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What do you eat on Christmas Eve?

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mrsruffallo Tue 03-Nov-09 23:26:40

Do you cook a meal?
If so, what?

displayuntilbestbefore Tue 03-Nov-09 23:29:58

several glasses of good tawny port
far too many cheap chocolates like after eights and ferrerro rocher...
and, bizarrely, something vaguely resembling a Christmas dinner! Chicken, cranberry sauce, mash and veg....but I love cranberry sauce and chicken/turkey so to me that's what Christmas is all about!
Lots of my friends have take-aways on Christmas eve

madwomanintheattic Tue 03-Nov-09 23:30:50

i'm totally rubbish. i usually do lots of little things that can be picked up and carted around and nibbled on as people disappear off into diffeent rooms to do last minute wrapping... blush we're dead organised, we are.

teafortwo Tue 03-Nov-09 23:34:25

Seafood platter and champagne.

mrsruffallo Tue 03-Nov-09 23:34:41

Thanks guys. It is the only day I will be cooking and We usually eat out but I need some inspiration for a meal to cook this year as we are going away for Christmas and so the culinary burden is not on me (hurrah!)

displayuntilbestbefore Tue 03-Nov-09 23:35:21

mrsruffallo - what do YOU eat?

jemart Tue 03-Nov-09 23:40:10

Bit of a picnic supper usually. We make curry puffs (curried mince beef in puff pastry) and start on all the christmas goodies - nuts, crisps, choccies, gingerbread etc.

mrsruffallo Tue 03-Nov-09 23:48:01

dubb- Please refer to my previous post

displayuntilbestbefore Tue 03-Nov-09 23:51:34

x-post!

Amapoleon Tue 03-Nov-09 23:52:13

We have a tapas type meal.

displayuntilbestbefore Tue 03-Nov-09 23:52:20

I'm guessing my Christmas eve food wasn't exactly what you were looking for then?!

mrsruffallo Tue 03-Nov-09 23:55:59

It sounds good. I love cranberry sauce, turkey etc a lot as well. However, I am not sure that DH and the children would enjoy two such similar meals for two (possibly three) days in a row.
I am with you the alcohol and chocolates though!

hmc Tue 03-Nov-09 23:57:22

No meal - party food and vino

hmc Tue 03-Nov-09 23:58:24

Isn't Christmas great - I love the build up....

mrsruffallo Wed 04-Nov-09 00:00:02

I love Christmas too...let the build up begin!
Bonfire night first though

displayuntilbestbefore Wed 04-Nov-09 00:02:40

Hope you get some better ideas from people more wild and crazy than my household! grin
For what it's worth, we don't do turkey on Boxing Day - not a fan of turkey carcasses filling up my fridge when the space could be so much better used by a cheesecake or large mincemeat flan - nope, Mrs dubb roasts a gammon joint and we have that with beetroot and potatoes.....

mrsruffallo Wed 04-Nov-09 00:05:44

See IME it's cold meat and pickles etc with roast potatoes on Boxing day.
We have never stayed with this particular wing of our gigantic family before so am simply assuming they will follow suit

displayuntilbestbefore Wed 04-Nov-09 00:07:04

you could be introduced to some new and exotic culinary experience!

frazzled74 Wed 04-Nov-09 00:07:18

dcs have sausage rolls, party type platter (tescos or marks). me and dh have a takeaway,when children in bed. then i play father christmas, dh falls asleep. My mum then usually pops round to sneak a look at the christmas presents round the tree scene, and we sit and drink baileys for an hour before bed.Very greedy and unhealthy but i love this routine.

mrsruffallo Wed 04-Nov-09 00:10:06

That soounds lovely frazzled
Anyway, to bed.
Night all

oldraver Wed 04-Nov-09 14:44:16

Turkey lol. I usually do a buffet type thing not formal but sort of heres the nibbles picky things help yourself. I get some cold meats including turkey off the bone sliced nice and thick. Basically stuff that I dont have to bother with too much

herbietea Wed 04-Nov-09 14:50:34

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norksinmywaistband Wed 04-Nov-09 14:52:00

Kids choose their fav dinner, so I often cook 2 seperate but very simple meals. Dh and I have a curry, to prepare us for sveral days of unspicy food, when visiting relatives.
Normally we have chilli/garlic/spice in every meal

tegan Wed 04-Nov-09 14:54:14

we always have a chinese delivered and have the kids in bed by 8.30, then crack on with putting together and wrapping

thedollshouse Wed 04-Nov-09 14:57:10

We usually eat out. On the Christmas Eves that we have spent at home we usually have a chinese or party type food.

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