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ok, i'm writting my christmas food shopping list, what are the must haves at christmas?

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Marne Thu 11-Dec-08 12:40:57

Im getting a bit ahead of myself, evrything else is sorted for christmas apart from food so thought i would write a list, what items are a must have for christmas?

TheDevilWearsGlitter Thu 11-Dec-08 12:46:20

nuts
choc
booze
crackers and cheese
good coffee
clementines
pickled everything

OhYouMerryMerryKitten Thu 11-Dec-08 12:50:18

stuffing
cranberry sauce
some sort of means to make gravy
kitchen roll
plenty of tin foil
loo roll
paracetemol
tissues
sanitory stuff
check got enough prescriptions to last til early jan.

ok most of those not food - just random thoughts!

PuppyMonkeyNuts Thu 11-Dec-08 12:50:23

bacardi
Coke
Quality Street

timmette Thu 11-Dec-08 12:51:10

wine and paracetamol = maybe not together grin

DaisyMooSteiner Thu 11-Dec-08 12:51:55

Smoked salmon

JumpingJingleBellsDizzy Thu 11-Dec-08 12:52:15

Is this your first christmas Marne? wink

Marne Thu 11-Dec-08 12:55:13

Every year i forget something important like stuffing, i want to get it rite this year as my dad is bringing his new lady friend over. We don't realy drink but i would like to get some wine in for my dad and his lady friend. Which wine should i buy?

sagacious Thu 11-Dec-08 13:02:40

I'd ask your dad what he likes (some people have a great adversion to chardonay .. I hate merlot) and perhaps hint he can bring a bottle of it !

Off the top of my head

Booze (baileys/wine/beer/vodka)
Soft drinks (coke/mixers/fruit juice)
Snacky stuff (crisps/nuts/sausage rolls)
Christmas dinner (turkey/stuffing/cranberry sauce/bread sauce/ sausages wrapped in bacon/sprouts/carrots/peas/roast spuds/parsnips)
Box of roses
Pate/ham/nice bread/pickles/jacket potatoes/cold meats and salad for Boxing day
Cheese and biscuits

Plus easy dinners for a couple of days

HTH

santasinmywaistband Thu 11-Dec-08 13:03:33

Turkey,
sausages
bacon
potatoes
parsnips
brussels
chestnuts
carrots
red cabage
cranberry sauce
stuffing
bread sauce
onion
milk
wine
xmas pud
custard
cream
xmas cake
more wine
chocs
crackers
cheese
nuts
fruit( sp clementines)
Bread
Croissants
ham
pickled onions
salad
more wine
more chocs

essentials you will run out of
loo roll
paracetamol
rennies
nappies
wipes
foil

Remember lots of shops will be open boxing daygrin

JumpingJingleBellsDizzy Thu 11-Dec-08 18:23:52

Oh that's nice Marne, have you met her yet?

I usually remember everything but forget to put something out. Was the stuffing one year and we only noticed half way through the meal so I got it out of the oven blush

MincePirateCat Thu 11-Dec-08 18:27:31

don't forget the cat/dog food!!! veggie house here, and sometimes the cat's been forgotten.

Marne Thu 11-Dec-08 19:13:08

Dizzy, she is somebody who i have known since a child, my mum and dad (whilst maried) were close friends to her and her husband). I havn't seen her for years though so will be the first time she has been over.

Must remember dog food grin

JumpingJingleBellsDizzy Fri 12-Dec-08 10:24:25

At least you know her then. Is your mum ok with it?

randomxmas Fri 12-Dec-08 10:28:48

Bread sauce mix
Stuffing mix
Chestnuts ready to cook
Smoked salmon
Blinis
Mince Pie filling
Crackers
Carrots & Potatoes
Champagne
Choc coins

randomxmas Fri 12-Dec-08 10:29:09

...plus xmas pud & double cream

(please don't buy stuffing mix - it is really easy to make your own, and it tastes much nicer....my Mum used always make it on Christmas eve, and the smell was fab, so I have started doing the same)

I have cut and pasted from my list......
Breakfast
Orange juice
Apple juice
Porridge
Tea
Coffee

Brunch Smoked Salmon
Brown Bread
Lemons
Champagne

Lunch Turkey
Ham
Pigs in blankets
Bacon
Potatoes
Carrots
Parsnips
Sprouts
Red cabbage
Cranberry sauce
Stuffing - breadcrumbs
Stuffing - Thyme
Stuffing - Onions
Stuffing - butter
Gravy - bisto
Christmas Pudding
Cream

Red Wine
White Wine
Lemonade
Aptamil

Tea Bread (for sandwiches)
Mayonnaise
Mince Pies

Plus Milk
Butter
Cream
Bread

JumpingJingleBellsDizzy Fri 12-Dec-08 10:50:55

This thread's making me hungry grin

I was thinking of making my own stuffing, or dp will as he loves to cook too.

JumpingJingleBellsDizzy Fri 12-Dec-08 10:54:18

Oh my mmmmmmmm

shinyshoes Fri 12-Dec-08 10:58:36

WalkingWaynettaWonderland. You said it was easy to make stuffing? Could you share a simple recipe if you have one pls as I always use stuffing mix and would love to try my own.

Thanks

JumpingJingleBellsDizzy Fri 12-Dec-08 11:02:05

that one I just posted looks simple.

shinyshoes Fri 12-Dec-08 11:10:36

Sorry JJBD I didnt see yours grin you are right that is simple. I will give it a try.

JumpingJingleBellsDizzy Fri 12-Dec-08 11:12:15

I know I hid it a bit didn't I wink

Onions, butter, breadcrumbs, thyme, rosemary, whatever other seasoning you want.

Make on Christmas eve.
I briefly fry some onions in butter (too much butter!!), and then pour the melted butter into the bowl with the breadcrumbs, and add all the other bits. The stuffing shouldn't be too wet, just enough to sort of hold it together if you want to make balls.

Cover with clingfilm, leave out overnight - house will smell of thyme and herbs....

In the morning stuff the bird.

vole3 Sat 13-Dec-08 06:23:44

This one's good. sophie grigson recipe
I tend to bake mine separately in a greased dish or make it into croquettes by rolling little sausages of the stuff , dip in flour and then fry.
Makes sure the stuffing is cooked and the bird!

NB don't forget that if you do use it to stuff the bird, add the weight of the stuffing to that of the bird to get the right cooking time from the combined weight.

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