What is your Christmas menu?

(61 Posts)

I want to know what you're eating on Christmas day.

I love to hear about the food.

IMasticateMincePie Wed 19-Dec-12 08:45:56

Breakfast will be bagels, fruit, cereal, whatever people want really. Stocking chocs of course.

Then for lunch we are having a turkey joint with roast spuds, yorkshires, pigs in blankets, mulled red cabbage, steamed broccoli and carrots, cranberry relish, lots of gravy.

I have been stressing over dessert, wanting to make something special, but actually there are only four of us and DC are both small, I hate Xmas cake/pud, DH isn't fussed...so now thinking everyone can please themselves with mince pies, mini Xmas pud, ice cream etc. and I will buy myself a slice of cheesecake grin

Tea will be picking at cheese, pickles, cold cuts, bread, nuts, crisps, more choc etc.

LulaPalooza Wed 19-Dec-12 13:38:32

HintofBream thanks for the Lidl heads up. There's one near me so I shall investigate this weekend. I haven't had raclette for about 20 years, since I lived in Germany.

There was a nice recipe in this morning's Metro for devils on horseback which consisted of prunes soaked for 24 hours in Armagnac, then stuffed with stilton, rolled in pancetta and oven cooked for about 5 mins. Sounds delish, have added that to the Christmas menu!

So many lovely menus here & I love the differences as much as the traditions, (& too need raclette now), thanks all for sharing, I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas & some fabulous food - I can' wait.

HintofBream Thu 20-Dec-12 20:27:37

LuLa, I do hope Lidl still has the cheese. I shall feel very bad if I have blighted your Christmas with unachievable ambitions. You have to keep your eye open and grab (lots of) it when it's in. It keeps for ages.

Anja1LikesChristmas Thu 20-Dec-12 23:22:56

About the raclette cheese - Sainsbury's here used to have it, and then stopped a year ago sad. Waitrose still have it (on the cheese counter), but I have found that Jarlsberg cheese (buy it ready-sliced) makes an acceptable substitution and is more widely available so thats' what we tend to have now when the kids clamour for another raclette session!

breakfast is fruit salad,croissants and pain au chocolat with posh coffee and orange juice.
we will graze through the day and have lunch at 2pm of duck, goose fat roasties, sprouts, broccoli, sweet potato mash, carrots and roast parsnips with gravy, stuffing balls, yorkshires and pigs in blankets.
dessert of christmas pud and champagne cream or blackforest gateau.
followed by more grazing.

boxing day lunch of bubble and squeak made with leftovers.

buffet supper of cheeses, pate, leftover duck, a leg of lamb, honey glazed gammon, posh bread and lots of other goodies.

LulaPalooza Fri 21-Dec-12 13:32:29

Ah, thanks Bream but don't worry - I've waited 20 years, a little longer won;t hurt!

rezzle Fri 21-Dec-12 14:22:08

Breakfast will probably be cinnamon buns (if I can be bothered to do them on christmas eve) or sainsburys pain au choc if I can't!

Lunch will be a starter of smoked salmon with prawns, horseradish cream and lime vinaigrette which I've never tried before. I'm going to get some pate and crusty bread in case it doesn't work.

Main will be -
turkey
roasties
bread sauce
cranberry sauce
cauliflower cheese
mashed swede and carrot
pigs in blankets
gravy
stuffing

For pudding I completely forgot about a christmas cake or pudding so I'm either going to make or buy a yule log. I'm not too fond of them but can't think what else would please everyone. I'm also going to make some prosecco jelly if I can find a recipe.

Later we'll just nibble on leftovers and chocolate.

Skivvytomany Fri 21-Dec-12 14:29:29

Breakfast will be rolls on bacon, sausage and egg.

Lunch is Lentil n bacon soup with crusty bread, followed by Ham in coke, roast tatties and vegetables, Yorkshire puddings. Sausage casserole for ds who won't eat the above ( the one day a year ill give in and cook something different) followed by baked raspberry cheesecake. Mmmm I'm getting hungry now.

no breakfast for me just coffee my toddler decides what she wants

christmas lunch

turkey
potatoes
veg
large stuffed mushrooms
yorkshire pudding
pigs in blankets (with a bottle of champange)

puddings

warm mince pie and double cream
christmas pudding with cream

kids chocs

ohforfoxsake Mon 24-Dec-12 15:29:29

Bacon/egg/sausage sarnies
pain au raisin, pain au chocolate

turkey, roasties, sprouts with chestnuts, carrots, broccoli, yorkshire puddings, stuffing balls & sausagemeat stuffing, pigs in blankets

chocolate brownie bombe, christmas pudding, sticky toffee pudding

dinner will be baked camembert with crusty bread, new pots, cornichons to dunk, cheese and biscuits.

matchmakers and after eights at regular intervals.

Tonight we'll have the ham, Boxing day will be cold cuts, salads, pickles.

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