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Pomai
December 22nd, 2005, 10:13 AM
What's yours?

For Christmas Eve, yours truly at the helm again of the trusty Weber grill. First attempt at doing a Prime Rib (actually Choice cut) on that bad boy. Thank goodness it ain't Turkey!

Gonna' stuff it with some garlic cloves, roll it in Italian dressing mix and crusted black pepper. Throw some pieces of Kiawe on the coals for a little bit of smokey flavor. Let it go until rare/medium-rare (approx. 115~125º internal temperature). Thermometer on-hand.

Sides will be baked potato with all the fixinz', tossed greens and buttered corn on the cob. Horseradish and Au Jus for the rib roast of course.

Pupu? Sashimi. Pass the Wasabi please. Choke 'em. Maybe some of that famous Clam Dip with Ruffles Chips too.

Christmas Day for us? Not sure yet. Most likely leftovers. I may have to drive to Haleiwa. ;)

toeknee
December 22nd, 2005, 10:44 AM
The Mister and I will indulge in Dungeoness Crab dipped and dripping with drawn butter. Ah, the fruits of the ocean! Yummy!

Leo Lakio
December 22nd, 2005, 11:00 AM
Eve: I have agreed to attempt making lasagna for the Alpha Female from Kane`ohe. In over ten years together, I've never made it for the two of us, and it used to be my signature dish. I've been spoiled by her wonderful cooking skills, and rarely do food prep myself anymore.

Day: visiting my sister and her family on the Eastside of Lake Washington; we'll see what she can do with her newly-remodeled kitchen...

jdub
December 22nd, 2005, 11:08 AM
eve: the annual family cocktails and pupus party...i'm a simple man, so i look forward most to the rolled ham and cream cheese topped with a green olive bites...then i'll be off to another saturday show, one that will either be packed to the rafters or a truly silent night...

day: coffee and a right proper breakfast prepared by me pa...i'd otherwise indulge a mimosa party, but i have to work this year...when i get out of the office, the fam will be dining at diamond head grill...last year i had the slipper lobster, and it was quite grand...

1stwahine
December 22nd, 2005, 11:22 AM
...if everything goes as planned and I don't end up in the hospital!:eek:

Eve: preparing for my Christmas Party at my Hale!

Day: Celebrating with family and friends!!!! :D

Mele Kalikimaka 2005!

Auntie Lynn ;)

AbsolutChaos
December 22nd, 2005, 03:38 PM
I'm on call Xmas weekend, soI have to stay in Honolulu in case there's an emergency, hence...

Eve: dinner at Nick's Fishmarket (almost next door to my apt)
Day: brunch celebration at a friend's place

Happy holidays to you all, and may your celebrations be wonderful, no matter what your plans entail.

D'Alani
December 22nd, 2005, 06:07 PM
Christmas Eve will be dinner at Kyo Ya with the Ohana, about thirty of us. As usual will dress up as Santa to pass out little gifts to the keiki's. Santa will then indulge in some ono sake to top off the evening.

Christmas day will be home in the morning and off to the nephews for the rest of the day. More time with family and friends and food and drink.

Merry Merry to you all.

tutusue
December 22nd, 2005, 06:42 PM
[...]Santa will then indulge in some ono sake to top off the evening.[..]
Santa on sake? Let the party begin! :D

helen
December 22nd, 2005, 08:45 PM
I don't know about Christmas Eve but I know sometime on Christmas Day I will be at my sister's place.

MadAzza
December 22nd, 2005, 08:46 PM
Just found out I have bronchitis *and* pneumonia ... arrrgh ... so I won't be cooking, after all. Mom, Kimo and I will go to Chuck's in Waikiki for dinner, if I'm up for dinner. It's right across the street from her condo. We had Thanksgiving there, too.

Merry Christmas to all! I'm counting my blessings.

