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Old 10-20-2013, 09:22 AM
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It's delicious! I usually roast portobello mushrooms in the roasting pan with the turkey or pork. When I take everything out, I crumble a bunch of Stilton on the top and broil them until the cheese is melted. It's become my favorite part of the meal!!
That sounds awesome.
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Our menu doesn't really change for either Thanksgiving or Christmas day. The only thing I'm not sure about yet is Christmas Eve. if we're staying home, I'll make a variety of appetizers, and my husband and I will celebrate the night with my step sons and dil. If my husband;s family has their annual holiday get to get together, then we'll be going to one of my husband's siblings house, so we'll eat there.
One of my uncle's always made a bunch of appetizers on Christmas Eve. It was a really fun tradition.

Someone on here said that they have their big Christmas dinner feast on Christmas Eve because then on Christmas Day they're not busy cooking. They can relax and enjoy the holiday and just reheat stuff. I thought that was a pretty cool idea too.
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Turkey Day

Turkey
mashies
gravy
rolls
sausage stuffing
apple cider/juice
Pecan pie

Christmas Eve Day/morning
Ham & cheese Croissants,juice
Lunch Chinese food

Chicken Gumbo
potato salad
crusty French bread

Christmas Day Morning
Strata/breakfast bake
juice
tea
toast

Dinner changes each year. still talking to the kids about it, but I know for sure its sausage stuffed mushrooms,pepperoni,crackers & cheese. so far..
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Thanksgiving Brunch: ( I host)
Monkey Bread
Scrambled Eggs
Shrimp
Hashbrown casserole
meatballs
danish
fruit salad
sandwhich roll ups

Thanksgiving Dinner: (In Laws Host)
Turkey
Stuffing
Craberry's
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
corn pudding
grean beans
rolls
pumpkin pie
apple pie
cherry pie
Chocolate pie for my oldest son

Christmas Eve:
Pizza
cookies

Christmas:
Monkey Bread
Doughnuts
Egg Casserole
Hassbrown Casserole

Christmas Dinner:
Not sure yet thinking maybe chicken, potatoes, mach and cheese, dumplings, fruit, salad, pies
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Our Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners change very little from year to year.

Thanksgiving -
cheese balls and crackers for apps/pre-dinner snacking

Turkey
mashed potatoes
gravy
stuffing
burn n serve rolls
green bean casserole
corn casserole
pies - chocolate, fruit, banana, etc. for dessert

Christmas Eve -
Is with the in-laws for their Christmas Eve Open House and there are TONS of appetizers, snacky type things and enough sugar filled goodies to send us all straight into sugar shock.

Christmas Day -
We usually spend Christmas Day with my family but this year we're going to gather and celebrate Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 28th so for the first time ever Hubs and I will be on our own Christmas Day. I envision LOTS of snacking and not much cooking.


Christmas Celebration (Dec. 28th)

Ham
mashed potatoes and gravy
corn casserole
green bean casserole
sage and onion dressing
sweet potatoes
And, as always, burn n serve rolls

Assorted pies and cookies for dessert.
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We usually have a traditional Turkey roast dinner on Christmas day. I like to have some interesting side dishes that we don't normally have to make it a bit more special. I really need to spend some time thinking about it. Some delicious idea here on here !

Christmas Eve we usually have a little buffet of snacks and light bites but I need to think about exactly what. Once I get my bigger jobs done I'll do some menu planning in mid November.
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It's probably going to be the usual. But, I'm going to go over my Pinterest foods and see if there is anything there that I might want to try out this year.

I make the standard fare, and then my relatives usually bring some type of dish or appetizer.

Thanksgiving:

Turkey (I. cant. wait.)
Mashed Potatoes
Rolls
Green Beans or Corn
Macaroni and Cheese
Stove Top Stuffing
Cheese Ball
Sausage & Cheese Dip
Pumpkin Pie and maybe some type of cake
Pumpkin and/or Banana Breads

Christmas Eve:

Probably something quick like leftovers, pizza, or pancakes
(We LOVE pancakes for dinner around here!)

Christmas Day:

Ham
Mashed Potatoes
Bean Salad
Deviled Eggs
Macaroni and Cheese
Pumpkin and/or Banana Breads

Not sure what else yet...
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Originally Posted by Minta View Post
Your menu sounds awesome.

Yes i have started planning

Thankgiving: Pre dinner snack: homemade pepperoni bead
Dinner: Turkey, sage, celery and onion stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, toss up between yams or roasted butter nut squash, corn, carrots, cranberry sauce and dinner rolls. Dessert: pumpkin pie and apple crumb pie.

Christmas Eve: we do our version of the 7 fishes dinner: Spaghetti with steamed shrimped and sauteed scallops in a tomatoe sauce, homemade crab cakes, steamed clams, flounder cooked in white wine and lemon juice, haddock (breaded and baked)and undecided on the last one. Still deciding on the dessert.

Christmas Dinner : this year we are doing either Prime Rib or a Beef roast, homemade mac and cheese, corn, peas, broccoli and dinner rolls. Dessert: pumpkin pie and Apple crumb pie.
Christmas Eve its BBQ Prime Rib and we all bring a dish to accompany it to my Mother and Father in-Laws.
Boxing Day is the party with a assortment of dips, soups and chilli for everyone who would like to drop in!!
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Thanksgiving Dinner this year will be Turkey Breast, mashed potatoes/gravy, green been casserole, corn, fruit salad and most likely "pink stuff". It's what my Mother always called her dessert dish and so my children grew up eating this and now my daughter makes it and her children like it. Also, the usual Pumpkin pie and a Cherry pie (hubby's favorite) and Pumpkin bars.

Christmas Dinner will be Ham, mashed potatoes/gravy, haven't decided on the vegetable, homemade applesauce for both meals but especially with the Ham meal. And of course assortment of homemade pies/desserts.

And of course for both meals, some type of bread/rolls etc.
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So excited to menu plan this year.
Thanksgiving Morning
Cinnamon Rolls
Baked pumpkin french toast casserole

Then Appetizers/Snacks until Dinner
Chex Mix
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Relish/Veggie Tray
Cheese/Crackers
Deviled Eggs

Thanksgiving Dinner
Turkey
Mashed Potatos
Broccoli Casserole
Stuffing
Garlic Green Beans
Sweet Potato Rolls
Parker Rolls

Sweet Potato Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake and Oreo Cheesecake

Christmas Eve Morning
I host a huge brunch for my mom's side

Spinach Strata
Egg Casserole
Hashbrowns
Danish/donuts
Fruit Salad
Mimosas /Juice / Coffee

Christmas Eve
Savory & Sweet Buffet

My favorite tradition
Lots of Appetizers/Snacks - my mom's famous sliders and whole table of holiday sweets

Christmas Morning
Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls

Christmas Dinner
Lasagna
Garlic Bread
Our own version of the olive garden salad
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