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What starter are you having Christmas Day ?

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howthefuckshouldiknow Sun 18-Dec-16 12:45:24

DH and DCs have requested no prawn cocktail this year - what are you having this year? would love some inspiration, thanks smile

HeCantBeSerious Sun 18-Dec-16 12:45:48

Waste of tummy space.

MrsBellefleur Sun 18-Dec-16 12:46:59

We've got prawn cocktail this year but other years have been soup, pate and toast triangles with cucumber or creamy garlic mushroom and crusty bread.

Blueflowers2011 Sun 18-Dec-16 12:48:18

smoked salmon, sliced avocado, slice of lemon and warm sliced baguette bread

MavisTheToreador Sun 18-Dec-16 12:48:23

Salmon pate and little toasty thingies.

CremeEggThief Sun 18-Dec-16 12:49:07

None. I'm 38 and I have never made a starter for any meal at home.

Scarydinosaurs Sun 18-Dec-16 12:49:37

Camembert with veg went down a treat last year. Mini ones each or one between two.

TataEs Sun 18-Dec-16 12:50:05

starter? on xmas day??? waste of space surely?

Wait4nothing Sun 18-Dec-16 12:50:46

We've had Camembert wedges a few years (Aldi's are nice)
I avoid anything too big and try to minimise bread!

letsgetcake Sun 18-Dec-16 12:52:51

Of course you have a starter, we eat starter at like 11 then main at 3 then pud at 6. Its great and ensures we are eating all day!
This year we are having baked camembert with posh bread, so excited!

HeCantBeSerious Sun 18-Dec-16 12:54:30

we eat starter at like 11 then main at 3 then pud at 6. Its great and ensures we are eating all day!

Ah. We do similar but our starter is a light breakfast/brunch. grin

WhoKnowsWhereTheT1meG0es Sun 18-Dec-16 12:57:58

We just have nibbles around 12, posh crisps, olives, salami etc. Not at the table, just wander in and out of the kitchen and pick at things. Then straight into the main course around 2.30.

PipersPiping Sun 18-Dec-16 12:58:35

We dont have a starter on Christmas day but we have prawn cocktail on New Years day and i love it!

howthefuckshouldiknow Sun 18-Dec-16 12:59:03

Mmmmm starters, it's the one day each year that we have starters, a bit of a highlight though I do love a prawn cocktail. Some great ideas here, thanks!

LobsterQuadrille Sun 18-Dec-16 13:04:51

A spoon of prawn cocktail on a slice of smoked salmon with brown bread, wedge of lemon and some dill.

Pestilence13610 Sun 18-Dec-16 13:06:06

Last year we had tempura tofu and prawns with homemade japanese pickles and red pepper sauce.

AtSea1979 Sun 18-Dec-16 13:07:01

None, just turkey dinner and trifle at around 1pm then buffet tea around 6ish

Bluntness100 Sun 18-Dec-16 13:08:10

I'm looking for inspiration too. I usually do an anti pasti. As in mozzarella, tomatoes, pesto, salami , garlic croutons and a little rocket or lambs leaf on the side. It's a small portion plated. Can't decide if I want to do the same this year or not.

We do salmon with scrambled eggs for brekkie. So not sure what else to do for starter. My husbands mum used to do soup, but I just find that bags you up too much.

Ellapaella Sun 18-Dec-16 13:12:26

I do smoked salmon and king prawns. Not too filling but a good excuse to start the meal with a glass of cold prosseco

Blueflowers2011 Sun 18-Dec-16 13:53:38

starter every year!

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sun 18-Dec-16 14:07:24

We don't have a first course for Christmas lunch, neither DH nor I ever had one as children and neither of us feel the need to start now.

SwedishEdith Sun 18-Dec-16 14:07:26

Prawn cocktail if do one but probably just nice canapes instead this year.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sun 18-Dec-16 14:07:27

We don't have a first course for Christmas lunch, neither DH nor I ever had one as children and neither of us feel the need to start now.

Notso Sun 18-Dec-16 14:22:22

I'm not doing one this year, because I want to eat early. In the past we have the starter at lunchtime and then the roast at about 6.
We have poached salmon with baby spinach and lemon Creme fraiche Stilton and pear salad, mini Yorkshire pudding with beef and horseradish, warm goats cheese salad with raspberry dressing, beef hashcake with mustard sauce, spicy squash soup, smoked salmon fishcake

MissisBee Sun 18-Dec-16 14:26:23

I think it's melon this year,not sure as SIL has offered to provide. We would usually have that, soup or a light salady thing. Once dsis made smoked salmon tart things that were way too filling. We've always done starters, so it's expected by the family. There's usually a fairly long intermission before the main course gets served up

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