Surfingfarmboy
December 23rd, 2005, 01:42 AM
I will be celebrating Christmas Eve, as well as give thanks for the concluded growing season here that, (for the most part), was a good one in spite of the dry growing season it was, with a hui of local ( to quote ZZType ) "mahi'ai" at a restuarant combo night club in Newport. We have absolutely no chance of meeting any mahi'ai wahine!

zztype
December 23rd, 2005, 01:50 AM
I will be celebrating Christmas Eve, as well as give thanks for the concluded growing season here that, (for the most part), was a good one in spite of the dry growing season it was, with a hui of local ( to quote ZZType ) "mahi'ai" at a restuarant combo night club in Newport. We have absolutely no chance of meeting any mahi'ai wahine!
Hahaha! Mele Kalikimaka, my mahi'ai friend! I'm sorry, but I don't think you'll find too many wahine me ka papa he'enalu, either, in Rhode Island!! :)
Blaine

Linkmeister
December 23rd, 2005, 07:54 AM
As always, Christmas Eve turkey dinner and Christmas Day prime rib (I'm unsure whether the prime rib will be gorged upon at my sister's house or at ours).

Kilinahe
December 23rd, 2005, 08:25 AM
Dinner with PZ's dad and stepmom on Saturday night. Still not sure what we're doing on Christmas Day. Maybe roast Cornish game hens. Or lasagne. We'll see.

jdub
December 23rd, 2005, 09:45 AM
Just found out I have bronchitis *and* pneumonia ... arrrgh ... so I won't be cooking, after all. Mom, Kimo and I will go to Chuck's in Waikiki for dinner, if I'm up for dinner. It's right across the street from her condo. We had Thanksgiving there, too.

Merry Christmas to all! I'm counting my blessings.

look after yourself, lady...all best wishes for you and yours...

glossyp
December 23rd, 2005, 02:59 PM
look after yourself, lady...all best wishes for you and yours...

Yes, take care of yourself Madazza! Our Christmas dinner plans went awry when one of our friends who invited us over came down with the same thing you have.

We scrambled and will make a simple meal for two of ham, potato croquettes, pineapple & mango compote and a green salad.

Christmas Eve we have an odd tradition (comes from my grandmother) of going to the movies. This year it will be either Harry Potter or Chronicles of Narnia. That means gorging on popcorn and jujubes.

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukkah to all!

adrian
December 24th, 2005, 09:39 AM
today: continue making various foods, including cookies, "pretzels", and other "traditional foods".

tomorrow: prepare the house for the lunch, including clearing the car port, setting up the bbq and other places to cook food, and finish/start cooking foods which will last for a couple of days.

Lei K
December 24th, 2005, 12:12 PM
MadAzza, I hope you feel better soon, such an awful time to be sick. :(

I'm sick as well with a very bad sinus infection this whole last week. I very much don't want to cook tonight. Pizza it is! I will actually bake cookies, an apple crisp dessert and put on coffee for the inlaws. Can't "totally" flake out tonight with the cooking/baking though I would very much like to. :p I'd go to sleep for the night already if I could, my head hurts so badly. Oh well, I'm sure I'll have a nice night anyway. :)

Tomorrow? No clue, the husband works until 7 pm BUT the kids are probably going to visit gma (his mom). We'll have to discuss tomorrow's dinner plans tonight.

1stwahine
December 24th, 2005, 05:25 PM
This is my Christmas Menu tomarrow at my HALE! :D
~Christmas Menu~
Gandule Rice
Regular Rice
Pancit
BBQ
Chicken Long Rice
Potorican Chicken Stew
Beef Ampatada
Roast Turkey
Baked Ham
Fried Lumpia
Vegetable/Fruit Platter
Chips and Dips
Desserts
Drinks

helen
December 24th, 2005, 08:05 PM
Spur of the moment Christmas Eve dinner with one sister and her family with my dad and I at the Bull Shed (in Kapaa).

1stwahine
December 24th, 2005, 08:21 PM
Spur of the moment Christmas Eve dinner with one sister and her family with my dad and I at the Bull Shed (in Kapaa).

Merry Christmas Helen!

