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What's your Christmas Day food menu?

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Kirriemuir Fri 25-Nov-16 19:45:41

We will be

Chocolate and champagne early am

Bacon rolls and coffee

A fish starter. May be prawns or salmon or lobster.
Turkey and all the trimmings - DS request. I'd really prefer steak and chips
No dessert but cheese, biscuits, chutney and port all evening.

Palomb Fri 25-Nov-16 19:49:08

Smoked salmon bagels

Fillet beef and roast turkey with all the usual suspects and Yorkshire puddings

I'm not a massive pudding eater but will probably do a Christmas pudding

A shit ton of cheese and crackers and red wine.

MrsSparkles Fri 25-Nov-16 19:57:00

Pastries and bucks fizz.

Nibbles (antipasti, olives etc) at about 11 with more fizz - instead of a starter.

Turkey and lamb plus all the trimmings. Christmas pud and tiramisu at 1-ish.

Turkey sarnies and cheese in the evening.

anyoldname76 Fri 25-Nov-16 19:58:43

not much for breakfast, probably a pig in a blanket and a handful of roses. turkey dinner followed by trifle, buffet for tea

Bijouxxx Fri 25-Nov-16 20:01:14

Pastries and bucksfizz for breakfast.

Chocolate for lunch/snack on whilst cooking.

Bruschetta with feta cheese, mango chutney and rocket for starters (a combination I discovered by accident whilst eating last years leftovers)

Turkey with all the trimmings.

Toffee and pecan roulade.

Nibbles throughout the evening such as naice cheese and crisps.

Bluntness100 Fri 25-Nov-16 20:03:53

Normallly we have champagne when opening pressies, but now seriously considering bacon butties, but to be honest I think smoked salman and scrambled egg, croissants, is more of an occasion, which is standard for us.but bacon butties yummy,

Then it's traditional,,,maybe anti pasti to start,,,turkey and all the trimmings for main Then a break and Xmas pudding,,,

Bobsmum02 Sat 26-Nov-16 09:04:10

We usually have a bit of a cooked breakfast buffet at my mums early after the kids have opened their presents and then everyone (parents, grandparents and siblings) come to us for Christmas dinner...Turkey, beef and all the trimmings. My sister is in charge of bringing puddings, she usually brings enough to feed the street!!

Crispsheets Sat 26-Nov-16 09:06:29

Bacon sarnies.
Copious amounts of champagne from 11.
Curry at 3.
Probably nothing else till breakfast.

MorganPrince Sat 26-Nov-16 09:11:37

Turkey (obvs), pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, sprouts, peas,carrots, cranberry sauce and gravy. I've probably forgotten something!

Have yet to decide what I'm doing for dessert. I'm catering for 18people this year!!

ememem84 Sat 26-Nov-16 09:20:00

Croissants and bubbly and tea for breakfast

Anti pasti bubbly and nibbles (inc twiglets!)

Soup to start - maybe french onion

Beef wellington with roasted parsnips garlic spinach and a bit of sauce.

Cheese board

Mulled champagne jelly with a rhubarb and raspberry bottom

YesILikeItToo Sat 26-Nov-16 09:20:08

Drop scones for breakfast (we call these 'pancakes' where I come from)

Smoked salmon on bread while milling about before lunch plus another starter for someone who likes salmon but not on bread (hmm)

Roast Beef

Christmas Pudding
The other pudding the guests bring with them

That's as far as the plan goes....

CatSittingMonkey Sat 26-Nov-16 09:20:39

Smoked salmon scrambled eggs and bagels with champagne for breakfast.

More champagne whilst prepping veg, turkey, ham and pheasant.

Mums homemade terrine with more champagne.

Mums homemade Gravadlax starter, meats for main with all the trimmings finished off with a boozy christmas pudding and more champagne and some port and cheese.

Then food coma in front of the open fire with christmas tv on.

YesILikeItToo Sat 26-Nov-16 09:22:45

Are you making your Wellington em? I did one a few years ago - it was great, but that was a Christmas Eve to remember. 'You're very calm' my mother said. Icy fucking calm.

esiotrot2015 Sat 26-Nov-16 09:24:19

How do people drink all day without feeling sleepy & ill

Try as I might I can't do it !

