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Christmas day starter and non-Christmas pud dessert?

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naranciata Sun 27-Nov-16 21:09:46

What are you making?

I'm looking for a change but nothing too exciting - the in laws couldn't take too much change from the norm but I am so sick of what we usually have - cream of tomato soup and white rolls with a trifle as the non-Christmas pud dessert.

SnowmanEnvy Sun 27-Nov-16 21:15:42

Prawn cocktail starter, Chocolate torte for pud?

Mouthofmisery Sun 27-Nov-16 21:16:47

Smoked salmon starter. Chocolate Roulade dessert.

Weedsnseeds1 Tue 29-Nov-16 12:14:36

Pate, smoked salmon, a snazzy salad (pear, stilton and walnut for example), mein and Parma ham, a different flavour soup ( broccoli and stilton, chestnut ?). Dessert - croquembouche, pavlova, change the trifle up a bit (black forest, St. Clements ?), Roulade of some sort?

ThisPasadenaHomemaker Tue 29-Nov-16 12:17:04

We're having king prawn cocktail with homemade wheaten bread for starter. Maybe some smoked salmon on the side if any survives xmas morning brekkie!

Dessert will be homemade black forest gateau.

Tomato soup for xmas day starter would make me cry.

leccybill Tue 29-Nov-16 12:19:25

We're having pate. Tarte au choc for pudding.

Parents think both are v exotic.

mogloveseggs Tue 29-Nov-16 12:21:22

we're having this as pudding

ThisPasadenaHomemaker Tue 29-Nov-16 12:23:02

mog that stuff is insane! The best sticky toffee pudding I've ever tasted.

Conniedescending Tue 29-Nov-16 12:24:11

We have watercress soup or seafood platter which is lovely and light. Fresh fruit pavlova or profiteroles for pud

mogloveseggs Tue 29-Nov-16 12:24:53

It's bloody gorgeous isn't it. Hoping I will get up to Cartmel but if not there's a deli near me that sells it.

OohhThatsMe Tue 29-Nov-16 12:25:04

How long does it keep when you've ordered it?

OohhThatsMe Tue 29-Nov-16 12:26:11

Cartmel do online deliveries - are they really worth it then? I quite fancy a sticky toffee pudding at Christmas!

PurpleDaisies Tue 29-Nov-16 12:27:18

No starter but Brie and cranberry tartlets and cheese straws out as nibbles.

Nigella's chocolate gingerbread cake for pudding (or a gingerbread based trifle).

ThisPasadenaHomemaker Tue 29-Nov-16 12:27:19

Ocado sell it!!


MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Tue 29-Nov-16 12:28:22

We are having chocolate cake and ice cream this year as requested by dh and the children. I will add something alcoholic and a mini Xmas pud for me because I love them.

PurpleDaisies Tue 29-Nov-16 12:28:33

I can also vouch for the fact that cartmel sticky toffee pudding is delicious. Last time in a moment of weakness I ate a whole big one to myself...

mogloveseggs Tue 29-Nov-16 12:29:31

oohh there's some info about bb dates here

DixieWishbone Tue 29-Nov-16 12:29:38

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ppeatfruit Tue 29-Nov-16 12:30:34

We have a salmon mousse\pate which is easier than it sounds. For dessert a tiramisu type trifle. I' m still wondering if I'll make a large one in a bowl or individual glasses.

mogloveseggs Tue 29-Nov-16 12:30:42

pasadena I didn't know that! No waitrose anywhere near here though in fact i've never been in one

PurpleDaisies Tue 29-Nov-16 12:32:41

dixie I've got a stack of parsnips and sweet potatoes in my veg box this week. Would you share the recipes?

mogloveseggs Tue 29-Nov-16 12:32:41

slightly worried now that I've started a trend and you'll all buy one and there will be none left for little old me

Knittedfrog Tue 29-Nov-16 12:33:02

No starter here but warm chocolate brownies and ice cream for dessert.

TheHighPriestessOfTinsel Tue 29-Nov-16 12:33:17

by popular request I usually do apple and mincemeat puddings. They're quick and simple, and tasty nicely festive without being anywhere near as heavy as Christmas pudding.

No formal starter - I do a few canapes to hand round while we open some presents.

DixieWishbone Tue 29-Nov-16 15:39:26

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