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Excited about Christmas dinner!

Kellz Dec 19, 2011 09:24 AM

After eating half of a pan fried frozen burger, I have to say that I'm drooling over the thought of Christmas dinner! I will make my standard fish dinner on Christmas eve - Breaded Cod with lemon, paprika potatoes, rice pilaf and salad.

Dinner on Christmas Day will include, Turkey, Stuffing, Potatoes; mashed and roasted, Cabbage Rolls, Pierogie and Patychky along with a load of veggies.

Wondering what I can add to my menu ...... my 14 year old is crazy about meat!

Also, I make a nice stuffing but am wondering if anyone has a recipe for a stuffing made with onion, bread crumbs, sage and butter. I had my Aunt's recipe but my dog ate my cook book! (literally!)

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    wattacetti Dec 19, 2011 12:24 PM

    Include standing rib roast or Beef Wellington if your 14 yr old loves meat. Or pork crown roast which would match closer with your existing sides.

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    1. re: wattacetti
      Kellz Dec 23, 2011 11:13 AM

      I just might have to do that wattacetti! I feel kind of guilty though when there is so much hunger in the world!

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      Plano Rose Dec 21, 2011 07:36 AM

      Looks to me like you've got everything covered except dessert. A plate of Christmas cookies would cover that.

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      1. re: Plano Rose
        Kellz Dec 23, 2011 11:15 AM

        I'm baking cookies tonight and will spend tomorrow baking as well. Problem is that they are eaten before I'm ever done baking!

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        ultimatepotato Dec 21, 2011 07:50 AM

        To add meat without adding too much effort, try an English favourite, which is chippolatas wrapped in streaky bacon.

        As for the stuffing, I make mine from a classic New Zealand cookbook, which is currently at home, but this is pretty much the same: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/sag...

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        1. re: ultimatepotato
          Kellz Dec 23, 2011 11:20 AM

          Thank you ultimatepotato! That sounds very much like my Aunts recipe!

          Wondering whether you are British? If so, do you make bread sauce? I think I'd like to try it. Definitely making the old standby turkey gravy in case the bread sauce is a failure!

          1. re: Kellz
            ultimatepotato Jan 3, 2012 03:36 AM

            Sorry for the late reply! I was born and raised in New Zealand and through a combination of family ties and commonwealth traditions grew up with quite English Christmases. Now I live in London, continuing on with the UK theme. I don't myself make bread sauce as I'm not that much of a fan - for me nothing beats gravy and cheese sauce - but I hope yours turned out well.

            1. re: ultimatepotato
              Kellz Jan 9, 2012 09:15 PM

              Thank you ultimatepotato. I decided to go with a simple gravy. I decided that there was already too much food and was envisioning myself not being able to move off the couch!

              Happy New Year!

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