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It’s Turkey Time! – A Virtual Christmas Dinner

Merry stay-at-home Christmas - background image of Christmas tree

What with the whole COVID nonsense, a lot of people may be having Christmas at home, either alone or with a couple other people. That’s where the blogosphere comes in. Earlier today, I asked what you’d like to bring to Christmas dinner. In case you responded but aren’t included in this post, it’s not intentional; I’m quite willing to own that I’m a doofus.

Dinner’s ready, and we’ve got lots of yummy desserts, so dig in!


roasted turkey

If it’s Christmas, there’s got to be a turkey, right? This stuffed turkey comes from rts.

I’m very partial to my mom’s stuffing recipe (we called it dressing even though it was actually stuffed in the bird). It was ultra-simple: dried bread cubes, onion, celery, and sage. Perfection.

southern barbecue ribs, fries, and cornbread

It was surprisingly difficult to find a freely usable southern bbq image, but the southern-style ribs, fries, and cornbread come from Meg down in Kentucky.

onion tart

This caramelized red onion tart topped with goat cheese comes from Hugh.

potato salad

This pretty mayo-free potato salad comes from Suzette.

You can find the recipe here on Pinterest.

These homemade rolls come from Melanie.

Melanie brought some cranberry jelly as well.

bowl of mashed potatoes

For some reason, Pixabay seems anti-gravy, so we’ll just have to pretend that there’s gravy from the turkey to go with the mashed potatoes.

I generally only like potatoes if they’re quite far removed from their natural potato state, but in this case, they work well as a gravy delivery system.


star-shaped sugar cookies

These Christmas sugar cookies come from Meg

gingerbread cookies with Christmas designs

These gingerbread come from Paula. The Pixabay store was out of non-dairy caramel ice cream, but if you happen to have some in your freezer, pull it on out.

nutcracker cheesecake

Cheesecake #1 (oh yes!) is this nutcracker cheesecake comes from Lady A.

caramel chocolate cheesecake

Cheesecake #2, because there’s always a second stomach available, is this caramel chocolate cheesecake from Hugh.

butter tarts

I brought a Canadian classic, butter tarts. Gooey buttery brown sugary raisiny goodness—you really can’t go wrong! These were part of the core Christmas baking repertoire when I was growing up.

Here’s our second Canadian classic, Nanaimo bars. There’s coconuts and walnuts in the base layer, a butter/icing/custard powder layer in the middle, and then chocolate on top.

These Golden Graham s’mores bars come via Melanie‘s sister-in-law.

This homemade apple pie comes from rts.

On the Lighter Side

red and green fruit salad

This colourful fruit salad comes from wediditptsd.

vegan cheese and crackers

If you’re feeling almost totally stuffed but still have a little room for snacks, Mel of Crushed Caramel has brought some vegan cheese and crackers.

Thanks everyone for joining in! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Christmas tree decorated in stars

33 thoughts on “It’s Turkey Time! – A Virtual Christmas Dinner”

  1. Oooh! I’m STUFFED! Delicious meal, great company, the only thing missing were the drinks, but I suppose Caramel provided those from her wonderful bar…. Thanks Ashleyleia for the spot of warmth today! Merry Christmas to you and your piggies!

  2. Oh my gosh, what a wonderful repast!! So yummytastic! I just want to keep eating all night!! Wow, what a great meal!! You the hostess with the mostest!!

  3. excuse me but when exactly did you ask this because I never saw it and I still can’t find it – Sheesh, I coulda added some great yummines to the dinner…

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