Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Table

Come on in Christmas Friends.
My table is ready for friends to gather around and fill 
with laughter and love.
Yummy food too.

Today's Christmas question is again from my Bubba.
He and I would like to know what is your favorite 
Christmas dish?
Whoever shares a recipe will be entered into a lil drawing for a snow woolie love ornie at the end of today.
I need something new to try.
So please share with me your special Christmas recipe.

Be kind 
stay humble
be thankful
smile often
work hard
be honest
have integrity
always love....

and keep our eyes on HIM.

Woolie JOY 

Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.
Proverbs 16:3


Blackberry Lane said...

Merry Christmas! Our favorite side dish for any holiday meal is Baked Pineapple.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Trace, funny, I just made these yesterday and am posting on my blog today....but will share.............Popcorn Balls, .....4 Tbs. Butter, 1bag miniature marshmallows ...1/4 cup brown sugar. ...... 3 Quarts popped popcorn and 1cup candy coated chocolate (optional ). Line a baking dish with parchment paper, set aside, Melt butter in a large heavy bottom pot over low heat. Add marshmallows and brown sugar until melted and combined. Add popcorn and candies if desired , toss till well combined. With buttered hands ,shape into 2/1/2 inch balls. Let harden slightly on parchment paper.......yummy in your tummy....Hugs Sweet Potato.

Primitive Stars said...

Oops, sorry not my favourite Christmas dish, not enough coffee I guess, read the question wrong....Love the table setting Trace, looks wonderful, Sweet Potato.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

I always look forward to making our Roast Beast (Beef), rosemary potatoes and Popovers for Christmas dinner.
The popover recipe is from my old Betty Crocker red & white cookbook. It is so simple. Here's a link to the recipe on the BC site:
I love to serve these with homemade blackberry Jam. It seems to compliment the beef and potatoes nicely. mouth is watering just thinking of it!

Vickie said...

Yikes! I don't have a favorite Christmas dish. Um, maybe sweet potatoes?

Chiska said...

We're trying something new this year. A pork roast Hawaiian style. You sprinkle with roast with coarse salt and liquid smoke. Then triple wrap it in heavy aluminum foil three times so that it's really sealed--no steam escapes. Then cook at 350 for 6 and a half hours. Someone else told us that she did it in her crockpot: covering the top with foil adding the lid and more foil and weighting it so that none of the steam escapes. Hers was on low all night. Anyway, It got rave reviews from all the ladies in the quilt club I go to. Merry Christmas!

bettyj said...

I guess besides the usual my family loves candied yams.
Wash, peel, and slice sweet potatoes. I prefer to cook mine in a large cast iron skillet with enough water to cook tender. Add lots of butter and sugar and candy. Yummmm. My family would not think it Christmas w/o my homemade fudge. Turkey, dressing, ham, mashed potatoes, all kinds of veggies, and rolls.I can hardly wait.

Raymond Homestead said...

I don't have one in particular, just anything on the dessert table would fall under my favorites!

Karen said...

If you like cranberries...this is one of our favorite Christmas dishes...

~Cranberry Relish~

1 bag fresh cranberries
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple
1 cup pineapple juice, drained (reserve juice)
1 cup water
1 cup sugar (or Splenda)
1 large package raspberry jello (we use sugar-free)
1 cup chopped walnuts

Drain the crushed pineapple, reserve the juice. Add water to the juice to make 1 cup. In a saucepan, put cranberries, pineapple juice, water, and sugar.

Heat and cook over medium heat until cranberries pop. Add jello, stir to blend. Stir in the crushed pineapple and walnuts. Chill until sets.

Debbie Johnson said...

Gosh, I don't have a it ALL. Yep, I'm a fatty.
The gang does enJOY PW's sweet potatoes-
OH, I did make them a day ahead...I think I would make it fresh next time.
Happy Thursday!

Phyllis said...

Your table looks so pretty!
Here is the recipe I use for Brussel Sprouts.

Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries

3 pounds Brussel Sprouts
1/2 cup Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
1 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup Dried Cranberries

Trim and clean Brussel Sprouts, then cut them in half or leave whole. (I like bite sized pieces).
Arrange on two baking sheets and toss with olive oil.Sprinkle with plenty of salt and pepper (I use Sea Salt). Roast at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until brown (I stir once or twice).
Combine balsamic vinegar and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to med-low and cook until very thick, about 15-20 min. Drizzle the balsamic reduction over the roasted sprouts, then sprinkle on dried cranberries. Toss and serve immediately.

Another version I sometimes do is to just drizzle with the oil, salt and pepper and maybe some garlic powder and roast them. Then sprinkle parmesan cheese all over the sprouts.

*Just have to add my mom's candied sweet potato recipe.

Cut6 med sweet potatoes, cooked and peeled (I boil them till tender) in 1/2 inch slices. Layer potatoes in buttered 1 1/2 quart casserole with 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp. salt, 1/4 cup butter, ending with sugar and butter. (I don't layer, just put everything on top of potatoes). Bake uncovered at 375 degrees about 30 min or till glazed. Add 1/2 cup mini marshmallows last 5 min; brown lightly. Serves 6.

Sorry so long but these are our favorites.
Hugs, Phyllis

The Moonlit Stitch said...

OhMyGersh...I feel like such a non-Martha reading everyone's special dishes. One thing I did for a while was take plain applesauce and add spices & sweets and sliced some red & green apples, arranging on top in a flower pattern. Many inspiring ideas! ~*~Lisa

Prims By The Water said...

One of our favs is Broccoli Rice casserole
Serves 4 to 6
Chop and saute 1 small onion in butter
Cook one package of chopped broccoli in water until about 3/4 done
Add onion and broccoli to casserole dish
Mix in 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, 1 can cream of chicken soup and 1 cup cooked rice.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Our family loves this sooo much, we make a double batch.

Fran. said...

Mine is my green stuff as everyone calls it!! LOL All you do is take one small box of pastichio pudding dry, and a can of crushed pineapple and one regular size any cool whip, and miniature marshmellows( I like buying the multi-colored ones. First I put the crushed pineapple in the bowl and then add the dry pudding, mix together then add the cool whip and stir. I put it into a vintage green bowl. One year I added red food coloring and not the marshmellows. and I also have put red cherries on top. Oh I add a handful of the multi colored marshmellows on top for cuteness!! You know this is a Fran approved recipe cuz it's so darn easy!! And pretty too. XOXO Love Fran.

prims by olde lady morgan said...

HMMM... I always make homemade Lasagna on Christmas Eve... Nothing over the top... salad and garlic bread... This year I am adding beef tips and gravy... Super easy... Beef stew meat mixed with cream of mushroom soup & onion soup mix, into a crockpot on low all day, YUMMY! OLM

annie said...

nothing new, but been making it for decades, I know since the 1960's,
Christmas punch; a 2 liter of ginger ale, a large can each of orange juice & one of pineapple juice, and a quart of sherbet. mix juice in punch bowl , put in dollops of sherbet, pour cold ginger ale over to foam it, yummmmm I buy 2 of each thing, and double it, everyone loves it. I like lime sherbet, but orange is good too, now you can get cranberry ginger ale, it's good! tried it last year, lip smackin' good!

cynthia lee designs said...

I make Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole every Christmas.

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole Recipe -
Shredded chicken is baked with a creamy poppy seed sauce and topped with a crunchy, melty crust of buttery crackers.

It's always a big hit.

Heather Wise said...

Oh my! I don't have one to share, but who cares about my ideas... I am checking out these! The best things I make is apple pie from scratch and beef tenderloin (sometimes for Christmas Eve. But meat is too expensive. ) No good side dishes here. Maybe that's why my mom brings those... Mmm. She makes good potato filling. Steve makes good ham and scalloped potatoes. See. Not me.

Heather Wise said...

Oh, and your table is gorgeous!!!!!

Love, me

Maggee said...

Fun question Bubba! I have a new favorite called Colorful Veggie Bake from Taste of Home. It is here:

We love it! East peasy! Hugs!