What do you eat Christmas Day?(38 Posts)
I know this thread has been done (probably a million times) but I can't find it and I bloody love reading through everyone's day (12 weeks post baby so trying to lose the baby weight so I can indulge next week )
We usually have a small cooked breakfast with coffee/tea and Buck's Fizz, (a breakfast pudding of stocking chocolate, obviously) a full Christmas dinner with allll the trimmings around 2pm and a buffet/cheese board in the evenings with drinks. Obviously throughout the day we eat mince pies and god knows what else we can shove in there!!
What do you all eat?!
DD and I will have either French toast or pastries for breakfast, followed by Stollen for me and DH and chocolate on bread for DD. DH is still undecided if he wants to join us with the sweet stuff or goes for eggs benedict.
Lunch is wild boar this year with all the usual and a still undecided dessert, last year we did Panna Cotta, that was a hit.
Dinner is a grazing cold cut selection.
In the afternoon we have Stollen again, Lebkuchen, DD has chocolate biscuit and a cake of some description.
Plus lots of chocolate and marzipan throughout the day.
I never eat breakfast, but will do eggs benedict for dh and dteens.
Light lunch of cheese and crackers.
Dinner - turkey, pigs, roast potatoes, parsnips and carrots, broccoli, sprouts CAULIFLOWER CHEESE, vegetarian pie.
Last year was beef wellington, the year before duck and guinea fowl.
I've pretty much finalised my weekly menu for Christmas week.
The big day will go something like this.
Mug of tea and Christmas tree crumpets first thing as DH is on an early shift (registered manager of a home for 16-24 year olds with very severe SN). Not all can go home for Christmas. Open comedy present.
He'll leave, I'll start prepping stuff.
Around 11am, DD and I will have a bacon sandwich.
The nibbles (so nuts, pringles etc) get put out about 1pm as DMIL is coming over and she'll be ready for a sherry or two (we'd drank a third of the bottle between us by 3pm last year).
There'll be a tub of chocolates out too.
DH finishes at 3pm, should be home by 4pm.
We'll then open some prosseco and have our starter as we open our presents, I'm doing prawn coctail canapes. So prawn cocktail on top of blinis and in little baby gem lettuce leaves.
Main meal at 5.30pm.
Honey roasted parsnips
Sprouts (lots, just tossed in butter)
Apple and cranberry stuffing
Pigs in blankets
Possibly some slow cooked red cabbage.
We might have a mince pie and cream later in the evening with a Bailey's coffee about 9pm.
Prosecco with orange juice for breakfast and then just straight up prosecco from lunch onwards... oh and a chocolate orange!
Smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and blinis with bucks fizz at 9am.
Tea break at 10am
Starter - soup
Main- turkey Avec all trimmings
Dessert - Xmas pud, cake, pavlova, cream and custard
Prosecco and other ripples dispersed throughout.
@maddiemookins16mum can I come to yours for Christmas?
Jitter...the more the merrier.
I love doing the food on Christmas Day, my MIL is a truly wonderful lady and she's even more fun at Christmas after two large sherries. She's a great help too, she is my 'Scullery Maid' on Christmas Day, meaning she doesn't cook but literally clears up behind me which is a real help.
It's the first time I've ever done Goose so am prepared for a oven covered in fat by the end of the day.
We usually have smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels with Buck's Fizz for breakfast. Usually followed by chocolate. Actually everything is followed but chocolate on Christmas Day!!
Then about 1.30/2pm we have the full turkey roast with all the trimmings. Granny brings over a gammon so we'll have two meats. We always have a starter neither soup or pâté on toast.
We have Christmas pud with some sort of nice cream - brandy or the Baileys one I've spotted. We also usually have a second pudding for about half of us that don't like Christmas pudding. This year it's Aldi toffee and pecan roulade.
Then hours later in the evening after saying we'll never eat again, we pick at the leftovers, maybe some Pringles and a bit of pork pie.
I just can't wait!
Steak, chocolate and champagne, in varying styles, quantities and combinations! And none of this mixing bubbles with OJ, just straight up
@SummerRoberts baileys cream! 🤤 I'm not one for Christmas pudding (or Christmas cake) but I'd happily have baileys with ANYTHING!
Christmas for adults is definitely about the food isn't it (oh and the kids opening presents of course
but mainly food)
@catography of course! If my family were bigger drinkers I'd be having it straight up as well!
@catography that could come across like I'm calling you a heavy drinker, I just mean my family don't drink AT ALL. Let alone with breakfast! 😂
@jitterbug5 I would actually consider that as a festive compliment
@catography ha! I would have considered it a compliment myself!
Danish pastries and fresh orange juice in bed
Stocking chocolate and non alchoholic mulled fruit punch for breakfast
Mushroom wellington in spinach and sherry sauce with red cabbage for lunch followed by christmas pudding with custard
Dinner will be nut roast, red cabbage and french stick followed by all the chocs we can stuff in!
