Christmas eve food... what to have

(31 Posts)
BankerMommy2010 Tue 17-Dec-13 19:16:59

Christmas eve is my most favourite day of Christmas so we like to eat something yummy for tea... I need some ideas, were ditching the takeaway this year, but I have no clue what to do... something we can eat from the sofa after ds has gone to bed x

Luggage16 Tue 17-Dec-13 19:32:00

we normally have party food :D

Last year we had a tiny little buffet for just the 4 of us. I think I might do ot again this year.

AnnBryce Tue 17-Dec-13 19:33:37

We always have duck with pancakes.

JoyeuxNoelHeadbands Tue 17-Dec-13 19:36:02

Pulled pork rolls with apple sauce, stuffing and rocket.

May09Bump Tue 17-Dec-13 19:38:09

Spanish foods - tapas etc, DH is half Spanish and its becoming a tradition in our house.

TheOneAndOnlyAlpha Tue 17-Dec-13 19:38:29

A ham, cauliflower cheese, mashed potatoes and leeks. Mmm.

BankerMommy2010 Tue 17-Dec-13 19:40:03

Mmmm. I enjoy pulled pork smile I was thinking fresh bread, olives, camembert... mini buffet sounds nice and ds could join us :-/ decisions. ..

Lovelybitofsquirrel Tue 17-Dec-13 19:48:01

We often make a curry, totally different from what's to come the next day

ZeViteVitchofCwismas Tue 17-Dec-13 19:54:22

oh pulled pork sounds so yummy!

aliciaflorrick Tue 17-Dec-13 19:56:14

We always make a Christmas curry with all the works, it's become a bit of a tradition for us.

ZenNudist Tue 17-Dec-13 20:04:10

Any treat food

Beef Wellington is good.

one year I did chestnut chorizo soup to stave off the meat-fest. Had it with crusty bread, mulled wine and mince pies.

Zenzero Tue 17-Dec-13 22:20:00

We usually have a bit of a buffet...a honey roasted ham, soy & cranberry glazed sausages, cheeses, crusty bread, olives, pickles, chutneys, crisps & dips. Planning to make a chocolate chestnut yule log for pud too this year.

Barmix Tue 17-Dec-13 22:23:24

for the last few years i've made a sort of chowder/soup thing - haddock, cream, spuds, parsley, onion & garlic served with parmesan croutons and crusty bread. it's a light meal before the mother of all turkey dinners the next daygrin

daimbardiva Tue 17-Dec-13 22:26:10

We always have venison pie followed by a puffing involving cranberries

PipkinsPal Tue 17-Dec-13 22:26:25

I used to make a venison and red pepper stew, mashed potatoes and broccoli.

daimbardiva Tue 17-Dec-13 22:26:33

Er, pudding!

Ledkr Tue 17-Dec-13 22:31:58

I can't be bothered to do buffet cis doing it for days after. We had a take away last year but too filling.
I like the tapas idea, it's our anniversary too so I like it a bit special.

RubyLovesShopping Tue 17-Dec-13 22:32:54

We have macaroni cheese with red onion in or paella. We eat about 4 then the dc have popcorn with a DVD at 630.

CoffeeChocolateWine Tue 17-Dec-13 23:11:36

Our Christmas eve meal tradition is a Swiss cheese fondue. I'm more excited by that than the actual Christmas dinner!

We have a tradition:

vegetable grills for DH and I
fish fingers for the DC
chips
salad
lots of sauces/dips

trifle (but this year I'm planning a trip of tiny puddings)

Then in the evening- a buffet. French bread, baked brie, crisps, fresh salsa, cakes.

trio of tiny puddings << blush >>

member Tue 17-Dec-13 23:16:14

We're another ham/gammon family - I do a much bigger one than normal so there is plenty to have cold on boxing day.

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 17-Dec-13 23:17:00

A mini party food buffet before we go to mass, then a drink afterwards.
Although our mass is at the random time of 5.30 this year so might not crack open any booze straight after or Santa won't be delivering much grin

Onefewernow Tue 17-Dec-13 23:24:21

Like Barmix- simple and fish related

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