• You guessed it....More Holiday Fun by TicklingCancer

    Asked by ticklingcancer on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    You guessed it....More Holiday Fun by TicklingCancer

    Christmas Dinner (or Breakfast & Lunch) is an important meal. What will be on your table this year? Christmas Eve is spent with my wife's family. This year we're having BBQ. I love BBQ but it's not exactly something I would consider "Christmasy". Christmas Day will spent with my family and we're having brisket. I think side for both are going to be pretty standard. Green Beans, Mashed Taters...

    Of course, you may be on chemo and have no interest in a Christmas meal what so ever...

    17 Answers from the Community

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    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Yeah, I'm doing the chemo thing tomorrow, so this weekend will be pretty miserable. Just me and the cats this year. I did get a frozen lasagne for the holidays. It should be yummy, and I don't have to stand and cook.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I spend it with friends, and on Christmas Eve we do the traditional Italian 7 Fishes. On Christmas morning, I am at another friend's house and we do a big breakfast after presents are opened. Last year was the first time I tasted scrapple and it was good. I think we'll be doing that again this yyear. I love breakfast so I am happy!

      almost 4 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar

      We spend Christmas Eve at my parents house and my mom normally cooks the traditional ham and mashed potato sort of thing. Christmas day is at home and this year may be cold cuts and finger foods, since chemo does change everything. I won't feel like eating much, or cooking!

      almost 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN (Best Answer!)

      Christmas Eve, junk stuff, finger foods, snacks what ever everyone wants to bring. dips , deserts, etc. Christmas day this year, big ole honkin ham, smoked on the smoker. And whatever everyone else wants to bring. My traditional sweet potatoes, covered in enough sugar to send a diabetic into a coma, with marshmallows on top just for good measure. Lord I hope I never have diabetes. It will be sad to not inject all that sugar anymore.
      Oh well, eat em while we got em.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      Well, Christmas morning wouldn't be Christmas morning without tourtiere. As for Christmas dinner, the dishes have varied over the years. But dinner can't end without plum pudding and the family hard sauce. You wouldn't believe the recipes for those dishes. The hard sauce uses uncooked eggs, but enough brandy to sanitize it--and lots of confectioners sugar.

      Be thankful if you are not Scandinavian. http://www.lawzone.com/half-nor/lutefisk.htm A local grocer was praising his lutefisk just this morning.

      almost 4 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      And then, if you are Jewish, the traditional Christmas dinner - whatever you like at your local Chinese restaurant, before heading to the movies!

      However, for Chanukah, we enjoyed our Latkes (potato pancakes) and other fried foods that symbolize the miracle of the oil for our holiday of lights!

      almost 4 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      This year my parents who live in Austin Tx are having Salt Lick BBQ sent to us for christmas dinner. See the picture I piosted of the Salt Lick BBQ Pit.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      We're doing a Christmas brunch w/our boys and their girlfriends. A potato, bacon bits & egg baked concoction w/cheese on part of it (due to allergies), a fruit platter (to give the appearance of healthiness) and then--MONKEY BREAD! It looks totally sinful, but I had to buy it to go with the monkey theme presents I'm giving to a family member. No chemo for me until the next day, so I plan to indulge.

      almost 4 years ago
    • bp440's Avatar

      My husband's taste buds and appetite are back. Since he missed out on Thanksgiving, he is really looking forward to Christmas with my family (240 mile drive). We'll have ham and fixings Christmas eve and a brunch on Christmas day for those who have to travel or go elsewhere. Another gift ,aside from my husband doing so well, is our great nephew who was born with serious heart problems last year is doing great (has pacemaker) and loves entertaining everyone. We have lots of cookies thanks to my sister's love for baking.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      Oh, Peroll, you can always make me hungry for real Texas BBQ. They don't really get it up here. It's all very well and good, ribs and such, but that glorious brisket? No. There is much that is good up here. But a few things make me yearn for Austin.

      almost 4 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      Finger foods for Christmas Eve - cheese, sausage, various other appetizers. On Christmas it is: some egg bake dish (ugh!) and caramel pecan rolls for breakfast. Dinner - rumor has it there will be Prime Rib, usual side dishes with ice cream and Christmas cookies for dessert. I am hoping for some liquor enhanced coffee in the afternoon. Can you tell I live in a dairy state?!

      almost 4 years ago
    • Nanc620's Avatar

      We have had the tradition the last several years of carry-out Chinese. By the time dinner rolls around I am exhausted from all the frivolity and just want to chill ;-) So the son and I go up and get it...while waiting I sing "Fa Ra Ra Ra" from The Christmas Story...he gets mortified. I never sing loud enough to offend anyone...just make him crazy!! I was surprised that he told our daughter he loves that part of our Christmas tradition...My husband just shakes his head at us all.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      This year 7 years after DX, we're going over to our daughter's house (big enough to get everyone in from both sides of her family). We'll gather on the 22nd, as we each like to have an 'At Home" Christmas on Christmas Day... I'll do Turkey on Christmas (as we were up North for Thanksgiving and we have a large turkey in the Fridge. We have eight children, (Me three - Tom 5) but eight well loved children and spouses... Then this year, we're up to 20 grandchildren, and two Great Grandchildren. The most fun... going out and buying an adorable baby doll that giggles when you push it's tummy, for 1 year old great granddaughter, and a very large, soft plush gorilla - for great grandson who is almost two. I can't wait to love on them.

      almost 4 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      Our tradition is to have cinnamon buns on Christmas morning. I purchased a roast beef for Christmas dinner, and as I was putting it in the freezer, my daughter asked me what it was, I said "roast beast" Her eyes got all wide and she said "there really is such a thing?" LOL

      almost 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      Nanc620, as soon as I saw take out chinese I started singing Fa Ra Ra Ra....LOL

      almost 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      We do the traditional NYC Jewish thing. I hope to feel well enough to see the Hobbit with DD & DH on Xmas day. Not sure if we'll have Chinese.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Giraffe's Avatar

      Christmas Eve- finger food with friends and family. Christmas Day Halibut, potato , salad and strawberry shortcake. Hope I have a little appetite. All in all it will be wonderful. Looking forward to relaxing at home.

      almost 4 years ago

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