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FlowersAndShit Tue 10-Nov-15 14:00:21

I usually have turkey, cranberry sauce, paxo sage and onion stuffing, roast potatoes, honey roast parsnips, mash, swede, sprouts, brocolli, carrots, peas, gravy.

Dessert is usually Christmas pudding with M&S brandy butter

Pengweng Tue 10-Nov-15 14:14:00

If i'm cooking then:

Turkey
Ham cooked in Cola
Carrots and parsnips in honey
Sprouts with bacon and chestnuts
Stuffing (not really arsed what kind as i don't really eat it)
Roasted potatoes
Sausages wrapped in bacon
Cabbage in butter
Bread sauce, gravy, cranberry sauce
And weirdly (or maybe not) as my whole family eat them with all roast dinners Yorkshire puddings.

Pudding is christmas pudding or warm mince pies with cream/ice cream.

I only do it every other year though and if we go to PIL then as above but no ham, bread sauce or yorkshire puddings.

GoboTheGoat Tue 10-Nov-15 14:14:41

Last year we had chicken instead of turkey. I am toying with the idea of a small turkey crown or a turkey breast this year, along with the chicken.

As well as that we will have ham, cocktail sausages, homemade roast potatoes, mashed potatoes (frozen from Iceland), carrots, peas, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. DH will have a yorkshire pudding, but I don't like them.

We usually have pudding at PILs in the late afternoon.

We have mince pies and cream for pudding on xmas eve, remembering to leave one for Santa.

LimboNovember Tue 10-Nov-15 14:15:29

anything except turkey. no one likes it.

we have had rib of beef....goose, duck, and pheasant.

this year I am eyeing up a three bird roast from booths.

Buttercup27 Tue 10-Nov-15 14:18:41

I usually do
Turkey
Stuffing
Yorkshire puddings
Pigs in blankets
Roast potatoes
Roast parsnips
Carrots
Sprouts
Peas
Mash potato

Pudding
Trifle
Christmas pudding
Apple crumble

This is usually for between 10 and 14 people.

FattyNinjaOwl Tue 10-Nov-15 14:23:57

Turkey, roast potatoes, mash, carrots,suede, cauliflower, sprouts, pigs in blankets, gravy. No one likes stuffing.
Pudding, everyone else has Christmas pud but I don't like it so I get my very own special chocolate one grin
(I must point out I go to my mums every year, so I don't cook any of it grin )

ComeInBaldrick Tue 10-Nov-15 14:27:29

Chicken
Mash
Roast potatoes
Roasted carrots and honey parsnips
Sprouts and bacon
peas
Yorkshire puddings
Stuffing
Pigs in blankets

SnozBuriedUnderThePatio Tue 10-Nov-15 14:32:49

Turkey
Pigs in blankets
Roast potatoes
Yorkshire puddings
Stuffing balls
Cauliflower cheese
Mashed carrot+swede
Broccoli
Peas
Gravy

Christmas pudding and mince pies

No cake this year as I've finally accepted no one likes or wants it. It feels weird not to have one though!

SnozBuriedUnderThePatio Tue 10-Nov-15 14:33:28

Oh parsnips.

ChristmasZombie Tue 10-Nov-15 16:34:35

Turkey breasts
Gammon joint
Stuffing balls
Roasted parsnips
Roast potatoes
Carrots
Peas
Pigs in blankets
Gravy

Christmas pudding
Christmas cake
Mince pies
Chocolates

Wine

NutCrackerSlacker Tue 10-Nov-15 17:09:07

Usually turkey, but this year chicken + ham in coke with Nigella's brown sugar/cloves/treacle/mustard glaze >smacks lips>
Chestnut stuffing + sage & onion stuffing
Piggies in blankets
Roast potatoes
Roast parsnips
Carrot & swede mash
Red cabbage
Brussel sprouts, carrots, peas, cauliflower & broccoli
Yorkshire puds for the ids
Gravy
Cranberry sauce (nobody in my family likes bread sauce)

Christmas pudding and cream for me and DH
Ice cream, jelly, sprinkles & sauce for the DC

I feel stuffed just thinking about it grin

KatharineClifton Tue 10-Nov-15 17:12:01

We have chocolate. It's bloody lovely grin

cantbelievemyeyes Tue 10-Nov-15 17:59:34

Meat- if it's just us two we quite like duck legs, but as we have my folks this year it'll be turkey or chicken, and pork.
Roasties
Stuffing
Yorkshire puddings
Pigs in blankets
Carrot & swede mash
Braised red cabbage
Sprouts with chestnuts and bacon
Parsnips
10 gallons of gravy

Haven't decided on pudding yet- my parents don't like Christmas pudding so thinking of something mint chocolate, maybe.

