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Old Dec 17, 2007, 01:42 AM
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Xmas dinner, What are you having?


Just wondered if anyone is varying from turkey.
Me, I'm having a roast goose.
We tried our first one last Christmas, real good.
Old Dec 17, 2007, 01:49 AM
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Fresh local Dungeness Crab, homemade Clam Chowder, a tossed green salad and hot fresh baked French bread. It's a long standing family tradition.

Makes me hungry just thinking about it.....
Old Dec 17, 2007, 02:00 AM
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Fresh papaya with lemon, hand squeezed OJ, and brewis with cod fish for 22 people served in a very large koa calabash. Between 7 and 10 bottles of champagne, and one gallon of coffee.
Christmas breakfast with my extended family.

Any Newfys out there??
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Old Dec 17, 2007, 05:56 AM
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We have Christmas breakfast, usually around noon. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, home made biscuits, Sorghum syrup, and orange slices with espresso after, the one or two times a year we actually use the espresso machine. Usually we gather and unwrap the gifts in our stockings (yes, the wife's tradition to wrap all the little stocking things) then have breakfast, then open the other gifts. Usually for dinner it is a sandwich or something, the breakfast stays with you for quite some time.

My last Christmas at home, so I will be more aware of it I presume. Next year, the single guy's Christmas. Although my sister invited me to go to NYC this year with her and her attractive friend, maybe next year something as tempting will come along. Although if my track record is pretext, I might be sitting alone eating chocolate. Seems these choices of having too many possibilities are often followed by very few choices. YMMV
Old Dec 17, 2007, 06:14 AM
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I guess I'm just going to warm up a Swanson frozen turkey dinner. I'm single again. I always try to end relationships before Christmas. That way I don't have to buy her a gift.
Old Dec 17, 2007, 08:27 AM
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I recommend the Stouffer's frozen lasagne.
Old Dec 17, 2007, 08:34 AM
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We have Christmas breakfast, usually around noon. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, home made biscuits, Sorghum syrup, and orange slices with espresso

the breakfast stays with you for quite some time.

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.
Old Dec 17, 2007, 08:35 AM
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Prolly, roast bunyip, if we can catch a decent sized one before Christmas Eve....but they're pretty tricky this time of year and the bigger ones can play serious consequence games with you if you're not watchful around dusk at the waterhole. Last year there were several nasty incidents when the bunyip hunters were surrounded after tracking the 'yips too late in the evening. As soon as darkness falls - and this is quite sudden in Oz; no green tropical sun flash, just almost instant black when a moment before, the shapes of bunyips could be seen silhouetted against "the bush" - they have the advantage of superb IR night vision (no goggles) and the hunters become the hunted.

They are so adept at camouflage, coupled with a peculiar ability to shield their own heat emissions that they are really only possible prey to the very experienced hunter and unfortunately few reach that point of expertise. The proportion of those falling victim in their attempt to provide a truly memorial Xmas dinner and those that succeed is less than 5%. Of those that come unstuck in the hunt and those that disappear without trace, again the proportion is about the same - rarely are the remains of unsuccessful hunters ever recovered, but the recounted tales of those that survived a bunyip attack are terrifying. These sort of attacks on humans have on occasion turned victims white haired over night and in some cases struck completely dumb for several years - by then the passage of time has thankfully faded their memories.

So, all in all, whilst bunyip is the most exotic of Xmas dishes, it is certainly the most difficult to acquire - a bit like the legendary truffle, except that it's quick, deceptive, virtually undetectable and BITES back. Very nice however with roast potatoes.
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Old Dec 17, 2007, 08:36 AM
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a tossed green salad

Makes me hungry just thinking about it.....


I'm looking for someone to toss my salad for Christmas.
Old Dec 17, 2007, 08:53 AM
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Whatever the Mum-in-Law cooks...probably roast beef and 'taters.....Breakfast will be the biggie, similar to TT's, but with Ham gravy instead of sorghum......and me and the Father in Law will be fighting over the Tobasco sauce...again!
Old Dec 17, 2007, 09:15 AM
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Fried wild turkey. The boys shot several this season. Maby a bottle of wild turkey to go with it.




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Old Dec 17, 2007, 09:53 AM
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Some big beef roast on Christmas Eve and Roast Beef Hash with eggs Christmas Morning.

I don't know which one I like best!
Old Dec 17, 2007, 10:13 AM
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Although I prefer home cooked food, on holidays I take my daughter to the local restraints that will offer vegetarian or at least lots of fruits and veggies.

Eat out and movie on Christmas eve. Eat out again Christmas day.

Sure miss the family get togetherness of past. And old friends that moved in all directions.
Old Dec 17, 2007, 10:14 AM
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It will be a baked ham, and if I get really ambitious, perhaps a deep-fried whole cajun marinated chicken or duck, just for some variety.

There will be green bean casserole, fresh baked sweet potatoes slathered in butter and honey, corn on the cob, fresh corn bread, cranberry sauce, and a couple of different homemade pies for dessert.

I have no idea what my girlfriend is going to be having.

Rick
Old Dec 17, 2007, 10:30 AM
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with Ham gravy instead of sorghum......and me and the Father in Law will be fighting over the Tobasco sauce...again! - Twizter68
Man, I haven't had ham gravy or cream gravy since my Mom died over ten years ago!. Also, creamed corn is good on the biscuits. Mmm.

You could give your father in law his own bottle of Tabasco sauce, all wrapped up and everything just before sitting down to eat.


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