For the cooks...please share your Xmas Menu...

  1. I am cooking a Christmas brunch. Here is my menu...you think it's OK?

    Cooked Ham
    Potato Salad
    Pasta Salad
    An Egg Casserole w Sausage and peppers
    Two "Pies" one w asparagras and turkey w swiss and potatoes
    the other w Spinach, ham, and cheddar and potatoes
    Watergate Salad (this is the green ambrosia-type yummy stuff)
    Egg Nog, Coffee/Tea, Sodas, OJ
    Rolls, Croissants

    This is to serve 12 who will come in and out during the late morn earkly afternoon hours.

    My M-I-L is bringing her famour refridgerator cake- it is like chocolate mouse layered w lady fingers...it is to Die for delicious!!

    My S-I-L is bringing Cheescake

    Does this soundtoo mismatched?? Any good ideas?
    Anyone else doing brunch as opposed to dinner?

    What is your menu whether dinner or brunch or whatever??
    Martha Stewarts check in, I just don't have that gift!
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  2. 38 Comments

  3. by   BadBird
    Sounds good to me, I would add a fresh fruit salad just because I love that.
  4. by   aus nurse
    Hoolahan, that sounds delicious.

    I am replying to this thread under false pretences coz I really am no cook My partner does all the cooking thru the year so I am giving him the day off (hopefully..he may need to be on rescue service )

    This is my menu..just basic I know...but it is like a gourmet meal from me the reheat queen!!
    Champagne punch to open pressies
    Scrambled eggs for brekky
    Picnic lunch at the beach...fresh rolls with turkey breast (cooked the day before, with a cranberry glaze), potato salad and whiskey truffles for after. More alcohol too of course
    Dinner is garlic prawns, quiche and xmas pudding (just the tin stuff) with custard, cream and icecream. More alcohol, needless to say.
    Cross your fingers it all works. Failing that, I may just be knocking on your door Hoolahan:chuckle Lucky for me it is just the 3 of us.
  5. by   Sleepyeyes
    cranberry glaze? did you say cranberry glaze??? sounds deeee -lish!!!

    care to share your recipe for the glaze?? <drooling>
  6. by   aus nurse
    Oh Sleepy, noone has ever asked ME for a recipe

    My good friend suggested this one...knowing I am culinarily challenged:chuckle

    Simply buy a jar of cranberry jelly, whack it on the turkey and baste occasionally. Too easy
  7. by   ShandyLynnRN
    My family doesnt ever bother with the "does this all go together" ideas. I personally never cook, and will probably never have family dinners at my house. I have Christmas eve at my dads, not sure what Step mom is cooking, although probably just a meat tray and other snacks. Then to moms that nite to get ready for santa. She will have sandwiches and other snacks. Christmas breakfast at my moms is our "traditional" breakfast pizza..yummy. Then off to one grandma's, for Turkey, Smoked ham, mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, sausage balls, probably some veggies like green beans and corn, christmas shaped cookies, pecan, cherry, and pumpkin pies, and I bring the cheesecake. (I'm glad I posted this, as I forgot about the cheesecake, I guess I better get the kitchen cleaned so I can make it!!), and whatever anyone else brings. I will probably make deviled eggs as well. Then off to my other Grandmas for a quick nap as I have to work Christmas night, then she is serving chili with "all the fixings", such as fritos, cheese, onions, spaghetti, and oyster crackers. Then after my two days at work, I will be going back to my mom's to stay, and finish off those sandwiches and snacks!
  8. by   sunnygirl272
    We are going to jay's parents for xmas dinner....xmas berakfast will probably be just bagels and creamcheese adn coffee/cocoa....
    my mom is coming out for early dinner xmas eve,,,,planning a totally nonholiday meal....delmonico steaks(cooked outside snow or rain) w/sauteed garlic shroomies, smashed taters andgravy...and tossed salad,.,,,
  9. by   rncountry
    ham
    mashed potatos
    little weiners that is done in the slow cooker with various colored peppers, pineapple with the juice and brown sugar.
    stuffed celery
    dried beef rollups(dont' know what else to call them. Cream cheese with spring onions in them.
    various types of crackers and schuler's cheese to go with them.
    various types of regular cheese
    deviled eggs
    green bean cassrole(my sister makes this)
    garlic and sesame seed rolls
    sweet potato pie
    chinese noodle candy(chocolate, walnuts and chinese noodles)
    Rice Krispie treats, one favored with black cherry jello, the other with lime jello
    lemon bars
    cheesecake(mom makes)
    cherry pie(mom makes)
    chex party mix
    Scottish shortbeard cookies, these melt in your mouth and are my favorite cookies in the world. Not to be confused with Danish shortbread.
    wedding cake cookies
    And whatever else other family members bring, AND THEN WE EAT AND EAT! and later EAT SOME MORE!
  10. by   shygirl
    Anchovy Spaghetti, fish, broccoli, homemade bread! And a good Chardonnay and grappa!

    Shygirl
  11. by   Hidi74
    Lasange , Salad w/ raspberry walnut viagerette, OOey gooey gaaaalic cheese bread, Bourbon/rum drunk cake, pistachio salad. Oh and ham....talk about weird combination lol. We always get a Honey baked Ham from one of my dads clients. Works out good cause I don't eat lasagne....mmm...HAM.......drool
  12. by   Q.
    For my in-laws Christmas dinner, I made a huge pan of lasagna, bread with olive oil, mediterrainean salad and Italian cookies.

    For MY family dinner, we're having spedini, spaghetti, baked potatoes, cesear salad and casatta cake.
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Hmmm.... I dunno what they're cooking. But I've been commisioned to do the sweets. I'm bringing a 10 pound platter that includes the following (all homeade):

    Turtles
    Peanut Clusters
    Chocolate Covered Pretzels
    Buckeyes
    Almond Bark
    Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers
    Crud Bars (bar-type yummies)
    Fudge (chocolate and peanut butter)

    And for good measure.... a loaf of zuchinni bread (gotta have a veggie)

    Heather
  14. by   BadBird
    Christmas Eve:
    Appetizers: fresh veggies with dip, shrimp cocktails, assorted cheeses and crackers, eggnog, wine, soda for kiddos.

    Meal: Roasted turkey 20 lbs (for 4 people), sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, fresh green beans, corn, assorted breads, cranberry relish.

    Desserts: Cookie table, lady locks, choc chip with walnuts, peanut butter, pumpkin pie, apple pie, fresh fruit salad.

    Then open stockings !!! Eat some more and watch Christmas movies.

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