.What's on the menu

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by everywoman, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    I just started cooking today
  2. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Oops--lost that one

    Red Velvet Cake just came out of the oven. Getting ready to start frosting.
    Sugar Cookies went in
    Standing Rib Roast seasoned and wrapped to dry age
    Squash Casserole (Squash is done, ready to be mixed)
    Vegatble Casserole
    Creamed Cheese Corn
    Yeast rolls
    Sweet Tea

    Tonight it's BBQ at sister in law's.
  3. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    I have NO idea. Seriously, H and I are going to the store later to decide. He wants Empanada, which are a real pita to make and heavy....and I'd have to figure out what to make with them. He always says I cook way too much food when it's just us (dds are on LI).

    I wanted hambone bean soup, but H said no (it gives him gas-lol!!!)

    I really have no idea. Maybe a seasoned pork loin roast with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut? Hmmmm...

    Your menus sounds excellent - what time is dinner tomorrow?
  4. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    We're grazing today. Have a sandwich platter laid out. Fresh strawberries and waldorf salad. Stollen (German fruitcake -- not as heavy as American). Still cutting up veggies for spinach dip. Shrimp in the fridge for tonight. Will cut up French bread and make dipping sauces to go with it. Cheese and meat platter will be done for tonight.

    Tomorrow its bbq'd loin of pork, fresh green beans, bourban smashed sweet potatoes, spinach salad, pumpkin and cherry pies.

    Then I'm not going near the stove until New Years Eve when we're back to grazing.
  5. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    All grazing tonight. At my aunt's house. Where I decided that I am going, after all.

    Shrimp scampi, spinach puffs, my artichoke dip, probably stuffed artichokes, who knows what else, enough cookies to put you into a diabetic coma, and fresh cannolis.

    Tomorrow - my place, just my brothers & my parents - lasagna.

  6. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    BBK -- So glad you decided to go. I'm sure your family will be thrilled to see you and I'm willing to bet it will do you a world of good.
  7. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Wow, between this thread and the one on apetizers, I'm hungry and feel like a slacker!! I made a big Thanksgiving dinner (traditional) but we both decided we didn't care so much about doing that for Christmas this year. So, tonight it's glazed ham, potatoe cheese casserole, and fresh green beans with- bread. Tomorrow, donuts for breakfast while opening gifts (one of our traditions), sausage balls with- cheese fondue, brie cheese and crackers, turkey sandwiches with- chips and dip. Oh, did I forget to mention the ONE cookie I get tonight? Well, I can't complain too much- we rarely eat desert and difficult child decided he wanted to make cookies, which he did when he was younger for Santa. Anyway, he was impatient and made them Fri., and has eaten all but one, that he's saving for ME!! YIPEEE!!

    We do crab legs, steak on the grill, baked potatoes, salad, and garlic toast every New Year's- does that count for anything ?!!?
  8. happymomof2

    happymomof2 New Member

    My house tonight:

    Sweet Potatoes fried with-brown sugar and butter
    Green Bean Casserole
    Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
    Chocolate and Pumpkin Pie
    Plus whatever the neighbors are bringing

    Sisters Tomorrow:

    Cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon with-brown sugar
    Cookies galore
    Lots of other finger foods

    Think maybe by the end of the week I will put back on the few pounds I have managed to lose!! :smile:
  9. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Let's see. . .

    Tonight we will go to a restaurant for dinner and then to the Christmas Eve service at church. I think we will go to Romano's Macaroni Grill since I have a gift certificate to use. I called a little while ago to make sure that they will be open.

    In the morning, we will have husband's once a year blueberry coffee cake which is delicious. Then for our holiday dinner (yes ~ southern time which means around 1) we will have Honeybaked ham and turkey breast, baked apples (yum), green been casserole (easy child's favorite), masked potatoes (difficult child's favorite) and rolls.

    Supper will be leftovers.

    Then we head out early on the 26th for Florida to visit my mom. This will be the first family trip with all of us (even difficult child) in a very long time.

    Wish me luck!!!

  10. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    We are doing it rather easy this year.

    Glazed Ham
    baked sweet taters with butter and brown sugar
    green bean casserole
    3 pies: pumpkin, pecan, caramel apple

    Cory claims he is cooking this year...lol. Tony says he will do the pies which is rather funny since all he has to do is take them out of the box from Sam's Club! Cory is a very good cook when he wants to be.

    I am assuming we wont have Keyana tomorrow but may get her over NY's which is when we do our collards and black eyed peas meal.
  11. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Tonight it's sloppy joe's with fresh veggies sticks & fries.

