Header Robert Lewis Reid 'Tempting Sweets'

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

What is a traditional Christmas Dinner, in your house...??? ✨🎄✨

What is....
...a traditional Christmas Dinner...
...in your house...?
 In my family, it is a Standing Rib Roast,  my husband's Newman's Creamed Potatoes, more sides which can change from year to year, followed by my Apple Pie and other desserts.

And Christmas Eve, my husband always made "Fish Chowder" for all family members, who could come.   Which make it easier for those with children, on a very busy day/night.   No need to cook at home.    

But since one Grand daughter became allergic to sea food, he has changed to his "Macaroni And Cheese."

But I'm sure, that different people, have different ways of dining on Christmas.  And it would be fun to share our individual traditions...  Both old, and new.


Jo said...

We always start with a choice of pate or prawn cocktail. We have two meats for mains, turkey and beef served with roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roast parsnips and another two veg, pigs in blankets, chestnut stuffing, yorkshire puddings and gravy. We don't eat Christmas pudding, Christmas cake or mince pies so dessert changes from year to year but to be honest, everyone's usually full so instead, we have something sweet later on in the day.

mamasmercantile said...

Turkey, sausage wrapped in bacon, sage and onion stuffing, cranberry ring, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, cauliflower cheese, sprouts, mashed carrot and swede with gravy followed by traditional Christmas pudding and brandy butter or trifle. We usually have a roast beef and Yorkshire pudding roast dinner at New Year. We are a little predictable.

Elaine said...

Starter: (Local) Smoked Salmon
Main: Turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and carrots, brussels sprouts with chestnuts, peas, cranberry sauce and homemade gravy enriched with port.
Pudding: Christmas pudding and custard, the alternative is Tiramisu.

It is far too much - so the puddings are usually eaten as a separate meal later in the day. (I eat the same as the family, just not the meaty bits or gravy.)

I also do a big family breakfast for about a dozen members of the family...it is a busy day.

We do take it very quietly thereafter - Boxing Day (26th) is when I take a looooooong walk with the dog, then home and get back into pj's, snacking on leftovers, no cooking whatsoever!

ps just been told our new grandson has arrived - 8lb 10oz, no name yet, born just over an hour ago!

Denise inVA said...

Well that all sounds absolutely delicious! We have the standing Rib Roast also, with Yorkshire Pudding and Roast Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts and several other side dishes. Pumpkin Pie for my son and Cherry Pie for hubby. We have invited a friend this year and she will be bringing Mince Pies. Once again I love all your lovely art pieces. Very festive! I told my hubby about them and he started getting me some pretty Victorian ones that he gets from Facebook. I will share them sometime soon. You have inspired me :)))

Stefanie said...

Ooh! I'm coming over both days for those dishes! We don't have traditional dishes for Christmas. It's usually just what we're in the mood for but it's always potluck.

Anonymous said...

First off, congratulations on the new grandson. Christmas with my extended family typically consists of prime rib with the usually traditional sides, some sort of potato, salad, bread, etc. As a child, Christmas eve was my grandmother's potato soup (a very basic recipe, potatoes and evaporated milk) and bread, followed by Christmas cookies. After my grandmother passed away, my mother couldn't emotionally deal with the tradition, so she changed it to an horderve potluck, with everyone, including children, bringing their favorite horderve. For my sister, with a spouse and 2 children, this was fairly laid back. For myself, with my husband and 4 kids, it made for way too much work on Christmas eve. After a few years I started bringing Grandma's potato soup and bread. Mom wasn't happy but oh well. Now that I have discovered my potato allergy is so much worse than previously thought, I'll go back to the horderve, but I'm only bringing one or two. New Year's is the one holiday we have at home, with no extended family. I started doing a plate of Charcuterie (smoked or brined meats), a plate of cheeses with crackers, a plate of pickles and other foods and a plate of fruits. We graze throughout the afternoon and eat sweet treats afterwards.

Rosie said...

Just the two of us now so we start the day with croissants and coffee. The Christmas Meal is Chestnut and Red Wine Puree en Croute a Rose Elliott vegetarian recipe we have made for the last few years with all the usual vegetables, soft red cabbage and apple, brussels sprouts roast potatoes,parsnips and carrots. Later we have Christmas pudding:)

local alien said...

Wonderful wonderful pics, wonderful wonderful comments. Don't know what we'll be having. Pork with greens in an egg and lemon sauce is the greek traditional. My daughter and I will probably have NZ style stuffed chook.

RO said...

I know where I'm headed on Christmas Day! (lol) Hugs...RO