Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Dinner With a Twist

One thing I enjoyed about Thanksgiving and Christmas in Canada, was that Thanksgiving is held in mid-October, so you have a bigger break between the two feast days. In the USA - it seems like you barely finish your turkey/dressing/mashed potatoes leftovers, before you start in on the next round.

Do you usually prepare the same kind of meal for both holidays - or how do you make it different?

Did you prepare a "traditional" Christmas dinner this year - or did you serve something unusual? If your Christmas dinner contained something different than the usual fare (turkey, gravy, dressing, and mashed potatoes) - I'd like to hear about it. Please post about it below.


trish said...

You asked about Yorkshire Pudding over on my is very similar to popovers really. I have never made it from a mix so can't attest to the flavor of those but am guessing they must be pretty good. Our commissary did not have one box of mix left the other day and there had been tons earlier. Someone is eating it! *L* It is really simple to make...eggs, milk, flour and salt. Place the pan drippings from the roast into the pan you want to make the pudding in (I used a large muffin pan) and get it smoking hot (450F) then pour batter in pan and watch them puff!
You don't taste the meat flavor in the puddings btw.

Kay said...

This looks like a great blog! I love trying all kinds of food!

I stopped making the re-run dinner for Christmas several years ago. I make a big Thanksgiving dinner for more than a dozen people, so I really don't want to do anything big at Christmas.

We usually have 8 people for Christmas. One year I got sandwich stuff and everyone loved it.
One year we did lots of finger foods -- like party food.
This year I made a pot roast, potato casserole, and roasted carrots.

Steph Garvey said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I'm glad there are other people branching out and trying new things for Christmas dinner. My husband and I made an 8 course French style dinner for his extended family of 14 (definitely overboard, but was fantastic!) and then ate a prime rib dinner with my extended family. They were both a wonderfully unique change from the traditional.

Lorrie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I grew up in northern BC where we always had snow. Then I spent 21 years in South America where the most we could hope for would be a cloudy day with a little rain. We moved back to Canada and I was so looking forward to having snow again...but we live in Victoria BC where it snows very rarely.
I've linked to our un-traditional Christmas dinner.

EdibleEducation said...

Trish - thanks for the info on Yorkshire pudding - I'm anxious to give it a try now.

Kay/Steph/Lorrie...thanks for your contributions too. It was fun reading about some of the things you all do.