Greaterthanthesumoftheparts Tue 10-Nov-15 18:03:28

This year we're having Danish Christmas dinner on 24th which will be pork with crackling, roast duck, braised red cabbage and caramelised potatoes followed by Ris Alamande. We'll have turkey with all the usual stuff for English Christmas dinner on 25th.

HippyChickMama Tue 10-Nov-15 18:10:52

Baked camembert starter
Turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, carrots, parsnips, sprouts with bacon and chestnuts, red cabbage, cranberry sauce, gravy
Christmas pudding for everyone else, bread and butter pudding for me

emwithme Tue 10-Nov-15 18:26:29

Really fat fillet steaks
Jacket potatoes with sour cream
Corn on the cob
Mushrooms
Minty peas

Neither of us like turkey, and I do a "proper" roast every Sunday, so it's nice to have a change

nightandthelight Tue 10-Nov-15 18:32:32

Smoked salmon terrine starter.
Turkey crown
Pigs in blankets
Veggie option
Roast potatoes
Red cabbage
Brussel sprouts
Honey glazed parsnips and carrots
Veggie stuffing
Cranberry sauce
Gravy
Christmas pudding with brandy butter
Cheese and biscuits
Christmas cake

blibblibs Tue 10-Nov-15 18:35:08

Chicken
Roast potatoes
Carrots
Peas
Red cabbage
Parsnips with cream & bacon
Pigs in blankets
Stuffing
Yorkshire puddings
Bread sauce
Cranberry sauce
Gravy

DC get to pick pudding as adults are usually to stuffed to care. Last year was an ice cream house year before was apple pie & custard

howtorebuild Tue 10-Nov-15 18:41:30

Roast potatoes
Turkey
Cranberry sauce
Gravely
Pigs in blankets
Cheese in blankets
Sausage meat in a loaf tin
Yorkshire pudding, yes I know they go with beef
Red cabbage
Sprouts
Carrot and Swede mash
Honey roast parsnips

nightandthelight Tue 10-Nov-15 18:43:10

Cheese in blankets howto, is that cheese in bacon? What kind of cheese. Please tell me more!

FuzzyWizard Tue 10-Nov-15 18:45:57

Have just realised we go a bit mad at Christmas but it's the way it's always been.
Always a starter and usually 2-3 options due to fussy eaters (my dad and sisters). My sisters only like melon for starter and my dad says it's not Christmas if he doesn't get a prawn cocktail. hmm
Dinner- Turkey, Beef, Ham in Cola
2-3 stuffing varieties. (Usually sage and onion, pork and chestnut and pork and spiced fruits)
Roast Potatoes
Roast parsnips and carrots
Sprouts sautéed with bacon and white wine
Red cabbage
Some other green veg
Yorkshire pudding
Cranberry Sauce
Gravy

Usually Christmas pud and another option for dessert.

The main meal tends to be a joint effort with me and my mum and if she's joining us then my man all contributing to the cooking. We always serve up family-style and propel help themselves to what they fancy. A key purpose of Christmas dinner is to provide Boxing Day leftovers though so we don't worry about there being too much food.

I'm away this year and a bit sad I'll be missing out on it all.

FuzzyWizard Tue 10-Nov-15 18:46:32

Forgot pigs in blankets and swede

NutCrackerSlacker Tue 10-Nov-15 18:47:42

Geaterthanthesumoftheparts I LOVE Ris Alamande grin.

Some Danish friends make it for me most years at Christmas and I polish it off on Boxing Day. Divine!

FuzzyWizard Tue 10-Nov-15 18:47:47

Man = nan blush

Fairydogmother Tue 10-Nov-15 18:53:52

Turkey, roast potatoes, cauli cheese, red cabbage, sprouts, cocktail sausages, cranberry and port sauce, gravy

This year it's m&s melting middle chocolate and orange pudding grin

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