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Old 10-21-2008, 11:06 AM
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We go to my mom's every year for Christmas Eve. She doesn't make us sit down to eat dinner together although we usually do. We call it a casual meal. We usually have ham, turkey breast (I make it in my rotisserie (sp?)), Cheesy potatoes, mashed potatoes, rolls and of course cookies. Sometimes my mom will make pies and a cake as well. Then on Christmas day we go to my husband's gram's house and pick at the food there and then to his mom's house where she usually sends home an entire Ham with us plus roast beef and some other stuff. My refrigerator is so packed that all of that food blocks the light inside! When you open the door it's just dark in there.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:15 AM
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We go to my mom's every year for Christmas Eve. She doesn't make us sit down to eat dinner together although we usually do. We call it a casual meal. We usually have ham, turkey breast (I make it in my rotisserie (sp?)), Cheesy potatoes, mashed potatoes, rolls and of course cookies. Sometimes my mom will make pies and a cake as well. Then on Christmas day we go to my husband's gram's house and pick at the food there and then to his mom's house where she usually sends home an entire Ham with us plus roast beef and some other stuff. My refrigerator is so packed that all of that food blocks the light inside! When you open the door it's just dark in there.

Yummm.. potatoes!

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For some reason it wouldnt let me put cheese potatoes, but that's what I was referring too!
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For some reason it wouldnt let me put cheese potatoes, but that's what I was referring too!
Yeah because if you put Cheesy with a small c that is the code for that little smiley face guy! It did it to me so I always put a capital C now.
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We have a early dinner at home with just me, hubby, the kids and my mom. We stop at the local market and pick up whatever seafood we are in mood for and head home. For us adults it's all seafood while the kids will have a combination of seafood and chicken nuggets.
I will have pepperoni bread, assorted dips and chips and veggies, homemade cookies and cake spread out to munch on later in the evening if anyone gets hungry.
We eat around 4ish. Santa will come around on the local fire truck anytime after 6:00 so we want to make sure we are ready to throw on our coats and greet him outside when he comes down the street.

Christmas dinner we have a full sit down dinner of turkey with all the trimmings. Guests who come for Christmas dinner can vary year to year.
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For us, Christmas eve is with the in-laws. There are always tons of appetizer/hors d'oeuvres from my father-in-laws famous bourbon meatballs (now that he's gone my mother-in-law makes them but I'll admit, they don't taste quite as good), to tiny shrimp and cheese quiches to mozzarella sticks and my sister-in-laws chicken balls.

Of course, no Christmas Eve meal is complete without the Christmas goodies. That's where I come in! I take over tons of Christmas cookies and candies and we eat so much through the evening that we always end up feeling like we've eaten a 20 course dinner!
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For us, Christmas eve is with the in-laws. There are always tons of appetizer/hors d'oeuvres from my father-in-laws famous bourbon meatballs (now that he's gone my mother-in-law makes them but I'll admit, they don't taste quite as good), to tiny shrimp and cheese quiches to mozzarella sticks and my sister-in-laws chicken balls.

Of course, no Christmas Eve meal is complete without the Christmas goodies. That's where I come in! I take over tons of Christmas cookies and candies and we eat so much through the evening that we always end up feeling like we've eaten a 20 course dinner!
were those his speciality? i bet nobody could make them as good as him.
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Most of my family are working on Christmas eve and have last nimute things to pick up so we dont meet up until late that evening and everyone has already had something to eat at that stage
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holly Christmas Eve

This year I will host our Christmas Eve meal. I am having it around 1 pm and we are having sandwiches, potato salad, veggies and dip. And also the delicious desserts!.

Then on christmas morning we will have cresent rolls and breakfast casserole. For lunch leftovers and supper enchiladas. I am making us a chocolate pie and cherry cheesecake for christmas day!

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We usually fix something quick and that won't leave leftovers. We will probably do pizzas this year.
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