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Scrumptious Christmas Dinner Recipes

The *Best* Eggnog


4 beaten egg yolks
2 cups milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream
Ground nutmeg

Mix the egg yolks, milk, and sugar in a large saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture gets slightly sticky. Remove from heat. Submerge pan in sink or bowl of ice water and stir for 2 minutes. If you wish, stir in whipping cream, 2 tablespoons bourbon, 2 tablespoons rum, and vanilla. Chill for at least 4 hours. Sprinkle each glass with nutmeg.


Bread stuffing


1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup or medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
12 cups dried bread crumbs
2 cups chicken broth

In a large skillet melt butter. Add chopped onion and chopped celery; cook until tender. Stir in chicken broth, sage, salt and pepper; simmer for 3 minutes.
Place bread crumbs in large bowl and add onion mixture. Mix until moistened.
Use as stuffing for poultry, or bake, covered in a greased baking dish for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.


Candied Sweet Potatoes


4 medium sweet potatoes or yams
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
1/2 cup tiny marshmallows

Peel sweet potatoes, cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks. Cook in boiling water for 10-12 minutes or until tender. Drain water.
Put potatoes into 2-quart baking dish. Add brown sugar and melted butter. Stir gently. Bake in oven 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are glazed. Check on and stir potatoes twice during baking period. Sprinkle with nuts and bake 5 additional minutes.



2 1/2 c sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 Jar (7 oz.) marshmallow cr�me
2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 ts vanilla

Line 9 inch square or 13×9 inch pan with foil so that foil extends over sides of pan; butter foil.
In large saucepan, combine sugar, margarine and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add marshmallow creme and chocolate chips; blend until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour into buttered, foil-lined pan. Cool to room temperature. Score fudge into 36-48 squares. Refrigerate until firm.

Makes about 36-48 squares.

Green Bean Casserole


1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar or American cheese
Dash ground black pepper
4 cups cooked cut green beans
1 1/3 cups French’s French Fried Onions

Combine soup, milk, cheeseblack pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in 1 1/2-qt. casserole dish. Bake at 350�F. for 25 min. or until hot. Stir and sprinkle with remaining onions. Bake 5 min. more.

Roasted Ham


1 fresh ham
1 clove garlic, cut up
salt & pepper
3 medium onions, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
2 stalks celery, cut in pieces
1 cup water
1 cup dry wine
3 whole cloves
Rub garlic, salt and pepper on all side. Put onions, carrots, celery, and cloves on bottom of pan. Add water. Set ham, skin side down, on top of vegetables.
Roast uncovered at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Baste frequently with pan juice and wine. Turn meat skin side up and roast until done.
Roasting time is 25 minutes per pound, or roast to 185 degrees on a meat thermometer.





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