Christmas grocery list...(17 Posts)
I'd appreciate greatly if you could share your Christmas grocery list.
Ok, I just wrote mine. This is what I still need to buy. Biscuits and chocolates are already in the cupboard along with wine:
Turkey Crown to feed 8-10 (there will be 5 of us so leftovers for sandwiches)
Sprouts, parsnips, carrots & peas.
Stuffing (ready made - something fancy with nuts or fruit)
cheeses for a cheese board (I already have crackers)
Christmas crackers (the pulling type)
More red wine
Tonic water/still and sparkling water
Some ornamental fruit
smoked salmon (for xmas day breakfast with scrambled eggs)
pre-made fish pie/salmon en croute for Christmas eve.
pastry and sausagemeat. (to make sausage rolls)
I already have napkins and plenty of dishwasher tablets.
I must make sure I have food for a few days after Christmas.
That's on my list but I a sure to have to add to it.
MiLs in charge of turkey hunting, my list is
Pastries for breakfast
Prawn cocktail ingredients
Fruit kebabs for DC
Disposable oven trays
Pigs in blankets
Ice cream with sauce and sprinkles
Lots of nibbles
I love looking over other people's shopping lists but I think we may be the most boring people ever. I look at all the gorgeous Christmas food and drink and then walk on by. Neither dh or I drink very much so if I buy any nice alcohol it just gets left in the cupboard until the following year. Dh does not snack AT ALL so if I bought nibbles it would be just me (try to encourage DC not to snack too) which is no fun and I also don't want to be the size of a house. We are complete creatures of habit so I will buy nice cheeses and then completely forget about them until i find them again festering at the back of the fridge.
My shopping list just looks like that of a roast dinner:
Chicken thighs (to pre make gravy)
Honey or maple syrup
Pigs in blankets
Ready to bake yorkshires
Salt and pepper pork joint
Gravy making bits
Mini cheddar, crisps, skittles, malteasers, celebrations, mince pies, ice cream, black forest cake, Pringles...
J20s wkds 2 x dissorono, vodka, gin, Archers, 6 x 3lt huge cokes, lemonade, redbull, orange juice, Apple juice, champagne.
Breakfasts: sausages, bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, mushrooms, beans, bread.
Foil, disposable trays, decorative disposable serving plates, napkins.
Aaaaand that's for two of us! In our defence it lasts ages
It must only be me who hates left overs, I buy just enough for the meal/occasion as I don't like eating the same thing 5 days in a row. I'm waiting for my sil to give me a list of things to buy for as I offered to bring part of the meal. Not sure if I'm doing starters or puds yet but I imagine some snacks, drinks and nibbles will make it to the trolley.
For Christmas day:
Sprouts, parsnips & carrots
Pigs in blankets
Chocolate yule log
Part baked baguettes
Cocktail sausages & sausage rolls
I'm making ginger bread trifle to take to my sils so on list is:
ginger cake x 2 packs
ginger bread men x 2 packs
double cream m&s extra thick x 2
raspberries x 2 punnets
tin of birds custard
We have Christmas dinner made for us so i just got the usual big shop of meat and veg but added in treat's like chocolate and biscuits and cans of fizzy drinks and junky foods like crisps and baked beans oh and bacon gotta have plenty of bacon butties in the holidays bye bye healthy eating
I am really cutting down this year but we buy a Turkey and very small ham
Stuffing and duck fat potatoes , fresh vegetables
I usually make a pot of mulled wine and homemade mincemeat and pies
Also salmon and duck for dinners around that week
Eggs and flour for pancakes
That's really it. I am a teacher so get lots of shortbread etc and dh works in industry and gets lots of booze.
Eggs, flour, milk, oats, bacon, Mapple syrup - Pancakes for breakfast
Cheeseboard and crackers for snacking
Scallops, garlic, butter and breadcrumbs for starter
Potatoes, Carrots, stuffing, green beans, yorkshire puddings, pigs in blanket, beef and chicken for main.
Apples, shortcrust pastry, caramel sauce and crumble mix with vanilla ice cream for pudding
Ds- chocolate cupcakes (have everything in already)
Brandy for dh egg nog
Peach snapes and lemonade
Seems a lot but I will check before I go shopping and I will have the majority of this stuff already in.
Could you share your trifle recipe with me please or point me in the direction of the link...
Coke and lemonade
Part baked rolls
Star2015 here's the gingerbread trifle recipe I'm using, however it's the first time I've used it so fingers crossed. I'm not making the custard from scratch as suggested by the recipe, I'm using good old birds from a tin. The custard has to be quite thick and I find I make my home made custard too thin and then it gets too watery.
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