What food do you always like to have in the run up to Christmas?

(32 Posts)
AwaitingSnow Wed 05-Dec-12 22:59:05

I always seem to have mince pies, sausage rolls and Lidl stollen .. Yum!

What about you?

Almost forgot the mulled wine! shock grin

kiwigirl42 Wed 05-Dec-12 23:19:35

Pannettone. Already eaten one. By myself! Need to replace it.

kdiddy Wed 05-Dec-12 23:21:15

I always make a lovely, creamy, brandy-soaked chicken liver pate and scoff lots of it on toast. Missed out due to being pg last year so looking forward to that.

cornycarrotshack Wed 05-Dec-12 23:24:12

Mince pies
Brandy
Nice cheese
Turkish delight
Mulled wine
Satsumas
Eating lots of stollen this year(already!)

ThisIsMummyPig Wed 05-Dec-12 23:26:01

I always do a ham in raisin sauce on Christmas Eve, so it's ready for the leftovers.

DD2 and I eat panettone after panettone
Cinnamon biscuits

SantaWearsGreen Thu 06-Dec-12 07:21:42

Panettone, stollen, mince pies.. Mmm.

gemdrop84 Thu 06-Dec-12 07:57:04

nice cheese, nice ham, chocolate log and turkish delight!

Satsumas, Lindor chocs, pâté

BiddyPop Thu 06-Dec-12 10:50:26

Amaretti biscuits (my treat to me).
Mince pies
A stollen or 2
Mulled wine
Lovely fresh clementines
Hot lemon juice with honey and brandy (as I always come down with a chest infection)

Taffeta Thu 06-Dec-12 11:31:31

Christmas cake. We always start ours before Christmas as it doesn't all get eaten otherwise

My delicious home made mince pies ( first batch being made this weekend! )

Cocktail sausages hot from the oven

Mulled wine

Homemade smoked mackerel pate

and for the first time this year homemade gravdlax

littlemissnormal Thu 06-Dec-12 12:19:15

Those little gingerbread biscuits covered in icing sugar from Lidl are a Christmas must have in our house.

drmummmsy Thu 06-Dec-12 12:23:35

pringles and schloer!

[common emoticon] grin

Anja1LikesChristmas Thu 06-Dec-12 12:28:10

Mmmmh another food thread :-)

Top of my list:

Lebkuchen
Glühwein
Stollen
Spekulatius
Mince pies

AwaitingSnow Thu 06-Dec-12 19:29:37

Loving all these replies.

Think I'm going to stock up on some of these tomorrow smile

AwaitingSnow Thu 06-Dec-12 19:30:27

How long does homemade pate last? I love smoked mackeral pate but am never sure how long I should it in the fridge for?

Kelly281 Thu 06-Dec-12 19:41:29

Clementines
Nice cheese
Spekulatius

QueefLatina Thu 06-Dec-12 19:45:17

Satsumas
White hot chocolate
Turkish delight
Stilton and pickle
Red Lindor

Might have to get some Panettone after all the posts about it!

BluelightsAndSirens Thu 06-Dec-12 19:48:29

Hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows.
Smoked salmon
Pringles and twiglets
Camembert and crusty bread

Nice cheese & pate to have with fresh crusty bread
Homemade mince pies/ Lebkuchen/ biscotti
Posh hot chocolate (eg the Charbonnel & Walker stuff)
Non-alcoholic Gluhwein (sorry can't do umlauts!)
'Fancy' pork pies

Greensleeves Thu 06-Dec-12 19:49:42

what's spekuliatius?

Meglet Thu 06-Dec-12 19:52:48

Organic butter. Although it's so nice it doesn't last long.

Chandon Thu 06-Dec-12 19:53:02

Dutch gingerbread

PixieHot Thu 06-Dec-12 19:56:17

I was going to ask that Greensleeves! I want some grin. Probably grin.

Taffeta Thu 06-Dec-12 19:58:24

Awaiting - not sure, ours is never around long enough! Prob the max its lasted in the fridge with cover on is about 4-5 days. But I suspect it would last longer, if you think about the main ingreds, smoked fish and creme fraiche both last ages.

infin Thu 06-Dec-12 20:02:49

Speculaas are a brittle spiced biscuit. They're a bit lie those little wrapped biscuits you sometimes get with branded coffees.

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