Your Christmas menu(20 Posts)
Shamelessly looking for inspiration! What are you eating on Christmas eve/day/boxing day?
Christmas Eve - a buffet of easy party food - mainly frozen - sausage rolls, tempura prawns, sticky chicken skewers.
Boxing Day - cold gammon (I will cook and glaze a joint of gammon on Christmas Eve, so it will be in the fridge, ready to go), baked potatoes and home made coleslaw (chopping red cabbage and grating celeriac and carrots, then mixing in mayo is all the cooking I am going to do on Boxing Day).
Christmas Eve Gennaro's meatball lasagne, boxing day will be leftovers
Christmas Eve - salmon fillet with veg stir fry
Christmas Day - ham and eggs for brekkie, full Christmas lunch, picky bits in the evening + cheeseboard
Boxing Day - bubble and squeak lunch, turkey curry in the evening
Christmas Eve: canapés, smoked salmon, pate, cheese etc.
Christmas Day: croissants for breakfast, asparagus tart for lunch and then venison Wellington, roasted sweet potatoes and veg, Black Forest trifle (we have our main meal in the evening).
Boxing Day: Mediterranean/North African mezze for lunch and possibly a turkey crown for dinner.
christmas eve - pierogi.
christmas day - breakfast: smoked salmon scrambled eggs.
dinner: turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, red cabbage and sprout. christmas pudding and brandy butter.q
Boxing day - leftovers and ham.
Christmas eve will be steak and chips. Christmas day brekkie is scrambled eggs, smoked salmon on muffins with fizz/bucks fizz, lunch will be a turkey crown and/or roast pork shoulder with roast spuds and parsnips, red cabbage, sprouts, pigs in blankets, stuffing, carrots, lashings of gravy and apple and cranberry sauces. Christmas pud will be much much later in the evening. Boxing day is the day of The Glorious Christmas Leftovers Sandwich * angels sing *
Christmas Eve dinner at Birmingham Christmas markets :D
Christmas morning: pancakes, scrambled eggs
Christmas dinner: Duck and pheasant roast, duck fat roasties, glazed root veg, green beans, sausage meat stuffing, pigs in blankets, mash, cranberry sauce apple sauce bread sauce, chocolate eclair switch cream filling
Christmas evening: Cheese and chutney, Irish cream and if anyone's uber hungry soups of some sort with garlic bread
Boxing Day: with in laws - put on a repeat of Christmas dinner
FFS but with a different roast
Christmas eve will be veggie curry with some samosas and bajis.
Christmas day breakfast is choc plus pastries
Christmas dinner this year is pork (nut roast for vegan mum) with all the trimmings. Followed by christmas pudding or mince pies with cream or custard then a cheese board with fruit and crackers.
Boxing day will be leftovers in a big yorkshire pudding. Mmmmmm
Usual trad dinner Christmas Day.
Boxing Day, cold turkey and glazed gammon (cooked Chr. Eve) with baked pots and my own coleslaw. (cabbage, carrot, celery, apple and onion, and not swimming in mayo)
I think we will have extra guests B day so might also make a macaroni pie (lots of cheese, eggs, milk, macaroni and baked in the oven) which is delish and a good buffet table filler. There is never any left!
Christmas Eve is a small buffet of nibbles for 4.
Christmas day breakfast, pastries with fresh juices and bucks fizz.
Main is prawn cocktail followed by roast turkey with roasties, stuffing, pigs in blankets, parsnips, shredded sprouts, carrots, peasc cauli cheese and Yorkshire's. Desert is a choice of Xmas pudding with brandy cream or chocolate pudding with cream.
Boxing day not sure as out with family
Christmas Eve: salmon, new potatoes and salad
Christmas Day: breakfast of croissants and champagne; lunch out this year so standard Xmas turkey etc; cheese and chocolates for supper
Boxing Day: Doing an "Aussie" Xmas so prawns, cold chicken and ham, potato dauphinois, bread and salads, ice cream Xmas pudding and a pavlova
Christmas Eve: family are coming here for a get together so very similar to SDT - I'm cooking a gammon, hot new potatoes, salad, big bowl of homemade coleslaw, cheese and onion slice (MiL's favourite), cheeseboard, crusty bread, pickles and a selection of desserts.
Christmas Day: breakfast as chosen by DS - crispy bacon, american pancakes, fresh fruit, coffee, juice, possibly fizz/sturdy bloody marys for DP and me. Full Christmas lunch. Leftovers, cheese and crackers, a ton of christmas goodies later if any one wants.
Boxing Day: I'm on call from 7am so it'll be a bit hit and miss. Leftovers, hopefully bubble and squeak with bacon and a fried egg. Obviously a Christmas Day lunch sandwich. Possibly ham, egg and chips later in the evening.
Christmas eve -
Full English after Parkrun
Party food buffet late afternoon, with people coming over.
Christmas day -
Chocolate and plain croissants, fruit salad, yogurt, coffee, juices/smothies.
Mid morning -
Smoked salmon bites, panetone, champagne/juice.
Trandtional Christmas lunch with starter (not sure what yet, but shop bought). Christmas pudding, usually a few hours later as too full up.
