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Is there any other foods besides the same 'ol thanksgiving foods that I can make for christmas? I would like to have...

Updated on November 30, 2008

Prime Rib Dinner

 Last year, I asked myself the same question. Considering the fact that I still had a lot of leftovers from Thanksgiving, what should I make for Christmas. What I did was recreated the atmosphere into a steakhouse for Christmas. We all ate by a host of candlelights and Christmas lights. The scene was absolutely beautiful. I dressed the tables with ivory cloths with the tall candlesticks as centerpieces. The dishes were white trimmed in gold. Red napkins gold-ware and crystal chalices. If I had a fancy table, then I couldn't serve regular food.

An ordinary Thanksgiving spread couldn't capture this elegant moment. I wanted to do something like a surf and turf and that is exactly what was done. This was my menu:

First Course- Fruit crudites

Second Course- Shrimp Caesar Salad

Third Course (dinner)- Black Peppered Crusted Prime Rib Roast served with  Marsela wine sauce with mushrooms. Scalloped potatoes garnished with bacon, sour cream, and chives. Sweet potato casserole and butter-garlic steamed broccoli. 

Instead of serving dinner rolls or corn muffins for Thanksgiving at Christmas, I replaced them with parmesan garlic bread sticks.

A Cabernet or any red wine is perfect for beef. You can replace the prime rib with large lobster tails and serve a chardonnay or any white wine. Spritzers are universal that can go with anything. I'll even give you a recipe for one.

Get a bottle of champaign sweet not dry.

Ginger ale

Pepermint liquor

Splash of Amaretto

To change the color to say red, add a drop of food coloring or any flavorful fruity liquor or juice.


For dessert serve a Red Velvet cake or strawberry cheese cake and your Christmas dinner is complete.


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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Prime rib does sound good!

    • christine almaraz profile image

      christine almaraz 9 years ago from colorado springs

      that sounds absolutely wonderful! i'm definately going to take your advice. thank you soooo much!