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I Need Christmas Eve menu.....

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

emoticon Please give me ideas for Christmas Eve menu.
DH can eat pureed or very soft foods. We want a main dish that he can sit with us and participate and not feel awkward.
emoticon I have pondered, googled, and watched cooking shows....
For our other family meal 10 days ago, I served a really really soft lasagne. He did eat some ... Now what for family Christmas eve dinner?

He has given me the gift of a free hand each Christmas for 54 years....whatever I wanted to do for kids, grandkids, decorations, foods, etc, etc. I am so very grateful to him.

I plan to have his soft foods like ice cream, applesauce, Breeze nutrition fruit drink,etc. but I don't want to put Ensure on the table???? SOS????
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EGRAMMY 12/15/2012 6:05PM

    God Bless you everyone for swell ideas. I can come up with menus here for Sunday, Christmas eve, and Christmas day.
You bounced my mind out of its rut! emoticon

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CAROLJ35 12/14/2012 8:08PM

    This morning I made two 9 x 13 dishes of mashed sweet potato casserole. I add butter, brown sugar, orange juice, egg and grated orange rind. Not sure if he could have the acid, but you could improvise. Sweet potatoes are so good for you.

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MNABOY 12/14/2012 8:29AM

    Shrimp dip or spagetti using cauliflower steamed and mashed with pureed sauce or mashed sweet potatoes

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GOSPELCLOWN 12/13/2012 1:00AM

    Tonight we enjoyed a Split Pea Soup from America's Test Kitchen recipe. The ham and bacon is "pulled" to a delicate consistency. I cooked it all day in a crock pot.

Dare I suggest you look at tapas on line. Lots of little dishes on a lazy susan! Think fruit nappies and little dessert bowls.

Anything cooked with love is guaranteed to be a hit!

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CHEFBUFFY 12/12/2012 8:47PM

    Twice baked potatoes (I add finely diced hard boiled egg, cottage cheese, a little mayo, and cheese to mine)! deviled eggs, pureed beets (bake beets, sautee onions, add cumin, S & P, and puree together- divine!), split pea soup with sausage (chunky for everyone else, blended for him), quiche, salmon mousse (this is one that looks good) http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sal
mon-mousse-10000001672995/


Good luck - let us know what you settle on and how it turns out.

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SHARON10002 12/12/2012 7:38PM

    How about macaroni and cheese? Roast some butternut squash, mash it, and whip it up with some butter - YUM. That's how my mom made her squash every Thanksgiving.
You could poach some fish. Cottage cheese is good protein. Chicken and dumplings which could be further mashed or partially pureed if necessary. Mashed potatoes with gravy. Any type of pasta cooked to mushy. Sliced Avocados. Pudding or a fruit crisp for dessert and ice cream. Hope these help.

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KATHYJO56 12/12/2012 7:10PM

    Ellen, I think that I would serve lasagna for Christmas. I know that you already made it, but it is something that most people love and DH would enjoy it. Have a very Merry Christmas. emoticon

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CMRAND54 12/12/2012 6:12PM

    I was going to suggest lasagna, but you already did that. Does he like other types of pasta? Pasta with seafood might be soft and good. I make pumpkin ginger soup at Thanksgiving every year, and it's really good. You could start with something like that.

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RD03875 12/12/2012 12:57PM

    Seafood? Salmon, clam chowdah, scallops, shrimp?

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TATTER3 12/12/2012 6:51AM

    You can puree just about anything and put it into a casserole dish with a little baking and have some delicious items. I worked in a rehab center and the cooks would make sweet potatoes...mashed potatoes...well, any root vegetable and anything like cauliflower/broccolli, etc. and put them into little dishes. Some of them would have ground meat added...but it worked .....I admire your heart. Blessings!

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IMREITE 12/12/2012 1:07AM

    i am not sure what he likes- i always enjoyed mashed potatoes as a soft food.
My dh and i still need to make our menu for that day.

Your hubby sounds like a great guy.

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BARCLE 12/12/2012 12:35AM

    Mmm, probably not very seasonal but something like scrambled eggs which is totally delicious. Not sure if an omelette could be possible.

Just throwing random ideas out there as I think of them - I am not familiar with the background so if I suggest anything that's really inappropriate or offensive, please, please forgive me because it's totally unintentional. I am in New Zealand so don't know what Ensure is.

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