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hueywolf123
12-26-2007, 01:52 PM
What did you guys have for lunch?
We had,
- King prawns
- Ham
- Smoked Turkey
- Pudding
- Cake
- Sydney Rock Oysters
- 5 litres, Heineken Beer
- 4 bottles C******nay
- 1 bottle Baileys
And a big afternoon sleep, and you?...

The_Silent_O
12-26-2007, 02:06 PM
I went to my friend's house where for Christmas Eve we had an Italian "7 fish" dinner:

- 2 seafood salads (one conch and one crab based)
- Lobster Bisque
- Cioppino (seafood stew with a little bit of Shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, and crab meat)
- Steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs
- Slowed broiled Salmon stuffed with spinach and red pepper.

(I got off easy by bringing the booty of German Wines)

The next day we went to his mom's house for the traditional Italian Christmas dinner:

- Antipasto
- Lasagne and meatballs and sausage
- Chicken or Cornish Game Hen Stuffed with moist wild rice
- Italian Meatloaf
- Dessert, homemade Cream Cheese cake.

And yes me aswell ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

wh1skea
12-26-2007, 02:29 PM
We had:

Spiral cut ham
Turkey
Smoked turkey
home made stuffing/dressing
garlic mashed potatoes
sweet potatoes
potato salad
macaroni and cheese
corn
green beans
and cranberry sauce (from a can)

Goose_Green
12-26-2007, 02:30 PM
Nothing fancy for me.

This year is my first Christmas in my new home, and having never done any serious cooking before like roast dinners etc. I had a bash at doing a traditional roast turkey. Except Goose Green forgot to get some kitchen foil to wrap around the bird http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Anyway, the George Foreman grill saved the day so it was grilled chicken breast, roast spuds, mini pork sausages wrapped in bacon, sage & onion stuffing, lots of vegetables covered in gravy. I was really pleased with my first attempt http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif All washed down with a pint of ice cold Becks Vier http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Celeon999
12-26-2007, 02:57 PM
Two ducks (complete with necks,hearts and stomachs) with apples stuffed into them http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif , sauce , potatoes and kale. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Not much family there this years so Celeon and his dad got the main share http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Goose_Green
12-26-2007, 02:58 PM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
Two ducks (complete with necks,hearts and stomachs) with apples stuffed into them http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif , sauce , potatoes and kale. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Is this a traditional German meal to celebrate Christmas? If not, what is?

Maverick_U2007
12-26-2007, 02:59 PM
Salad and smoked salmon starter

Turkey,
Stuffing,
Roast Potatos
Mash
Sprouts and chestnuts
Roasted parsnips

All washed down with a bottle of Chateau-neuf-du-pap, (Red wine)

Christmas Pudding and Extra thick double cream.

All Courtesy of the largest food store in uk and their 'Finest Range'. Can't have the missus slaving in the kitchen all day.

2 beers, Brandy and Whiskey....hic...hic...hic

Celeon999
12-26-2007, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by Goose_Green:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
Two ducks (complete with necks,hearts and stomachs) with apples stuffed into them http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif , sauce , potatoes and kale. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Is this a tradition German meal to celebrate Christmas? If not, what is? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Family tradition.

The real german tradition is roast goose as far as i know but we prefer duck as goose flesh is so dry.

U301
12-26-2007, 09:10 PM
Lamb
Brussel Sprouts
Potatoes
One or two Boheme Pilsen largers from Czechkoslovakia (Is that how you spell it? Sorry 0400GMT.)
KUrtz

Anti_Ship_Fella
12-27-2007, 05:56 AM
A nice big piece of lamb cooked by my mom.....its fanta-super-licious

Von_Mullett
12-30-2007, 07:44 PM
I notice non of you guys mention Yorkshire puddings with your christmas dinner. Anybody ever have those?

WilhelmSchulz.
12-30-2007, 08:11 PM
Well lunch it was a cheese sandwitch. But supper was roast beef, brussel sprouts, and Yorkshier Pudding. Yummy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
12-30-2007, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by Von_Mullett:
I notice non of you guys mention Yorkshire puddings with your christmas dinner. Anybody ever have those?
When Hueywolf said pudding he might have ment that.

hueywolf123
12-30-2007, 10:13 PM
When Hueywolf said pudding he might have ment that
Nah, I should have made that clearer. Down here it's usually too hot for roasts. Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Our roasts are mostly done the night before, then served cold the next day.
The chook, turkey ham etc were all cold cuts.
I do love Yorkshire puddings though, but in winter with a roast served hot.

WilhelmSchulz.
12-30-2007, 10:37 PM
Oh so your a Aussie?

hueywolf123
12-30-2007, 10:45 PM
Yep, sure am. I love how this forum is international. It was 42 Degrees c here today, I think that is around 100f.

