What does your Christmas Day food consist of?(49 Posts)
Stocking chocolate for breakfast, eaten in bed, whenever you wake up.
Fry up at about ten. The inky meal cooked to order. Normally choice of sausage, bacon, black pudding, eggs any way, hash browns, bread/toast, tomaotes, mushrooms, beans, onions.
Dinner at 4ish - roast meat, potatoes, parsnips, veggies, gravy, sauces etc pudding is normally trifle or yule log and cream
Cheese selection and crackers at 8-9pm
Chocolates all day long
Oooo I love this type of thread. Love, love, love Christmas...
- Stocking chocolate
- Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast with: orange juice, coffee and a glass of champagne
- General snacks, mulled wine
- Fully functioning roast with trimmings (3pm ish)
- cheese and biscuits, more snacks, more mulled wine etc. until coma is established
Last year I made eggs benedict for DH and I as he loves it. Yuk. I now know I hate eggs benedict.
Lunch depends where we are. If it's at home then anything the kids like, no roast as we would be out all afternoon on bikes etc. We had risotto followed by jelly and ice cream 2 years ago. Sometimes it's steak and chips. Last year was round my parents so the full turkey and trimmings.
No specific tea or supper, just crackers and cheese and pate or something accompanied by whiskey in our pyjamas.
Tea and toast when opening presents, usually supplemented by a piece of stocking chocolate and the obligatory satsuma.
Champers when the cooking commences, mid-late morning.
Selection of nibbly bits from about 12 - nuts, crisps, crackers, blinis with salmon if we are feeling organised.
Lunch around 2 - turkey with trimmings (red cabbage essential), trifle or Xmas pud.
Various chocolates throughout the day. It's not Christmas without After Eights.
Leftovers plate around 7-8. Mulled wine, or just wine
Christmas Day is:
Croissants and pain au chocolate with Buck's Fizz for breakfast. Normally eaten about 8-9ish
Full roast, normally Turkey followed by Christmas pud or Yule log with alcoholic creams for lunch normally served about 1ish.
Turkey sandwiches with stuffing and other yummy stuff for dinner about 7ish.
Snack food is out all day but normally only picked at in the evenings; liquorice allsorts, Pringles, choccies and nuts normally.
Boxing Day is:
Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on toast with champers
Cold cut meat (left over Turkey and normally a home cooked ham), salad, cheeses, pickles and bubble and squeak. Followed by the left over puddings from the day before.
Often just sandwiches again... Not normally hungry by dinner at Christmas
Mini pastries for kids / salmon & eggs benedict for us
2 meat and turkey crown roast with trimmings
Followed by chocolate log & cream
Wine & Brandy cocktails
Late afternoon Xmas pudding & more booze
Evening; crackers & left overs, pickles, salsa & chutney and Port
More of the same on Boxing Day but more of a buffet in the evening due to family gatherings
My favourite new food- related tradition is a New Years Eve cheese fondue! Very retro but bloody gorgeous.
Love the festive season!
Our Christmas day is Christmas eve, we always eat:
Breakfast - rice porridge
Christmas meal - gammon, various root vegetable bakes, pickled herring, smoked and salted salmon, fish roe, Christmas bread. All the ice cream we can eat for pudding.
The rest of the day, and Christmas day, boxing day etc. we eat the leftovers.
Coffee when we get up followed by a big breakfast of bacon sandwiches, bagels and salmon and fruit/yogurt at around 10am.
Fizz and nibbles around 1pm. Includes sausage rolls for DS and chunks of baked ham for DP.
Traditional Christmas meal around 5pm. Pudding if people want it.
Cheeseboard and biscuits around 9pm if anyone wants it.
Chocolate and nuts fill any gaps!
We normally do
Bacon bagels or scrambled eggs on toast
Lunch is at 2pm ish so snacks before then if kids are hungry
Lunch this year will be some type of soup for starter. Then lunch with all the trimmings though we are having pork this year as no one really likes turkey.
Followed by mince pies with cream and a cheese board with chutney and fruit.
Lots of crisps, nuts and chocolates to snack on.
Pastries and coffee with presents, then everyone goes off to either Mass or outdoor swimming.
Family pops over for brunch with bacon sandwiches etc
Roast turkey around 4pm
Cheese and port for supper.
Tea and shortbread whilst opening pressies.
Eggs Benedict for adults. Chocolate for DD.
With young children in the family sitting down for starters just doesn't work so now we do some Waitrose canapés - king prawns, cheesey nibbles etc.
Roast dinner with all the trimmings, cook enough for days worth of leftovers.
Christmas pudding about 1 hour after we've finished eating main.
Chocolate, Baileys etc in the evening.
Christmas Eve is usually a buffet - we have experimented over the years and have rejected m&s and waitrose party food as being too faffy and now just stick to tescos party food. My dh has a love of beige foods.
We don't do breakfast on Christmas Day, but will have posh coffee
and a cigarette whilst opening presents (no DCs)
After present opening we normally nip to see various family members - there will usually be nibbles on the go.
