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doozeldog Wed 29-Nov-17 06:25:05

Hi, what does everyone's Christmas Day menu look like this year?
Looking for ideas!

Notreallyarsed Wed 29-Nov-17 06:30:41

Homemade lentil soup and crusty bread
Turkey crown with stuffing and bacon
Gammon joint
Roast potatoes, mash, lots of veg, gravy and Yorkshires (I know they don’t go but the kids love them), pigs in blankets.

Christmas pudding for Dad, and a couple of M&S puddings.

Bowerbird5 Wed 29-Nov-17 06:41:55

Tomato and roasted red pepper soup. (Vegan and a fish hater)
Smoked salmon, prawns and lightly smoked trout with salad garnish.
Turkey crown, pigs in blankets, bacon rolls and three types of stuffing. One in Turkey and two in balls, gravy.
Gammon glazed with pineapple or might do Nigellas in coke.( cooked on Christmas Eve)
Vegan cracker. Vegan gravy.
Roast potatoes, roasted: sweet potatoes,pumpkin, parsnips, beetroot.
Carrot and turnip mash, small glazed onions, stir fried shredded Brussels.
Christmas Pudding for anyone that can fit it in, cream.
Fresh Fruit salad.

redcaryellowcar Wed 29-Nov-17 06:46:04

Ooohh, I hadn’t thought about a starter, we are trying to keep it simple (says in hope) with turkey crown, toast potatoes and parsnips, carrots in maple and mustard syrup (dh request), maybe some Yorkshire puddings to keep the dc happy, gravy, stuffing and sausages wrapped in bacon.
Dessert provided by my Ddad which will be M&S c’mas pudding and a home made alternative.

ThisIsNotARealAvo Wed 29-Nov-17 06:48:26

Canapés and crisps,olives etc about an hour before dinner. We don't usually have a starter although we might have some smoked salmon.

Then I've ordered a stuffed pork joint and some turkey and bacon parcel things from m and s. Roast potatoes and parsnips, peas, carrots, sprouts, sausages wrapped in bacon, cranberry sauce, bread sauce, apple sauce, gravy.

In previous years I have gone to town with sautéed sprouts and roasting chicken wings for the gravy, but this year I won't be!

MIL will bring a Christmas pudding and then later we will have a massive cheeseboard, which I am most excited about.

sashh Wed 29-Nov-17 06:56:42

It depends which takeaway is open and delivering.

churchilllounge Wed 29-Nov-17 07:01:25

Canapés- prunes wrapped in bacon, crab puffs with garlic mayo, sausages in honey

Roast turkey with Jamie's make ahead gravy
Pigs in blankets
2 stuffings (apricot & chestnut & wild garlic)
Roast potatoes/parsnips
Spiced red cabbage
Creamed spinach
Cranberry sauce
Bread sauce

Christmas pudding
Malteser Christmas pudding
One other pudding

Dozer Wed 29-Nov-17 07:06:09

Costco canapes - eg garlic prawns, duck gyoza.

Turkey etc. No starter.

Xmas pudding or chocolate brownies and ice cream with strawberries in chocolate.

HotelEuphoria Wed 29-Nov-17 07:12:05

Fillet of beef
Butter basted turkey breast
Goose fat roasted potatoes
Pigs in blankets, loads and loads of them
Apple sauce
Cranberry sauce
Beef gravy
Jamie's chicken gravy
Carrot batons
Brussel sprouts tossed in butter with chestnuts and crispy bacon
Aunt Bessie's honey roast parsnips (I absolutely love them, no one else eats them, and I make everything else myself from scratch)

Raspberry pavlova
Christmas pudding
Mince pies
Vienetta (DHs childhood Christmas treat!)

Baileys coffee and Elizabeth Shaw mints 😀

worriedaboutchristmas Wed 29-Nov-17 07:29:39

Broccoli Stilton soup with a homemade roll and butter ( this is supposed to be a starter but I usually serve it as a light lunch around 12. The dc struggle to go from breakfast to turkey time otherwise and I refuse to start turkey earlier)

Sausage bosomed turkey
Maple roast parsnips, duck fat roast potatoes, Brussels with bacon and chestnuts, sixes red cabbage and mixed mini heritage carrots.

