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what do you eat on boxing day?

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gymboywalton Wed 12-Nov-14 16:49:18

after reading another thread i need to ask this question.

as far as i am concerned boxing day is cold turkey, gammon, cheese, crackers, nice crusty rolls, christmas cake etc etc etc

i was shocked to hear someone say they cook hot meals on boxing day!

so what's the deal in your house?

QueenOfThorns Wed 12-Nov-14 16:51:07

Nah, we just rerun the Christmas dinner, except that the turkey is cold. We reheat any leftover veg and just cook a little more of anything that got eaten.

FannyFifer Wed 12-Nov-14 16:51:54

Leftovers & sweets.

HesMyLobster Wed 12-Nov-14 16:53:14

Bubble and Squeak! Our favourite meal of the whole year!

surroundedbyblondes Wed 12-Nov-14 16:58:37

At my DMs Boxing day dinner is home-made chips (always slightly undercookedconfused) with cold sliced turkey, slices of the ham and hot gravy. It is part of the tradition as is the minor chip-pan fire which she has every year.
As bats as all that sounds, it is fantastic grin

Titsalinabumsquash Wed 12-Nov-14 16:59:42

A mahoosive Buffett of anything and everything. My kids prefer it to actual Christmas dinner grin

OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Wed 12-Nov-14 17:04:44

Leftover christmas dinner, cold meat/pickle/cracker buffets and all the cakes/sweets/mince pies etc.

After Christmas day I don't cook for about another 3 days apart from some creative leftover modifications. The best yet has been frying up the last of the roast potatoes, stuffing and pigs in blankets and serving with fried or poached eggs.

We get those part baked rolls to avoid having to go out for bread immediately after Christmas too.

ourbabybeau Wed 12-Nov-14 17:10:05

Hopefully a take away because all the family I pretend to like will of fucked off

MackerelOfFact Wed 12-Nov-14 17:20:51

Leftover turkey, gammon joint, mash, salad and a spread of pickles and chutneys! Prefer it to actual Xmas dinner if I'm honest, and we have been known to have it on Christmas day and skip the whole roast thing!

PandasRock Wed 12-Nov-14 17:23:39

Leftover turkey, fried up quickly with some onions/shallots, then stirred through cooked pasta with some mayo and chopped mango, and lots of salt and pepper. much nicer than it sounds, and a firm favourite in this house.

TwelveLeggedWalk Wed 12-Nov-14 17:23:39

I think both DH and my families align here on cold meat (ham/turkey/chicken/whatever we had for Xmas Eve and Xmas Day), with chips and peas. Or maybe baked beans. Or egg if it's ham.

And sandwiches with all the leftover cheese and chutney.

Really want to eat that now actually!

LynetteScavo Wed 12-Nov-14 17:36:57

Another full on Christmas dinner with different relatives.

iknowimcoming Wed 12-Nov-14 17:44:26

We have jacket spuds with cold meats and pickles etc as we have the inlaws over for Boxing Day every year and DMIL always rings up a few days beforehand with her orders of "oh don't go to any bother, just pop some jacket spuds in the oven for us and that'll be lovely" not sure if it still irritates me or I find it funny now ......
We also have Christmas pudding as no one has room for it on Christmas Day!

crazykat Wed 12-Nov-14 17:45:07

We go to DHs parents and have a buffet type affair with things like sandwiches, pizza, sausage rolls etc.

nic013 Wed 12-Nov-14 17:58:47

On Boxing day we like to have aromatic style duck with pancakes, hoisin, sliced veg and rice.
We would have cold cuts with pickles and jams throughout the Xmas period.

Tykeisagirl Wed 12-Nov-14 18:06:46

This year it's going to be Christmas dinner no.2 with my dad an his wife (who's working on Christmas Day), having had Christmas dinner no.1 with my mum and her husband the day before.

DevaDiva Wed 12-Nov-14 18:10:24

We always have another 3 course meal usually a gammon joint but lamb, pork and beef have been known to make an appearance smile

BikeRunSki Wed 12-Nov-14 18:11:10


bigbluestars Wed 12-Nov-14 18:24:23

I am doing a buffet for 14 on boxing day. So a ham, new potatoes, salad, quiche,smoked salmon. prawns, cheese- not quite decided on the final items.

DevaDiva Wed 12-Nov-14 18:39:54

We always have another 3 course meal usually a gammon joint but lamb, pork and beef have been known to make an appearance smile

DamselNotInHerDress Wed 12-Nov-14 19:44:56

Roast goose and all the trimmings - it's Christmas Day take two at the inlaws! I actually prefer it to the 25th, although 22 round MILs table is getting rather cramped grin

WreckTheHalls Wed 12-Nov-14 22:43:09

Bubble and squeak with slices of leftover ham and eggs for brunch.

Usually a leftovers sarnie late afternoon - turkey, ham, stuffing and cranberry sauce in a warm baguette <mouth waters>

Cheese board and snacky bits in the evening.

Definitely no proper cooking!

Boogle77 Wed 12-Nov-14 23:11:16

All the leftovers plus Bubble Jackets... which are jacket potatoes with the middle scooped out and then mixed up with chopped up leftover sprouts and other veg, plus loads of cheese, then stuffed back in the skins and crisped up in a hot oven. They are amazing, especially with pickles/chutney and a sausage roll!

onehellofaride Wed 12-Nov-14 23:24:08

Usually it's leftovers or buffet food however this year we are going out for a meal. I cater for 15 on Christmas Eve and 9 on Christmas Day. I have 2 DC plus DSS and work until 3 pm Christmas Eve and back day after Boxing Day. I love doing it all but honestly can't wait to not have to do it all on Boxing Day this year!

ravenAK Wed 12-Nov-14 23:25:19

Definitely not another proper hot meal!

Everyone helps themselves to breakfast from the fridge, bits are picked at throughout the day, & there's a late lunch/early tea buffet type meal consisting of bubble'n'squeak with any leftover veg, a platter of all the leftover meats (as meat-eating in-laws off home usually after BD tea), lots of onion bhajis, samosas etc as we're all a bit fed up with Trad Brit by then, & a couple of massive bowls of salad.

If the gannet:food ratio is looking dicey I supplement with lots of potato wedges & a few garlic breads to carb the buggers into submission.

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