What types of Christmas meals require little preparation on Christmas Day?
November 26, 2012 10:49 AM Subscribe
What do you eat on Christmas?
posted by christie to Food & Drink (61 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
My parents host Christmas for our family every year, and every year my mom stresses out about what to feed us. We generally end up getting catered food (beef sandwiches, fried chicken, pasta, etc.) from some place that is open on Christmas Eve and reheating it. Nobody has ever complained, but my mother feels bad about it anyway and is always looking for a better option.
The trick is, we celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey and all the works, and nobody feels much like cooking on Christmas. Although I might be able to sell her on things that can be prepared Christmas Eve and reheated, like the catered stuff.
So, I'm looking for suggestions for meal ideas that can either be store-bought or homemade, but require little preparation on the day itself. The more variety in the suggestions, the better-- I think my mother's primary concern is that we have the same stuff all the time, and she wants to make everyone happy.
Assume no dietary restrictions. We do have some picky eaters in the group, but ideally we'd be able to pull 2-3 different things from these suggestions and have that covered.