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Do you serve something besides turkey during the holidays?

  1. Daffy Duck profile image61
    Daffy Duckposted 6 years ago

    Do you serve something besides turkey during the holidays?

    Turkey is the traditional main course followed by ham.  Do you serve anything else?

  2. pstraubie48 profile image88
    pstraubie48posted 6 years ago

    a variety of dishes....roast beef, baked ham, and sometimes all Asian dishes ...

  3. profile image53
    Annitamaeposted 6 years ago

    We change it up a little in our house from year to year, a crown roast is always festive, and if you like lamb, a rack of lamb with mint sauce and various sides.  Depending on how many people attend the event often dictates what the entree will be.

  4. suziecat7 profile image91
    suziecat7posted 6 years ago

    We are having surf and turf this year. Filet mignon and sea bass - affordable because there's only a few of us this year.

  5. yogiwan profile image46
    yogiwanposted 6 years ago

    No one in my family likes turkey prepared the traditional way.  Plus my kids do not like red beef.  So we have pasta or dressing with an array of vegetables.

    Not always the best example for a Chef Wannabee who publishes recipes and cooking information.


  6. helmutbiscut profile image74
    helmutbiscutposted 6 years ago

    It is a tradition in our family to have ravioili and wedding soup for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We also have turkey, ham, and all the other traditional foods.

  7. Claudia Tello profile image77
    Claudia Telloposted 6 years ago

    Last year I broke tradition and discarded the usual, and to me boring, Christmas dinner replacing it with a vibrant green salad with goat cheese, nuts and balsamic dressing, an elegant and delicious seafood lasagna and a decadent date pudding for dessert. Everyone loved the dinner.

  8. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    Ham. Nothing else but smoked ham. I hate turkey.

  9. Handicapped Chef profile image79
    Handicapped Chefposted 6 years ago

    For Thanksgiving we had crispy duck, and for Christmas wre having lamb shanks.

  10. tjustis profile image59
    tjustisposted 6 years ago

    We have a tradition of making homemade lasagne. Takes two to three days to prepare, but it's sooo worth the effort!

  11. Rachelle Williams profile image91
    Rachelle Williamsposted 6 years ago

    Traditionally, we also serve ham, dressing, sweet potato souffle, sweet potato pie, sweet potato cheesecake, collard greens, candied sweet potatoes, black eyed peas,   potato salad, cranberry sauce, green beans, (traditional southern fare), etc.

  12. smzclark profile image60
    smzclarkposted 6 years ago

    we do the turkey, but also have roast beef and pigs in blankets (sausages wrapped in bacon)

  13. LoriSoard profile image75
    LoriSoardposted 6 years ago

    We tend to keep things informal and have finger foods and pitch-ins for Christmas. I may do a turkey this year, since the big family meal is on Christmas Eve and we'll just be at home for Christmas Day.

  14. vanitybelle17 profile image59
    vanitybelle17posted 6 years ago

    Yeppir! Thanksgiving is always turkey and Christmas is always ham. You haven't tasted good eatin till you've had my mom's tater soup!! Yummmmmmmmmm

  15. athena2011 profile image57
    athena2011posted 6 years ago

    Traditionally we get a spiral sliced ham. Everyone seems to prefer ham to turkey. I do not usually eat ham during the year, even though I love it, so it's a real treat to have this during the holidays.

  16. steveamy profile image60
    steveamyposted 6 years ago

    turkey is only thanksgiving ,,, Christmas and New Years are usually some sort of Roast. lamb or beef

  17. tswilson profile image59
    tswilsonposted 6 years ago

    We will often have duck along with turkey.  Sometimes we have just gone with various choices of soup.