    I'll most likely make a Dutch pancake tomorrow morning & serve it with sausage & applesauce.

    The rest of the day is going to be a tray cheese & crackers, fresh fruit & cookies laid out for snacking. At dinner time, each of us are creating our own homemade pizza. I'll have the dough ready & waiting for the personal creations. I have a pizza bar of ingredients (for 3 - didn't go overboard).

    Along with that a salad & garlic bread.

    It sounded like fun & we all liked the idea.
  12. Pam R

    Pam R New Member

    Tomorrow's dinner:

    Bacon wrapped deep sea scallops
    Venison steak with dried cherry demi-glace sauce
    Baked acorn squash
    Wild rice blend

    (DS's separate menu :rolleyes: )
    Bacon-venison burgers
    French fries


    Celery with garlic hummus
    Macadamia nuts
    Mixed nuts


    Apple custard
    Chocolate chip ice cream for husband

    Pam R.
  13. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    A frozen lean cuisine chicken and fried rice meal.

    -Tomorrow Alfredo and something by Marie Calendar - nom nom nom
  14. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Star,I gather you aren't cooking this holiday. :its_all_good:
  15. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911


    Unless Emeril shows up here - BAM - it's frozen tv dinner.
    (I think I'm going to my own cyber party ~lol)
  16. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    For Christmas Eve we had
    oyster soup
    fresh veggies
    boiled shrimp and cocktail sauce
    brie and fruit baked appetizers
    copper penney carrots
    corn relish
    pasta salad
    2 cheese spreads with crackers and cranberry salsa
    Christmas poke cake

    Today for Christmas dinner we had
    Pork Loin with Cranberry BBQ Glaze
    Mashed potatoes
    Sweet potato casserole with streusel topping
    Cranberry relish salad
    Green Bean Casserole
    Crock pot corn with cream cheese
    Pumpkin pie
    Cranberry-Apple Pie with walnuts

    So now I can eat leftovers until it is time for my diet to begin.
  17. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    For Christmas Eve we had nachos.

    Christmas Day we went to my neighbor's house and ate Juca, Pastelles, Plantains, Rice with Beans, Flan. And lots of cookies.

    I just polished off a bottle (tiny) of Baileys and am feeling quite warm. Time for bed.
  18. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Yesterday we had lasagna, Italian sausage links, and garlic bread.

    Today I made my first ever prime rib roast. I was very nervous but it turned out delicious!!!!!!! We also had French country potatoes and maple syrup glazed carrots.
  19. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Hi all.

    I have no clue what they ate for Christmas Eve - migraine, sick all day.

    Today (Christmas) we had bacon and eggs and hashbrowns, then Jess and I made Oreo Snowballs (recipe follows) a family secret recipe cookie, and then peppermint candy crushed up into melted white chocolate chips and put on pretzels. Don't know what you call that other than yummy!

    We had dinner in the evening at my parents. Traditional family dinner - coldcuts, cheese, 2 or 3 kinds of bread, dip, chips, cookies, veggie tray, fruits, NOTHING needing much prep!

    Then home to sog a bit and go to bed.

    Anyway, here is my Holiday recipe:

    Oreo Snowballs

    Put 1 package (18 oz) of double stuff or regular oreos into the food processor. Run it until they are crushed finely. Add 1 package of cream chees (8 oz) and process until mixed well. Put in bowl and freeze for an hour or so. Take out and form into balls.

    Melt 1 package white chocolate chips over very low heat. Dip balls into white chocolate and set on parchment or waxed paper. Let set until firm. Store in fridge.

    These are SOOOO good, it is a new recipe for us, hope you like it.

  20. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    We changed to appetizers on Christmas Eve and it was all very well received. I think they can get a dinner any ol' time but this made it seem special. Yesterday we had cheese balls, shrimp and veggies set out and then a traditional ham dinner (rolls green beans, hot spiced fruit, jellos, cranberry relish, etc).

    I made dinner for my kids' elementary teachers for Friday and surprised three other (small) households as well. I feel like I've been cooking nonstop since last Thursday, which is pretty much true except for shopping, sleeping and wrapping breaks. I have a mountain of dishes I ran off from yesterday to go to inlaws to prove it. Anyway, there I was in the van on the way over, head back dozing when my daughter who is playing her Nintendo DS exclaims "Mom, you just have to cook this!" I look over and she is playing the game "Cookin' Mama".

    You can just imagine what I said to that!