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12-24-2006, 03:44 PM
What kinds of foods do you eat/serve/cook for the holidays?

Do you cook them?


We eat menudo-tripe soup, not the boy band :p :eek: :D
It's made of cow stomach lining, hominy and chili powder!


two kinds......sweet or meat....
It's meat wrapped in corn meal, wrapped in a corn husk and steamed.

The fillings are made cooked chicken, beef or pork, in a chile sauce with olives

The sweet tamales are made with nuts or fruit.

Each country has a different spin on the recipe/preparation....some countries
use banana leaves to wrap the tamale instead of a corn husk.

Atole.(ah Toe lee)
Is a sweet drink made of corn starch, In coconut, strawberry, chocolate and walnut flavors.

Pan dulce-sweet breads...sweet bread is made all year long but, with a hot cup of atole, on a cold night cannot be beat...

I have made menudo before....tamales once and atole all the time...sweet bread is way too technical and beautiful for me to try...

what are your holiday tables topped with?

12-24-2006, 03:50 PM
LOL Max and Fancy Feast :D :D :p
Richard, email me that tripe soup recipe. Sounds wonderful. I love tripe.

I'm usually over at my sil's place and she whips up the full turkey dinner like nobody's business. This year it's different. She's making a ham. Don't ask me how she does it but I know it will be delicious.

12-24-2006, 05:27 PM
Turkey, corn, mashed potatoes, stuffin', lima beans, ( :eek: Thank godness I didn't have to have any) egg nog, My parents had white wine. I think that's it.

12-24-2006, 07:37 PM
We're too traditional here Richard~

But, this year, I'm making another great Feast

BBQ Pork Ribs(every one gets a little wipey thing for their paws :D )
Mashed potatoes and Gravy
string beans
Sweet potato cassarole, with cinnamon and nutmeg~ marshmallows baked over all~
Dinner rolls
relish plate
Fruits and breads, 2 pies, (I have to have a Pumpkin Pie~ )
and my Sister says she is bringing a grand dessert dish too!!!

12-25-2006, 04:45 AM
Not your traditional dinner that is for sure but I have no idea what. We are on our way to my husband's aunt's now and I will let you all know what we had when we return.

I can tell you dessert as I made it.

dessert: Pandoro with orange glaze and mixed winter fruits.

12-25-2006, 07:04 AM
On Christmas Eve we had...

Candied Yams
Mashed Potatoes
Broccoli w/ Cheese Sauce

And for dessert, a caramel cheesecake. :D

12-25-2006, 08:24 AM
when we were kids my mom made the most wonderful chocolate pudding cake, just full of gooey, warm goodness. she only made it for christmas, both my baby brother and i have declared it our favorite holiday food memory.
today i'll make roast pork with orange cranberry relish, mashed potatoes with butter, green bean casserole, maple glazed carrotts, rolls and coconut pudding for dessert. but first, a long walk with the dogs to work off this mornings eggnog cinnamon french toast, sausage and coffee breakfast.
enjoy the joy of the day! and i'ts just food, nothing more.

12-25-2006, 10:17 AM
We have smoked salmon as a starter and veal escalopes with a sauce of cream and mushrooms and white wine and green asparagus as a side dish and of course I make it myself ;)

This is in no way classical but it's only the two of us and my mom and I wanted something not too heavy.

My sister baked 15 different Christmas cookies (can you believe it- I was baking one full weekend last year and only head 7 different kinds) and sent them to us so you can have them in between - we will not be starving ;)

12-25-2006, 10:59 AM
Oh Lordy, Lordy, every one's menu sounds sooooo GOOD!!!!!!

12-25-2006, 11:27 AM
Christmas Eve:
Roast Beef baked in a salt crust
Cream Corn
Green Bean Casserole
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Candied Yams
Sesame Seed Balls
Pecan Pie
Creme Brule Cheesecake

Today we're having a brunch..
Cheesey Potatoes
And who knows what else!

12-25-2006, 11:35 AM
Carrot casserole
Garden Salad
Veggie platter(tomatos, mushrooms, carrots, and cucumber)
Mixed veggies
Christmas Bread(its a Finnish recipe, there is absolutly nothing that even slightly resembles this stuff in NA and I have yet to meet a single person that has tried it and and didnt call it the greatest bread they had ever tasted lol)
and Scalloped Potatos

the for dessert we had:
Pumpkin Pie
Lemon Pie
real Whipped cream
shortbread cookies
Ginger Cookies
Ginger snaps
and a ginger bread house.

12-25-2006, 11:38 AM
Not your traditional dinner that is for sure but I have no idea what. We are on our way to my husband's aunt's now and I will let you all know what we had when we return.

I can tell you dessert as I made it.

dessert: Pandoro with orange glaze and mixed winter fruits.

For starters we had
crostini with smoked salmon

then seconds consisted of
jumbo shimp on a bed of baby spinach with cantalope chunks
jumbo scallops on the half shell with oil, garlic, parsley & bread crumbs
crawfish in a spicey red sauce

and main course was
broiled tuna steak with fresh veggies

and finally for dessert
caramel mousse covered with chocolate shaving
pandoro with an orange glaze and mixed fruit

we also had white wine: Terra Crua & Chardonnay

Edwina's Secretary
12-25-2006, 11:43 AM
We had roast beef, yorkshire pudding and green beans. And I made a potica -- a Slovenian bread/pastry. I am about to have some with my eggs... :D :D

Suki Wingy
12-25-2006, 11:46 AM
We eat bagels and lox today because only the Jewish Delis around here are open! This year for dinner it'll be MadeRights. :)

12-25-2006, 11:53 AM
We will be having later turkey,ham,mashed potatoes,stuffing,olivies,pasta(which i'm making, its a vodka sauce pasta but w/ out vodka haha.. it delious!),cheeses,pepporioni,appitzeirs (jumbo shrimp,cheese things,spiniach (eww) ones, and some others). Then for dessert cookies that my mom and me made and pumpkin pie. :D

12-25-2006, 12:44 PM
Michelle, I love your Italian menu. Wish I had been there ;)