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What is your Christmas menu?

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I want to know what you're eating on Christmas day.

I love to hear about the food.

dementedma Mon 17-Dec-12 22:31:06

Smoked salmon starter, main will be turkey butterfly so no bones and waste and much quicker to cook, served with roasties done in duck fat, red cabbage braised in port, shredded sprouts stir fried with mustard, honey and cream, roast parsnips and gravy. Pudd will be Christmas pudding or lemon meringue ice cream, known as zingy, zangy, zongy in our house!

Ohh, sounds good, like the sprout idea, may steal it.

DewDr0p Mon 17-Dec-12 22:34:46

canapes to start - figs w/ goats cheese wrapped in parma ham, smoked salmon on blinis, champagne!

roast turkey
pigs in blankets
roast potatoes (in goose fat)
roast parsnips
carrots, sprouts
braised red cabbage with pancetta and fennel

Christmas pudding (my Mum's recipe which is utterly divine) with whipped cream

dementedma Mon 17-Dec-12 22:35:18

Sprouts are yummy done like that and only take a few minutes. Great in bubble and squeak the next day too

I always eat very frugally in December to make the feast more exciting, by this time I'm generally salivating.

mintchocchick Mon 17-Dec-12 22:37:37

Whatever normal cereal for breakfast

12pm Coffee and gingerbread after church

1pm prosecco and cheese straws while we prep veg and faff around with plates etc

130 starter of trio of salmon (hot salmon, smoked salmon on blinis and salmon marinated in lime juice)
215 main course roast beef, pots, Yorkshire puds, cauliflower cheese, steamed broccoli and sweet pot mash with ginger. Gravy
Then after that don't care really but my dad is making fruit salad and my mums made Xmas pudding and bringing brandy butter and cream.

Useful to list it here as its all in my head at the moment. Looks like a lot of food but there are 9 of us and we won't eat again for days!

LineRunner Mon 17-Dec-12 22:38:01

It's just me and the two teens. They want mussels, and steak and french fries. And ice cream.


Go with it Line

dementedma Mon 17-Dec-12 22:40:06

Go for it line runner. Its a day for having what you want.

NotInMyDay Mon 17-Dec-12 22:41:57


4 bird roast
Slow cooker ham with sugar
Twice cooked turkey crown
Roast potatoes in goose fat
Roast parsnips
Pigs in blankets
Braised red cabbage and apple
Pan fried brussel sprouts with pancetta
Steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots
Yorkshire puddings

Chocolate mousse

NotInMyDay Mon 17-Dec-12 22:42:42

Sounds like heaven Line.

All sounds bloody lovely.

I absolutely adore the December gorge.

DevaDiva Mon 17-Dec-12 22:43:39

Starter: smoked salmon, king prawns and melon
Main: turkey crown, roast potatoes in goose fat, sprouts and chestnuts, katy carrots, broccoli (DCs guaranteed to eat), Uncle David peas (petit pois with lardons and cream), roast parsnips, roast onions, sausage meat stuffing and pigs in blankets, proper gravy
Pud: mums Christmas pudding (the best EVER), ice cream and mince pies

Feel hungry now smile

LulaPalooza Mon 17-Dec-12 22:50:07

We're eating at my DM's house, but she, DStepF and I will all cook together.

I can't remember what we agreed for starter but the main will be:
Home made stuffing
Braised red cabbage
Sprouts stirfried with pancetta
Roast carrots and parsnips
Pigs in blankets

I think we're having something chocolatey for pud as DH and I are not fans of Christmas pud... or indeed anything with dried fruit in it.

Snowkey Mon 17-Dec-12 22:51:23

Breakfast - bacon sarnies on home made white bread followed by champagne and peach liquor.

I haven't decided on dinner yet, will be simple though- no starter, too much food to follow, it will involve chicken rather than turkey, it will be contain 3 veg - brussels, carrots and one creamy veg purée. Goose fat roasties. Simple sage and onion stuffing. Something tart either red cabbage or cranberries.

Home made Christmas pudding. Cheese board....will choose varieties closer to the time - will involve a blue, a soft ripe stinky one, a hard cheese - hopefully a bomber and maybe a fresh lemony goats. Am also considering a dark choc and marmalade ice cream in a burnt sugar cage with short bread biscuits maybe with a hint of orange - that might have wait till Boxing Day.

