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December 23rd, 2009

Christmas Food? :) @ 06:24 pm

breakingthrunow:

Speaking of food...

What's on your Christmas menu this year? (And where are you from?)
 
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From:candyshowers
Date:December 24th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
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I'm from New York. We have ham, turkey, potato salad, macaroni salad, green beans, shrimp, lots of breads and desserts (plus some other things that people decide to bring). We don't do a sit down dinner. Just lots of noshing.
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From:chiana606
Date:December 24th, 2009 07:48 am (UTC)
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I'm from America, but live in China.

My school gave us a Christmas dinner that included sixty different Chinese dishes. The idea with such a dinner is that you just take a bite or two of everything.

The most interesting/local dishes were probably the sweet and sour wedding fish ((which is amazing)), stinky tofu (not as bad as it smells.), and seasoned pork fat (sort of revolting, actually.). Oh, there was also something very like french fries, but made with lotus root rather than potato, which I need to learn how to order.
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From:lied_ohne_worte
Date:December 24th, 2009 08:35 am (UTC)
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I have to work today. So I'm going to have smoked salmon with wasabi, a tomato-mozzarella salad, some bread, and a lot of wine tonight. Currently located near Cologne, Germany.
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From:tsunami_puppet
Date:December 24th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
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We're having turkey, beef, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, mash, roast potatoes, vegetables and a pudding of Christmas pudding and a chocolate pudding for me. The day after we're having the leftover turkey and beef with boiled ham for sandwiches :) I'm in the UK by the way.
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From:aquarienfisch
Date:December 24th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)
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Sausages and potato salad ;) nothing too fancy cause nobody should spend Christmas in the kitchen :)
Upper Bavaria, Germany.

Merry Christmas!
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From:dadi
Date:December 24th, 2009 11:13 am (UTC)
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Panierte Schweinswürstchen und Kartoffelsalat heute abend :) und klassische Weihnachtsgans mit Blaukraut und Kartoffelpüree morgen. An Traditionen rüttelt man nicht :)
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From:dadi
Date:December 24th, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
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Ah yeah, Oberbayern natürlich :)
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From:esda
Date:December 24th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
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Weincreme mit Nudeln heute zum Mittagessen.
Die Weihnachtsgans, gefüllt mit Maronen/Esskastanien und Rosenkohl als Beilage gibt's bei uns traditionell immer erst am 25., also morgen.
(wohnhaft: Dorf bei Mainz in Rheinland-Pfalz)
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From:mw_europe
Date:December 24th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
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Could one of you Weihnachtsgans people please post the recipe for gefuellt gans? Danke!
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From:esda
Date:December 24th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
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Sadly I'm the wrong person to ask since I don't know anything about cooking and my mother (^^°) is doing all the work. Hey, but I will see if I can get my mother to tell me the Christmas goose recipe!
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From:moonystone
Date:December 24th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
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This year, it'll be raclette because we're just too many people with too different tastes in food.

The usual menu of stuffed turkey, potatoes, and red cabbage with red fruit jelly and vanilla sauce as dessert lost its appeal when I stopped eating meat.

I'm from Northern Germany, btw.
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From:sapha_236
Date:December 24th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
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NRW
Bei uns gibt es schon seit 40 Jahren immer das selbe an Heiligabend:

<Rindfleischsuppe mit selbstgemachten Nudeln, Eierstich und Markklößchen <Pastete aus Hackfleisch, Hühnerleber und Pilzen <Ragout fin < Pfirsiche mit Quarkhaube Merry Christmas :-))
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From:katthy
Date:December 24th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
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Today: Potato salad with filet tips.
Tomorrow: Beef olive with braised red cabbage and potato dumplings.
I'm from Vlotho, a town near Bielefeld in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
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From:niffler09
Date:December 24th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
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We had sausages and potato salad for lunch, tonight it's only cookies and canapes. Tomorrow: some sort of roast with dumplings and Spätzle. No idea about the 26th, but I've been promised ice cream for dessert :D

Baden-Württemberg, Germany
From:loremaula
Date:December 24th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
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I was in Stuttgart, Tübingen and Esslingen some weeks ago!!!
You live in a pretty beautiful place!
From:loremaula
Date:December 24th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
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I'll have dinner with my sister and her family. We have lot of things to eat: all kind of canapés, good ham and cheese, cured loin of pork, tons of seafood, smoked salmon, all kind of sweets, panetone...
And tomorrow we have lunch together, too: a seafood soup or cream and cut of beef filled with fruits. I bought a glühwein bottle to show this german great invention to my family...But it fell and broke! T_T
I'm from Madrid, Spain.
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From:mw_europe
Date:December 24th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
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Christmas Day mittag: Baked ham, mashed pots, feld salat mit meerrettisch und apfeln, and Grandmother's White Fruit Cake (a mix of American south - where I'm from - and German). We're in Rheinland-Pfalz.

