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Dec 25, 2012 09:51 PM

What did you have for Christmas dinner?

Whether it was on the Eve or the 25th, did you have something a bit unusual for your cultural/geographical background? For example I know of a couple of Hounds who were having paella and tamales respectively, instead of the-more-usual-for-Canada/US-at-least turkey.

(We had turkey and the usual fixings but added in cranberry salsa sorbet and a nice hearty farrotto).

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  1. Homemade spinach/ricotta/meat ravioli that we made a couple of weeks ago. Been a family tradition for over 100 years. (Well not the making in advance part)

    1. We went to our chef friends home for an Italian feast. We had lamb leg, sausages, pork ribs, prawns, multiple salads. For dessert there was all manner of italian baked goodies and desserts - biscuits, cakes, cheesecakes. After the crowds had left and the sun had gone down the woodfired pizza oven was fired up and we had pizzas. Lamb, duck, vegetarian with the most amazing parmesan fried eggplant. Then for dessert pizza it was fruit mince topping finished with ice cream. All in all, delicious!

      1. In our mostly Chinese Canadian family of 65, we always serve sticky rice, seasoned with mushrooms, chinese sausage, oyster sauce and onions -- right beside the roast turkey and stirfried brussels sprouts.

        1. I was sick as a dog w the flu. Had t cancel the Xmas eve dinner I as planning. Hope to reschedule for Saturday. I had hubs homemade. French bread w lots of butter sugar and cinammon. Hubs had frozen chicken pot pie from ti's. Pretty sad but we made the best of it.

          1. cracked dungeness with somen noodles and onion sauteed in sesame oil and a dash of soy (finally! a solo xmas!) and prosciutto on crackers while cracking.