Trifle and Christmas pudding for desert

buggerthebotox Wed 29-Nov-17 07:36:17

For me it's just Sunday grub with knobs on.



Meat (one of those crown things).
Cauli cheese.
Bread sauce.
Cranberry sauce.
Pigs in blankets.


Cheese and home made Christmas cake.
Port and cigars.

Lovemusic33 Wed 29-Nov-17 07:38:24

Only me and the dd’s so we are having Roast beef (no starter) and probably waffles and ice cream as dd is getting a waffle maker. Nice and simple.

TheNaze73 Wed 29-Nov-17 07:40:57

I’m hungry reading this thread. You all have such lovely menus smile

Yogagirl123 Wed 29-Nov-17 07:45:26

Good call, buggerthebotox, Sherry, Croft Original chilled-in this house!

Yes, Sherry

Deep fried Brie with Cumberland sauce and rocket salad

Roast Chicken and all the trimmings, we can’t stand turkey.

Christmas Pudding, mince pies and Christmas cake, homemade that has been cherished and looked after and feed, for the last couple of months!

DH will be busy...

StellaHeyStella Wed 29-Nov-17 08:15:55

Ooh yes! I love this thread.

Starter, smoked salmon, prawns, side salad with rustic bread or
homemade chicken liver pate, side salad and Melba toast.

I can't decide if I can be bothered to make the pate yet but the starters are always assembled by the dc so I can carry on with drinking sherry the main course.

Turkey, ham, goose fat roasties, pigs in blankets, chestnut and bacon stuffing balls, cauliflower cheese, braised red cabbage with apples, sprouts and other veg, m & s fresh cranberry sauce with port, turkey gravy.

Champagne (from Aldi as it's good value and we get through a lot 🤣)
A lovely bottle of red.

Christmas pudding, lit with brandy.

After dinner mints, coffee

Crackers and Christmas music.

Flop on sofa a bit pissed.

If anyone asks 'When is dinner ready?' I always reply 'When it's ready'. I absolutely mean this and it takes so much pressure off.

I love Christmas me.

StellaHeyStella Wed 29-Nov-17 08:19:39

Ooh, and parsnips, wouldn't be Christmas without parsnips 🎄

CheesyFootballs Wed 29-Nov-17 09:50:24

No starters, as we like being greedy pigs really hungry for lunch. I usually put out crisps, nuts & olives about an hour or so before dinner, though (to soak up the champagne grin).

Fairly standard Christmas dinner:
Turkey & Ham (Nigella's in Coke)
Pigs in blankets
3 types of stuffing (chestnut, sage and onion, American cornbread - see 'greedy pigs' above)
Roast potatoes (& mash as requested by DC)
Roast parsnips
Yorkshire puds (also requested by DC)
Mashed swede
Braised red cabbage
Lots of steamed veg - sprouts, cauliflower, carrots, peas and green beans for DS (his fave)
Gravy & cranberry sauce

Xmas pud with extra thick double cream for me and DH afterwards, ice cream with selection of sauces and sprinkles for DC (tradition in our house).

Cheeseboard and leftovers sarnies are for Boxing Day in our house, as nobody has any room for more food on the day.

I can't bloody wait <oink>

knotswapper Wed 29-Nov-17 10:11:00

It's very hot here on Christmas Day, so we don't do a lot of meals, just the main one. No chocolate (too melty).

Bucks fizz for breakfast with some fruit

Vegan roast, so the usual:

roast parsnips
carrot and swede mash
brussels sprouts
cranberry, bread and mint sauce

Then veganised:
yorkshire puddings
cauliflower cheese

All of these taste the same just about, especially if combined with the cranberry and mint sauce.

I've not decided on the main meat substitute, probably a mushroom wellington, the pastry will be perfect with the gravy and roast veg.

