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Christmas can't get here fast enough!!!

Posted by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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I am making my dinner menu & grocery list right now & I am getting so excited & hungry!! LOL This is my 1st time making Christmas dinner for ANYONE! In the past the kids & I would go to my husband's side of the family for the day. But now that we are divorced I have told my family (my parents & youngest brother with his girlfriend) that I want them all over to my house. Ex has to have the kids back to me by 1pm that day. And my brother wanted us to come to his house. BUT he has no kids & I would have to load my 5 PLUS gifts into my car to haul them back (a 45 minute drive both ways). Plus my mom has health issues & can't do stairs very well & my brother has quite a few (I have 1- the step up into the house).

So... here's what's on my menu:

Crock Pot Ham

Green Beans with bacon bits

Cheesy Hashbrowns

Applesauce

Cranberry sauce

Mashed potatoes & gravy

cooked carrots with brown sugar & butter

devilled eggs

apple pie w/vanilla ice cream

pumpkin pie w/cool whip

And.... red velvet cupcakes w/cream cheese icing

My oldest (16yo DS) is helping me out too but there is so much I can do the day before after I get out of work at noon. Plus I will have to start some things before they get home from their dad's.

by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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XVAmomma
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:39 PM
Yummy! But please let us all enjoy Turkey Day first...then Christmas!
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CampClan
by Bronze Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:42 PM

LOL My parents take the family to Home Town Buffet every year the day before Turkey Day because my ex has the kids the day of.

Quoting XVAmomma:

Yummy! But please let us all enjoy Turkey Day first...then Christmas!


4noodles4me
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:43 PM
What is crockpot ham? It all sounds yummyy
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Looneyfarmmom
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Sounds like when my husbands family finally asked me to do Thanksgiving dinner. I was so excited. Normally they did a turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and corn. Then they asked their southern in law to do it. LOL! 

On top of the typical turkey we had:

Homemade cranberry sauce.

Mashed sweet potatoes mixed in with mashed potatoes extra smooth.

Sweet potatoe/Yam cheese cake.

Fresh green bean casserole with homemade cream of mushroom.

Yeah, I made a huge tub of the mashed mix and I came home with nothing. LOL which sucks because I do love left overs after I get home from Black Friday.  

e-doolittle
by Kelly on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Don't rush me!
CampClan
by Bronze Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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You put brown sugar in the bottom of the crock then the ham. Then add pineapple tidbits & more brown sugar & cook it on low for 7-8 hours.

Quoting 4noodles4me:

What is crockpot ham? It all sounds yummyy
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WesternNYmom
by Alaina on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Sound like you have a great menu.  I am cooking Christmas dinner also. I am going to start planning my menu after Thanksgiving.

JJJMommyKris
by Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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Can I eat at your house this year? :-) it sounds yummy!
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4noodles4me
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Oh that's sounds yummy. Ill have to try that


Quoting CampClan:

You put brown sugar in the bottom of the crock then the ham. Then add pineapple tidbits & more brown sugar & cook it on low for 7-8 hours.



Quoting 4noodles4me:

What is crockpot ham? It all sounds yummyy

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jenuresti5
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 5:55 AM

yummy!!

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