I usually do a turkey and a ham for Thanksgiving. This year did a turkey BREAST and a ham. The ham was overdone, but the turkey breast was moist and delicious! Go figure.
For Christmas I'm generally at a loss for what to prepare.....kinda don't want a repeat of Thanksgiving. Last year I did a crown roast of pork, and although I've done that before with great success, it did not work out so well last Christmas.
Please tell me what meat you are doing for Christmas this year. Where do you purchase? Do you buy from a grocery store, local butcher, QVC or other online seller? If you have a fab recipe or tip, would love to know that, too.
Thanks very much for any ideas or thoughts.
Prime rib and definitely purchase from a reputable butcher in your community. Someone you know and can trust the quality.
I get Kansas City hams from QVC, and have for quite a few years now. We really like them a lot. I also love that the glaze comes in a packet that you hydrate, etc, to put on yourself, because I make my own instead.
I always seem to do turkey for Thanksgiving and ham for christmas. We love both! :)
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I usually purchase two hams and I've purchased them from Kansas City and also the butcher.
We are having a standing rib roast, yorkshire puddding, potatoes and german style green beans, probably a salad of some sort.Ice cream for dessert or maybe pumpkin pie. I will purchase from Sweetbay upermarket or Publics - who ever has the best sale.
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Usually a standing rib roast from Costco. Not sure this year--may do something different!
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DD and I love to do our fav....rib eye steaks on the grill with all the trimmings. Due to circumstances this year, we will spend Christmas at home...it will be fun! All my siblings will do the same, except visit my Mom in her nursing home. We live out of town, so....things change and this will be my first Christmas at home in years and years. K
My problem with beef is making eveyone happy with rare, medium or well done. That given I might try pork loin if I can find a good way to cook.
A big pot of chicken and noodles (grandkids like that)smoked pork, ham for sandwiches. Our kids have so many places to go during the Holidays, we try to make it simple.
I do turkey at Thanksgiving. Christmas is either prime rib or pork tenderloin.
My intentions will be a prime rib, ham, sausages, and portabella pork loin in the smoker...... That way, my dad will have something to fix in an easy manner for leftovers............AND, actually, the meat is better the next day, after smoking....
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My moms pork roast, (cooked in the Nesco, comes out delish!) mashed potatoes w/ gravy, broccoli w/cheese sauce, home made rolls, and for desert, cheesecake, cream puffs, Red Velvet cake, and a assorted pies.
I so enjoy hearing about all the good food to be served with such love and affection to family and friends. I also like hearing how everyone does it a little differently...waiting on the one who is serving chili dogs this year. HA! And oh my goodness, it makes me hungry just thinking about it all.
Thanks for the replies...keep them coming. At this point in time, leaning towards beef. "It's what's for dinner." Right? But git this, I live in the deep South and I recently saw this bumper sticker on a truck in a Walmart parking lot: "Squirrel, it's what's for supper!"
Christmas eve we have a big Polish dinner of homemade Pierogi, sausage, sweet & sour cabbage, golumbki and a salad(to make it healthy haha)for dessert Polish cheesecake with sour cream topping and Placek (crumb coffee cake) & cookies.
For Christmas day we will have prime rib and turkey with all the trimmings. For dessert Chocolate Silk pie and either lemon or key lime pie. Plus the leftover cheesecake and cookies. We eat early on Christmas day, around 2pm. Then the rest of the day if anyone is hungry its help yourself to leftovers-prime rib or turkey sandwiches.
I serve a ham and lasagne for Christmas dinner.
It offers a bit of variety and makes everyone happy!
If we end up having dinner at home it will probably be roast beef. For years when our kids were young we had "Christmas Roast Beast" with popovers. Hope you got the Grinch reference.
For Christmas eve - after church - we will have either shrimp or lobster . I no longer do the 7 fishes because I am not a real fish eater and it will only be 4 of us and that is alot of fish for a small party.
salmon or steak, usually grilled ouside unless we have a Christmas rain (live in So.Cal)
We have a Swedish smorgasboard which includes korv (swedish sausage which we make ourselves), swedish meatballs and swedish ham. We used to have lute fish but have given up on that because most of the younger generation doesn't care for it. We have lingonberries and cherry salad and potatoes and swedish brown beans. For dessert we have swedish rice with a thickened grape juice that we call cram (not sure about the swedish name for it). On Christmas day if we have family at our house we have ham and sometimes turkey.
I make a Kansis City Prime Rib Roast every Christmas. I can't wait!
We don't cook any meat. Our family has a buffet where EVERYONE brings something to share. That way, no one has to cook & we can all enjoy Christmas.
Since we always do turkey for Thanksgiving, I usually do a Honey Baked Ham for Christmas....but I will also do a turkey breast since a few family members can't eat pork....and I will do a sweet potato/orange bake and roasted carrots/turnips.....
Prime rib and yorkshire pudding.
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