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Christmas dinner challenge :)

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Its coming up really close so i thought i would put it out there is anyone here signed up to cook christmas dinner this year. I have signed myself and my husband to cook it this year. Giving our parents a break for once. We are cooking for 10 people and i can't wait for the challange. Ive started doing up a list of all the things i will need for both starters, sides, and desserts. Husbands parents are buying the turkey for us which will be about 25kg and take about 5 hours to cook and his bro and wife are buying the ham for us. we wanted to do it in our own house but it's too small for everyone so we are cooking it in his folks place.

 

Im so excited to get started. Cannot wait :)

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 turkey for us which will be about 25kg

 

25 pounds you mean?  'Cause I don't really want to think about a 55 pound turkey, or it fitting in a standard oven.

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post #3 of 8

Even 25 pounds is rather large to serve 10 persons, unless you WANT to have a lot of leftover turkey. AND you're also serving ham? 

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My first holiday dinner with Karen's family - canned veggies, instant potatoes, gravy from a packet, you get the idea.

 

These days I do the cooking, with REAL food.  And we are driving to Phoenix for Thanksgiving so I can easily take some sharp knives and such with me..  Nice.

 

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post #5 of 8

For years I have figured a  25lb bird will feed 25 guest. using both dark and white meat,  In other words 1 pound of raw meat per person. With the ham you have enough for 35 or more. Figure out how to use leftovrs. and have a happy.

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Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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post #6 of 8

Do the Turkey, do the ham and do all the sides - there's nothing better than Thanksgiving leftovers.

post #7 of 8
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ya they would use the turkey for the next day also for stephans day so will be roughly around the same amount of people again. will def be having ham also. will be leaving the stephans day cooking to my parents in law. :)

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Have you decided on your sides yet?  and are you sending each guest home with a takeaway box?  what about dessert?  libations?

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