DP, who is not vegan, will probably roast an entire turkey, get DD's disapproval throughout the entire meal and then spend the next 10 weeks trying to finish it. Although at least I'll be able to resurrect my hilarious "would you like a turkwich" joke, which routinely starts at about 6pm on Christmas day and lasts for several weeks.

Goldenhandshake Wed 29-Nov-17 10:17:12

Prawn cocktail to start (DH's all time favourite starter)

Roast turkey with sage and onion stuffing and sausagemeat
Roast (goose fat) potatoes
Baked gammon
pigs in blankets
honey glazed parsnips
Brussel sprouts roasted with butter and pancetta
steamed carrots
Cauliflower cheese
sausagemeat balls
stuffing balls

Cranberry sauce

Goldenhandshake Wed 29-Nov-17 10:19:48

Oh forgot dessert,

M&S Rodney reindeer, Christmas pudding (mini ones) or M&S rasberry and prosecco panacotta

browndollXo Wed 29-Nov-17 10:26:44

My mum normally does

Prawn cocktail/ salmon or Parma ham and these cheese crisp wafer things(from m&s) with salad.

Turkey crown & another meat (beef/gammon)
Lots of veg sprouts cabbage carrots etc
Stuffing /sometimes different types
Goose fat potatoes lots of them!!! 😁
Cranberry sauce / other sauce
Own gravy
Yorkshire puds keep everyone happy
Caluilflower cheese etc

We have trifle/ jelly with fruit angel delight types desserts
Mince pies or Christmas pud
Varies each year

After eight mints and coffee.. proper of course wink
Maybe a cheese board

Can't wait


Fontella Wed 29-Nov-17 10:27:28

Chicken and Gammon (kids' choice of meat - I'm veggie)
Mashed potatoes (again, kids insist)
Cauliflower Cheese (daughter's must have)
Carrots and Peas
Brussel Sprouts (for the oldies)
Roast parsnips

Home made Berry cheesecake for afters (as no-one likes Christmas pudding).

The rest of the day will be cheese and biscuits or sandwiches or what people fancy snack wise - but to be honest a big Christmas dinner is usually enough for us.

Boxing Day we're going out for a big family lunch at local pub.

That's it.

browndollXo Wed 29-Nov-17 10:27:41

Forgot the pigs in blankets oh god!!
Also have home made sausage rolls & scotch eggs for nibbles cheese crisps etc

Sipperskipper Wed 29-Nov-17 10:31:06

Starter- chestnut and sage soup or prawn cocktail

Then rib of beef, gammon (boiled in coke then baked in treacle and salt), chicken - no turkey here, we can’t stand it!

Roast potatoes
Yorkshire puddings
Stuffing (made by my mum)
Roast Carrots
Roast Parsnips with honey and mustard
Brussels with pancetta
Cauliflower cheese
Braised red cabbage

Christmas pudding
Chocolate truffle torte
Mars bar cheesecakes (made by MIL, they are amazing!)

I’m cooking for 10. First Christmas with DD who will be 7 months old. Am so excited!

CadburySpot Wed 29-Nov-17 10:37:14

I love Christmas in my family Christmas dinner is a big thing that lasts hours so all the courses are spread out. And when I say hour I mean we can start at about 2ish and not be done till 7/8ish.

Smoked salmon slices, smoked salmon appetizers, salad and seafood sauce.
A selection of pates and toast
Lemon sorbet (to cleanse the pallet)

Turkey, ham, pigs in blankets, stuffing, cauliflower cheese, red cabbage, maple roast veg (carrots, parsnips, Swede, sweet potato, butternut squash, onion, garlic), roast potatoes in goose fat, sprouts fryed with bacon, carrot mash, cranberry sauce, Turkey gravy.

Christmas pudding, Yule log, Bailey's cream, and normal extra thick cream for the kids.

Cheese board (brie, stilton, wendsleydale, roulade), crackers, chutney, grapes.

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