Christmas/Holiday dinner

spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
Don't kill me for posting this here rather than in the recipes area:sign6:

This year, I'm making roasted cornish game hens, this brown rice (but w/ herbs de provence instead of basil), greenbean casserole, blackened brussels spouts and banana pudding, garlic bread, vanilla flavored Coke, egg nog and chianti. But something is missing is missing. Help me fill in the blank(s).

Might do sauted yellow squash and zuccini rather than greenbean casserole...

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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,904Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    The turkey?
    The potatoes??
    The squash???
    The green beans????
    The slivered almonds?????
    The cranberry sauce??????
    The Christmas pudding???????
    The mince tarts????????
    THE WINE?????????????!!!!?????
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,727Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Your meal sounds delish! I would say the only thing missing is some more desserts!

    Our Christmas meals are so different than when I was younger (the 7 fishes, spaghetti, fried chicken, artichokes, turkey, stuffing, ham, mashed potatoes, pies, cookies, etc etc etc all at various houses).
    This year it will be hot sausage sandwiches at the Italian Civic Club on Christmas eve, then on Christmas day we will go to my aunt and uncle's in the afternoon for kielbasa sandwiches with peppers and onions, macaroni salad, 7 layer taco salad, pate and crackers, veggie tray, chips and dip, cookies, etc. Then later we will come to my house for coffee/tea, cookies, candy, baklava, petit fours, whatever else I have laying around. I will do something with the boyfriend at some point but not sure if we will have a meal or what.
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  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Novice
    We usually just do cocktails and appetizers on Christmas Eve (we start celebrating around 9-10pm), then we have done brunch at my house, but it's almost impossible to do that plus the fiance's family, so we haven't done that last year and we won't this year.

    I don't know what his family's plans are! I'm assuming dinner is in the mix, but I may be off - it's hard to get into the groove of two families to visit for every holiday - and we ALL live in the same town.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    The turkey?
    The potatoes??
    The squash???
    The green beans????
    The slivered almonds?????
    The cranberry sauce??????
    The Christmas pudding???????
    The mince tarts????????
    THE WINE?????????????!!!!?????

    Chianti is wine! And cornish hens are in place of turkey (which I don't really care for...and really requires somethinglike cranberry sauce to disguise the dry, bland taste). Debating green bean casserole but the thing with that is I love it so much (just discovered it a couple of months ago) that I have been making it twice a week, every week.

    Slivered almonds? :confused:

    OK, potatoes and mincemeat pie...now we're talking!

  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,904Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    Haha didn't see the chianti!!

    We have the almonds on the green beans.

    A little mincemeat porn!!

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    The lightest flakiest pastry I have ever made!
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
    Audrey Hepburn
  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,904Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    And I don't eat meat, so could care less about the turkey. There would be uproar in the family if it wasn't served though!
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
    Audrey Hepburn
  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    I say do the squash, skip the GBC (had it for the very first time on Thanksgiving this year) and add something creamy and cheesy in it's place. Your meal needs some decadence, something rich, something ooey and gooey. Or something carby, some pasta. I don't like rice, so that doesn't count for me.

    This is one of the simplest and most requested meals at my house. (minus the chicken, butter and chicken stock). Just orzo, cheese, basil and cheese (salt to taste). It's amazing how the cheese melts.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    scrills wrote: »
    I say do the squash, skip the GBC (had it for the very first time on Thanksgiving this year) and add something creamy and cheesy in it's place. Your meal needs some decadence, something rich, something ooey and gooey. Or something carby, some pasta. I don't like rice, so that doesn't count for me.

    This is one of the simplest and most requested meals at my house. (minus the chicken, butter and chicken stock). Just orzo, cheese, basil and cheese (salt to taste). It's amazing how the cheese melts.

    Yes, I need decadence! That was where the greenbean casserole was supposed to come in; I make it w/ a LOT of cheese and it's very savory and flavorful. I'm doing low carb now so I am being a low carb scrooge, I guess. I just wanted it to be mostly meat and vegetables. But I need to think of others.

    I've never made orzo. I guess I would need to do it in place of the rice?

    I guess I could do cheesy orzo and a non-cheesy potato dish?

  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Novice
    If you have a rice cooker, you can make rice cooker risotto.

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