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What side dishes do you have on Christmas Day?

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wibblyjelly Wed 17-Dec-14 17:48:24

First time cooking Christmas dinner, so would like it to be special. We are having goose, and at the moment the side dishes are roast tatties, Brussels, parsnips and carrots. Am I missing anything? Please inspire me with your dishes!

SpottyTeacakes Wed 17-Dec-14 17:52:17

Roast potatoes
Red cabbage
Sausage meat stuffing
Pigs in blankets
Parsnips
Carrots
Cauliflower (cheese maybe)
Yorkshires

NorwaySpruce Wed 17-Dec-14 17:55:20

Apple sauce, stuffing, sauerkraut (just for me!).

quesadillas Wed 17-Dec-14 17:59:45

Sprouts with chestnuts, parsnips with honey or maple syrup, plain carrots.

pregnantpause Wed 17-Dec-14 18:35:42

Spiced Red cabbage is must fir goose in pregnant house

Glazed carrots

Shredded Brussels with chestnuts and pancetta

Maple roast parsnips

Is stuffing a side? I like to do two stiffing options so at least one counts as a side

If turkey ( well any meat in this house) pigs in blankets

ItMustBeBedtimeSurely Wed 17-Dec-14 18:38:08

Sausages in bacon
Two types of stuffing
Bread sauce

wibblyjelly Wed 17-Dec-14 18:43:49

pregnant would you mind sharing your spiced red cabbage recipe please?

TantrumsAndBalloons Wed 17-Dec-14 18:45:32

Rice and peas
Roast potatoes
Pigs in blankets
Honey glazed carrots and parsnips
Salad
Coleslaw and potato salad
Corn relish

TantrumsAndBalloons Wed 17-Dec-14 18:46:02

Oh and sprouts that no one eats

RojaGato Wed 17-Dec-14 19:30:31

Usuals like roast potatoes, plus

Chestnuts roasted with diced beetroot in a red currant jelly glaze with chopped parsley

pregnantpause Wed 17-Dec-14 19:32:18

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3064/braised-red-cabbage-with-cider-and-apples

That's the one I do- there's also a Christmas spiced one in BBC good food which is nice

loveareadingthanks Wed 17-Dec-14 19:32:41

Goose is wonderful! (but much less meat than you'd expect from the size - be prepared for that).

Pigs in blankets and stuffing balls a must for me.
Roast sprouts cooked with bacon

wibblyjelly Wed 17-Dec-14 19:45:43

reading it's just dh, 2 year old ds and I so hopefully enough. May not have leftovers though!

mrspremise Thu 18-Dec-14 13:11:41

Roast Potatoes
Cocktail Sausages wrapped in Bacon
Sage and Onion Sausagemeat Stuffing
Carrots & Parsnips roasted together
Green Beans
Bloody sweetcorn to feed DH's obsession
Bread Sauce
Cranberry Sauce

mrspremise Thu 18-Dec-14 13:13:33

and SPROUTS! I can't believe I forgot them... DS would have my head, they're his favourite (I put bacon on those as well wink )

LowLieTheFields Thu 18-Dec-14 13:16:21

Mrspremise I also have a sweet corn obsession but unfortunately we're having Christmas at my dsis house and she hates the stuff. I might have to have a tin at the ready for when we get home grin

Allalonenow Thu 18-Dec-14 13:20:50

It's The Law that you must have red cabbage and apple sauce with goose.

IHaveBrilloHair Thu 18-Dec-14 13:34:17

Three stuffings, roast pots and parsnips, sprouts, carrots, slow cooked red cabbage, yorkie puds, apple sauce, bread sauce and there'll be crackling as we are having pork.
I am only feeding me and dd!

agoodbook Thu 18-Dec-14 14:14:15

Definitely agree with stuffing- ( a good forcemeat one ) goose doesn't go far- everyone fights for the skin! I do apple sauce to go with it as well., but I am like Ihave we have pork too . Has anyone mentioned leeks - we love them!

shelley1977 Mon 22-Dec-14 17:10:46

We have roast and mash potatoes as younger children not so keen on roast,honey roast carrots and parsnips, sprouts, chestnut stuffing, bacon wrapped sausages, gravy and cranberry sauce.

wibblyjelly Mon 22-Dec-14 19:37:03

We've decided on red cabbage, sprouts with festive bacon and Tom Kerridge style carrots. Oh, and yorkies and pigs in blankets grin

MrsBertMacklin Mon 22-Dec-14 19:39:56

Doing pork this year (just me), so:
Braised red cabbage
Roast potatoes & fennel
Celeriac mash
Apple sauce

Most looking forward to smashing all the leftovers into a sandwich the next day.

Mrsgrumble Mon 22-Dec-14 19:40:26

We are just having sage and onion stuffing, carrot and parsnip mash, sprouts, mash and roasties.

Have a homemade Christmas sauce (apples, cranberry etc) from local fair

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