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What are you having? 3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3483 posts
status 13th Dec '12

For Christmas dinner? I'm not sure what sides to have to go along with a spiral ham.



It's our first Christmas in our new home and family is coming here this year :) Can't wait to use the double oven!

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45788 posts
13th Dec '12

Turkey
Ham
Tofurkey
Mashed potatoes
Baked squash and apples
Stuffing
Gravy
Brussels sprouts with pancetta and pecans
Corn
Pies - apple, pumpkin, mixed berry
Cookies and squares

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 23761 posts
status 13th Dec '12

Sweet potato casserole with pecan topping (not marshmallow!) and green bean casserole.

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3483 posts
status 13th Dec '12
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Turkey Ham Tofurkey Mashed potatoes Baked squash and apples Stuffing Gravy Brussels sprouts with pancetta and pecans Corn Pies - apple, pumpkin, mixed berry Cookies and squares"


Baked squash and apples sound amazing!

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3483 posts
status 13th Dec '12
Quoting Chuck Bass:" Sweet potato casserole with pecan topping (not marshmallow!) and green bean casserole."


I love sweet potatoes! Green bean casserole is my go to for both Thanksgiving and Christmas lol. But I love it!

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45788 posts
13th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting 3.24.10 ♥ 9.10.11:</b>" Baked squash and apples sound amazing!"</blockquote>



It is delicious and so easy...it pairs well with the ham.



Butternut squash, granny smith apples, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and you are done!

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3483 posts
status 13th Dec '12
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 3.24.10 ♥ 9.10.11:</b>" Baked squash and apples sound ... [snip!] ... so easy...it pairs well with the ham. Butternut squash, granny smith apples, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and you are done!"


Awesome! Thank you :) I'm definitely going to attempt it.

Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
13th Dec '12

We do a cold feast since it's Summer here.



An assortment of meats; Ham, Pork, Turkey, Chicken & Prawns along with different salads; Pasta, Potato, Seafood etc.

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
14th Dec '12

DH's family is most likely doing the turkey/ham, assorted potatoes, cooked veggies, etc. deal.



My family is doing italian this year. My aunt and uncle will be having spaghetti, jumbo shrimp, garlic bread, and salads.

user banned 2 kids; Copiague, New York 1881 posts
14th Dec '12

We're going to go the most un-traditional way, and grill steaks and such. My mom and myself feels like it takes away from Christmas being in the kitchen most of the day. So we'll probably just do a big breakfast Xmas morning, then grill out that night or something?

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3483 posts
status 14th Dec '12
Quoting October Rust:" DH's family is most likely doing the turkey/ham, assorted potatoes, cooked veggies, etc. deal. My family ... [snip!] ... My family is doing italian this year. My aunt and uncle will be having spaghetti, jumbo shrimp, garlic bread, and salads."


Mmm! Now I want spaghetti, jumbo shrimp, garlic bread and salad for dinner tonight :D

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3483 posts
status 14th Dec '12
Quoting Peyton's~Mom:" We're going to go the most un-traditional way, and grill steaks and such. My mom and myself feels like ... [snip!] ... in the kitchen most of the day. So we'll probably just do a big breakfast Xmas morning, then grill out that night or something?"


That sounds good. DH, the kids, and I will do presents and such first thing. Then the rest of the family is coming over and we are doing an early dinner/late lunch and do their presents.



We've never done traditions, but now that we own a home we want to start, I just don't know where to begin lol

user banned 2 kids; Copiague, New York 1881 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting 3.24.10 ♥ 9.10.11:" That sounds good. DH, the kids, and I will do presents and such first thing. Then the rest of the family ... [snip!] ... presents. We've never done traditions, but now that we own a home we want to start, I just don't know where to begin lol"


That's my problem, I never know where to begin. I'm just like, uhhh?
I will usually just help my mom out. I don't think I could ever do a whole holiday meal by myself, seems stressful.. to me.

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3483 posts
status 14th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Peyton's~Mom:</b>" That's my problem, I never know where to begin. I'm just like, uhhh? I will usually just help my mom out. I don't think I could ever do a whole holiday meal by myself, seems stressful.. to me."</blockquote>




Fortunately my husband is a chef, so he does the cooking lol. I just help him and help him decide what sides everyone would like.

user banned 2 kids; Copiague, New York 1881 posts
14th Dec '12
Quoting 3.24.10 ♥ 9.10.11:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Peyton's~Mom:</b>" That's my problem, I never know where to ... [snip!] ... my husband is a chef, so he does the cooking lol. I just help him and help him decide what sides everyone would like."


Lucky! SO THINKS he's a chef! lol He's all about making these extravagant sauces and marinades and most of the time they taste like crap, I don't tell him that, though. lol So, he's no help. He makes a bigger mess than anything.