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Bored of usual Christmas food

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Wilhamenawonka Sat 26-Sep-15 13:02:19

Normally a chicken as it was just me and h and two very young minis. Lots of veg and other trimmings and last year we had pancakes with a fruit tree for breakfast.

This year it will be just me, a two and five year old.
They don't care about tradition and we can have chicken any time.

I want special ideas that I can enjoy that are different.
Kids will eat most things except tomato and chilli.

Any Ideas?

GrouchyKiwi Sat 26-Sep-15 13:10:30

What about salmon en croute? Delicious, looks magnificent and definitely not an every day thing.

Wilhamenawonka Sat 26-Sep-15 13:12:25

Now that is a great idea!

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 26-Sep-15 13:16:46

I was going to suggest that too, I made Delia's last year, the one with the rice that I have suddenly forgotten the name of.

FrenchPlaits Sat 26-Sep-15 13:19:54

Salmon en croute is a great call.

Beef wellington

a roast duck with dauphinoise potatoes?

or ask the kids what they would like? grin

Wilhamenawonka Sat 26-Sep-15 13:27:43

I'm not doing fish and chips for Christmas lunch grin

Although dd1 who is five has just said her favourite food is stroganoff hmm

glenthebattleostrich Sat 26-Sep-15 13:29:50

Or totally say sod it and have a Christmas buffet with loads of lovely party food eaten in front of the Christmas tree

FadedRed Sat 26-Sep-15 13:30:49

I hear that a pig's head is fashionable in some quarters these days, just remember that is is more traditional to put an apple in it's mouth. grin

autumnintheair Sat 26-Sep-15 15:42:48


Not too rich, tasty delicous? but special?

Musidora Sat 26-Sep-15 17:39:02

There were 3 of us for Christmas Day a few years ago as DM went to spend the day with her elderly parents, so we had the big Christmas roast with her on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day I did a butternut squash and Wensleydale risotto - not too much effort but lovely and creamy, warming and wintery. We were all adults there but I should think little ones would like it too.

HarrietSchulenberg Sat 26-Sep-15 17:47:27

We had duck last year, which went down so well I think I'll do it again this year.

ImperialBlether Sat 26-Sep-15 17:59:01

Roast lamb studded with garlic and rosemary, with Delia's redcurrant jelly and mint jelly sauce (easiest sauce ever) and gratin dauphinois.

MegBusset Sat 26-Sep-15 18:05:05

If it was just me and the DC I would go out for lunch and let someone else worry about what to cook grin

NegativeIron Sat 26-Sep-15 21:03:28

Ice cream for pudding, as the Ozzies and Kiwis have. My aunt makes a Christmas pudding one, but they are too little for that, I suspect.

DM always had a summer pudding as an alternative.

My family has fowl haters. So salmon and beef turn up quite often.

Wilhamenawonka Sat 26-Sep-15 21:12:45

I love lamb and so do the minis.
Or just lovely food to nibble on all day could be fun

Tiggeryoubastard Sat 26-Sep-15 21:17:28

My first thought was salmon en croute!
But leave it till the week before, whatever is their fave then, make. Make together with love. But with extra sides. Make more of a deal with the table etc to make it special with yhem, do it the night before. You've got a blank canvas here. Make Christmas your own for all of you. Own it.

peaz Sat 26-Sep-15 22:45:04

This year we are NOT having turkey- hurrah! I'm thinking lamb, although beef wellington is an option.

JimmyGreavesMoustache Sat 26-Sep-15 22:48:07

we usually have a rib of beef. you don't have to get a massive one, but if you do it makes the best leftovers.

although DH was working on Xmas day last year, so we did our big meal on the 24th, and I did a buffet on Xmas day. I really liked not being in the kitchen all day - helped it feel very relaxed.

CrumbledFeta Sun 27-Sep-15 08:26:13

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