what's for christmas dinner?(9 Posts)
didn't realise there was a christmas section - started a thread under foodhere
For christmas meal:
Turkey breast joint
cranberry, apple & sausage meat stuffing
Spiced red cabbage
Maple roast parsnips
Sprouts with shallots, pancetta & chestnuts
Carrots & broccoli
Red wine gravy
Pudding and brandy butter (of course)
Nigella's fully festive ham
Roast veg & tabouleh salad
Other dishes we will eat Christmas week will include:
Bloody Mary soup & crusty bread
Stilton & mushroom toasties
For Christmas morning breakfast we always used to have smoked salmon & scrambled eggs. We now have Nigella's Christmas morning muffins instead.
Christmas Eve - we have a cheeseboard, white rolls (have wholemeal the rest of the year!), veggie sausage rolls, red cabbage, beetroot, salads, cucumber in vinegar, posh crisps etc. Mince pies, Christmas Cake and meringues with cream and berries for pudding.
Christmas Day - dauphinoisse potatoes; huge tin of roasted new potatoes, carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, baby onions; stuffing; savoy cabbage; sprouts and chestnuts; steamed baby carrots, green beans and asparagus; port wine gravy. Dp is the only meat eater and he wants beef - the rest of us will probably just have everything else without the meat. Or I may leave the butternut squash out of the roasted veggies and do squash stuffed with cous cous, pine nuts etc as a main.
Organic Christmas pud, brandy sauce or cream for pud.
For supper much later, we tend to have cheese and crackers, pickles etc and more mince pies/Christmas cake.
New Years Eve - big fat veggie curry with chickpeas and paneer, saffron rice, spiced cabbage, pakoras etc. I will buy the pakoras but make the rest. Chocolate cake and ice cream.
Christmas Eve - Nice bread, salad bits, ham, pate, smoked salmon, cheeses for lunch.
Evening - quiches, salads, home made bread, and the oblgatory mince pie. And trifle (made with cherry panettone, cherries in kirsch, cherry compote, and a custard with Marsala in it!
Christmas lunch - roast chicken, stuffing, bacon rolls, chipolatas, bread sauce, roast potatoes, parmesan roast parsnips, sprouts. Then Christmas pudding, brandy sauce.
Christmas evening, cheeseboard, Christmas cake, whatever nibbles people want.
Boxing day lunch - homemade soup, homemade bread, salad. Then whatever leftover desserts.
Evening - cold chicken, ham, pickles, baked potatoes, braised red cabbage, etc. Also prune and armagnac ice cream/mulled wine sorbet, although these may have been started earlier. Apart from the Christmas pudding, most desserts are flexible!
christmas eve -
homemade curry,rice,naan bread etc
christmas day -
turkey [from local farm]
beef [from local farm]
followed by -
xmas pudding and brandy sauce or
homemade raspberry cheesecake
coffee and mince pies
having a late lunch but will put a cheeseboard out in the evening
boxing day -
at inlaws but will take homemade baileys cheesecake
8y DD has chosen Christmas dinner this year - she and Dh take it in turns.
So her and DD are having duck with honey and figs, with roasted potatoes and steaed green vegetables, followed by heston's christmas pudding. I will have fish I think.
Boxing Day PILs are coming over. I think I am cooking filet of beef in a horseradish crust, with Yorkshire puddings and a selection of roast vegetables.
mrstimlovejoy could I possibly have your recipe for Baileys cheesecake? Sounds delicious!
100g unsalted butter
250g crushed digestive biscuits
450g cream cheese
100g icing sugar
200ml double cream
5 tbsp baileys or any irish cream [i've used baileys and asdas own and both tasted good]
melt butter and add crushed biscuits
press into base of a 9inch tin
leave in fridge for 1 hour
whip cream into soft peaks
in a seperate bowl beat cream cheese until soft and beat in icing sugar and baileys
fold in the cream
smooth onto biscuit base
chill in fridge for at least 2 hours
can be made and chilled overnight
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