Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Cookies, Candies, Southern Christmas Dinner Menu and Recipe Ideas

A collection of Christmas recipes from Deep South Dish.
In my extended Southern family, Christmas dinner is always a near duplicate of our Thanksgiving dinner with the addition of seafood dishes, but even in the South, recipes for a Christmas menu can range from the familiar turkey and dressing, to large cuts of prime beef and crown roasts, leg of lamb, dishes centered around at least seven fish recipes and even meals centered around BBQ fare or Sunday gravy and lasagna.

I've included my Deep South Southern Christmas Menu below, along with many of my favorite recipes that you might like to consider for your own Christmas dinner menu. This list of menu items is by no means conclusive - it is just a list of the dishes that I have personally prepared and posted since starting my website back in 2008. Some are certainly Southern regional - you likely won't be finding jambalaya or seafood gumbo in many places of the south for Christmas dinner unless you live where we do, along or near the coast. I hope you find some ideas and inspiration here to host your own southern Christmas dinner!

Southern Christmas Dinner Menu
and Recipe Ideas


Christmas Cookies and Candies

~Food Gifts and Guest Favors~

Caramel Nut Popcorn
Cheese Straws
Sugared Nuts
Butterscotch Pecan Cookie in a Jar Mix
Old Fashioned Ting-a-Lings - The Easiest Christmas Candy Ever!
Tiger Butter Bark
Snowman Poop
Puppy Chow
Mama's Old Fashioned Mini Fruitcakes - Easy! 
White Fruitcake
More Fruitcake
Gingerbread Loaf
Hot Chocolate Mix



~Christmas Cookies~

Santa Claus Whiskers Cookies
Coconut Macaroons
Forgotten Cookies
Decorator Cut Out Sugar Cookies
Pusharatas
Pecan Finger Cookies
Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Jam Thumbprints
Chocolate Snowcaps
Old Timey Rum Balls and Bourbon Balls
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Snickerdoodles
Pecan Crescents



Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
Lemon Bars
Chocolate Toffee Bark Saltine Cookies
Orange Chocolate Chip Biscotti
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Butterscotch Pecan Cookies
Magic Cookie (7 Layer) Bars
Original Old Fashioned Mud Hen Bars
Ritz Cracker Thin Mint Cookies
More Christmas Goodies



~Christmas Candies~

Old Fashioned Martha Washington Candy
Crockpot Candy - Chocolate Peanut Clusters
Easy Microwave Fudge Trio - in 30 Minutes!
Peppermint Bark
Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls (Buckeyes)
Kris Kringles
Ting-a-Lings
Old Fashioned Cornflake Candy
Southern Pralines
Holiday Divinity
Never Fail Divinity
Sweet Dreams Chocolate Fudge Candy
Rocky Road Squares Candy
Rolo Pretzel Turtles



~Southern Christmas Menu Ideas~

~Morning Eye Openers~

Hot Buttered Rum
Bellini
Mimosa
Milk Punch
Spiced and Spiked Hot Chocolate
Classic Bloody Mary

~Christmas Morning Breakfast~

Savory

Homemade Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
Homemade Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy
Homemade Biscuits and Southern Sausage Gravy
Creamy Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Herbs
Baked Garlic Cheese Grits with Sausage
Speedy Breakfast Casserole
Hash Brown Andouille Sausage Quiche

Sweet

Butterscotch Pull Apart Bread
Custardy French Toast
Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole
Pecan Waffles
Buttermilk Pancakes
Southern Skillet Fried Apples

Grab more Breakfast and Brunch Ideas here



~First Course Starters~

Basic Deviled Eggs
Grape Jelly Cocktail Meatballs
Cream Cheese and Hot Pepper Jelly Dip
Basic Relish Tray
Black Olives, Green Olives, Sweet Baby Gherkin Pickles,Baby Dills, Pickled Okra
Pimiento Cheese Finger Sandwiches
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Crab Stuffed Shrimp
Sausage Balls
Spicy Cheese Bites


~Dips~

Buffalo Chicken and Bacon Dip
Hot Corn Dip
White Rotel Dip
Warm Feta and Artichoke Dip
Classic 70s 7-Layer Dip
Caramelized Onion Dip
Awesome Jalapeno Popper Dip
Original Ro-Tel Famous Queso Dip
Hot Crab Dip
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Cream Cheese & Hot Pepper Jelly Dip
Cajun Shrimp Spread and Dip

More Appetizers ideas here.



~Second Course Soups, Stews, Gumbo and Jambalaya~

Creamy Oyster Stew
Corn and Crab Chowder
Cajun Courtbouillon
Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Seafood Gumbo with Shrimp, Crab & Oysters
Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
Oven Baked Cajun Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya



~Beverage~

Milk Punch
Hot Buttered Rum
Spiked and Spiced Hot Chocolate
Homemade Eggnog
Pomegranate Cosmos
Cranberry Pomegranate Holiday Sangria
Party Punch
Perfect Southern Sweet Iced Tea
Mint Infused Sweet Iced Tea
Cioccolato Caldo Italian Hot Chocolate



~Breads~

Old Fashioned Pull Apart Yeast Rolls
Homemade French Rolls
Perfect and Easy Old Fashioned Cloverleaf and Crescent Yeast Dinner Rolls
Old Fashioned Pan Rolls
Muffin Tin Spoon Rolls
Whipped Honey Butter



~Salads and Condiments~

Anything and Everything Salad
7-Layer Salad
Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
Marinated Squash Salad
Cold English Pea Salad
Marinated Vegetable Salad
Copper Pennies Salad
Spicy Sweet Cucumber Salad
Pickled Onions
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Relish
Spicy Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce
Old Fashioned 5-Cup Salad
Watergate Salad
Old Fashioned Cherry Coke Salad
Pink Jello Salad
Mary's Ambrosia
Holiday Fruit Salad
Fruit Cocktail Salad
Mandarin Orange Fruit Salad
Spiced Peaches




