On 27th December we usually have another Boxing Day type dinner with cold meats mash potatoes and pickles etc. Last year this was just too much hard work having done it the day before for 12 people. So we are looking at doing a buffet with the leftovers plus a few other items. What do people suggest? And if things can be made ahead of time and frozen that would be ideal!! Plus ideas for desserts Thank you!
Great ideas! Jacket potatoes are so easy and can be cooked while we go out for a walk. Leftover meats, huge cheeseboard that can be picked at throughout the day...., Creamy desserts will make a change from the heavy Christmas pudding! Thank you for the ideas!
My niece brought a huge tiger bread to ours last year. She had scooped the middle out and popped a Camembert cheese in the middle. She had cut the sides so the cheese ran into the bread. I think she called it a hedgehog. Anyway it was delicious, very filling and a great centre piece for the buffet. Homemade sausage rolls go down well here as well.
It’s for 12 people Dozer Such lovely suggestions, I’ll definiteky be doing the Camembert in tiger bread! Plus a cheese board. The pie idea is great too and one that can be frozen before hand so that would work well. Can cheesecake be made and frozen?
It’s filling, hearty and can be used as a “starter” before the buffet “opens”.
I’ve got a huge le cruset pot that I put on a fondue stand so the soup stays warm.
Something like bacon, tomato and lentil would be lovely with the cheesy tiger bread.
I generally think after Christmas I look forward to lighter options so I’d serve lots of nice salads, maybe some pate, I make a couple of nice quiches that can be frozen and usually have a plate of smoked salmon/salmon terrine.
Lots of nibbles like olives, stuffed peppers, stuffed vine leaves, giant butter beans in tomato sauce etc can all be bought in bottles and just decanted on the day. It’s definitely worth thinking beyond the freezer for items like this.