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My husband is from Puerto Rico, and his birthday is Dec. 24th, so to celebrate both events every year the family comes over that night and we have a traditional puerto rican "Noche Buena" feast on Christmas Eve: Pernil (which is roast pork shoulder, with the skin on), arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas), pasteles (a type of meat pie, cooked in banana leaves, very labor intensive to make), fruit salad, and flan for dessert.

Christmas morning I get up before the family arises and bake muffins: blueberry, lemon poppyseed, and one other variety. That with coffee or juice is breakfast, nicely portable while we watch the children open gifts.

Christmas dinner later in the day is usually a ham, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, and whatever is left from the night before. After which we all collapse and declare we are so full we won't be able to eat again for at least a week!
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We have a Champagne breakfast with OJ we call it a bucks fizz its also called a mimosa we have croissants strawberries, grapes chocolate and pain au chocolate we have this around 08.00 and Dinner is around 15.00
sounds delicious, and bucks fizz is a must!

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For Christmas I alternate each year as well: Last year it was prime rib roast with yorkshire pudding, pan fired brussel sprouts with toasted amonds, garlic roasted asparagus, garlic mashed potatoes, candid yams, and bisto gravy, (and a small side of roasted potatoes for my Mom-In-Law) she is from England. For desert I always make me Christmas Cake (I posted the recipe), cookies, and another Cake or Pie (I make all different ones but they always have a Christmas Connection).
such a british menu! i thought you were from the U.K when i read that.

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We have had the same meal for Christmas Eve at my parents for years...(cooking for 40 now) smokehouse spaghetti
the famous smokehouse spaghetti! i really must try that some time.

Originally Posted by ClaireLovesChristmas View Post
A traditional dinner here too, I normally tend to do chicken and beef, Roast & mashed pots, Afew types of veg, sausages wrapped in bacon, yorkshire puds etc.. Also enjoy a bottle of wine with it aswell.

Like scott we also have bucks fizz on a xmas morning, just wouldnt be the same without it!!
you are sooooo right! bucks fizz is essential, wouldn't be christmas without it.



i used to go for a chinese banquet in a chinese restaurant every christmas with my dad and his side of the family, it was actually very festive, lots of christmas decorations and very homely. since having my daughter though, we are more traditional....

prawn cocktail to start, followed by a traditional christmas dinner (roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, bread sauce, yorkshire puddings, cauliflower cheese, broccoli, carrots, sprouts, honey glazed parsnips, pigs in blankets - which are small sausages wrapped in crispy bacon, and lots of thick gravy. dessert is usually christmas pudding and cream or treacle sponge and custard.
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Teacle sponge and custard, proper english food. Where do you live then im from down in somerset.
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Teacle sponge and custard, proper english food. Where do you live then im from down in somerset.
love treacle sponge and custard, who doesn't?!

i'm up north, liverpool ways. i could murder a roast dinner now!

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Everyone's meals sounds sooo good! It's making me hungry! Anyway, my family does a ham and a turkey because my sister isn't crazy about ham. Then we does mashed potatoes, corn, sometimes we do sweet potatoes, cranberry salad, and rolls. My dad always cooks for the holidays. It is always DELICIOUS.
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Gotta have the wine - love that Christmasstar!!! It's not a holiday for my family without the vino!
Same way in my house! My father-in-law makes his own wine, so we always have it too!
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Forgive a Californian's ignorance, but what's treacle sponge? It sounds good, whatever it is!
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Forgive a Californian's ignorance, but what's treacle sponge? It sounds good, whatever it is!
it's delicious... it's a sweet cake sponge, smothered in treacle sauce (a really sweet, syruppy sauce) it's lovely served with hot custard.
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My husband and I always have takeaway on Christmas Eve after the boys have gone to bed and we have finished 'being Santa'. The kids normally have Cottage Pie or something like that which I have normally made and frozen a few days before
Christmas Dinner and my MIL's house is always... Steak! But she cooks it so perfectly it actually tastes like its been done in a slow cooker. Just melts in the mouth, YUM! Anyway that's normally accompanied by mashed potatoes, roast potatoes,peas,carrots,chipolatas, pigs in blankets,roast parsnips and lashings of gravy! Dessert is usually a choice of about 5 different things but I ALWAYs go for my FIL's home made trifle. It's beyond amazing and it's probably my fave part of Christmas Dinner.
Throw in copious amounts of wine,Baileys,christmas cocktails and that is our feast lol
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Traditionally we have turkey, potato and rosemary stuffing (an old family recipe), corn, pickles, sweet baby onions, beats and assorted cheeses. Much later on we have coffee and usually home made Christmas cake decorated by me! Yummy!!
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