Since we spend Christmas Eve and other days close by outside of the house at family get togethers, our big meal does not happen on Christmas Day. We have so many leftovers given to us that my wife and kids just nibble all day long on them. However I treat myself to a pot of homemade oyster stew. I just sorta know the ingredients and how much to use. They are:
Half & Half and regular milk
onions & celery chopped and sauteed
cans of shucked oysters in juice
black pepper, cayenne pepper and celery salt to taste
That is good stuff right there and since my family only likes to sample the broth a little, most of it goes in my belly.