Monday, December 20, 2010

It's Your Turn - Spreading the Holiday Cheer

O.K. people. At last count, there are over 1800 people following this blog via Twitter. During the year, I try to provide for your ideas and suggestions for your writing.

This week, it is your turn to contribute.

Post your favorite holiday meal. Let's see if we can come up with 1800 recipes this week. I dare you!

Happy Holidays everyone!



  1. My father's family usually has a turkey, but also tourtiere (Canadian meat pie). Recipe -->

  2. We do a ham and au gratin potatoes - also called funeral potatoes.

    Bag of frozen hashbrowns
    can each of cream of chicken soup and cream of mushroom soup
    small container of sour cream
    2 cups of cheese
    parsley and salt and pepper to taste

    Mix all but the hashbrowns and the seasoning in a large bowl.

    Using a 9x13 pan layer in thirds the hashbrowns, then the mix, then the seasoning, repeat until you have three layers of each. In that order!

    Put in oven on 375 for 30 to 40 minutes until baked all the way through.

    Serve hot. Great for leftovers!

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  3. Do you want full menus or just recipes? My favorite xmas dinner is beef tenderloin with horseradish cream.

    1/2 head garlic
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    2 cups heavy cream
    1/4 cup drained bottled horseradish
    1/8 teaspoon white pepper

    1 (3-pound) center-cut beef tenderloin roast, tied
    1/2 cup cracked black pepper
    2 teaspoons granulated beef bouillon
    2 teaspoons salt
    3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
    3/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
    3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    3/4 teaspoon paprika (not hot)
    1 tablespoon olive oil

  4. My in-laws have a big family. Our secret recipe? A six-foot sub from Subway! Works for us!

  5. I love Christmas dinner---I hand the spanner over to my husband and he is the Grill King for the Day! This year its steak and hamburgers and me lounging on the couch. Can't get much better than that. (did I mention he also makes a mighty-fine homemade beer?!)

  6. I love food. At Thanksgiving we always have lasagna with our turkey. Guess you can tell I'm Italian. Christmas Eve depends on where we are. In the past when my in-laws were alive we had to have fish and buttered noodles. My parents enjoyed Christmas brunch with orange jucie and champagne mixed. At my house we have always had Christmas Eve with a sandwich from subway, lots of home made cookies, and can't forget the pickles and olives. Christmas morning usually is a big breakfast, eggs, ham, pancakes the usual. What do you eat on the holidays?
    Merry Christmas

  7. On Christmas Eve we always had steak tartar as a kid. My family ate it on fresh rye bread with salt, pepper, and onions. It was our German tradition. We complimented it with hot chocolate made with real milk. Nowadays I love prime rib. My husband makes it with fresh rosemary, garlic, olive oil, and a few other spices rubbed over it as he seared it at a high temp. Delicious!

  8. Here goes!
    For Christmas:
    1) Ham-with pineapple rings and maraschino cherries, glazed with pineapple and cherry juice mixed with brown sugar.
    2) Sweet potatoes-baked, peeled, cut into chunks. Put in a casserole dish with butter and brown sugar. Heat through then top with marshmallows and brown in the oven.
    3) Homemade noodles-4 cups flour, 1 tsp. salt, and 4 eggs. Knead into a stiff dough. Roll and cut. Dry for several days. Cook in 2 large cans of chicken broth for about an hour.

    Corn, green beans, rolls, and pumpkin or butternut squash pie.

    For New Year's Eve:
    Pizza, sauerkraut balls, chips, and assorted junk food.

    For New Year's Day:
    Typical German meal of pork and sauerkraut, dumplings, mashed potatoes.

    Happy Holidays!!!