Buck's Fizz gets cracked open about lunchtime, then dh and I put music on, drink lots and spend some quality time together. Most of the prep for dinner will be done on Christmas Eve and I'm not adverse to short cuts so our dinner of turkey and all the trimmings will be no more than putting things in the oven and turning the hob on.
We'll watch the queens speech, have our annual debate about whether the royal family are worth it or not and dh will make us stand for the anthem.
We don't bother with starters, but will have a full roast - agree with red cabbage being compulsory and also Yorkshire puddings. The timing of this will depend on how pissed I am, but usually just after its gotten dark so we can have the tree lights and candles looking pretty.
Most times, the dessert doesn't get eaten until Boxing Day. As we eat late anyway we don't usually have a specific tea, just nibbling at left overs, Pringles and chocolates. Maybe some cheese and crackers.
A gentle start to the day with tea and possibly toast
Smoked salmon, sour cream and blinis for brunch
Grazing food whilst cooking the main meal
Main meal around 4pm - this year will be roast goose with all the trimmings but in previous years we've done venison or beef Wellington, roast rib of beef, Guinea fowl, pheasant etc. Pudding probably tarte au citron or a winter pavlova (golden caster meringue with cream and mulled fruit)
Winter pavlova sounds amazing! How do you mull the fruit please?
Toasted panettone, fruit, juice, tea or coffee and possibly Buck's Fizz for breakfast.
Crackers, pate and cheese for a lunchtime snack.
Turkey, gammon and all the trimmings at about 4/5ish (it has to be dark enough to eat with just candles and fairy lights lit, but early enough to be finished in time for Dr. Who)
Chocolates, more pate and crackers, crisps and nuts for snacks in front of the TV or while playing board games if we can be bothered.
I put out a load of croissants, pain au chocolat, panettone, and Danish pastries for breakfast, and the DC will graze on that for lunch too.
Roast dinner at about 4. No starters, and I usually get M&S Christmas dinner as frankly I cba with spending the day in the kitchen. Usually we have either Christmas pudding or trifle.
Supper (if anyone wants any) is usually the rest of the ham I cook Christmas Eve (it's a big un and lasts til Boxing Day), with cheese and frackers, and Yule log.
Boxing Day is a massive all day buffet-a-thon as IL's visit. I make pie using leftover turkey and stuffing, cheese, crackers, crisps, pate, pastries, cakes, and any other nice looking party food. The DC absolutely love it since they just graze and it doesn't stop them playing with their new toys!
Stew the fruit (apples, plums, tinned cherries etc) with orange zest, cinnamon, a tablespoon or two of honey, and a bit of brandy or red wine. When the fruit is softish you can either carry on reducing it or strain it and reduce the juice a bit more for a pouring syrup.
We used to do scrambled eggs with smoked salmon for breakfast, but have got a bit lazier do it's probably toast and marmite. Orange juice (bucks fizz for adults) and coffee.
Lunch is at 13:30 ish: Turkey and trimmings. We might reinstate the smoked salmon starter this year as I have teens who eat as if they are feeding several families of hungry tapeworms.
No pudding, but wild chocolate-fest all afternoon.
Cheeseboard, twiglets and Quality Street in the evening. Satsumas, pomegranates and nuts are available, but rarely touched.
This year im cooking for lunch.
Steak with spinach and mushrooms for me.
Pizza for dd
Not discussed with Dh what he wants yet but he's vegi and very fussy. I imagine he will have a salad with maybe a jacket potato.
Am fucked off with xmas food to be honest. I love a proper roast dinner but nobody else eats it so I can't do it just for me.
We've just decided that we aren't going to bother with a roast on Christmas Day this year. It'll be bacon sandwiches for breakfast then buffet / nibbly food for the rest of the day. I can't wait as that's my idea of heaven.
There will also be booze! 😀
I'll do a roast the day after, I think.
Tea, toast, orange juice and croissants for breakfast around 9.
Nibbles (crisps, peanuts etc) from about 12.
Roast dinner about 2.30. Yorkshire pudding, then turkey, pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing, sprouts, carrots and parsnips, gravy, bread and cranberry sauces. Nothing fancy, no spices, creamy dishes or caramelised anything, strictly savoury for our family. No pudding, I've given up on serving them because everyone is always too full. However might have a small Christmas pud in the evening, or ice cream. No alcoholic cream or brandy butter, no one likes them.
Evening - just chocolates, again I've given up on much else as everyone is too full from dinner, but crackers and cheese are available.
I've broken with the tradition of large eggs Benedict breakfast last few years (despite some controversy)....
We've been doing bagels and lox, blueberry muffins and smoothies in the am
Appetizers in the afternoon - garlic ring, fancy cheese, baking out all day
Big turkey, mash potato, cranberry sauce, stuffing, broccoli casserole dinner in the evening
Breakfast naughty chocs selection or fry up
Snacks while waiting on the Christmas dinner
Christmas lunch about 1.30
Evening is buffet style cold meats savourybites cocktail sausage etc crisps
Chochs mince pies
DS 5 requests smoked salmon and scrambled eggs
DH and I have a bacon sandwich
DS 2 will want porridge as per.
This year lunch will be either a roast chicken, cook or M&S affair
Tea will be cheese and chocolate
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