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thenoisytimetravelstudent Mon 28-Nov-16 13:39:54

Any suggestions for a simple starter that's a bit different?

PurpleDaisies Mon 28-Nov-16 13:46:54

Depending on what you're having as main, these turkey samosas are really nice. I normally make them to use up leftovers.

We normally don't have a starter because there's so much main and have mini Brie and cranberry tartlets and homemade cheese straws out as nibbles instead.

AtleastitsnotMonday Mon 28-Nov-16 13:50:15

What do you normally do? What are you serving for main course?

goose1964 Tue 29-Nov-16 18:17:16

I used to do preawns cooked with garlic and chilli served with some leaves

VinoTime Tue 29-Nov-16 19:10:10

We usually stick to homemade lentil soup, though we have been known to go for a prawn/seafood cocktail or some melon in the past. Not terribly adventurous I'm afraid!

wobblywonderwoman Tue 29-Nov-16 19:16:54

Black pudding and apple

rubberducker Tue 29-Nov-16 19:38:31

I do baked Camembert with warm baguettes with olives and a few picky bits of salami etc. We tend to eat it standing chatting around the island in the kitchen before we sit down for the main so a very informal affair.

MrsHathaway Tue 29-Nov-16 19:47:24

Terry's Chocolate Orange.


Surely a starter just means you've less room for roast potatoes/pigs in blankets/trifle later?

SuzieQ99 Tue 29-Nov-16 19:50:53

I have always found spinach and feta filo parcels prove popular with guests. They are fun and can be prepared in advance, warmed and served with a little salad and dip. Or stuffed mushrooms likewise. Other poster right though. Would be better if we knew your main course.

Ceaser1981 Tue 29-Nov-16 20:50:52

Mini breaded camembert from aldi with little salad and chutney.

Kittykatmacbill Tue 29-Nov-16 22:51:07

Proper retro style prawn cocktails.

In a margarita glasses.

Love it.....

thenoisytimetravelstudent Wed 30-Nov-16 20:38:24

Sorry for slow response! I didn't get any alerts about your posts so I thought this one had just floated away lol.
Mains will be traditional turkey & ham, mash roasties, carrots & parsnips, Brussels stuffing, cocktail sausages, chestnut stuffing, gravy & cranberry & bread sauce.
I like the idea of the little filo parcels... I wonder is there a gluten free alternative for the filo?
If I was cooking just for me I would abandon the starter but I'm having my parents who like the full hog & Mum is gluten free confusedhence my thinking cap is on...

Disraeli Wed 30-Nov-16 20:42:37

I'm doing melon. Seems to be the best thing to suit everybody - veggies and fussy little ones included. Not too heavy either.

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