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what can I take to contribute?

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pigindisguise Tue 21-Dec-10 09:22:57

going to my parents' for christmas where there'll be 16 of us. We have got the turkey and some booze in the past but my mum bought the turkey this time. There's no point offering to pay for something because there's no way she'll accept. What nice things could I take? She has starter, cake and pudding sorted. Could I get/make some canapes? If so, what?

MassiveKnobOfBrandyButter Tue 21-Dec-10 09:25:02

there are some lovely ready made canapes in the tesco finest selection, or any supermarket.

maybe some nice chocs or tin biscuits.

TheBrandyButterflyEffect Tue 21-Dec-10 09:26:32

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pigindisguise Tue 21-Dec-10 09:26:53

thanks MK, will look into that. posh chocs a good idea

pigindisguise Tue 21-Dec-10 09:29:32

grin brandybutter! yes we all have our teeth
olives good my dad loves them
good point my mum has a tiny oven. that's th other thing, i don't want to get in the way when she's cooking - she gets very stressed!

geordieminx Tue 21-Dec-10 09:30:40

Champagne? Flowers? Crackers?

MassiveKnobOfBrandyButter Tue 21-Dec-10 09:32:12

grin pleased to be of service with my chrimbo namechange

SaorAlba Tue 21-Dec-10 09:32:35

We're doing some cold side dishes this year. So caramelised red onions, coleslaw, and we'll be bringing some salad dressing, and whatever else we can think of. It's not much, but it's a wee contribution.

pigindisguise Tue 21-Dec-10 09:36:36

think I will take

champagne (& maybe some cassis so we can have kir royales rah rah)
ooh ooh how about a nice candle for the table or something along those lines?
cold canapes (blinis?)

Lucky13 Tue 21-Dec-10 11:56:44

How about some really nice cheeses, chutneys and biscuits for later?

What lovely kind people you all are. Every year I used to host Christmas and PIL would bring a bottle of wine and SIL would say 'ooh did I have to bring something' grrrr....

christmaswishes Tue 21-Dec-10 12:46:26

I second the cheeses lucky. That was just my thoughts!
Also candle good idea, wine. Port or sherry to go with cheese. You could take some fancy coffee, tea and biscuits.
Mini hamper ?

christmaswishes Tue 21-Dec-10 12:49:39

You could also take her something for her breakfast for the following day so she can relax eg croissants and fancy jams, muffins etc. And something for her bath xx

notasize10yetbutoneday Tue 21-Dec-10 12:53:32

We are going to my parents and taking bubbly and some posh mince pies

TheHouseofMirth Tue 21-Dec-10 12:57:50

Yes blinis with creme fraiche and horseradish topped with smoked salmon. Yum!

pigindisguise Tue 21-Dec-10 14:20:56

mmm cheese and port.
my parents only really drink instant grin blush
taking something for breakfast also a good idea although she will have that covered
maybe I can cook on christmas eve (or pay for take away curry grin

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