~The Main Stars~

Oven Braised Beef Brisket
Pork Roast
Turkey Brine - start at least 24 hours in advance
Open Roasted Turkey with Cider Gravy
How to Make Homemade Gravy
How to Make Homemade Giblet Gravy in the Roasting Pan
Oven Roasted Turkey with Buttery Pan Sauce
Roasted Stuffed Boneless Turkey Breast
Brown Sugar Glazed Coca Cola Ham
Cajun Glazed Ham
Pepper Jelly Glazed Ham



~Seafood~

Shrimp Remoulade
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Crab Stuffed Potatoes
Shrimp Boulettes
Shrimp Stuffed Pistolettes
Crabmeat Quiche
Creamy Oyster Stew
Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
Seafood Gumbo with Shrimp, Crab & Oysters
Cajun Courtbouillon
Crawfish Monica
Crawfish Fettuccine
Southern Cornbread and Oyster Dressing
Seafood and Eggplant Dressing
Seafood Stuffed Mirlitons
Eggplant Josephine

More Seafood



~Dressing and Stuffing~

Cajun Rice Dressing
Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing
Apple, Sausage and Pecan Dressing
Chicken and Cornbread Dressing
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Dressing
Homemade Herb Dressing
Chicken and Herb Dressing Casserole
7 Top Tips to Perfect Your Holiday Stuffing




~Traditional Side Dish Casseroles~

Bourbon Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Corn Spoon Bread
Praline Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Casserole
Traditional Southern Sweet Potato Casserole
Baked Sweet Potatoes and More
Classic Green Bean Casserole
Green Bean Casserole with Panko Crumb Topping
Ultra Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
Classic Sour Cream Hash Brown Casserole
Broccoli and Rice Casserole with Cheese
Broccoli and Cheese Casserole
{How to Make a Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup}



~Veggies and Other Side Dishes~

Perfectly Cheesy Potatoes au Gratin
Scalloped Potatoes
Duchess Potatoes
Cajun Potato Salad 
Asparagus Bundles
Southern Style Creamed Peas
Petit Pois Pea and Pimento Casserole
Scalloped Cabbage
Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Maple Glazed Baby Carrots
Carottes Glacées - Savory Glazed Carrots



Creamed Spinach
Spinach Madeline
Creamed Brussels Sprouts
Parslied Corn
Spicy Rice and Corn Casserole
Browned Butter Green Beans with Pecans
Sweet and Sour Green Beans
Southern Style Green Beans
Stuffing Topped Cheesy Green Bean Casserole
Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese
Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes for a Crowd
Special Occasion Southern Style Macaroni and Cheese



~Desserts~

Mama's Red Velvet Cake
Southern Caramel Cake
German Chocolate Cake
Apple Dapple Cake with Maple Glaze
Fresh Apple Cake
Fresh Citrus Cake
Homemade Southern Banana Pudding
Old Fashioned Apple Pie
Mississippi Pecan Pie
Chocolate and Pecan Dixie Pie
German Chocolate Pie
Mississippi Mud Cake
Mississippi Mud Bars
New Orleans Style Creole Bread Pudding with Meringue
Old Fashioned Southern Bread Pudding
Ozark Pudding
Southern Sweet Potato Pie
Praline Pumpkin Pie with Maple Rum Sauce
Homemade Pie Crust
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11 comments:

  1. Fabulous southern line up..just doesn't get better than any of these recipes! Thank you!

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  2. Holy moly... I need a nap just from reading the list. These recipes look yummy and food-coma-inducing! :)

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  3. It has taken me forever to read through this list, because just about every recipe mentioned has some kind of childhood memory attached to it. Lots of love and fun memories grew out of our family kitchen. Thanks for posting this, and I am definitely bookmarking it! Anytime I need to remember how to make something of Mamaw's, Granny's, or Momma's, I know where to go!

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  4. It has taken me forever to read through this list, because just about every recipe mentioned has some kind of childhood memory attached to it. Lots of love and fun memories grew out of our family kitchen. Thanks for posting this, and I am definitely bookmarking it! Anytime I need to remember how to make something of Mamaw's, Granny's, or Momma's, I know where to go!

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  5. Thank you so much Brandy! That is what I want this website to be - a place where folks can come to look for those special old recipes they have fond memories of. Welcome & hope that you continue to visit here with us!!

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  6. Wow! I want all of the above recipies. Is it possible to Save using Zip list or do I need to Save each one individually?

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  7. Hi & Merry Christmas! You would have to go to each individual recipe yes. Some are coded, some are not. The recipe box is a new feature I added recently but I have to go back and add the code manually to all of the older recipes and it requires a bit of pre-coding too - so in other words, it takes a little while. I ran out of time and didn't get to them all here, but I will eventually.

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  8. Hi Mary, How can I access my zip list recipe box without logging onto facebook? Love your recipes, many have become family favorites. Thank You!

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    1. Hey Ann ~ You're welcome!! There are several ways that you can log into your recipe box, including using an email and password. If you signed up that way originally you can retrieve your password here: http://www.ziplist.com/recover_my_password if you originally signed up with social media, you might be able to change the method. Sign in and then go to the top right hand side where it says "My Settings" Hope that helps!

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  9. Haa Haa, HI, I just read your Christmas Dinner menu to My 22 year old Daughter. She then said" Hurry Mom,Take me to my people"....We live in Colorado. She is now your biggest fan. Nice!

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