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    What do you do for Christmas dinner?

    We're vegetarians here so our roast may seem a little dull to some. We have a quorne roast (a meat substitute, comes in a roll to roast and then slice - tastes nicer than it sounds!), roasted veggie sausages wrapped in veggie bacon, roasted vegetables including carrots, parsnips and onion and roast poatoes. We also have boiled / steamed veg including peas, cabbage and brussel sprouts. On the side near the roast we have hubby's sage, onion and apple mix which is just TO. DIE. FOR. delicious! And of course the yorkshire puds on the side!!

    We always have a christmas cracker to pull at the table and a glass of red wine :-) and eat the meal with our Christmas hats on! Hehe

    My mouth is watering just thinking of it!

    And here it is, our vegetarian roast Christmas dinner! :D



    What about you? What do you do for your Christmas day meal? Don't worry, I won't be offended by meat-eaters!
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    Looks good Christmas mama We like our turkey though. So we have it with stuffing with chestnuts, mashed potatoes and gravy, two kinds of salads, feta cheese pie and spinach pie and for dessert we have a fantastic chestnut cream pie. Mmmm

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    I'm as "meat-eater" as it gets. We fondue steak & chicken.

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    On Christmas Eve we have strictly fish and seafood, it really varies judging on who is doing the shopping and what their tastes are. But normally a crabmeat stuffed sole or tilapia, scallops, shrimp cocktail, and then assorted veggies-- that sorta thing.

    Christmas day we normally start off with Ravioli or Penne in meat sause (in liue of a salad), then break out the small appetizers, stuffed clams and mushrooms, fried cauliflower, Breads and Cheeses, kielbasa (polish sausage) and then whatever odds and ends family members bring over the house.

    For dinner we have the Ham, Heavenly Ham THE BEST for those in the know, and with all the fixings. Desert is all Italian pastries and cookies like pignoli cookies, Sfogliatelle (or Lobster Tails as some call them, my favorite) Boconnotto (a type of cream puff), and cannoli. Then all the cakes and pies, Tiramisu, Pumpkin, Apple, etc.

    We're Italian so we eat a lot and being in a culturally diverse area we eat a lot of different kinds of food.
    "I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys." ~Charles Dickens

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    Fezziwig- sounds like an Italian Christmas. We also have seafood on Christmas Eve!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fezziwig View Post
    On Christmas Eve we have strictly fish and seafood, it really varies judging on who is doing the shopping and what their tastes are. But normally a crabmeat stuffed sole or tilapia, scallops, shrimp cocktail, and then assorted veggies-- that sorta thing.

    Christmas day we normally start off with Ravioli or Penne in meat sause (in liue of a salad), then break out the small appetizers, stuffed clams and mushrooms, fried cauliflower, Breads and Cheeses, kielbasa (polish sausage) and then whatever odds and ends family members bring over the house.

    For dinner we have the Ham, Heavenly Ham THE BEST for those in the know, and with all the fixings. Desert is all Italian pastries and cookies like pignoli cookies, Sfogliatelle (or Lobster Tails as some call them, my favorite) Boconnotto (a type of cream puff), and cannoli. Then all the cakes and pies, Tiramisu, Pumpkin, Apple, etc.

    We're Italian so we eat a lot and being in a culturally diverse area we eat a lot of different kinds of food.
    New Jersey?...Italian?...Soprano?

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    The full works for us. I bought a Christmas cook book a few years back and I keep going a bit over the top with the food, but it wouldn't be Christmas if I didn't, I love it that way.

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    What do you do for Christmas dinner

    I think we have a plan, after lots of discussion.

    Im probably going to do braised pheasant for the adults me, DH & my mum, with roast potatoes, red cabbage, Yorkshire puds I know they dont go, but DH would feel robbed if he didnt get a Yorkshire pud, roast parsnips, sprouts & peas. Im hoping to make the braised pheasant the day before, as it apparently according to Delia tastes better on the day after making. For the DDs I thought I might do them a poussin each - they love chicken, and theyd probably appreciate the mini-ness of a poussin.

    Not keen on Christmas cake or Christmas pud, so am planning a trifle for dessert, plus perhaps a lemon tart with ice cream.

    Starters will be smoked salmon & selection of other cold meats for DH who doesnt like smoked salmon.

    Anyone else care to share their Xmas lunch menus?

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    Actually for Christmas dinner my mom makes a pasta dish!She isn't a big fan of Turkey and being so soon after Thanksgiving she likes to make something differant & I am a vegatarian so I don't mind at all.She changes it every year one year she'll make baked ziti or a ravioli casserole etc.....anything she makes is yummy!

    I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. ~Charles Dickens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winters Song View Post
    Actually for Christmas dinner my mom makes a pasta dish!She isn't a big fan of Turkey and being so soon after Thanksgiving she likes to make something differant & I am a vegatarian so I don't mind at all.She changes it every year one year she'll make baked ziti or a ravioli casserole etc.....anything she makes is yummy!
    Wow, I can't imagine not having a roast, and especially can't imagine having pasta, on Christmas day haha But then, we don't have Thanksgiving here so it's not like we've just had a big roast.

    When I lived at home, my mum always did roast Turkey with stuffing, veg, roast potatoes and all the trimmings... I don't eat meat anymore but the roast is a tradition that I just have to have

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