U301
12-31-2007, 03:36 AM
The girls start to look really, really cool at tempratures like that.
I am rolling on the floor green with envy and chewing the carpet.
KUrtz

Carotio
12-31-2007, 05:10 AM
In Denmark, we celebrate Christmas the most in the evening of december 24th with the closest family and with the presents being opened. 25th and 26th is more relaxed with either family or friends.

I like to show some images from my Christmas, and maybe you want to do the same...

The courtyard of the apartment of the girlfriend of my brother, where we spent Christmas Eve this year
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y288/Carotio/DSC04697.jpg

Some candles
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y288/Carotio/DSC04690.jpg

Light in the dark
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y288/Carotio/DSC04698.jpg

My brother making the table. I used no flash most of the time to get the right mood, so he's moving too fast for the shutter speed
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y288/Carotio/DSC04699.jpg

The meal on my dish: left: roast porc with skin, below left: stuffed duck, below right: a sort of gelly, middle white potatos, up: "brown" potatos (fried with sugar), right: a "betrave" (spelling) salad with "amandes (=the nuts used for making marcipan)" and then some sauce made from the meat all over the dish. It's very "Yummi!" but also very heavy food...
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y288/Carotio/DSC04700.jpg

Our Christmas tree with the presents
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y288/Carotio/DSC04703.jpg

When sitting after the meal, there's usually some homecooked cookies, marcipan and candy
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y288/Carotio/DSC04708.jpg

VikingGrandad
12-31-2007, 05:58 AM
Originally posted by Von_Mullett:
I notice non of you guys mention Yorkshire puddings with your christmas dinner. Anybody ever have those?

I do think Yorkshire puddings go best with roast beef, but they do go well with other roasts too, especially chicken or lamb. I'd happily have them with Christmas dinner, but my mother argues that there isn't room on the plate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Our family Christmas dinner:

<LI> Large free range roasted chicken, stuffed with lemon and herbs, and wrapped with streaky bacon (we always have chicken rather than turkey, as we prefer the taste and it's smaller, so we don't have to eat it for days afterwards)
<LI> Pork sausages wrapped in bacon
<LI> Potatoes roasted in goose fat
<LI> Chanteray carrots
<LI> Garden peas
<LI> Brussel sprouts
<LI> Sauteed spinach
<LI> Bread sauce (breadcrumbs, milk, cream, onion, nutmeg, black pepper)
<LI> Gravy made from stock from the vegetables and meat juices, redcurrant jelly and a little wine

For dessert:

<LI> Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

To drink:

<LI> White wine (can't remember what - wine isn't my thing)
<LI> Copious amounts of English Christmas ale (Jennings Redbreast) and German weiss beer (Franziskaner Dunkel)


Damn, I could eat that again now! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

ottoramsaig1959
12-31-2007, 06:26 AM
Turkey MRE

TooFastForLove.
01-01-2008, 03:05 AM
I wish I could have been as lucky as most of you. My family celebrates on the night of the 24th and I was all set to fly back to Ontario and be a part of it all. That was however too much to ask. Something got screwed up with my flight arrangement and either I booked wrong somehow or Westjet screwed me, but I can't prove anything either way.

While my family was dining at some fancy restaurant, I was sitting alone at Edmonton International. I ate at the "Jasper-something..." restaurant which was in the process of shutting down for Christmas. There was only about 4 items on the menu that could still be ordered as I was told. My Christmas dinner was a plate of dried out fried pork ribs and a couple pints of Rickard's Red. I wanted to get a Caesar salad as well but they couldn't serve it.

Heres the kicker. I left there and checked through security to find there is a Montana's restaurant on the other side that still looked fully functional. I could have at least got a good solid tasty meal. Merry F***in' Christmas! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

This is a little off topic but related to the flight issue. I spent my new years eve at the stroke of midnight starring at baggage carousel in Edmonton, numbly unaware the hour had past until about 15 minutes later. +The other 200 or so people around me seemed just as oblivious. And this because my flight was delayed 2 hours and I got here too late to go to the party I had been invited to.

Goose_Green
01-01-2008, 03:13 AM
Sorry to hear of your disappointing Christmas http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

hueywolf123
01-01-2008, 01:31 PM
TFFL, Buddy, so sorry to hear. It seems that we all are becoming too used to paying big dollars for sub standard services these days, and the fat cats who own these companies really couldn't care less. The people who run these companies get bonuses based upon abject failure, and the workers on the front line, wear the brunt of complete inept management.
Please accept my condolances for your not-so-good season and I hope the next one is much better for you.

The_Silent_O
01-03-2008, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by ottoramsaig1959:
Turkey MRE

Been there...done that...with the gravy stains on my chin! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Oh well, I hope you could warm it up on a generator or something!