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What's for Christmas Dinner?

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Created December 23, 2010 at 2:51 PM

We spend so much time talking here about the things we can't eat. What are my fellow Paleo eaters having for Christmas dinner?

Mine involves roast beef, root vegetables and oranges from Florida.

What about you?

B90b8915b7e3d2a8ee760bb6918d53a7

(131)

on December 26, 2012
at 05:24 PM

Thanx. It was so good with the chocolate. I used to put cups of brown sugar in it, but my paleo recipe is so much better.

0e395acc856e3353f3f5892e6b09b0e7

(1227)

on December 26, 2012
at 04:01 PM

Yum, Yum, Yummity Yum Yum would give you multiple up votes if I could. I love rabbit.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on December 26, 2012
at 01:54 AM

Bah, smoking is fine. I wish someone would do a serious mythbusters on the smoking-is-bad and carcinogens-are-unnatural nonsense.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on December 26, 2012
at 01:53 AM

Dang, this sounds awesome. I'm inspired to bust out my cioppino recipe for new year's.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on December 26, 2012
at 01:51 AM

Awyeah. I rocked some lamb, myself.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 25, 2012
at 03:15 PM

Smoking does make it carcinogenic but it does taste hella good afterwards

4e2a7b49a7196fb7fe1ca014b09c47ed

on December 25, 2010
at 10:28 PM

I looooove rutabaga! We had mashed rutabaga last night. :)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 25, 2010
at 05:51 AM

Sounds lovely, Sean!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on December 24, 2010
at 02:53 PM

oh we arent having any bagels, either. i am making dutch baby oven pancakes with caramelized apples for the kiddos though. it will be hard to not tuck into one because they are so beautiful, but i think if i have a bucket of hollandaise sauce and bacon, i will be satisfied admiring them and maybe posting pictures on facebook. :)

0e395acc856e3353f3f5892e6b09b0e7

(1227)

on December 24, 2010
at 01:59 PM

Enjoy, Joey and I'll be rooting for you to return to the fold after your trip to Cookieland. Please do report.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on December 24, 2010
at 02:51 AM

Wow. That is EXACTLY the breakfast I have planned for the 26th when everyone will have finished arriving. (Except for the bagels - not for me, but some insist they are necessary.)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 23, 2010
at 10:07 PM

It's on my wish list! Thanks Steph.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on December 23, 2010
at 10:05 PM

thank you, steph! that coffee maker looks great, and cant beat the price. its in my shopping cart now. also, cant believe i forgot to mention the bacon with our brekkie. lots of bacon for me, none for the pescatarian husband!

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on December 23, 2010
at 09:47 PM

Also: a decadent Christmas breakfast sounds WONDERFUL. You have just inspired new plans :)

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on December 23, 2010
at 09:46 PM

I used to be a french press fan but got one of these in 2007 and haven't looked back! I take it with me when I travel, its coffee is so much better than anything else, especially for iced: http://www.amazon.com/Aerobie-80R08-AeroPress-Coffee-Espresso/dp/B000GXZ2GS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293140709&sr=8-1

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 23, 2010
at 05:00 PM

Well, I'm the only one that drinks coffee at my house so I have an adorable mini french press from IKEA. I had a bigger one, but I prefer making one cup at a time. LA COLOMBE is bookmarked! Hopefully Santa will bring me some $$ to buy coffee with.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on December 23, 2010
at 04:38 PM

oh i LOVE my french press, too! i just wish they made them in like 2 gallon sizes. those things just brew a cup and a half at a time! (my version of "a cup", that is.) the percolators also make a fantastic cuppa. i often put cinnamon in, or freshly ground cardamom pods with the grounds for a special slice of heaven. but in the end, its all about the beans, right? i am head over heels, totally besotted in love with LA COLOMBE coffee. google them, order some and you will never look back!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 23, 2010
at 03:09 PM

What's your preferred coffee brewing method? I have become really fond of my french press with freshly ground coffees.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 23, 2010
at 03:08 PM

Yes! My husband drove around for 2 hours looking for organic wine and found one bottle. I told him he was looking in the wrong places! I called Trader Joes and they pulled 9 different bottles for me and they were all under $10!

