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.
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.
no breakfast for me just coffee my toddler decides what she wants
large stuffed mushrooms
pigs in blankets (with a bottle of champange)
warm mince pie and double cream
christmas pudding with cream
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.
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 -
mashed swede and carrot
pigs in blankets
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.
Ah, thanks Bream but don't worry - I've waited 20 years, a little longer won;t hurt!
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.
About the raclette cheese - Sainsbury's here used to have it, and then stopped a year ago . 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!
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.
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 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!
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
Tea will be picking at cheese, pickles, cold cuts, bread, nuts, crisps, more choc etc.
Aloha I have just invested in the part baked Co-Op baguettes!
And I'm going to do myself a festive Scandinavian cheesboard.
Breakfast ham carved off bone with toast, croissants, brioche and croissants plus cereals, yogurts, fruit, chutneys / mustards. Fruit juices tea and coffee
Present time is champagne, salmon pinwheels, stuffed cherry tomato, asparagus wrapped in parma ham, open salmon sandwiches, king prawns and sweet chilli dip.(pringles may get a look in)
Starter: trio of game;confit of duck shredded salad with craisons soaked in orange juice, skinned orange segments, duck pate with olive oil toasts and thin sliced smoked goose breast
Main: turkey crown, turkey brown meat roll stuffed with pork meat, orange zest cranberries soaked in port, and chestnut and cranberry stuffing, roast route veg, roast potatos - lots of, pigs in blankets, various stuffings wrapped in bacon parcels, experimental chippolata stuffing sausages with various flavours including minced pork, cranberry, orange zest and port, sage/onion and turkey, turkey chestnut and cranberry. Brussel sprouts, yorkshire puddings, parsnips, bread sauce, cranberry sauces, lots of made in advance chicken/ roast veg/ white wine and herb gravy. And no doubt other things i'd forgotten i've made and popped in the freezer.
Pudding: christmas pud various creams and brandy butters, mini pots haagen Daz
Tripple berry platter with chocolates, cheese board, coffees, liquors.
Evening meal: (like we ever have room) fresh baked sausage rolls, chicken nuggets, turkey sandwiches, kettle chips, nuts and fruit. Lots of cakes and pies.
Later in evening Christmas cake and brandy.
Funny thing is I don't eat much when I'm cooking on Christmas day.
Off to print thread and get more ideas for a bit of variety next year.
linerunner make from scratch (though I've never managed to get a good crust) or buy those part baked baguettes that you can finish off in the oven.
How do people have nice crusty bread on Christmas Day btw?
Breakfast is almond croissants or various panettone. Traditionally, we used to have Fizz with this, but am on my own now, so I will probably have a jug of hot chocolate.
I've got some frozen vodka cocktails to see me through the morning, and they will be supported by nibbles, no real starter, but nibbles include blinis with sour cream and caviare and fishy filo parcels.
Lunch is Yorkshire pudding, rare roast beef and roast root vegetables with lashings of gravy.
Pudding is flamed Christmas pud with brandy sauce or I've got brandy butter if I am feeling lazy.
Then chocs port dates figs and nuts to finish. Wine throughout, and probably calvados to finish.
I won't need to cook again for days, I can just eat leftovers!
I know, Lula. We love it because it puts us in the mood for skiing which comes soon after Christmas. Lidl sometimes has raclette grills very cheaply, and they usually have raclette cheese at the same time, so we stock up then.
Oh my! I want raclette so badly I may have to go out and buy a grill!!!
Christmas Eve: Pierrade (various meats cooked on hot stone), raclettes (small potatoes sliced ith ham, cornichons, little onions and proper raclette cheese and toasted in little shovels under the pierrade, cheese fondue for the veggies, plus salad. Homemade icecream. Traditional here and looked forward to by one and all. (8 of us).
Christmas day brunch, champagne, smoked salmon etc, maybe Nigella's Strata, then snacking on all sorts, rocky road, spicy popcorn, cheese bics, (home made) etc until dinner in evening. No starter.
Usual turkey, cooked via Nigella's spicy brining method - superb! brussels and chestnuts, sausages, bacon rolls, veggie saus, carrots, peas, roasties etc. Christmas pud, lashings of brandy butter (made it today) marzipan fruits (will make tomorrow) and marrons glaces (if they work - in the throes of doing them, they need day after day of simmering and cooling, none too optimistic, may end up with chestnut gravel)/
Boxing day, eat up leftovers plus buche de Noel,
27th total mystery,sons cooking for us.
Sausage meat stuffing with apricots and apple.
Chipolatas wrapped in bacon.
Carrots and peas.
Christmas pudding with egg nog cream.
We are having nice soup ad year and share bread followed by ice cream Father Christmas grotto on Xmas eve followed by Xmas hot choc for supper (snowman marshmallows, candy canes and lots of cream ad some choc dipping spoons)
Xmas morning is croissants, pain au chocolate and pain au raisen
Lunch is prawn cocktail (me and DH) melon balls (dd) and tomato soup (ds1) ds2 will have a bit of everything!
Main is turkey crown, ham, pigs in blankets, stuffing, bread sauce, cranberry sauce an gravy, roast potatoes, honey parsnips, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli cheese bake, red cabbage.
Xmas pud for dessert then tea will be cheese and crackers and picky bits but lot expecting much to be eaten and Boxing Day will be picky bits, cheese and crackers, mini jacket spuds etc and a trifle.
We are having duck for our main course (only three of us) with the typical Christmassy veg and roast potatoes, and ice cream for dessert- nobody really likes Christmas pudding or cake, so I said DD could choose.
Christmas Eve- slow cooker ham and chips with black forest gateaux for pudding.
Christmas Day- croissants for breakfast. Then turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, veg, red cabbage, pigs in blankets, devils on horsebacks, gravy, bread sauce and cranberry sauce. Pudding will be Christmas pud, trifle or Vienetta!! Pork pie and cheese and Christmas cake for tea.
Boxing Day- sandwiches and pork pie for lunch. Leftovers and pickles with baked potatoes.
Bring. It. On!
Breakfast: Toasted almond panettone and juice/coffee
Midday: Gravadlax nibbles - prob blini or croustade or mini rye bread w sour cream dill black pepper and lemon
3ish: Turkey, roast potatoes, parmesan parsnips, sausages w bacon, stuffing, red cabbage, carrots, spruts, cranberry compote and bread sauce, gravy
MIL's Xmas pud and brandy butter/custard/cream, mince pies w custard for DC
I struggle at 6-7ish as our guests want to eat again and by that time I want to watch TV and veg, so I think I shall get it all ready after lunch......
Later: Ham, cold turkey, crackers, cheese, salad
Stollen, Xmas cake, mince pies, fruit salad, chocolates
Breakfast: chocolate coins and other stuff from stockings.
Lunch: smoked salmon on wheaten bread.
Roast potatoes in goose fat
Roast Brussels sprouts with bacon
Carrot and swede mash
Possibly roast onions and/or petits pois a la francaise.
Bread sauce and cranberry sauce.
Pork, sage and onion stuffing
Pigs in blankets.
Christmas pudding/ Yule log.
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