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Christmas dinner - is this enough?

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Kaytee1987 Mon 21-Dec-15 18:13:31

We have 8 people round for Christmas this year, 2 are in their 90s and barely eat anything so can be counted as 1 really. We're making the below will this be enough?
Butternut squash & sweet potato soup with some chopped up bloomer bread
1kg turkey breastfeeding joint cooked in orange juice
1kg roast beef
1 kg gammon cooked in cola and roasted with treacle glaze
Pigs in blankets
2 kinds of potatoes
Chocolate cheese cake for dessert

Is this enough meat and would you be happy with this choice?

usual Mon 21-Dec-15 18:18:08

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Buttercup27 Mon 21-Dec-15 18:20:09

I think that's a lot of meat with not much veg. I am feeding 7 adults and 3 children and am cooking-
No starter
Turkey (it says feeds 10/12)
Roast potatoes
Roast Parsnips
Roast carrots
(Possibly cauliflower but haven't decided)
Pigs in blankets
Yorkshire puddings

Cheese cake and apple crumble for pudding.

We will be have cold meets etc for our supper.

PolterGoose Mon 21-Dec-15 18:23:44

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PennyHasNoSurname Mon 21-Dec-15 18:27:20

Id definetly offer more veg than listed, and we have ten for lunch and only ever one meat so Id be cock a hoop at that meat selection!

Id add in cauliflower and brocoli, stuffing and yorkshires.

PotteringAlong Mon 21-Dec-15 18:30:09

I agree, more veg and less meat. For 9 (1 veggie, 2 children) I'm doing:


Mushroom and Stilton Wellington
Pigs in blankets
Roast pots
Mash pots
Red cabbage
Roast Carrots and parsnips

Christmas pudding
Eton mess

Cheese and Christmas cake

Buttercup27 Mon 21-Dec-15 18:31:21

Thanks for that poltergoose almost forgot to put stuffing on my shopping list! Phew there would have been a riot on Christmas day with ought stuffing and apple sauce , but we're odd like that

Whyisitalwaysblue Mon 21-Dec-15 18:40:00

I have 10 for Christmas lunch (although two are my kids and they don't eat much!!)
I'm doing
Turkey crown
Beef joint
Piggies in their blankets
Roast potatoes
Mash potatoes
Carrot and swede
Roast carrots
Roast parsnips

Followed by a selection of deserts (frozen!!)
Then a cheese board

Kaytee1987 Mon 21-Dec-15 18:42:59

Oops forgot stuffing! I think I will add the cauliflower with a cheese sauce, maybe sweet corn too because I love it.

Haha my autocorrect has a mind of its own! Had to change 4 words just typing this!

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Mon 21-Dec-15 18:43:57

I'm doing,

Vegi jalousie for the non meat eater
Yorkshire pudding
Bread sauce
Cheesy, creamy leeks
Red cabbage in red wine
Roast parsnips
Roast potatoes

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Mon 21-Dec-15 18:44:35

Oh and carrot and swede mash

Higge Mon 21-Dec-15 20:31:27

I think it sounds good - more variety is not always better!

ALemonyPea Mon 21-Dec-15 20:42:59

Setting the standard for next years Christmas, breastfeeding a turkey. Only on MN grin

What about a cheeseboard for those who don't want something sweet for afterwards?

Behooven Mon 21-Dec-15 20:46:41

Creamy leek sounds delish, got a tried and tested recipe?

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Mon 21-Dec-15 20:57:30

Goog le for the Jamie Oliver one. Has Brie in it and is amazing.

Behooven Mon 21-Dec-15 20:58:22

Thanks smile

Kaytee1987 Tue 22-Dec-15 12:29:38

Haha ALemonyPea the thing is I'm only 9 weeks pregnant so haven't been talking about bf all that much yet, my phone can predict the future grin

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