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LyannaStarktheWolfMaid Fri 15-Dec-17 20:23:54

I never get this right - either there’s loads left over that gets chucked away, or I feel like there’s something missing off the plate. What do you do? (besides roast potatoes, they don’t count!)

TheBlueMeaniesAreComing Fri 15-Dec-17 20:26:02

Staple veg for us is creamed potatoes, roasted carrot and parsnip, and peas. Last year we had cauliflower cheese but nobody liked it. This year I’m not bothering with anything extra veg wise

Fellia Fri 15-Dec-17 20:31:08

We do bowls of carrots, broccoli, parsnips and sprouts. There’s always some left over though so this isn’t really helpful 😂

LyannaStarktheWolfMaid Fri 15-Dec-17 20:32:13

Ooh, that’s another question. Mash or no mash? (Pomme purée, obv!)

Fadingmemory Fri 15-Dec-17 20:35:23

Roasted potatoes, peppers and parsnips, sprouts, carrots. Those that are left over get eaten cold with pickles and turkey. <Gets coat and slinks off>

LyannaStarktheWolfMaid Fri 15-Dec-17 20:46:53

Peppers and parsnips? That sounds interesting! Do you have a recipe?

stoplickingthetelly Fri 15-Dec-17 20:50:03

Roast parsnips, sprouts, carrot and swede mash and braised red cabbage here.

LyannaStarktheWolfMaid Fri 15-Dec-17 20:51:21

Do you have a good red cabbage recipe? I think I might give it a try.

Crumbs1 Fri 15-Dec-17 20:58:57

Leftovers are used up in root vegetable soup; cauliflower cheese goes into baked potatoes on 27th. Some leftovers are used to make canapes for Boxing Day drinks (turkey and stuffing with cranberry on a mini potato rosti type thing). Never mashed potatoe.

Cauliflower and broccoli cheese
Roasted carrots and parsnips
Sprouts and chestnuts
Red cabbage with apple.
Mashed swede

LyannaStarktheWolfMaid Fri 15-Dec-17 21:01:52

Bread sauce or no bread sauce? I am not at all sure about my accompaniments this year.

Lovemusic33 Fri 15-Dec-17 21:01:54

I will be doing,
Mashed carrot and swede
Red cabbage
Cauliflower cheese

No to mashed potatoes

The dog has the leftover grin

Kez0777 Fri 15-Dec-17 21:02:28

I’m doing roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, roast parsnips, carrots, carrot and swede mash and broccoli. It’s my first year doing it and it’s just four of us but I’m veggie and won’t have a ‘meat’ replacement so want lots of different types of veg. I figure and left overs can be heated up smile oh almost forgot treating myself to cauliflower cheese too grin

LyannaStarktheWolfMaid Fri 15-Dec-17 21:02:34

I quite like the idea of cauliflower cheese. I think the dinner needs some kind of creamy counterpoint.

Lovemusic33 Fri 15-Dec-17 21:04:15

No bread sauce (hate it) so cauliflower cheese is the creamy item needed. No sprouts either, I know it’s christmas but no one likes them in my house.

PurpleDaisies Fri 15-Dec-17 21:06:01

Why are you binning leftovers? They’re one of the best bits of a big Christmas dinner. confused

Definitely yes to bread sauce, no to mash.

We have...
Roast parsnips, carrots, potatoes and red onion
Red cabbage

DoodleCat Fri 15-Dec-17 21:08:01

The leftovers are essential, you need them for Boxing Day! Chop, fry, serve with baked beans and you're in heaven. A super charged bubble & squeak.

LyannaStarktheWolfMaid Fri 15-Dec-17 21:09:23

Everybody eats the leftover potatoes, meat and stuffing, but never the veg!!

Janetjanetjanet Fri 15-Dec-17 21:10:51

Stick it all in a soup.

Fellia Fri 15-Dec-17 21:13:10

I’ve never heard of anyone doing cauliflower cheese?!? I absolutely love it so may have to add it in this year.

swipeleft Fri 15-Dec-17 21:13:22

I follow the family motto of "never knowingly under catered". I always cook far too much but I think leftovers are one if the best things about Christmas.

I always do roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, potato croquettes (yes 3 lots of potatoes). Roast parsnips. Steamed sprouts, carrots and peas. I've also always done yorkies as my STBXH never ate veg. I'm a bit gutted we are eating out this year.

Lovemusic33 Fri 15-Dec-17 21:18:19

I do Yorkshire’s as my dd will only eat Yorkshire’s and roast potatoes for her dinner (fussy eater).

2gorgeousboys Fri 15-Dec-17 21:18:40

Accompaniments here will be:
Cauliflower cheese
Roasted parsnips
Brussel sprouts
Roast potatoes
Potato croquettes
Yorkshire puddings

Notso Fri 15-Dec-17 21:20:17

Usually we're feeding loads on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so it's,
Roast potatoes,
Mashed potatoes,
Carrot, swede and potato mash from M&S because DC3 and 4 are fusspots and don't eat potato in any other form hmm
Cauliflower cheese,
braised red cabbage,
Sprouts with bacon,
roast shallots,
roast parsnips.
Everything except sprouts and shallots gets served with gammon on Christmas Eve then the leftovers get reheated on Christmas day

tkband3 Fri 15-Dec-17 21:21:47

When I do Christmas dinner, we always have:

Roast potatoes (lots)
Maple roast parsnips
Cauliflower cheese
Brussel sprouts stir fried with bacon and toasted pine nuts
Red cabbage
Carrots, beans & broccoli

I've never seen the point of doing different types of potato though.

Kez0777 Fri 15-Dec-17 21:22:47

Oh yes sprouts too and will aim to do Yorkshire’s but depends on my pre trip to pub grin I only have on oven so sometimes difficult to get Yorkshire done and keep everything warm or not burnt!

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