Thanksgiving we serve; Turkey, cabbage stuffing, mashed potatoes/gravy, sweet potatoes with apples, sauerkraut (with or without cooked tomatoes-depends on who is making it), corn, green bean casserole, croissant rolls, cranberries (canned and whole, both), and for dessert Mom's Pumpkin Pie.
For Christmas we serve; Turkey (usually. Sometime's it's prime rib instead), cabbage stuffing (if turkey), mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with apples, corn with sweet red peppers, sauerkraut, rolls, and for dessert a Yule Log (chocolate jelly roll cake with white chocolate mousse filling and white sticky frosting), and a steamed Figgy Pudding. Oh, and on Christmas we have the traditional English Crackers, and we play with the favors all through dinner.
New Year's Eve is not such a big production; we gather at Mom's around 10:30 pm for lunchmeat sandwiches with pickles and chips.
New Year's Day we usually have Lasagna.
OH, and Sunshine, my office cohorts love those "Burn and Serve" rolls. I think you're right-they're not done yet, and not done yet...and then they're burned. We gave up on them. But the "Cranberry sauce shaped like a can" is still a favorite in our family.
The bells of Christmas chime once more; The heavenly guest is at the door.
He comes to earthly dwelling still, With new year gifts of peace, good will.