Southern Style Christmas Dinner Menu!
Most Southerners I know create a Christmas dinner menu similar to their Thanksgiving Day spread but I know we aren’t the only ones that are tired of turkey and trimmings! I’m excited to share our Christmas dinner menu ideas with you so maybe it will help you decide what to feed the ones you love (and it will help me next year when I can’t remember what we cooked) …..
I don’t know about you, but after gorging out on
junk treats since Halloween, I’m over all of the the super-rich foods. It certainly was fun while it lasted, no doubt.
This doesn’t mean that we won’t have sugar-laden desserts and a carnivore’s delight for our Christmas dinner menu. The way I’m feeling right now on Christmas Eve Eve Eve, I hope to have lighter options in case I still have this disgusting feeling from eating so badly lately.
Now that we have the seafood allergy around, we can’t have steamed oysters like we did for several years in a row (we are near the gorgeous Georgia Coast after all). Here’s what we will be eating this year:
Christmas dinner menu 2016
- smoked roast
- green bean casserole
- jalapeno & bacon deviled eggs
- mashed potatoes
- pound cake
Yes, we have equal amounts of regular food to desserts. No judgments. That’s how we roll around here for the holidays. That’s probably why my tum feels (and looks) like I’m carrying a stack of bricks right now! ? But it’s what the family wants, and by golly, it’s what they will get! I LOVE Christmas so much!
Christmas dinner menu recipes
Superman is planning on rubbing his secret seasonings on a beef or pork loin roast and throwing it on our smoker bright and early on Christmas morning. I know, he’s a keeper. By taking care of the main meat, he sure takes a lot of pressure off of me. This isn’t much of a recipe … I’m not much help on this one.
Not to brag, but he’s also famous for his Christmas morning breakfast casserole (that he puts together the night before and sticks in the fridge for me). No hating, y’all. Maybe I’ll convince him to share his amazing breakfast casserole recipe with us on Christmas morn!
Green bean casserole
I decided to mix up the green bean casserole for Thanksgiving this year and it was a big hit with the hubs. He requested them for Christmas day. It’s similar to the traditional green bean casserole that everyone makes but y’all, I just can’t stomach the canned cream of chicken anymore. It’s just so gross coming out of the can in a big blob (sorry, that’s just me).
This is all that I did:
I cooked my green bean recipe and added them to the casserole dish, made my homemade cream of whatever soup and stirred it into the dish, placed it in a 350 degree oven for twenty five minutes and then put those French’s fried onions on top for five minutes.
I’ll make twelve hard-boiled eggs and to the egg yolks I’ll add about a 1/2 cup mayo, tablespoon mustard, dash of salt and pepper, and a tablespoon of chopped jalapenos. I’ll crumble up cooked bacon and place about three tiny pieces on the top of each prepared deviled egg. Nothing fancy!
Buttery mashed potatoes
We’ll boil some cut up potatoes for about twenty minutes, drain the water, smash the potatoes a bit (leaving a few chunky), and then add milk, butter, and salt and pepper to taste.
Desserts times three
That’s all folks!
Not a complicated meal at all. Now let me go try to get some rest since all Captain and E will arrive tomorrow. Eppp! I love the holidays. What about you?
What’s on your Christmas dinner menu?
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