Cheese biscuits, party food, ham pie, buffet style.
Out to restaurant for lunch.
Turkey sandwiches in evening.
xmas eve - fish pie, buche de noel for pudding
xmas day - veggie 'wellington' (chestnuts, mushrooms, squash etc in puff pastry), roast (& mashed because my kids hate roast) potatoes, red cabbage, roast/carrots & parsnips, bread sauce. Pudding - trifle, ice cream with gingerbread & chocolate sauce
boxing day - left overs, cheese/crackers, fruit, nuts, smoked salmon etc If anyone fancies 'real' food I'll do a puttanesca.
I don't do starters because there is too much food already. On Christmas day we have a champagne brunch at about 11 (coffee (& chocolate) before then) after we've opened stockings. Main meal at about 5 after we've done tree presents & gone for a walk.
We're going out to a very, very naice place for Christmas Eve lunch, then my folks will pop round in the evening for snacks and a movie. I'll be doing a pot of homemade soup and some soda bread rolls, and we'll have cakes, crisps, popcorn and nuts to nibble on.
Christmas Day - I'll do toasted waffles with syrup and strawberries for breakfast and we'll have our big Christmas lunch with my parents at about 2pm. Whole shebang - turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, carrots, sprouts, glazed parsnips, peas, Yorkshire puds, pigs in blankets and gravy. Turkey sandwiches and various junk food for later on after the initial food coma has passed!
Boxing Day is spent with extended family - usually a chicken/gammon dinner with soup to start and Christmas cake for pudding
Christmas Eve - Ginger gammon, hassleback potatos, cauliflower cheese (a good one, served as main for veggies and small side for meat eaters) and green beans.
Christmas morning - eggs benedict or eggs florentine for veggies about 9am (no small children here so a civilised start to the day!)
Christmas lunch - seafood platter, simple salad and home baked brown bread for meat eaters, baked Camembert in place of fish for veggies. About 1.
Christmas dinner - evening this year as various guests on morning/afternoon shifts. No starter, the usual turkey, stuffings, pigs in blankets with nut roast for veggies (Plus veggie sides like gravy and bread, orange and cranberry stuffing). All vegetables will be veggie friendly. Desert will be ginger parfait, rich but a small portion. Feels special and Christmassy too. Will probably sit down at 7.
Boxing Day breakfast - home made croissants, fresh fruit salad
Lunch - left over sandwiches on home made bread, roast med vegetable soup (already in the freezer, DH wanted to be prepared this year as Boxing Day and New Year's Eve/Day are designated for him to cook over the festive period)
Evening - cheese board, Christmas cake, more leftover sandwiches... previous years we've had a turkey curry or pie but more veggies this year so decided people are better off choosing what they fancy. If they want hot food they'll happily make toasties etc.
27th breakfast - gruel. It's time you went people...
Anyway, that's the plan! Usually I cook Christmas Eve and day but this year I have Hyperemesis so I've planned the menu and DM/MIL and teenagers are cooking. I get to be über fussy and only eat fresh bread or bread sauce sandwiches with no judgement if that's what takes my fancy. The smell of meet cooking also makes me vom so I'll be safely esconsed on the sofa watching TV. I'm both losing and winning this year!
Christmas Eve - Our for cooked breakfast at the garden centre where we're seeing Santa, then Lunch with about 20 people on the downs after a panto as it's DH's birthday. Evening just chocolate & wine!
Christmas Day breakfast - mimosas!
Christmas lunch - Prawn & crab starter
Turkey, Pork, Beef, roast potatoes, mash, swede, carrots, peas, Brussels, green beans, stuffing, parsnips, Yorkshire puddings, pigs in blankets, gravy, sauces...
Dessert - Christmas pudding / Yule log / Christmas cake / trifle / cherry cheesecake
(Will be too full though!)
Dinner - party food buffet
1am snack! - bubble & squeak with bacon and buttered crusty bread
Boxing Day breakfast - mimosas again!
Lunch - boiled bacon, mash, pickles, onions, beetroot, salad, bread (leftover turkey)
Dinner - party food buffet
27th - hangover Diet Coke for breakfast!
Christmas Eve- sausage rolls/ quorn sausage rolls, Christmas cake, mince pies and Prosecco after Christingle
Ham in ginger ale done in slow cooker with veg and potatoes later on
Christmas Day- breakfast pain au chocolat
Lunch- prawns, smoked salmon, maybe mini dressed crab, salad with brown bread and butter
Main, served 2-4 hours later- Roast leg of lamb with stuffing, lamb gravy, mint sauce, pigs in blankets, yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, carrots, sprouts and chestnuts, cauliflower cheese.
Pudding- gingerbread trifle
Boxing Day- leftover ham with bubble and squeak. Cheese and biscuits. Stand pie. Christmas pudding with brandy sauce.
Christmas Eve: Christmas ham, eggs & chips
Christmas Day: First time hosting ...
Starter: Smoked salmon
Mains: Turkey, roast potatoes, roasted sprouts & shallots, cauliflower, pigs in blankets, Stuffing, cranberry sauce, bread sauce
Pudding: Christmas pud or Mince pies
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