmas morning, in our pajamas.
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:22 PM
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24. Working Christmas Eve / Christmas Day :(
I work from 9pm Christmas eve to 6am Christmas day. When I get home, it will just be a quite day alone with a simple meal. BUT - that's not a sad thing! I am going home to see my mother and father for the first time in nearly three years on December 29th! We will have "Christmas" together then.

I've been a little estranged from my parents, namely my mother for a long time. Childhood was, well, no so good. But as adults we are starting to try to mend fences, and I can honestly say I'm happy about going to see them. :)
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:22 PM
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25. Seafood Gumbo & potato salad
:)

Christmas Day - Tamales
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blueknight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 09:48 PM
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27. too much!
ham, taters,green bean casserole,mac and cheese,corn, and rolls
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-23-07 11:08 PM
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28. I planned a stir fry because the market had gorgeous snow peas and bean sprouts
tonight. So we are having pork, snow peas, cauliflower and zuchinni in a spicy stir fry. I was thinking more about those fresh veg than I was the fact that it was Christmas Eve
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-25-07 11:19 AM
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59. it was good, and spicy. "deck the halls with boughs of horry, fa ra ra ra ra ra ra ra ra " nt
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 01:48 AM
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29. We are doing the traditional dinner on Christmas Eve
And on Christmas Day we are going out for Dim Sum.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 02:00 AM
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31. Going out for dinner.
Not sure where yet; someplace in downtown Seattle.

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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 02:09 AM
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32. I always make cheese souffle for Christmas Eve
Edited on Mon Dec-24-07 02:10 AM by grasswire
That and a great big beautiful green salad, because of all the heavier food on Christmas day.

We always have snowballs for dessert on Eve. Roll a scoop of peppermint ice cream in grated coconut for each person, put it on a plate, insert a tiny candle, light and serve with chocolate sauce on the side. Turn down the lights and see if the diner can finish the ice cream before the candle burns out, with the candle remaining upright. Silly, eh?

We always have Christmas crackers with party hats inside, and try to have some fun at the table immediately after dinner.

One year I bought colorful little metal windup hopping birds for each person, and got a ping pong ball, and improvised a little after dinner game where the hopping birds kicked the ball around. That was hilarious.

Another time we played "biscuit hockey" with leftover little biscuits and pencils for hockey sticks.

And I bought rhythm band instruments for everyone (grandpa LOVED having the triangle) and we had concerts to recorded Christmas music. Remember sandpaper blocks? Great fun. People really do appreciate simple things and having children involved gives them permission to engage in whimsical play.

Ah, the good old days.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-25-07 03:45 PM
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60. I want to have dinner at your house, Grasswire!
great fun ideas!

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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 02:14 AM
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33. We're having our big dinner xmas eve....
making alaskan king crab, corn chowder, goat-cheese and walnut salad, and homemade apple crisp.

I have no idea what we'll eat xmas day.
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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 02:31 AM
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34. tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, an old family tradition
and then we decorate the Christmas tree while listening to Christmas music before the kids get ready for bed. And then I read the kids "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and then the wife and I watch the 1951 version of "A Christmas Carol" with Alistar Sim before going to bed while munching on the cookies and egg nog the kids put out for Santa. I know we are hopelessly old fashioned!
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Gonzo Gardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 03:33 AM
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35. We go to Shapiro's (Kosher) Deli...
Edited on Mon Dec-24-07 03:35 AM by Green Meanie
in Downtown Indianapolis. It's always a Peppered Beef on their thick cut Dark Rye Bread or a New York Style Corned Beef and cheesecake. We hit the deli before they close at 7pm. Traditionally, they give away huge bags filled with an assortment of bagels from the bakery or loaves of bread right before closing on Christmas Eve. (The sandwiches are so huge we always save half for later.)

Link: http://www.indy.org/indianapolis/web/jsp/wheretoeat/det...

