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Dec 19, 2011 09:24 AM

Excited about Christmas dinner!

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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  1. 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

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

    2. 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

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

      2. 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:

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        1. re: ultimatepotato

          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

            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

              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!