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What vegetables will you do with Christmas dinner?

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BooDidIScareYou Sat 20-Dec-14 08:23:50

We will be having sprouts with chestnuts and pancetta, and roasted parsnips. Don't like red cabbage. Feel like there's a vegetable item missing but can't work out what. DP says we can have peas too but I feel like there's something not quite right about that!!

Kundry Sat 20-Dec-14 08:26:22

Where are your roast potatoes?

We will have roast potatoes, roast parsnips, honey glazed carrots, red cabbage and sprouts.

Peas are wrong fgrin

BooDidIScareYou Sat 20-Dec-14 08:35:54

We will have roasties!! For some reason I never think of potatoes as a vegetable even though technically I know they are....

BooDidIScareYou Sat 20-Dec-14 08:36:34

Carrots. Maybe its the carrots that are missing......

HeyheyheyGoodbye Sat 20-Dec-14 08:44:59

Roast spuds, carrots, celeriac, kale, sprout gratin and some general steamed greens smile

Springcleanish Sat 20-Dec-14 08:52:56

Carrots, red cabbage, parsnips, sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli, no peas - they're for Boxing Day smile

BrieAndChilli Sat 20-Dec-14 08:53:48

Honey roast parsnips
Cauliflower and broccoli bake
Carrots
Sprouts
Cabbage for the sprouts haters
Mashed swede
Possible chuck some peas on

Tiredoftiredness Sat 20-Dec-14 08:54:41

Roasties, parsnips, carrots, red cabbage and sprouts.

Feel like I need at least another 5 items based on Christmas at MILs last year, but can't be arsed think it seems unnecessary?

Tiredoftiredness Sat 20-Dec-14 08:55:09

Oops and cauli cheese. Yum!

NoLongerJustAShopGirl Sat 20-Dec-14 08:55:38

Carrots, sprouts, green beans + whatever I shove in with the turkey to roast.

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Sat 20-Dec-14 08:56:49

Roast potatoes and parsnips.
Steamed sprouts and carrots.
Braised red cabbage.

It's the carrots you're missing smile

guineapig1 Sat 20-Dec-14 08:58:30

Roast potatoes
Maple glazed parsnips
Carrots
Braised red cabbage
Peas
Green cabbage/kale/spinach gratin
Brussels with chestnuts and bacon

ClashCityRocker Sat 20-Dec-14 09:05:10

You need some class of root veggie mash - carrot and swede and parsnip or something. Yum!

When hosting we do:
Roast potatoes
Roast parsnips
Root veggie mash
Braised red cabbage
Brussels sprouts with chestnuts

But I always feel there should be another green vegetable...don't like peas, and red cabbage and Brussels sprouts are both quite 'cabbagy' so I don't think a white cabbage will do it...

Cauli cheese is weird and wrong!

And my mum once served it with....sweet corn! shock

olbas Sat 20-Dec-14 09:29:54

We are having...

Roast potatoes
Roast parsnips
Sprouts with bacon,chestnuts and lemon
Carrot/swede mash
Brocolli for my mum who doesn't like sprouts
Red cabbage.

dalmatianmad Sat 20-Dec-14 09:43:50

Whatever I fancy when I go food shopping on Tuesday!
I cannot understand all this stress that goes along with Christmas!
It's a Sunday dinner with posh table decorations and something nice for desert.
That's it!
But saying that I haven't even got a Christmas tree yet fhmm
A puppy and a tree do not go well together so we will manage without!
All my presents are wrapped and i'm not working Christmas day this year fsmile

TheFallenMadonna Sat 20-Dec-14 09:48:42

I like sweetcorn with Christmas dinner. There, I said it. Drum me off the site now...

Aliennation Sat 20-Dec-14 09:59:32

Last year I did sprout gratin, totally revolutionized my sprouts.
Lots of recipes online, I did mine with leeks and bacon in a cream sauce topped with breadcrumbs. It was delicious.

worm77daisy Sat 20-Dec-14 11:40:10

We are having

Honey roast carrots
roast parsnips
braised red cabbage
brussels with chestnuts and pancetta
Beans and fennel with orange and amend recipe here

worm77daisy Sat 20-Dec-14 11:41:05

i meant almonds and not amend!

MercuryRising Sat 20-Dec-14 12:07:27

Carrots, peas, brussels, roast parsnips, roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese - can't wait!

HollyJollyXmas Sat 20-Dec-14 12:14:18

Roast potatoes
Parnsips and carrots roasted with maple syrup.
Steamed brussels and petit pois. Possibly cauliflower.

I save the red cabbage to have with boxing day leftovers. Yum.

furryleopard Sat 20-Dec-14 13:26:06

I'm doing squishy boiled sprouts (as they should be!), mashed turnip/swede, peas and carrots. And a solitary parsnip for my DH who's the only one who likes them. And roast potatoes and mashed potatoes.

dingalong Sat 20-Dec-14 15:14:41

I'm doing vegetables (dinner at sil's) so thinking (sil is a vegetarian) and space is a premium in her oven

So thinking
Butternut squash gratin (with lots of cream and parmesan)*
Brussel sprouts with chestnuts (sprouts cooked will just chuck in a pan at her house with chestnuts)
Roasted/glazed carrots and parsnips or roasted vegetables
Broccoli (only vegetable ds 3 eats)
Red cabbage *

* made ahead

Pidgy Sat 20-Dec-14 15:49:09

Roast potatoes
Roast parsnip
Mash (my DH is Irish and loves mash!!)
Red cabbage
Broccoli & cauliflower cheese
Sprouts

Should I be doing carrots too?! First year I've done christmas so not sure. Might boil a few up with the sprouts. Planning on preparing the veg on Christmas Eve so I can enjoy Christmas morning a bit more with my children.

ouryve Sat 20-Dec-14 15:52:30

Sprouts, carrots, parsnips (for me - no one else likes them) and some red cabbage, if I can get around to making some.

Peas with Christmas dinner are just wrong. They're not even in season.

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