A3e654929c08c0723607842656b57f8f

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on December 23, 2010
at 03:06 PM

Trader Joes is amazing for wines.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 23, 2010
at 03:02 PM

We have a stash of 6 different organic wines from Trader Joes. I can't wait to try them!

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on December 23, 2010
at 03:00 PM

im cooking christmas breakfast, and we are having poached eggs with hollandaise sauce on roasted asparagus with smoked wild salmon, cream cheese, capers and red onions. and LOTS of coffee.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on December 24, 2010
at 02:51 AM

Wow. That is EXACTLY the breakfast I have planned for the 26th when everyone will have finished arriving. (Except for the bagels - not for me, but some insist they are necessary.)

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on December 24, 2010
at 02:53 PM

oh we arent having any bagels, either. i am making dutch baby oven pancakes with caramelized apples for the kiddos though. it will be hard to not tuck into one because they are so beautiful, but i think if i have a bucket of hollandaise sauce and bacon, i will be satisfied admiring them and maybe posting pictures on facebook. :)

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on December 23, 2010
at 09:46 PM

I used to be a french press fan but got one of these in 2007 and haven't looked back! I take it with me when I travel, its coffee is so much better than anything else, especially for iced: http://www.amazon.com/Aerobie-80R08-AeroPress-Coffee-Espresso/dp/B000GXZ2GS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293140709&sr=8-1

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on December 23, 2010
at 09:47 PM

Also: a decadent Christmas breakfast sounds WONDERFUL. You have just inspired new plans :)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 23, 2010
at 05:00 PM

Well, I'm the only one that drinks coffee at my house so I have an adorable mini french press from IKEA. I had a bigger one, but I prefer making one cup at a time. LA COLOMBE is bookmarked! Hopefully Santa will bring me some $$ to buy coffee with.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on December 23, 2010
at 04:38 PM

oh i LOVE my french press, too! i just wish they made them in like 2 gallon sizes. those things just brew a cup and a half at a time! (my version of "a cup", that is.) the percolators also make a fantastic cuppa. i often put cinnamon in, or freshly ground cardamom pods with the grounds for a special slice of heaven. but in the end, its all about the beans, right? i am head over heels, totally besotted in love with LA COLOMBE coffee. google them, order some and you will never look back!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on December 23, 2010
at 10:05 PM

thank you, steph! that coffee maker looks great, and cant beat the price. its in my shopping cart now. also, cant believe i forgot to mention the bacon with our brekkie. lots of bacon for me, none for the pescatarian husband!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 23, 2010
at 10:07 PM

It's on my wish list! Thanks Steph.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 23, 2010
at 03:09 PM

What's your preferred coffee brewing method? I have become really fond of my french press with freshly ground coffees.

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22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

(5773)

on December 23, 2010
at 02:56 PM

Free Range Christmas Turkey Gluten free corn bread stuffing paleo yam casserole Green Beans with lots of butter

Wine, Wine and more Wine! (that's my dessert!)

A3e654929c08c0723607842656b57f8f

(834)

on December 23, 2010
at 03:06 PM

Trader Joes is amazing for wines.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 23, 2010
at 03:02 PM

We have a stash of 6 different organic wines from Trader Joes. I can't wait to try them!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 23, 2010
at 03:08 PM

Yes! My husband drove around for 2 hours looking for organic wine and found one bottle. I told him he was looking in the wrong places! I called Trader Joes and they pulled 9 different bottles for me and they were all under $10!

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B124653b19ee9dd438710a38954ed4a3

(1634)

on December 24, 2010
at 11:55 AM

My solo London Christmas dinner will be:

  • Lamb belly (breast) stuffed with zest, mint and whatever else is on hand. Cooked until there are some cracklings.
  • Red cabbage braised with apples, cloves and other spices. Topped with lots of butter. (Smells like Christmas)
  • Some sort of soup from broth reserved from lamb bones.

Then off to explore Romania for New Years.

If back home, Christmas would be:

  • Main: Seafood Gumbo or Shrimp ??touff??e. And maybe a fried turkey.
  • The rest: usual stuff. Various casseroles, some sort of corn bread, potatoes, pies, pies and more pies.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on December 25, 2010
at 05:51 AM

Sounds lovely, Sean!