Christmas morning: American cinnamon rolls and scrambled eggs with Tabasco! Best EVER!
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From:daisytells
Date:December 24th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
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USA: Boston, Massachusetts. A traditional New England Christmas Dinner:
Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Herbed Bread Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes
Butternut Squash
Green Beans in Casserole with French Fried Onions
Celery sticks
Cranberry sauce
Apple Cider
Coffee
Squash Pie
Fruits and Nuts and Cheeses and Mixed Olives and Pickles
Plus: my own additions -- a lemon cake, an orange cake, and a lemon meringue pie, plus a big dish of apple crisp. Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream as toppings for squash pie, apple crisp and cake.
Later in the evening when neighbors stop by for late dessert: sparkling cider from Martinetti's, served in flutes.
Christmas Eve: Salmon in yogurt and dill sauce, couscous, aparagus. No dessert (the tradition is to fast before the feast).
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From:foreverendeav0r
Date:December 25th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
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this sounds so good :D
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From:kiviraat
Date:December 24th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
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I'm having:

Homemade lentil soup
Chicken, roast poatoes, sweetcorn, stuffing and gravy
Eves Pudding

Then I'm going to lounge on the couch with a bottle of wine :)

I'm from Scotland BTW!
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From:ammesor0
Date:December 24th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
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i am from florida, US:

roast chicken with new mexican green chiles and tomatillo salsa (sometimes known as salsa verde)
twice baked potatoes
green beans
corn
fresh tortillas

scottish shortbread, but the recipe is german


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From:suntanmidori
Date:December 24th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Pennsylvania, US. We're having:

roasted goose
roasted apples stuffed with raisins and rum
red cabbage (with cranberry, orange, and apple)
potato dumplings
chestnuts glazed with honey and cream
kaesespaetzle(sp)

and cookies for dessert!

Frohe Wein
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From:breakingthrunow
Date:December 31st, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
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Interesting, this is pretty much my family's traditional menu in (northern) Germany.

We make goose breasts (or a whole roast goose for a big dinner with extended family), potato dumplings, red cabbage with apples and cinnamon, chestnuts and baked apples. Dessert usually is walnut icecream with warm vanilla sauce.

Are you from Germany originally?
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From:suntanmidori
Date:January 7th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
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I am not. However, my husband lived for several years in Germany (Erlangen, but traveled to northeastern Germany a lot) and brought many customs back with him. We celebrate a lot holidays with our German friends, and have fun blending the two country's customs.
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From:alex_ex
Date:December 25th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
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Raclette + Dornfelder wine
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From:robtengel
Date:December 25th, 2009 09:40 am (UTC)
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Ich komm aus Thüringen und lebe jetzt in Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland.

Heiligabend: Mittags: Kartoffelsalat mit Wiener Würstchen (meine Tradition aus Thüringen), abends: Hühner (dieser Jahr Hasen) frikasee mit Pasteten (die Tradition meines Mannes aus Baden-Württemberg)
1. Weihnachtsfeiertag: Entenkeule, Thüringer Klöße und Rotkraut (das ist immer so)
2. Weihnachtsfeiertag: Kalbsnierenbraten mit Blumenkohl und Broccoli, dazu Spätzle (der Tag ist frei und man kann kochen, was man mag)
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From:scottygirliwish
Date:December 26th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
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I live in Michigan, but I'll be in Hamburg by January 4th! I had lots of Filipino food with one family and potatoes, etc with my other family. There was ham, but I don't eat ham. I just don't have a lust for eating it anymore... I'm not sure why.
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From:aquila0212
Date:December 26th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Just came back from 11 glorious days in Berlin. Despite the freezing cold, the Christmas markets all over the city were in full blaze. Can't go wrong with a Schaumkuss and a Gluehwein! Or Gruenkohl and a Gluehwein. Or a Krakauer/Bratwurst and a Gluehwein ;)

Edited at 2009-12-26 03:07 pm (UTC)
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From:baglieg
Date:December 27th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
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Australia

*cold sliced meats - turkey with cranberry, ham with tomato relish
*prawns
*various salads
*bread
*pavlova
*fruit cake
*plum pudding
*custard

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