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What do you eat for dinner the night before the big day....

...., why pulled pork from your last smoke, that has been in the freezer for 6 months.  Taste as good as the day after.

XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

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  • Christmas Eve at our house is always been Lasagna with Italian Sausage and Garlic Bread.
  • The Stricklands are keeping it easy. 



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    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,507
    Tradition here is shrimp - this year grilled on the Egg with butter and lemon herb seasoning.. Along with a jumbo lump crab appetizer, served cold with just a bit of lemon juice. A bottle of Silver Oak Cab and now getting ready to read Night Before Christmas, tuck the little one in and get ready for Santa.
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    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • The Stricklands are keeping it easy. 



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    Looks like our New Year's Eve.  Sometimes I go to bed at 2345 to show my contempt.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • LitLit Posts: 6,085
    Soup and crackers from the microwave. Its below 30 out and I just put a 16.5 pound brisket on for tomorrows dinner so I reached my maximum outdoor time. Filled the keg today and cleaned all the lines and enjoying my first beer now.
  • gmacgmac Posts: 1,044
    Apparently it's oven chicken fingers and cheese dip and crackers here.  Not that exciting but we weren't planning on being here for Christmas eve...

    Mt Elgin Ontario
  • Lit, you just reminded me. I have to put my brisket on too.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 4,063
    Tradition here is take out pizza. Egged pizza this year! No pics but it was good.
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • Normally we do tamales with queso and salsa but we switched it up this year. We are doing that tomorrow evening. Tonight is full blown dim sum (all homemade): Lobster potstickers, Peking Duck, pork soup dumplings, bbq pork buns.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,715
    Normally we do tamales with queso and salsa but we switched it up this year. We are doing that tomorrow evening. Tonight is full blown dim sum (all homemade): Lobster potstickers, Peking Duck, pork soup dumplings, bbq pork buns.
    Am I too late for dinner????

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • Doc, I haven't made midnight on new years since 1999. I did everything harder faster and longer than anyone I knew. I grew old fast. If I want to party all night I'll do it any night I feel like. New Years is my night of protest so I go to bed. Here is a pic of me in NOLA. I didn't make it to midnight but my work was done. 



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    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Here I am in Austin, TX. I was in bed by 1100. image
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 11,011
    After reading the threads I'm easily confused by the meaning of the "big day"-but figuring today is Christmas Eve I will start with that-today is FYAO paella (freeze your a$$ off) as the paella is a given regardless of temps-for our GWN brethren it's a balmy 22*F here. Now for New Year's Eve-that is amateur hour to me-but I will stay close (walk/crawl distance) for few glasses of juice and a good banquet-that I don't cook!  Merry Christmas all!
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,554
    trav - The black caption border needs to be a little higher. Your nipple is showing. The nausea is overwhelming. Please correct and repost.






    =))

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,554
    Normally we do tamales with queso and salsa but we switched it up this year. We are doing that tomorrow evening. Tonight is full blown dim sum (all homemade): Lobster potstickers, Peking Duck, pork soup dumplings, bbq pork buns.
    Superb. Please post some pics. Xiao long bao takes some talent.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • caliking said:

    trav - The black caption border needs to be a little higher. Your nipple is showing. The nausea is overwhelming. Please correct and repost.







    =))
    I could have it go all the way up to the exit sign. Maybe it's just me.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,802
    I win. Frozen pizza.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,717
    Doc, I haven't made midnight on new years since 1999. I did everything harder faster and longer than anyone I knew. I grew old fast. If I want to party all night I'll do it any night I feel like. New Years is my night of protest so I go to bed. Here is a pic of me in NOLA. I didn't make it to midnight but my work was done. 



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    Any question that you were white have now been totally erased.   :D
     
    I've lost touch with my xmas Eve tradition.  Back then Mom took the leftover TG turkey from the freezer, chopped it up fine, then mixed it with a block of melted Velveeta and a can of Ro-Tel tomatoes and green chiles.  We then glopped it into flour tortillas, rolled them up, and enjoyed our "enchiladas", as us white german/norwegians called them!  
    Total garbage, but I need to try them again just for old time's sake!  
    :)
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    Ogden, Utard.  
  • Our family traditional meal on Christmas Eve was oyster stew.  Doesn't work too well on the Egg.  Hard to keep the temp down that low and the smokiness from charcoal just isn't right for some foods.  Must be the milk because I love smoked oysters.
    A poor widows son.
    See der Rabbits, Iowa
  • Lobster Mac-and-Cheese here. Started as a special request a couple of years ago from one of my boys and the tradition has stuck.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my Egg friends,
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • Philly35Philly35 Posts: 695
    Tradition here is frozen pizza and booze! And we watch Christmas Story! Couldn't be any better!
    NW IOWA
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    Christmas Eve is prime rib night!
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 6,876
    edited December 2013
    Homemade veggie soup & cornbread. With plenty of booze once I get home.

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,665
    Went out this year. I had Pork Osso Buco. Yum!.

    I'd like to find the cut and cook on the egg
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • Waffle House bacon cheeseburger and hash browns all the way. Only thing open past 2000 hours here.
    Decatur, AL
  • Teedoff said:

    Waffle House bacon cheeseburger and hash browns all the way. Only thing open past 2000 hours here.

    Like, love, super like.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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    Decatur, AL
  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Lobster is our Xmas eve tradition.
    Lynnwood WA
  • Whatever my mother in law says we are having
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • LitLit Posts: 6,085
    So I put this brisket on a 6pm last night for tonights 630 dinner and its at 170 still. Did 250 dome with the cyberq and dome both reading 250. Had to foil and but to 275 dome. Not gonna have much time to rest if it finishes at all.
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