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Christmas Dinner Must Haves!

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littleone7 Tue 13-Dec-16 11:18:38

I'm going to be hosting my first Christmas this year for 8 people. I was just wondering what are everyone's Christmas dinner must haves!? I want to make sure I don't forget anything!smile Thanks!

Ginmakesitallok Tue 13-Dec-16 11:19:32


torthecatlady Tue 13-Dec-16 11:20:04

My husband says pigs in blankets. For me though it would have to be homemade sage and thyme stuffing and homemade cranberry sauce.

RatOnnaStick Tue 13-Dec-16 11:20:11

Pigs in blankets.

DH says yorkshire puddings fhmm

petitdonkey Tue 13-Dec-16 11:21:08

This is my list:

pigs in blankets
bread sauce
cranberry jelly
roast potatoes
croquette potatoes
cauliflower cheese
roasted parsnips
carrots, green beans and peas
gravy - lots of!

petitdonkey Tue 13-Dec-16 11:21:34

And sprouts!!! How could I forget?!

Butterymuffin Tue 13-Dec-16 11:22:00

Roast potatoes of course.
Pigs in blankets
Cauliflower cheese (for me - YMMV smile)

Are you doing turkey? Some people like a ham/gammon/other meat too. Cranberry sauce needed as well.

myfriendnoel Tue 13-Dec-16 11:28:24

Dauphinoise potatoes.

canihaveacoffeeplease Tue 13-Dec-16 11:29:13

Pigs in blankets. The most obscene amount. One of the benefits of being 8 months pregnant over christmas grin

AgentProvocateur Tue 13-Dec-16 11:33:47

Bread sauce. Mmmmm...

WhoKnowsWhereTheT1meG0es Tue 13-Dec-16 11:41:43

Pigs in blankets
Cranberry sauce

I would ask your family though, there are several things listed above by other people that no one at our Christmas dinner would want (cauliflower cheese, dauphinoise potatoes) and a few things that maybe only one person would want (bread sauce, parsnips).

plastique Tue 13-Dec-16 11:51:46

What do you do with the bread sauce? I've always regarded it as a bit odd. It's not a family tradition here

blibblibs Tue 13-Dec-16 11:58:58

Bread sauce is a must and it's the only time we have it.
Everyone in the house would pick something different that is a must. DH must have parsnips, DS needs cranberry sauce, DD Yorkshire puddings, DM sprouts. I love it all so am quite happy to cook, prepare all the individual musts.

WhoKnowsWhereTheT1meG0es Tue 13-Dec-16 12:20:10

We ditched bread sauce last year, no one was eating it except my mum and she said she wasn't all that bothered.

littleone7 Tue 13-Dec-16 13:11:46

Thanks for your replies! My family like all of the things suggested although it's only my great aunt who has bread sauce. She insists on bringing her own!

iklboo Tue 13-Dec-16 13:21:37

DH says pigs in blankets. But we used to get them and then find them in the freezer about March.

We eat out on Christmas Day now soon worries - but I bet he'll want them for New Year's Day dinner.

andpropersteel Tue 13-Dec-16 14:08:05

Red cabbage with apple and cinnamon, it's amazing.


anyoldname76 Tue 13-Dec-16 16:19:41

my must haves are roast potatoes, roast parsnips and pigs in blankets , along with a load of turkey and proper gravy.

fourforksache Tue 13-Dec-16 16:27:54

Roasties and gravy, the rest of it I can take or leave.

The kids insist on having mounds of pigs in blankets and stuffing. Makes me wonder why I bother with a joint.

Menu this year is pretty standard-
Goose crowns
Roast carrots and parsnips
Apple sauce and redcurrant sauce.

Bertieboo1 Tue 13-Dec-16 16:28:28

Yum yum!

I really like broccoli with Christmas dinner, is that a bit weird?

Big thumbs up for pigs in blankets. I only recently started to eat bread sauce and love it now.

TwitterQueen1 Tue 13-Dec-16 16:31:44

WhoKnows Really, you are B vvvvvvvvv U. I'm ashamed, honestly.

You've ditched the bread sauce? And you believe maybe only 1 person might want parsnips.... <faints in horror..

I would be sacked as a mother if I didn't provide these in abundance.
fgrin fgrin fgrin fgrin fgrin fgrin fgrin fgrin

FurryDogMother Tue 13-Dec-16 16:31:51

Turkey (or goose)
Rost parsnips
Roast potatoes
Cranberry sauce
Bread sauce
Pigs in blankets

jo10000 Tue 13-Dec-16 16:47:37

Mushy peas and most of the above.

WhoKnowsWhereTheT1meG0es Tue 13-Dec-16 17:40:44

Twitter - it's only my mum that eats the parsnips too, horrible sweet things that they are grin.

fourforksache Tue 13-Dec-16 17:41:26

Just wondering how bad the flatulence gets with a mushy pea and sprout combo. 😀

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