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464e1c66609d402615ae2b3cf72d53fb

(1472)

on December 26, 2012
at 02:01 AM

Pork Loin in natural gravy, turnips au gratin.

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0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

on December 26, 2012
at 01:50 AM

Local lamb roast with herbs, and I roasted some local fingerlings in the lamb fat. Greens, sauteed with salt pork. Coconut milk chocolate pudding made with grassfed beef gelatin and a hint of honey, topped with whipped heavy cream lightly sweetened with grade B maple syrup, also local. Split a bottle of Farnum Hill Extra Dry Cider with my loving man, and for snacks I sliced up some wild boar salami and used a rock from the back yard to smash open a few walnuts. A little strong coffee to finish.

And there's all kinds of 100% unsweetened gourmet chocolate in my stocking that doesn't know what it's in for over the next few months.

I am a happy paleo! Stuffed myself silly on the lamb and looking forward to a few days of leftovers.

1
C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

on December 26, 2012
at 01:48 AM

Whole baked salmon, sweet potato with pasture fed butter, lacinato kale, fresh salad. Popcorn was the treat of the day.

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B90b8915b7e3d2a8ee760bb6918d53a7

on December 25, 2012
at 03:12 PM

I'm making rabbit Dutch style.

Marinated in half vinegar, half water, onions, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf and Spanish pepers over night. Then brown the rabbit and saut??e the onions and put them back in the marinade with a bar of dark chocolate, carrots and parsnips.

B90b8915b7e3d2a8ee760bb6918d53a7

(131)

on December 26, 2012
at 05:24 PM

Thanx. It was so good with the chocolate. I used to put cups of brown sugar in it, but my paleo recipe is so much better.

0e395acc856e3353f3f5892e6b09b0e7

(1227)

on December 26, 2012
at 04:01 PM

Yum, Yum, Yummity Yum Yum would give you multiple up votes if I could. I love rabbit.

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4e2a7b49a7196fb7fe1ca014b09c47ed

on December 24, 2010
at 09:36 PM

Icelandic lamb!!! Not sure what else, I'm not cooking. :)

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on December 26, 2012
at 01:51 AM

Awyeah. I rocked some lamb, myself.

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46a50abafc820cfab9e91ada8b26148a

(152)

on December 24, 2010
at 11:27 AM

after eating paleo/primal for nearly two years i've decided to go "off the wagon" this christmas. I'm spending christmas at my in-laws' house in a little town in southern Czech Republic and i'll be consuming, and have already started, copious amounts of baked goods, potatoes, and TONS of christmas cookies. Czech people go crazy with homemade christmas cookies and all the girls compete as to who can bake the most. Lots of people bake up to 15 different types of cookies! And on christmas day we've got to eat 13 different meals. There's no hope and honestly i really don't even feel like attempting. Every other time i'm at my in-laws' i'm strictly paleo, so they're getting a huge kick out of watching me stuff my face! I'm trying to see how much weight i can put on in a week, and then how quickly i can get back to my "pre-christmas" weight of 180lbs:)

0e395acc856e3353f3f5892e6b09b0e7

(1227)

on December 24, 2010
at 01:59 PM

Enjoy, Joey and I'll be rooting for you to return to the fold after your trip to Cookieland. Please do report.

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209d2fc1f43df88348031c7c38077172

(693)

on December 24, 2010
at 10:25 AM

I'll be smoking a grass fed brisket and free range turkey. As a matter of fact I'll be putting the rub on the brisket and the turkey in the brine this morning. I think my wife is doing some side dishes (both paleo and non for family) but the brisket and turkey is what I'm craving.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 25, 2012
at 03:15 PM

Smoking does make it carcinogenic but it does taste hella good afterwards

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on December 26, 2012
at 01:54 AM

Bah, smoking is fine. I wish someone would do a serious mythbusters on the smoking-is-bad and carcinogens-are-unnatural nonsense.