Auntie Lynn :D

kupomog
December 25th, 2005, 02:32 AM
My grandparents told us yesterday that they're planning something for tonight (the last minute announcement was no surprise, though). So we're (+aunts and uncles) all just gonna bring something their house to eat. I think we're bringing noodles, not sure what kind yet. They did all the cooking for Thanksgiving so now it's our turn.

Lei K
December 25th, 2005, 04:47 AM
This is my Christmas Menu tomarrow at my HALE! :D
~Christmas Menu~
Gandule Rice
Regular Rice
Pancit
BBQ
Chicken Long Rice
Potorican Chicken Stew
Beef Ampatada
Roast Turkey
Baked Ham
Fried Lumpia
Vegetable/Fruit Platter
Chips and Dips
Desserts
Drinks

Ono! I'll be over around 2 pm Auntie! :p With more drinks and desserts in hand.

Oh how I wish. *sighs*

1stwahine
December 25th, 2005, 06:01 AM
Ono! I'll be over around 2 pm Auntie! :p With more drinks and desserts in hand.

Oh how I wish. *sighs*

Komomai no be shy! You got the right time! ;)

...ok. I got to hele and start cooking! :D

oh! sweet potatoe salad is also on the menu! yummy

Merry Christmas Everybody!

I love you!

Auntie Pupule :D

Lalalinder
December 25th, 2005, 12:20 PM
We had tortellini, salad, garlic bread for dinner, tiramisu for dessert, and quite a few chips, dips, cookies, clementines, and other snacks for starters. oh, and bailey's and coffee.

Today we are having dinner with friends at the Tulalip Casino and after we eat, we'll adjourn to the gaming tables to start throwing our money away. Shouldn't take too long. :D

pzarquon
December 25th, 2005, 04:37 PM
Dinner with PZ's dad and stepmom on Saturday night. Still not sure what we're doing on Christmas Day. Maybe roast Cornish game hens. Or lasagne. We'll see.We went to Musashi at the Hyatt in Waikiki last night. Our first time there. Interesting place.

http://static.flickr.com/39/77058786_fdae013549_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaii/77058786/)

Tonight's menu is, indeed, cornish game hens, with home-made stuffing and asparagus. Man, this house smells delicious!

Hope everyone is having a most wonderful Christmas.

Pua'i Mana'o
December 25th, 2005, 08:24 PM
the Eve™ is the big get-together. The Day™ is the spent at home, whacking on leftovers and playing with the pressies.

kimo55
December 25th, 2005, 08:51 PM
We had the usual perfect dindin at Chuck's Hobron.

Cajun mahimahi.

Filet Oscar w/ bernaise sauce and crab. Oysters Rockefeller
Chicken salad

Coconut shrimp
Chick sal. Crab stuffed Opakapaka.


abolute heaven. the company and the restaurant both.
Chucks is cool old skool nautical.
booful view; sunset among the yachts ad da harbor. Hope yerz wuz as gud as ours, kids.

1stwahine
December 26th, 2005, 04:49 AM
ahhhh...My Christmas Party was a success! Now the clean up. Yuk. I got pictures to share on my Blog.
http://www.auntiepupule.com/blog
;)

Auntie Lynn

Miulang
December 26th, 2005, 07:52 AM
I made crabcakes and REAL eggnog from scratch for Christmas Eve. For lunch I had a Cuban sandwich and we went out for Chinese food last night. I ate Peking duck, which was absolutely onolicious. Tonight I'll probably make red cooked pork and use the leftovers to make chow fun.

Miulang

Linkmeister
December 27th, 2005, 07:50 AM
My refrigerator is working overtime, what with the turkey and prime rib leftovers. If past form holds, we'll (or I'll) be ready for cheeseburgers by Wednesday. :D

1stwahine
December 27th, 2005, 08:50 AM
Today ~ Homemade Port. Bean Soup made from Farmer John Baked Ham! Yummy...ya can smell um? :p

Auntie Lynn ;)