I'll have fruit for breakfast , exciting wink

Then full turkey dinner and first glass of wine at about 3

Then snack , nibbles , etc etc about 9pm with a large g &. T to reward myself for getting through the day grin

handsfree Sat 26-Nov-16 09:26:05

Croissants and pain au chocolat for breakfast.

Turkey and beef and all the trimmings
Christmas pud
Chocolate panettone bread and butter pudding

Tea will be random snacks, leftovers and cheese and biscuits/pate etc

verytiredmummy1 Sat 26-Nov-16 09:28:32

Following as this is a hot topic in our house at the moment especially as I'm dairy and soya free!

ememem84 Sat 26-Nov-16 09:46:16

yes making the Wellington. Never done it before. So it can go one of two ways. It'll either be a success or will fall to pieces but we'll still have a lush bit of beef to eat.

Dh is cooking. We are hosting for 6.

yellowsun Sat 26-Nov-16 09:48:30

esio you have to keep going but pace yourself! And drink soft drinks in between.

BigMamaFratelli Sat 26-Nov-16 10:00:45

Croissants and sloe gin fizz for breakfast

Turkey, gammon and all the trimmings
Only my dad and dp ever manage pudding but I'll probably still do at least two choices so we can have leftovers.

Nibbles in the afternoon/evening

We used to always have a prawn cocktail for starters but no one can manage it anymore. So I do a big one with for Boxing day lunch instead.

YesILikeItToo Sat 26-Nov-16 10:41:47

em just remember that crepes are not rectangular.

ChristmasSeacow Sat 26-Nov-16 11:25:49

Blueberry pancakes for breakfast (DS's regular Sunday breakdast but his favourite food in the world)

Proper massive prawn cocktail for starters, eaten early so there is a gap before the roast.

Roast turkey, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, chanteney carrots, Savoy cabbage with bacon and chestnuts, stuffing, pigs in blankets, gravy

A suitable interval, then sticky toffee pudding and clotted cream (not fans of Xmas pudding here).

No evening meal, just picking at leftovers and chocs.

I am actually more excited about having the mother of all fish pies on Xmas eve!

Groovee Sat 26-Nov-16 11:28:41

We're doing Boxing Day.

So prawn and melon starter

Soup

Turkey/ham and all the trimmings

Pudding (thinking bannoffe pie)

thisgirlrides Sat 26-Nov-16 11:36:44

Chocolate in bed while opening stockings, croissants & fizz for breakfast. We go to our local pub late morning for drinks then home for nibbles (smoked salmon blinis plus twiglets & cheesy footballs grin).
lunch is usually 2/2:30 and will be turkey & beef + roast potatoes, carrots & parsnips, red cabbage, possibly peas, pigs in blankets, stuffing, bread sauce, Yorkshire puddings & gravy followed by Christmas pud with brandy butter (the reason I have Christmas pud), mincepie & tinned peaches.

Usual munching of chocolates, nuts etc throughout the day and then a late (9ish) buffet of cold meats inc a ham, cheese & biscuits, chutneys, bread, grapes with a Delia trifle for pudding. We literally have to roll up to bed we eat so much shockconfusedblush

StillSmallVoice Sat 26-Nov-16 11:48:13

Pancakes, bacon, maple syrup and creme fraiche for breakfast.

Smoked salmon
Goose with red cabbage and the usual roast veg
Christmas pud for DH
Trifle for me
Both for the DCs

There will be the usual chocolates hanging about, and if they want to eat in the evening they have to forage in the kitchen.

Can't get my head around this fizzy wine for breakfast thing. ExH's family used to do it, and I was never going to fit in because I used to ask for the buck without the fizz please.

idontlikealdi Sat 26-Nov-16 12:00:20

Fizz and pastries for breakfast

We are having lunch out this year, menu looks fairly traditional.

Cheese, Christmas ham and nibbles in the evening.

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