What are you cooking for Christmas dinner? ?

I always cook a lot during the holidays but this year I’m so tired of all the work that’s involved. I don’t want to spend Christmas in the kitchen. It’s starting to feel like a chore and it’s just not as much fun as in the past. What are you cooking? Please give me some ideas that are interesting and SIMPLE. Thanks.

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11 Responses to “What are you cooking for Christmas dinner? ?”

  1. hammer said:

    I never make Christmas dinner. I always do it big on Thanksgiving. I would actually like to enjoy one of my holidays off of work though, so instead of making a big dinner, I get somethign really easy. Either something in the crock pot, like pulled pork for sammy’s or something like frozen lasagne and garlic bread. Plus I’ll put out some snacks for people to have through out the day. I don’t see any need for running around like a chicken with my head cut off on a holiday that is supposed to be really enjoyable and spent with my children. Plus this way I don’t have to organize for my whole family to be in one place at one time, they can eat something when and if they decide to stop by.

    More ideas. Beef stew in the crock pot. Frozen meatballs and brown sauce in the crock pot. Little smokies in the crock pot. Taco meat in the crock pot (shredded chicken, salsa and black beans) served on taco shells with cheese

  2. Liz said:

    Fresh baked dinner rolls with butter
    Turkey
    Walnut Stuffing
    Green Beans
    Orange glazed carrots with cumin
    Giblet Gravy
    Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Apple Pie
    Pumpkin Pie

    I’ll be doing all the side dishes and pies the day before just so I can actually enjoy Christmas.

  3. chefgrille said:

    We’re doing a beer glazed ham, garlic cream cheese mashed potatoes, stuffing, broccoli or asparagus with hollandaise, green salad with champagne vinaigrette and candied pecans and feta, and leftovers from Christmas Eve dinner at my relatives. Of which I have to make all the appetizers. THAT’S where my stress is. I’ll be in the kitchen all day tomorrow, Christmas Day will actually be relaxing!

  4. seelarke said:

    What I really want is a turkey dinner but agree, what a mess and a lot of work. We usually have ham and cheesy potatoes, but this year we are going easy. Doesn’t sound that great, but here it is. Shredded pork bbqs, chips, dip, 7 layer salad, homemade mac and cheese, real baked beans. It is all stuff you can make the day ahead.
    Merry Christmas!

  5. sgnilloh said:

    Boston butt roast smoked over hickory chips 24 hrs(Memphis style barbeque) served with baked beans,potato salad,cole slaw.If you do this don’t let your chips touch the electric heating elements, just in case someone out there tries it.Used the electric smoker is the best made by Brinkmans

  6. brownsugar said:

    Ive been invited out to family

  7. SumBuddy said:

    We didn’t have a Thanksgiving dinner because someone was hospitalized, so we’re having it for Christmas.

    Turkey & dressing
    Mashed potatoes & gravy
    Green beans
    Cranberries
    Deviled eggs & relish tray
    Yeast rolls
    Some sort of pie & cookies

    Already made the dough for the cookies:

    These are best glazed with a mixture of powdered sugar and milk and then sprinkled with colored sugar. The dough can also be used to make Thumbprint cookies. You will need a strong mixer – a KitchenAid helps, but you can always knead in the rest of the flour. The dough does not spread or distort – they can be baked fairly close together and can be shipped or transported without breaking.

    1 cup (2 sticks) butter (do NOT use oleo or spread)
    ½ cup sugar
    1 egg
    1 tsp vanilla
    3 cups sifted all purpose flour
    ½ tsp baking powder

    Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.
    Add egg and vanilla extract.
    Add flour and baking powder.
    Mix until mixture clings together.
    Gather into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate one hour.

    Roll out between ¼ and 1/2 inch thick. Bake 5 to 6 minutes at 375F. Do not let the cookies brown.

    Cool on wire rack before glazing or frosting.

    Glaze: With a fork, mash together 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon powdered sugar until a fine paste. Add a few drops of milk. Continue adding powdered sugar and milk until desired consistency is achieved. Add 2 drops of almond extract. Yield: about 1 cup.

  8. Maggie C said:

    Throw a pot roast with carrots and potatoes into the crockpot – make a salad and a quick desert – simple and easy!

  9. Wagen said:

    The website below can help.

  10. newmie01 said:

    We’re having a beef and cream cheese dip, fruit, crabcakes, beef tenderloin, some sort of pasta, salad, lots of desserts, shrimp cocktails, rolls and butter, and pumpkin bread!

  11. nini_2323 said:

    We’re having fried turkey, mashed potatoes mushroom pie green bean and artichoke casserole, stuffing crawfish alfredo pasta rolls deviled eggs cherry pie and lots of cookies and fudge, It’s my first cajun christmas (I”m originally a yankee living in New Orleans) I’m very excited especcially at the thought of deep frying a turkey lol sounds decadent




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