Nibbles - homemade sausage rolls, maybe some blinis, pizza wheels for dcs. Home made salsa/guacamole with chips and cucumber if taste buds start to miss their daily chilli hit.

LineRunner Mon 17-Dec-12 22:58:40

God, thank you all! I shall go for it - and with help of M&S!

Anja1LikesChristmas Mon 17-Dec-12 23:09:31

Mmhhh another food thread! Time for a quick reply before ZZzzz

Breakfast fairly normal, I may make cinnamon buns or pain au chocolat, the kids will probably opt for their usual porridge.

Mid-morning coffee with Lebkuchen, Stollen and lots of home made biscuits / goodies

Lunch: (no starter)
Roast Goose with Roast Parsnips and carrots
Red Cabbage with Apples
Sprouts and Broccoli (not together!)
Roast Potatoes
Dessert: Chocolate Fondants or Christmas pudding

Afternoon coffee as before grin

For those peckish in the evening Evening: A help-yourself table of pate, cheese and olives with crackers and home made Rye Bread. No cooking involved, you get the

I CAN'T WAIT!! smile

I feel hungry

Such delicious menus.

We're having;

Breakfast - has to be chocolate, satsumas & stollen or panettone. - Tea or Buck's fizz.

Blinis with smoked wild salmon, sour cream, shallots & capers to see us on. Bloody Mary's.


Smoked Eel with quails' eggs, salad leaves & horseradish.

Cream of Jerusalem artichoke soup.

Goose with black pudding & apple stuffing, roast pots, braised red cabbage, Parmesan parsnips, cumin roast carrots, sprouts with pancetta & chestnuts.

Christmas pud, brandied cherries, brandy butter, ice-cream.

Cheese, loads of cheese, & accompaniments.

Coffee, petit fours, good chocolate, good coffee.

& all the bloody good wines, liqueurs, spirits & shit.

Can't wait.

Snowkey Mon 17-Dec-12 23:31:18

Justread the black pudding stuffing sounds lovely, where is the recipe from?

marriedandwreathedinholly Mon 17-Dec-12 23:36:22

Breakfast is tea and a biscuit or if you are dh or ds a hunk of Xmax Eve ham with a piece of toast before dashing to church.

At about 11ish we have smoked salmon triangles and champagne with presents.

At about 3.30ish we have turkey, two lots of stuffing, pigs in, bread sauce, cranberry sauce, roasties (spud and parsnip), runner beans and sprouts; followed by Xmas pud (flamed) brandy butter, alchy cream and a good choc pudding for the non xmas pudders. During the evening we generally move on to more alcohol and lashings of chocolate.

LineRunner Mon 17-Dec-12 23:38:17

OK, so. The Teen Xmas Dinner will be:

Starter - Mussels in garlic and shallot sauce, with crusty bread

Main - Fillet steak, french fries, with corn on the cob

Pudding - chocolate pudding / sponge pudding and ice cream

No sprouts!

knackeredmother Mon 17-Dec-12 23:47:13

Duck eggs, chunky chips and ham. Working and socialising like a loon until the day itself. We've decided to sod it and just enjoy the children and take away the stress of planning, cooking and shopping. Not sure if it is the right decision some of the menus on here sound divine!

gingerpinz Mon 17-Dec-12 23:53:27

Yum, yum, yum...lovely menus!

We are having our big meal on Christmas eve...

Roast pheasant with sausage meat & apple stuffing
Goose fat roast tatties
Maple roasted carrots & parsnips
Sprouts with bacon (& maybe chestnuts)
Home made bread sauce, cranberry sauce, skirlie and gravy.

Homemade raspberry trifle.

Then on Christmas day we will have croissants with salami & cheese, a selection of mini pastries, bucks fizz and coffee for breakfast and then for the rest of the day we will graze on marmalade ham, spiced beef, game terrine, soy & cranberry glazed chipolatas, smoked salmon, prawns, cheeses, various chutneys, pickled pears, seasonal coleslaw, walnut bread, sourdough, soda bread and Christmas pud with jersey cream.

LineRunner Mon 17-Dec-12 23:57:44

knackered I think that posh ham, egg and chips sounds tremendous. smile Get a very nice mustard!

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