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To not prepare/provide a veggie 'dish' for Chrimbo dinner?

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SantanaBinLorry Sat 19-Dec-15 09:24:01

I'm all sorted for next week, pressies bought/made and wrapped. Meat and stuffing in freezer. Getting veg and puddings and booze on Tuesday.
Feeding 10 (four if us, 6 guests) for Christmas dinner, no problem, love a full table smile
Last minute invitation given to our friend, who will be rhe only veggie at the table.
I honestky cant be arsed to prepare a special veggie dish for the main course.
Starters are veggi - Cashew and swee tpotato pate and Pumpkin and honey soup (ill make this without chicken stock)
Loads of veg, roasties, parsnips, sprouts (now not with bacon) carrots, peas and beans, mashed carrot and swead and potato and leek gratin (sp?).
Ill make some sausage free stuffing & gravy. All three puddings are meat free smile
Veggies - would you be happy with this as a christmas dinner? Or would you expect a meat replacement... e.g. nut roast?
Not in the uk, so no easy couldren/LMc to chuck in the oven... Id have to make from scratch.
AIBU to not bother, I think the above is more than enough?

TaliZorah Sat 19-Dec-15 09:26:44

I'm not vegetarian but I don't eat much meat. I would be perfectly happy with that.

ellaballoo Sat 19-Dec-15 09:26:57

As a veggie , I think that sounds perfect and delicious .

GloriaHotcakes Sat 19-Dec-15 09:26:58

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Hallamoo Sat 19-Dec-15 09:28:19

As a veggie that sounds delicious. As a last minute guest I think I'd offer to bring something though.

possiblefutures Sat 19-Dec-15 09:28:37

Just fry up some halloumi?

cabbageleaf Sat 19-Dec-15 09:28:53

Sounds perfect and delicious.

Hoplikeabunny Sat 19-Dec-15 09:29:11

Can I come? All sounds delicious!

MummaV Sat 19-Dec-15 09:29:23

My MIL is veggie and this is exactly what she does every year. She loves her roast exactly the same as everyone else just minus the meat.
On occasion she'll stick a quorn 'chicken' fillet in the oven, but only if she has one in the freezer and remembers.

mamas12 Sat 19-Dec-15 09:29:34

Let your guest know what a lovely feast you are serving up and tell them if they would like to bring something else ready made by them or bought to go with it they're very welcome

corlette Sat 19-Dec-15 09:30:21

For me personally, what you are serving up sounds delicious and I'd be more than happy with dinner. No meat substitute needed.

JasperDamerel Sat 19-Dec-15 09:30:37

I was going to say that YWBU, because it's grim sitting down to a plateful of roast potatoes, spouts and parsnips while everyone else is tucking into stuffing balls and pigs in blankets, but actually your menu sounds fine.

SanityClause Sat 19-Dec-15 09:31:21

My DD is having her first veggie Christmas this year.

I can't answer for others, but she is not bothered with a substitute for the meat, so long as she has vegetarian stuffing balls, and pigs in blankets, which I'm making with quorn mini sausages, and "fakon". I have also added baked beetroot to my usual vegetables, as she loves beetroot.

Moomintroll85 Sat 19-Dec-15 09:31:40

I was veggie for ten years. I hated nut roasts, grim things. I would have been fine with what you're serving, it sounds lovely and a lot of variety.

ouryve Sat 19-Dec-15 09:32:15

That sounds like a pretty fab spread. Can I come?

Bolshybookworm Sat 19-Dec-15 09:33:20

I would as long as you gave me a double helping of roasties grin

I love a roast dinner, at most I like some veggie sausages as well, but I'll quite happily do without. Sounds delicious!

Krampus Sat 19-Dec-15 09:33:52

Let her known the menu and say she is more than welcome to bring something else.

Krampus Sat 19-Dec-15 09:36:30

If you have oven space issues let her know up front too. There would be no point her turning up with a massive wild mushroom plait! But a quorn meat replacement wouldnt take long at all.

Bearsinmotion Sat 19-Dec-15 09:39:05

I'm going to my meat-eating sisters for Christmas and taking a veggie pie which can go in the oven with everything else. But if she was providing what you are I wouldn't bother, it sounds lush smile

EmmaWoodlouse Sat 19-Dec-15 09:39:54

So long as there is some protein in there somewhere it shouldn't be a problem. I'm guessing the leek dish contains cheese (check that the cheese is suitable for vegetarians - some have rennet) and maybe the stuffing will contain nuts - in which case, it's a perfectly balanced meal for a vegetarian.

EmmaWoodlouse Sat 19-Dec-15 09:40:32

Oh, you already mentioned cashews in the starter. Sounds good to me!

AnyoneButSanta Sat 19-Dec-15 09:41:58

That sounds lovely. Tell her in advance so she can have an extra large portion of the starters (the pate sounds great).

Check you've got vegetarian cheese for the gratin and I think that could make the base of a vegetarian main course.

dingdongMadHairDayonhigh Sat 19-Dec-15 09:42:33

I'm a veggie and that sounds delicious to me. With the gratin and the stuffing you really don't need any other kind of meat substitute, I'd be very full and satisfied on that lot :-)

mmmuffins Sat 19-Dec-15 09:46:29

Yep I'd be completely happy with your set up! Sounds yummy.

nightandthelight Sat 19-Dec-15 09:47:38

I am veggie and would consider the gratin as a main and the veg as sides so would be very happy smile

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