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1f70da0b737e9c6e7679a248f4228a01

on December 23, 2010
at 09:02 PM

It's 8am on Christmas Eve here in Australia, and my usually-slothful self is up and about, ready to head to the Queen Victoria Market (in Melbourne) to score some vaguely cheap, wild-caught crayfish (lobster), prawns and oysters. Dad has already started on our huge Christmas ham, and there will be all manner of roasts tomorrow for our Christmas lunch down by the beach. There will probably be salads, but since I'm not in charge of lunch, they'll probably be adulterated so I'll avoid them and stick to the meat. Mum has made a sugar- & gluten-free cheesecake, but I won't be indulging. I will probably be making my usual date & nut balls, and perhaps a fruit & nut pudding concoction, but again I'll probably avoid those. I've weighed in - it'll be interesting to see whether I gain at all whilst I'm away!

Merry Christmas! (ie Happy Generic Consumer Holiday!)

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16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

on December 26, 2012
at 01:34 AM

I made grass-fed beef bone broth paleo pho (with shirataki noodles instead of rice noodles) and a raw chocolate cashew "cheesecake". Everything was delicious and everyone was very happy and full.

It wasn't a typical Christmas meal but we're atheists anyway. :)

0
54a423322af7ce9a9bbdf4c33977d2e2

on December 25, 2010
at 03:45 AM

Rutabaga latkes topped with coconut applesauce (recipe from Robb Wolf), Whole9 Stuffing (ground beef is the base), free-range whole chicken baked with spices, flourless chocolate torte... gonna be awesome!

4e2a7b49a7196fb7fe1ca014b09c47ed

on December 25, 2010
at 10:28 PM

I looooove rutabaga! We had mashed rutabaga last night. :)

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1d952d225819b0229e93160a90bf9bf8

on December 25, 2010
at 02:35 AM

Pumpkin muffins made from pumpkin, quinoa flour,pecans,coconut fat, and a "frosting"of banana and farmer's cheese.(made them an hour ago, already had three,plus two pork ribs and lots of coffee).Christmas dinner will be BBQ chicken wings, and mussels.Probably some sweet potato fries on the side.It's just me and the dog this year, so we'll have lots of time for walks use up the carbo overload..

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15e684f6f716f88c99f641098a6e06ca

(922)

on December 24, 2010
at 05:45 AM

We do the traditional southern Italian seafood dinner for xmas eve at my in-laws. This is always one of the best meals of the year and I'm excited that they're making it more paleo friendly by doing less breaded stuff for our benefit. I'm still gonna have a small bowl of linguini with clam sauce though.

Also my offer to make bacon-wrapped scallops as an appetizer was accepted. This should be interesting as I've never made it or any kind of scallops but how hard could it be?

My wife's making a fairly primal chocolate mousse with just good dark chocolate, cream and honey.

Usually in the past I've beasted on sausage bread and spinach bread on christmas but this year we'll be skipping that.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on December 26, 2012
at 01:53 AM

Dang, this sounds awesome. I'm inspired to bust out my cioppino recipe for new year's.

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on December 24, 2010
at 02:45 AM

Baked salmon

Stuffed mushrooms w spinach, walnut, cheese stuffing

Roasted butternut squash, parsnips, onions, and chestnuts

Huge green salad

Fruits, cheeses and nuts

Reasonably paleo and keeps the pescatarians and vegetarians happy and well fed.

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1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

on December 23, 2010
at 03:42 PM

Christmas Eve my mom is making baked ziti (a tradition, though we are Southern and not Italian) and saving extra sauce and meat for me to put on some spaghetti squash. There will be salad and olives and probably some red wine.

Christmas morning we always have coffee, freshly squeezes OJ, and freshly baked scones, but this year I'm making Elana's lemon-poppyseed coconut flour muffins instead, possibly with blueberries.

I'll be doing Christmas dinner, which will be roasted free-range chicken with sage, mashed sweet potatoes with coconut milk and cinnamon, green beans, and probably some steamed spinach. I'll also probably do some poached pears or something.

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on December 23, 2010
at 03:07 PM

We have prime rib and a capon my MIL is cooking. There will also be my mashed potatoes (made with Kerrygold butter & heavy whipping cream) and fresh green beans. I made a paleo-ish almond butter fudge too. We always have a tray of shrimp and raw veggies set out as appetizers, plus cheese and crackers. I snuck in some raw cheese and will probably have to sample the brie. Plus the wine! I am especially looking forward to the bottle of Well Read which is organic and has no sulfites.

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