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What food do you always like to have in the run up to Christmas?

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AwaitingSnow Wed 05-Dec-12 22:59:05

I always seem to have mince pies, sausage rolls and Lidl stollen .. Yum!

What about you?

Almost forgot the mulled wine! shock grin

TheWalkingDead Fri 07-Dec-12 12:35:21

Mulled wine

I bloody love Christmas-y food!

BiddyPop Fri 07-Dec-12 10:27:25

I found both the soft ones and hard ones in Fallon and Byrnes this year, 70s, but as I got the crispy ones last year, I know they are single inside the paper (but they do HAVE that lovely paper wrapping outside a plastic wrap). Sorry I can't tell you brand just now (brought them home from under my desk last night) but will try to remember to do that tonight. They are an Italian brand I know.

Birthday cake is Boxing Day here.

Stilton and Pate are reserved for opening on Christmas Eve for the rest of the festivities, and so are most of the rest of the goodies here too.

But the amaretti biscuits are soemthing that I open the first one some quiet night, after the tree is up, when DH is out or working in the kitchen, and DD is in bed (and au pair at classes or something) - I have a glass of Amaretto or Baileys or Sloe Gin, my amaretti biccie, and lie on the floor with only the tree lights on and the fire lighting, reflecting on the year that's gone and what I want to do for the year to come. It's my annual oasis of peace (since I was 16 and minding the younger sibs who all wanted to watch tv and I snaffled a small Jack Daniels in the other room).

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 06-Dec-12 23:34:01

where can I get the Ammaretti biscuits that are the crispy hard ones in pairs .
Must be in the paper that I can light and send up to the angels (easily pleased me) grin

All the ones I've seen are soft, or in plasticy wrapping or single ones.
And they just won't do.

EnjoyResponsibly Thu 06-Dec-12 23:20:03

Happy Birthday to MIW's DS! Does he still have an advent calendar?

marriedinwhite Thu 06-Dec-12 20:15:27

We must be odd. I like to keep it in stores until the weekend before Xmas and then we eat it up until it's gone. Am stashing stocks at the moment. Have two tins of chocs and some Ferrero Rocher, Xmas Pud, tin of lovely biscuits, champagne delivered and under the stairs with some nice sherry and port. Have also stashed the paper napkins and table runner, the crackers and some other bits. And all the Xmas shopping is done. Have to do the blasted Xmas cards esp as they are coming in two or three a day now. We did have some Heston Pine sugar scented mince pies and they were yuckity yuck.

But once we start: roast ham, smoked salmon, pate, turkey and all the trimmings, mince pies, Xmas pud, cold meats, pickles, roasties, special trifle, mum's turkey and ham pie with mushrooms and brandy - a joint of really good beef or some fab steak at some point with my red wine, mushroom, garlic and creme fraiche sauce, and gratin dauphinoise.

Then we start on the soups, and the salmony pasta, the good bread and left over cheese. That takes us until about 2nd January.

Oh yes, we also have birthday cake on Xmas day here which adds another dimension entirely. DS is 18 this year - woo hoo.

QuickLookBusy Thu 06-Dec-12 20:09:31

Mince pies,
a tin of Roses
Sloe Gin made by DH.

EnjoyResponsibly Thu 06-Dec-12 20:06:04

After Eights which is why I have a girth similar to Santa grin

infin Thu 06-Dec-12 20:02:49

Speculaas are a brittle spiced biscuit. They're a bit lie those little wrapped biscuits you sometimes get with branded coffees.

Taffeta Thu 06-Dec-12 19:58:24

Awaiting - not sure, ours is never around long enough! Prob the max its lasted in the fridge with cover on is about 4-5 days. But I suspect it would last longer, if you think about the main ingreds, smoked fish and creme fraiche both last ages.

PixieHot Thu 06-Dec-12 19:56:17

I was going to ask that Greensleeves! I want some grin. Probably grin.

Chandon Thu 06-Dec-12 19:53:02

Dutch gingerbread

Meglet Thu 06-Dec-12 19:52:48

Organic butter. Although it's so nice it doesn't last long.

Greensleeves Thu 06-Dec-12 19:49:42

what's spekuliatius?

twolittlemonkeys Thu 06-Dec-12 19:49:15

Nice cheese & pate to have with fresh crusty bread
Homemade mince pies/ Lebkuchen/ biscotti
Posh hot chocolate (eg the Charbonnel & Walker stuff)
Non-alcoholic Gluhwein (sorry can't do umlauts!)
'Fancy' pork pies

BluelightsAndSirens Thu 06-Dec-12 19:48:29

Hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows.
Smoked salmon
Pringles and twiglets
Camembert and crusty bread

QueefLatina Thu 06-Dec-12 19:45:17

White hot chocolate
Turkish delight
Stilton and pickle
Red Lindor

Might have to get some Panettone after all the posts about it!

Kelly281 Thu 06-Dec-12 19:41:29

Nice cheese

AwaitingSnow Thu 06-Dec-12 19:30:27

How long does homemade pate last? I love smoked mackeral pate but am never sure how long I should it in the fridge for?

AwaitingSnow Thu 06-Dec-12 19:29:37

Loving all these replies.

Think I'm going to stock up on some of these tomorrow smile

Anja1LikesChristmas Thu 06-Dec-12 12:28:10

Mmmmh another food thread :-)

Top of my list:

Mince pies

drmummmsy Thu 06-Dec-12 12:23:35

pringles and schloer!

[common emoticon] grin

littlemissnormal Thu 06-Dec-12 12:19:15

Those little gingerbread biscuits covered in icing sugar from Lidl are a Christmas must have in our house.

Taffeta Thu 06-Dec-12 11:31:31

Christmas cake. We always start ours before Christmas as it doesn't all get eaten otherwise

My delicious home made mince pies ( first batch being made this weekend! )

Cocktail sausages hot from the oven

Mulled wine

Homemade smoked mackerel pate

and for the first time this year homemade gravdlax

BiddyPop Thu 06-Dec-12 10:50:26

Amaretti biscuits (my treat to me).
Mince pies
A stollen or 2
Mulled wine
Lovely fresh clementines
Hot lemon juice with honey and brandy (as I always come down with a chest infection)

gregssausageroll Thu 06-Dec-12 08:24:28

Satsumas, Lindor chocs, pâté

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