We usually have a normal breakfast, so toast/ crumpets/toasted muffins/porridge.
Roast chicken for dinner as we all prefer it to turkey. Roasties, stuffing, pigs in blankets, 3 or 4 veg. Mince pies or christmas pud for dessert. We eat quite early, usually around 2/3pm.
But everyone's favourite is Christmas tea! Nice cheeseboard, any leftover chicken and pigs in blankets, baguette, chutney, olives, roasted red peppers...just a nice little selection so we can have as much or little as we want.
Christmas Eve - Roast Pork, roast pots, carrots, sprouts with bacon (waitrose microwavable) peas, cauliflower, red cabbage, gravy, apple sauce, stuffing balls. so we can, on
Christmas Day, spend it in the hot tub, eating roast meat sandwiches, party bites from M&S, drinking champagne, watching films etc. I'm working on Boxing day, so don't want to spend the day before cooking
! Just the two of us, so we can please ourselves!
Toasted panettone fresh OJ nice coffee about 9.30-10
Smoked salmon nibbles and Prosecco from 12
About 3: Turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets, sprouts, carrots, parsnips, roast potatoes, bread sauce, cranberry sauce, gravy
Christmas pudding, brandy butter, cream
Chocolate mousse bars for DC
Red wine and more Prosecco
Cold meats, cheese, sausage rolls, salad, cranberry compote, grapes, tomatoes, celery, crackers, homemade chicken liver pate, pickled chillis, piccalilli
Mince pies, Christmas cake
Coffee and tea
Leftovers! We celebrate on Christmas Eve so that's when we cook the big meal (big ham, potato casserole, swede casserole, carrot and rice casserole, smoked and salted salmons, flamed salmon, pickled herring, Christmas bread, beetroot salad) and then we just eat leftovers for the next few days. Will probably have rice porridge for breakfast Christmas Day just like Christmas Eve and if mum has sent mince pies or Christmas pud we'll have that on Christmas Day as well.
DH and I will probably just have fruit first thing.
DM will come over at about 11; we’ll have bacon sandwiches with Buck’s Fizz. No doubt some chocolate will feature too.
DPIL, DBIL, DSILx2 will arrive at around 2. We’ll have more drinks and I’ll put out pretzels, nuts, chocolates.
Christmas lunch will be turkey, pigs in blankets both meaty and veggie, roasties both duck fat and veg shortening, mushroom rotolo for the veggies, stuffing, sprout gratin, lots of plain green veg, glazed carrots and parsnips, and Yorkshire puddings especially for youngest SIL I really fancy doing a cauliflower cheese too.
DMIL is bringing Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, mince pies and chocolate cornflake cakes, all of which she will homemake. I’ll make a Yule Log and a fruity pavlova - regular not star.
DM can’t cook worth a bean so she’ll bring booze
If people are peckish later there will be leftover cold meat/veggie things, cheese, crackers, salad stuff, pickles, pork pie and some nice bread and butter.
Drinks available will be wine of all shades; fizz; homemade rhubarb vodka; homemade bramble gin; anything else people can find in the cupboard; loads of soft drinks too.
8:00am Breakfast is always bacon rolls, cinnamon rolls and fruit with tea and Buck's Fizz.
1:00pm Lunch this year is turkey and or gammon (nut roast for my brother)
Trifle and Christmas pudding for dessert.
Later in the evening we will have cheese, crackers, chocolate.
Tea/coffee while we impatiently wait on the kids getting up (it’s the only day of the year then seem to sleep in)
Breakfast is toasted soda bread with bacon and cheese on top with orange juice at around 10/11.
We’ll have our starter of vegetable soup and/or prawn cocktails at 1.30
Then out main Xmas meal at around 3.30. We’ll have turkey, ham, stuffing, pigs in blankets, mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, carrots, parsnips, peas and gravy.
Kids will have ice cream and we’ll have Eton mess or banoffee pie
We go visiting DPs family members (there’s a lot of them) at 5.30 ish and then it’s just eat what you want and when. First house is usual chocolates and biscuits. Second house is pavlova (it’s the best it) third house is snacks of chocolates, Pringles, turkey sandwiches if you can stomach them.
We get the kids home into bed and collapse on the sofa until we can get the energy up to go to bed 🤣
Boxing Day is buffet style with my family.
Breakfast varies - sometimes just something normal, othertimes something more special/different.
Family arrive about 2pm so we have smoked salmon with cream cheese on Brown bread.
Main dinner around 4.30pm - this year we are having beef/pork, pigs in blankets, parsnips,carrots,sprouts, red cabbage and roast potatoes with gravy and stuffing.
Christmas Pud and brandy sauce for dessert.
We don't really eat anything else after Christmas dinner as we are always too full!
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