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What lovely accompaniments do you have with Christmas Lunch?

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StNiChaolas Sun 23-Dec-12 12:20:36

Am just writing my list and need indpiration.



HousewifefromBethlehem Sun 23-Dec-12 12:22:21

String quartet?!

Themobstersknife Sun 23-Dec-12 12:24:23

Chop up some red cabbage. Chuck in one of those small packs of cubed pancetta. Put it in the oven. Tis lush!

DowntonSprouts Sun 23-Dec-12 12:26:22

Turkey and Beef.
Sausage and bacon rolls.
Roast potatoes.
Swede and carrot mash.
Brussels sprouts.
Roast parsnips.
Yorkshire puddings.
Red wine gravy.
Cranberry sauce and horseradish.

May add mash as well and possibly savoy cabbage as not everyone is a fan of sprouts.

ArtexTheHallWithBoughsOfMonkey Sun 23-Dec-12 12:28:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

pumpkinsweetieMasPudding Sun 23-Dec-12 12:31:07

Mint jelly
Cranberry sauce
Roast potatoes
Mashed carrot & swede
Homemade gravy
Pigs in blankets

& a glass of Asti smile

StNiChaolas Sun 23-Dec-12 12:32:43



StNiChaolas Sun 23-Dec-12 12:33:20

Any liquid, themobster?

MrsJREwing Sun 23-Dec-12 12:38:52

Red cabbage not homemade
Carrott and sweede mash not homemade
Roast carrott, parsnip, sweet potatoe onion, garlic in herbs and honey added near the end
Some other green veg as sprouts not popular
Roast pots
Yorkshire pudding not homemade
Gammon and honey
Cranberry sauce not homemade
Apple sauce not homemade
Gravy not homemade
pigs in blankets
cheese wrapped in bacon
lump of pork sausage meat
Stuffing not homemade

DowntonSprouts Sun 23-Dec-12 12:46:42

Ooh I Love red cabbage! But no one else likes it here. sad

Swede and carrot is the only universally accepted veg.

MrsJREwing Sun 23-Dec-12 12:49:31

I am the onlyone who limes red cabbage, I take some out of the freezer and put it in a ramekin in the oven. I forgot I do the same with caulicheese for me.

DowntonSprouts Sun 23-Dec-12 12:57:59

I love cauliflower cheese too. But again it was only me who ate it.

Favourite bit of Christmas dinner is the cheese board and a bottle of port. That bit goes on for hours!

happyhorse Sun 23-Dec-12 13:05:33

I'm doing caramelised pears and chestnuts as an extra side dish this year. The recipe was in one of the recent cooking mags. I'm also taking the controversial step of pureeing the parsnips instead of roasting to make room in the oven.

Themobstersknife Sun 23-Dec-12 13:24:18

I don't add liquid. I might have added a bit of olive oil last year, can't remember. But probably not because the pancetta releases so much oil. Just give it a stir when pancetta starts exuding I reckon! Sorry for not being more specific but I make things up as I go along!

TaggieCrimbleBlack Sun 23-Dec-12 13:31:31


Chicken for MiL

Yorkshire puds for dd2

Pigs in blankets
Roasy potatoes
Sprouts (yeuch)
Parsnips (yeuch)
Carrots (meh)
Butternut squash
Red cabbage

3 sorts of gravey (turkry, chicken, veggie)
Cranberry sauce.

Yama Sun 23-Dec-12 13:39:58

Turkey with:

Roast potatoes (Nigella's)
Brussels with Hustle (Jamie's)
Honeyed carrots and parsnips
Red Cabbage in port (Asda Finest)
Pigs in Blankets (bought)
Stuffing (bought)
Cranberry sauce (bought)
Gravy (bought)

Only effort needed for the potatoes, sprouts and carrots/parsnips. Dh is in charge of these I've just realised. Well, decided. wink

ujjayi Mon 24-Dec-12 00:25:46

Red cabbage (cooked with apple, onion, star anise & cinnamon, red wine vinegar & muscavado sugar)
Roast potatoes - always in blend of butter and olive oil
Carrots, broccoli & sprouts (simply steamed)
Port & Stilton gravy (we are having beef)
Lemon, sage & parsley sausagemeat stuffing
Pigs in blankets
Cranberry sauce

All home made.

The last three are not traditional beef accompaniments but DCs have requested their presence along with Yorkshire Puds.....which I may or may not get around to!

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