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What are your Christmas food non-negotiables

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CoffeeAndOranges Fri 28-Oct-16 16:36:02

Just a bit of fun really as I'm a greedy soul who loves reading about food (and eating it).

I've got a bit less tolerant of all the excessive food-porn tv chef Christmas wankery that seems to get worse every year but there are certain things that I do love at Christmas.

Good cheeses, cured meats, smoked salmon etc to have with oatcakes, onion/chilli jam and lots of red wine or port.

A Christmas sandwich - almost better than the roast itself. Turkey (although we often have chicken instead), stuffing, pigs in blankets, cranberry and bread sauce, all in good granary bread. Yum.


Clementines by the bucketload.

Spiced rum in black coffee.

Christmas pudding- not fussed about cake.

What will you be making sure you get in?

GerrardWinstanley Fri 28-Oct-16 17:04:55

(Ahem) you forgot pickled onions.
I am also determined to have a blackforest gateau this year shows age

Bloopbleep Fri 28-Oct-16 17:05:51

I'd be happy with only roast potatoes but only if they're good ones made in goose fat.

pklme Fri 28-Oct-16 17:09:15

The usual roast with trimmings- loads of veg, but as long as there is lots of variety it doesn't matter about any one thing. Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sprouts, leeks, cauli cheese, roast potato and parsnip are essential. Everything else is negotiable.

CoffeeAndOranges Fri 28-Oct-16 17:11:58

Oh gosh yes really good crispy roasties! Never tried goose fat ones, maybe this is the year.

You can keep your pickled onions though, bleurgh!

NipSlipper Fri 28-Oct-16 17:14:07

A big ol' Christmas ham.

Lots of yummy cheese, crackers, chutney, grapes and crisps.

My MIL's very boozy Caribbean black cake.

Flisspaps Fri 28-Oct-16 17:14:09

Bread sauce. I get a whole packet to myself as no-one else in my house or at ILs likes it

soundsystem Fri 28-Oct-16 17:14:56

Trifle. Christmas has to involve trifle.

And lots of nice cheese.

Lots more pigs in blankets and stuff in balls than are required for the meal for snacking on the next day.

TheHighPriestessOfTinsel Fri 28-Oct-16 17:16:35

Home-made pork, sage and onion stuffing
I'm not altogether sure we'll be having turkey, as we all much prefer a rib of beef, but the stuffing will be made regardless/

Ginmakesitallok Fri 28-Oct-16 17:17:21

Stuffing, roast potatoes and gravy. Brandy cream with mince pies.

usual Fri 28-Oct-16 17:18:02

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Gatekeeper Fri 28-Oct-16 17:19:39

Have to have sherry trifle and Christmas pud, pigs in blankets, roasties, honeyed parsnips, spiced carrot puree, Christmas cake, capon

And lots of nice.cheese, crackers and chutney with home.made game terrine and lots of Speyside single malt

And Rennies...

Flanderspigeonmurderer Fri 28-Oct-16 17:23:24

Mince pies, turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes and parsnips, gravy and m&s Belgian choc biscuits in the gold and green tin.

Willow2016 Fri 28-Oct-16 17:29:25

Mince pies
Crackling on the roast pork
Chestnuts and sprouts
Chestnuts in general
Cheesy footballs!
Xmas cake
Choc mints (not after eights)
Used to be Roses but not now sad

Soubriquet Fri 28-Oct-16 17:31:22

Just the roast dinner which has to include

Roast potatoes
Yorkshire puddings
Pigs in blankets

Everything else is optional

themindbogglesallthetime Fri 28-Oct-16 17:33:35

Roast potatoes in goose fat
Chocolate gataux (dirtier the better!)
Mass amounts of celebration chocolates
Lots of nibbles (anything savoury)
Chicken and stuffing sandwiches

Blueberry234 Fri 28-Oct-16 17:33:52

Bread sauce
Christmas dinner sandwich
All the nibbles

Blueberry234 Fri 28-Oct-16 17:34:19

Oh and Christmas Eve slow cooker hot chocolate

J0kersSmile Fri 28-Oct-16 17:36:04

Different cheeses, baileys in coffee, mince pies, leftover sandwiches, Christmas cake and match makers.

Kel1234 Fri 28-Oct-16 17:36:25

The best thing about Christmas is Yule log, I can't stand mince pies, Xmas cake or Xmas pudding, so I love some Yule log with a cup of tea on Christmas evening (usually while I'm watching Xmas day soaps).
And I always make a homemade trifle for Christmas Day. And wine, got to have plenty of wine for all them dinners over Xmas and new year.

Piffpaffpoff Fri 28-Oct-16 17:36:34

Christmas isn't Christmas unless I have (in no order)

Potato croquettes
Ham in coke
Jelly tots
A Lindt chocolate reindeer
Bacon wrapped sausages
And new after last year - cheese and ham gougeres. (Savoury profiteroles)

toastymarshmallow Fri 28-Oct-16 17:36:41

Lots of Christmas Ham.
Bacon, cranberry and stuffing sandwiches on granary bread.
The red Lindt balls.
Mince pies.
Cranberry Sauce.

That1950sMum Fri 28-Oct-16 17:42:13

Roast Chicken
Roast Potatoes
Lots of different stuffings
Pigs in Blankets
Cranberry Sauce

Lots of cheese, crackers and chutneys

Mince pies with brandy butter

A shed load of Cava.

That's all!

00100001 Fri 28-Oct-16 17:48:55

There will always be;

Chocolate for breakfast from the stocking
A plate of sausage rolls produced at around 11am
Roast potatoes and yorkies

Anything else is fair game

thatstoast Fri 28-Oct-16 17:48:56

Extra stinky cheese
Super cheap strawberry gateaux with condensed milk
Roast parsnips
Loads of sprouts.
Cranberry sauce

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