Christmas dinner as an evening meal?

(9 Posts)
ohfunnyface Sat 08-Dec-12 16:12:41

Etonian mess is another good idea!

It's going to be in glasses now, regardless of what it is!

ohfunnyface Sat 08-Dec-12 16:11:53

I love beef Wellington- but as I can't eat it, they can't either!

Just a little bit selfish of me! blush

FrostyTheShosheman Sat 08-Dec-12 15:50:42

We are having an evening meal for 4 adults.

Deep fried brie with cranberry sauce.

Beef Wellington with all the trimmings.

Eton Mess in extra large wine glasses. grin

itsashameaboutray Sat 08-Dec-12 15:34:50

Beef, flipping autocorrect blush

itsashameaboutray Sat 08-Dec-12 15:34:24

Need Wellington is surprisingly easy, this is what we usually have on Christmas eve evening I don't cook Christmas Day. Fillet of beef, mushroom pate from Sainsburys and ready rolled pastry

ohfunnyface Sat 08-Dec-12 14:17:37

Love the trifle idea! That is a must- and I can make them the day before so I can spend Christmas Day playing with my presents smile

Do you think soup is lighter? How about prawn skewers with dipping sauces? I am not eating shellfish- but could have veg instead?

Mains...hmm maybe just a scaled down version of Christmas dinner?

BBQ though fun sounding, not an option due to lack of BBQ and a brand new kitchen I want to be using!

tiggy114 Sat 08-Dec-12 14:04:27

Also have you thought about a bbq? We've had one 2 years running. Alot less hassel. Tastes delish and has real novelty value. Plus the men folk usually take over so less work for you grin we just did chicken and veg kebabs, and grilled sweetcorn. Some nice quality burgers. Then served with some xmassy chutneys. We did some roasties in the oven.

tiggy114 Sat 08-Dec-12 14:02:03

Well your pudding is easy-ish. Don't go for stodgy xmas pudding. You can go posher (more dinner party like) with simple trifles in individual glasses. Look fancy but dead easy to make the day before and quite light. Also GU do some gorgeous ready made deserts that come in little glass serving dishes so they look home made wink have a warming spiced soup for starters which is also lighter than a big prawn cocktail. Then if you wanna do traditional xmas dinner for mains, you will have plenty of room in yer tum as you won't be filling up on the other stuff.

ohfunnyface Sat 08-Dec-12 13:37:09

Due to family circumstances, we're shifting the christmas meal to an evening one.

It's for four adults, all love normals Christmas food, but I'd really like to do something more 'dinner party' esque, especially given that we'll have a normal full family meal the following day with all the normal traditions.

I'm going to be 31 weeks pregnant- so nothing too crazy please- but suggestions of how to make a Christmas meal all grown up and sophisticated!

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