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Christmas dinner for two - inspiration please!

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Nancery Sun 09-Nov-14 23:42:24

We are thankfully spending Christmas just as a family this year, me and DH and DS who's two and a half. We will have a big breakfast, and a lovely tea - something semi light as it's aimed at DS - then me and DH will have a late Christmas posh dinner after he's in bed. (DS is more of a grazer in the afternoon so this works out best.)
Any suggestions? We both eat meat, I'm not keen re fish although DH is, I would prefer it to be relatively easy but also feel like a treat.
Inspire me please!

Selks Sun 09-Nov-14 23:44:53

Roast duck, braised red cabbage with port and potatoes dauphinoise. Bottle of something lovely to drink.

Selks Sun 09-Nov-14 23:47:37

Some really good pate and Melba toast to start, and something lush like chocolate and brandy mousse for pudding, unless you are doing Christmas pud.
Whatever you decide to have, I hope you have a lovely time smile

Allalonenow Sun 09-Nov-14 23:50:10

Rack of lamb, redcurrant sauce, potatoes Boulangere, green beans.

Fantail Mon 10-Nov-14 02:10:29

Do you like cooking or do you just want something no fuss?

Starter - I would want shellfish, but if you are not keen, then pâté would be good. Or an platter from local deli.

Meat - venison or a individual rib steak. Or individual poussin or quail? Roast potato and whatever veg you want.

Individual pavlova for dessert. Or get some handmade chocolates.

Champagne. LOTS

lauranorder50 Mon 10-Nov-14 03:10:52

My husband and will be celebrating Christmas together alone again this year. Brilliant !

We will have roast chicken, roast potatoes (sadly no parsnips, I live overseas and Christmas falls in summertime.) Carrots, cauliflower, broccoli and peas. No sprouts, same reason as parsnips. Also we will have sausages wrapped in bacon, stuffing, gravy and bread sauce.

We will have home made sherry trifle for dessert. No starters for us, to keen to get to the main course !

To drink: Pimms and lemonade, well it's summer here ! Still or sparkling wine with our main course.

Other more gourmet suggestions sound fab but I'm just to traditional on Christmas Day for any alternatives.

duckbilled Mon 10-Nov-14 09:07:19

It was just dh and i with a newborn last year and we had beef Wellington with all the usual Christmas trimmings, and then salted caramel cheesecake smile

girlywhirly Mon 10-Nov-14 09:45:57

We have often had for New Year's eve on our own, griddled ribeye steak with fried mushrooms, onions and tomatoes, and potatoes dauphinoise.

Thumbwitch Mon 10-Nov-14 09:46:37

Duck or goose. Duck is probably easier.

BuilderMammy Mon 10-Nov-14 09:51:40

The one year it was just DH and I, we had quail.

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Mon 10-Nov-14 09:54:06

Ds is now 4 but even before he was born we had Xmas on our own. Since he has arrived we have breakfast as normal around 8am usually something like pan Au choc ds still has his porridge!! Then 11.30 we have brunch of a cooked breakfast or our starter to our meal was what we did last year (n before last yr ds would then have a 2hr nap) and we would have full Xmas dinner at 4/4.30pm and prob still will.

Over the Yeats just for 2 we have had

Turkey - was never ending and a waste!!
Turkey thigh joints _ husband fav not a fan myself
Aldi 3/4 bird roast- not a fan really
Corn fed organic chicken - treat as normally have aldi free range
Rib of beef - this has to be our fav and left overs for boxing day n any other left overs chopped into a hot pot.

ZeViteVitchofCwismas Mon 10-Nov-14 10:07:43

I would probably order stuff from top shop, get best iberico black pig ham, top peice of fillet steak maybe beef wellington....order it in

ZeViteVitchofCwismas Mon 10-Nov-14 10:08:42

Rib of beef - this has to be our fav and left overs for boxing day n any other left overs chopped into a hot pot yy top top nish.

ZeViteVitchofCwismas Mon 10-Nov-14 10:13:44

or maybe have one of those amazing chicken, brese blu or something its what heston ate last year

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