Edna Said:What do you suggest for a Christmas dinner other than the "usual" turkey dinner?
We Answered:I am retired and in my entire life time I have never had turkey for Christmas. I go by the old school thing of eating what is available.
TURKEY FOR THANKSGIVING....the wild turkeys are hatched in the spring and have been getting fatter all summer, they are at their best at Thanksgiving time after that they can't find as much to eat and actually get thinner during the winter months.
BEEF FOR CHRISTMAS......cows take the longest to get their full growth so they weren't butchered until the very late fall so there was fresh beef for Christmas. I personally prefer the standing rib roast...it looks really festive.
HAM FOR EASTER....the hams of the pig were salt cured and lasted for the winter, longer than any of the other meats. In the spring time, ham was the only meat left, other than canned meats...so they prepared the ham for Easter dinner. Soon after that they had new pullets ready to be eaten and then pigs were ready.
Preparing a different type of meat also lets you do completely different side dishes and desserts.
I realize we can have any meat at any time in this day and age....but it somehow seems right to me to keep it the same way.
Clara Said:I want to be a turkey dinner 4 thanksgiving can i come to your place?
We Answered:I love grape jelly.
Brenda Said:What are the perfect side dishes to a Christmas turkey dinner?
We Answered:broccoli and cheese
green bean casserole
rolls, croissants or grands biscuits
coconut cream pies for desserts, brownies, cookies mini muffins
Valerie Said:I want to be a turkey dinner 4 thanksgiving can i come to you place?
We Answered:You can come and yes you will be eaten. Sorry. I have a lot of hungry people in my family! Not all of you will go to my stomach though. Some of you will be leftovers in my fridge.
Sue Said:I want to be a thankgiving turkey dinner can i come to your place?
We Answered:Gobble, gobble. We got a turkey or two here already, but come on over, we're going to draw straws for who gets eaten, and we've got plenty of straws.