After stuffing ourselves we drive to the very center of town... to Monument Circle, grab hot cocoa or coffee, walk around looking at the lights while freezing our butts off or catch a 30 min. carriage ride around town. They string the 284 foot tall monument with lights to look like a giant Christmas Tree. Then at 10 minutes to 8 we head over to hear the bells ring at St. John's and sneak up to the choir loft before early mass lets out to hang out and listen to the pipe organist play rousing Christmas tunes as the church empties. I've even been INSIDE the pipe organ while it's being played. It's fucking awesome!!! After everyone is gone we light candles in one of the side chapels. Then we go home, send everyone to bed after a few rounds of cards, and Mr. Green Meanie & I stuff stockings, while we finish our leftover sandwiches, before hitting the hay ourselves.
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Godhumor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 03:35 AM
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36. Ham at my father's house tomorrow, ham at my mother's house on Christmas
Everything else is just gravy (ha!).
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 03:40 AM
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37. Used to be oyster stew, but now that my dad has passed we've changed to sushi
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dancing kali Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 04:26 AM
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38. Lobster
Our traditional Christmas Eve dinner.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 07:36 AM
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41. I'm coming to your house.
:9
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 05:00 AM
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39. nothing n/t
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 05:01 AM
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40. Brussel Sprouts
It seemed wierd to be but apparently it's a tradition around here.

We have to make two batches, one with almonds and one without (somebody's allergic).
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 07:39 AM
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42. Could be anything from soup to sandwiches to delivery pizza.
It's a slumber party with my MIL and SIL, and we're just gonna play it by ear.
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 08:03 AM
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43. I would love that. Unfortunately,
I get to enjoy cold ham and turkey at the in-laws.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 08:48 AM
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44. I'm grilling steaks too!
It should be about 25 degrees outside, and windy. Perfect grillin' weather.

:hi:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 08:56 AM
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45. lasagna
My dad made a vegetarian version and the rest of the family eat the meat version.
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Blue Fire Donating Member (588 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 05:00 PM
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46. Prime Rib!
Seasoned, oven roasted rare, with baked potatoes and french roasted green beans. Yummmmmmmmm!!!!

Oh, and beer. Lots and lots of beer!

Happy Winter Solstice!!

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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 05:14 PM
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47. Mr MB is going all out....
prime rib with yorkshire pudding, creamed spinach, mashed potatos and a flourless chocolate torte for dessert.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 05:18 PM
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48. Burgers and fries... It's easy and quick!
;)

I have a nice roast for tomorrow that the butcher cut just for me! :)

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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 06:42 PM
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49. Fish and pasta
with broccoli rabe
My brother and SIL haven't put me to work yet. Just sitting here drinking good wine
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 06:47 PM
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50. Tacos
And they are almost done!
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 07:24 PM
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51. I suggested frozen pot-pies
My Wife says shrimp scampi with linguine. :wtf:

Who am I to argue with that? :bounce:
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 07:28 PM
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52. chili rellenos, beans, rice, chip & salsa, oh and apple pie and
Edited on Mon Dec-24-07 07:29 PM by Hotler
ice cream for desert.
P.S. to add, beer & tequila in betwwen.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 07:30 PM
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53. Toasted English muffins and hot tea.
I'm sick as a dog and I can't imagine eating real food.

Maybe in a few days I'll manage a belated Christmas dinner.
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KayLaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 07:38 PM
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54. Pasta and wheat balls
Edited on Mon Dec-24-07 07:38 PM by KayLaw
Nothing special - our usual Monday dinner, but - heh heh -then it's five nights in hotels which means no cooking for me!! I love to cook but could use the break.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 07:39 PM
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55. chicken corn chowder
right out the can, baby
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 08:01 PM
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56. Reheated Thai curry
:7

The family celebration is tomorrow, with my sister-in-law making my grandmother's recipe for Rouladen: tenderized round steak rolled up around bacon and onion and then stewed for hours until soft. My job is to bring the pies, so rather than risking disaster by trying to bake them myself, I bought the delicious, large, and expensive pies offered by Lund's, one of our local supermarket chains.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 08:14 PM
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57. i'm grilling a steak for my husband, made pad thai for my daughter and me, i'm really
sick to my stomach so i'll be skipping food and having tea.
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 08:15 PM
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58. Steak, potatoes, corn, booze.
Well, beer, wine and champagne, anyway. Kind of a nice Irish meal, really.
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