What are your cooking for Christmas?

  1. It's been a busy year, and I am grateful Thanksgiving is done. But now the question looms in front of me. What to make for Christmas Dinner.

    The family I grew up in didn't make much of holidays, or even cooking. I have been trying hard to learn the art of decent cooking. But, each holiday seems like a mamoth task. I don't look forward to it, and I have no real experience or memories, that I can draw from. Each year I say to myself, this is the year I will make a new tradition. But when the next year rolls around, I forgot what it was I did last year, or since it was usually a flop, I don't want to try it again.

    Help.
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  2. 42 Comments

  3. by   WickedRedRN
    For dinner, I ordered a glazed spiral ham and scalloped potatoes from the local grocery deli, I will make a green bean casserole, dinner rolls, my mom is bringing something for dessert and I am making a couple of pumpkin rolls. I have a thread on here for Breakfast/Brunch recipies, and there were really awesome recipies posted in there, all seem very easy make the night before type recipies.

    Good Luck!
  4. by   nursedawn67
    Our Christmas dinner this year will be...corned beef, potatoes, baby carrots and rolls. We had Turkey for Thanksgiving and a ham for New Years Day.
  5. by   Montessori Mommy
    Since this is the last Christmas before I start nursing school, I'm doing a lot of cooking. (Next year we'll be ordering in Chinese food for Christmas dinner!!)

    Cheddar Cheese soup, salad, dinner rolls, Chicken Wellington (baked in a puff pastry), homemade ravioli with vodka cream sause, mashed potaotes au gratin,green beans almondine. Dessert is chocolate cake with chocolate peppermint frosting, cranberry almond biscotti, chocolate truffles and coffee.
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Leg of Lamb (I know - I never liked it either until I tried my mother-in-law's - it is awesome). Salads of all sorts. Mashed potatoes. Veggies. I'm bringing the desserts - still in the planning stages for that.

    steph
  7. by   WickedRedRN
    Quote from Montessori Mommy
    Since this is the last Christmas before I start nursing school, I'm doing a lot of cooking. (Next year we'll be ordering in Chinese food for Christmas dinner!!)

    Cheddar Cheese soup, salad, dinner rolls, Chicken Wellington (baked in a puff pastry), homemade ravioli with vodka cream sause, mashed potaotes au gratin,green beans almondine. Dessert is chocolate cake with chocolate peppermint frosting, cranberry almond biscotti, chocolate truffles and coffee.

    Yum....hey can we all come to your house for Christmas dinner?? :chuckle
  8. by   manna
    Yumm... you guys make our turkey-n-dressing sound like lunchmeat. :chuckle

    I'm still blessed to have family who does all the cooking, only thing I plan on making is a rum cake, rum balls, and sugar cookies with my boys (no rum included). Can you tell what my favorite spirit is, holiday or not? :chuckle
  9. by   hypnotic_nurse
    Won't be cooking this year -- looks like we'll all be crammed into Dad's hospital room eating whatever is available at the cafeteria that day...
  10. by   ayndim
    Prime Rib (well standing rib roast) with Au Jus, roasted potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, honey glazed carrots, Yorkshire pudding, green salad, rolls, homemade Apple Pie, homemade pecan pie, gingerbread men and sugar cookies. Might do a Plum Pudding too. Not sure yet.
  11. by   BeccaRN
    We'll have turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, noodles, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, greenbean casserole, 7 layer salad and turtle cheesecake. Ummm Ummm Ummm. I can't wait.
  12. by   mercyteapot
    Still not sure what we're doing for Christmas. We usually do prime rib on Christmas Eve and Chinese on Christmas. My husband had a health scare this year, and the prime rib is out, and my Mom will be here for Christmas and she can't have Chinese. When I was growing up we always did a cold Christmas dinner (ham) and may go with that this year. The other option would be to go to a buffet, which dh is pushing for, but my son and I would rather stay here. (I always eat way too much at those things)
  13. by   BamaRN
    I go to my moms parents for lunch and my dads for supper on Christmas Eve. At my moms we have 2 or 3 different soups and chili with cornbread. At my dads we have ham, turkey and dressing, and all the fixins and my favorite - my nannys chocolate finger cake!!! Its the best thing in the world!! Im working on Christmas day so I'll be having left overs I guess - Ive never worked on a holiday before so Im kinda sad
  14. by   Euskadi1946
    Since my parents are from New Mexico and my husband is from Mexico, we will be doing home made tamales and pozole, a hominy and pork meat stew that is traditional in both of our families on Christmas Eve. Christmas day will be spent on left overs and just relaxing and enjoying the day.

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