Champagne for adults, lemonade/coke/ other fizz for young children.
Starters, served on platters.
a selection of melon slices, prawn cocktail with advocado smoked salmon with brown bread and butter and lemon wedges. Pate and crackers
Dinner. Red or white wine, (husbands job to sort out) Roast turkey chestnut stuffing. sage and onion stuffing sausages with bacon. roast potatos, parsnips cooked in goose fat. brussel sprouts, peas, carrots. bread sauce, cranberry sauce. gravy (stuffings/bread sauce and giblet stock gravy without a packet in sight.)
Sweet course dessert wine. christmas pud (am not making that, ) with brandy, set alight etc.
christmas pud , nut free
warm homemade mince pies, dusted with icing sugar. (milk and nut free) homemade brandy butter.
sherry trifle. plain jelly and custard. (also one serving of plain jelly and almond custard )
selection of creams. double/single/ booze etc
Port cheese and crackers.
baileys/tia maria etc
coffee , mints and after eight etc.(gaviscon/rennies!)
Table will have.....
green table cloth, red decorations/ red napkins. red candy cane with luggage label as place setting, with joke attached. Crackers, party poppers, blowers etc
am now planning boxing day, other side of family coming over and will be a birthday party for neice.
have i missed anything out in this meal plan? what do you eat on christmas day with family?
I can't think there is anything you could have missed with all that lot! Personally I wouldn't bother with the starter. Surely you will need half the other adults helping you dish up the main course in the kitchen while starters are being consumed. Are you going to have room for all that food AND what you are going to be serving on Boxing Day? You must have an enormous fridge.