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What does everyone have for starter on Christmas Day?

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GodLovesATrier Sun 18-Dec-16 22:42:56

I need some inspiration!
Am hosting for in-laws and want it to be a bit special but easy, enough but nothing too substantial.....
I can only think of chicken liver pate or prawn cocktail but how 80's is that?!

TroubleinDaFamily Sun 18-Dec-16 22:46:07

Smoked salmon and brown bread with a tiny side of prawns.

My top tip is set the table early on, sit down and eat your starters, leave the table having straightened it, and then return an hour or so later for your main.

You will be more in the mood for your dinner by then.

DirectorofDomesticLogistics Sun 18-Dec-16 22:48:38

We must be really uncouth, we just go straight into the Roast main, and maybe have a bit of yule log for afters, no starters!

Patriciathestripper1 Sun 18-Dec-16 22:49:25

Prawn cocktail

Tootsiepops Sun 18-Dec-16 22:50:08

Mushroom soup

Shinyshoes2 Sun 18-Dec-16 22:51:08

Prawn cocktail
Have to think of something else tho as I have a pregnant guest this year

PaperdollCartoon Sun 18-Dec-16 22:52:25

We never have starters but we have crisps and dip out from about 12pm, lunch at about 2/half 2

Twooter Sun 18-Dec-16 22:53:00

We miss starters too - hard enough getting timings right without having to go sit and eat at the crucial time

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 18-Dec-16 22:54:52

nothing, but nice olives with a cocktail would be nice.

ChoccyJules Sun 18-Dec-16 22:54:54

When we host we do smoked salmon on brown bread; my DM does various trays of indian and chinese starters, like party nibbles, which are carried around with the fizz.

MadisonAvenue Sun 18-Dec-16 22:56:01

No starter here, just the roast and then pudding.

Hawkmoth Sun 18-Dec-16 22:59:03

When I was pregnant my mum got me a lovely pork terrine smile

I like prawns though. On a nice big lettuce leaf.

WhisperingLoudly Sun 18-Dec-16 22:59:17

God no starter!

We have home made bread, smoked salmon and champagne for breakfast - by which point the DC have eaten a good proportion of their Christmas chocs -

By the time we get to lunch they've had a good proportion of the rest and I may have picked at a few so we go straight in. We do have a feast though.

WhoKnowsWhereTheT1meG0es Sun 18-Dec-16 23:00:30

No starters here, crisps, olives etc around midday then straight into the main course about 2.30.

fakenamefornow Sun 18-Dec-16 23:07:41

Smoked mackerel pate.

Dear easy, I leave out the houseradish. Do it the day before and put a small amount in individual ramikins. I use the glass dishes Gu chocolate mousse come in. Cover with clingfilm, put a twist of lemon and a sprig of parsley on top before serving. Present on a small plate with a triangle of thin sliced toast and a few green leaves and halved cherry tomatoes. Cheap, tasty and very easy to serve on Christmas day.

Piffpaffpoff Sun 18-Dec-16 23:09:42

No starters here, just straight into turkey etc.

Floralnomad Sun 18-Dec-16 23:10:38

My mum hosts Christmas Day and we always have a choice of prawn cocktail , smoked salmon with brown bread and butter or whatever crab creation my sister has organised .

TheNaze73 Sun 18-Dec-16 23:16:57

Butternut squash & chilli soup

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 18-Dec-16 23:18:43

Smoked salmon pate, salad and brown bread. Or duck pate for those who don't do salmon.

MaryBerrybeard Sun 18-Dec-16 23:19:15

Starter on Xmas Day is just wrong! Need as much room as possible for the roast spuds and Yorkshire puds!

VanillaSugarAndChristmasSpice Sun 18-Dec-16 23:19:46

Foi gras, caviar and six dozen oysters.

Princesspink999 Sun 18-Dec-16 23:23:21

Bits of M and S party food for about 3 hours before main lunch while we have drinks, presents, chat. Mainly smoked salmon, prawns but also belly pork, mozzarella, crisps, olives etc

RealHouswifeofBury Sun 18-Dec-16 23:44:05

Prawn and smoked salmon platter with a Lidl lobster plonked on it, to try and make it look special grin

00100001 Sun 18-Dec-16 23:48:50

Agree with no starters!

Who can be bothered???

GardenGeek Sun 18-Dec-16 23:50:45

Smoked salmon slices, smoked salmon ring from M&S and also hot smoked salmon pate from deli, with blinis and white toast, salad, lemon, creme fraiche etc.

who on earth is saying they have brown on xmas day, tis the day to be fatty grin

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