Sorry - I know it's very early, but I need time to practice beforehand
I'm trying to decide on a starter for Christmas Day for 11 people - 6 adults and 5 children (aged 2 to 11).
It can't have..
* meat in it as one guest is a fish eating veggie(!) * shellfish or liver pate (one guest hopefully pregnant by then) * not soup as we did that last year and it was too filling * anything requiring oven space as there won't be any! * no smoked salmon or avacados (fussy eaters!)
Ideally I'd like something that can be prepared the day / evening beforehand to make things a bit easier.
any suggestions? (other than to invite less fussy eaters to my table?!)
This is the one meal each year I cook for my in laws. They're all lovely and much more foodie types than we are, so this needs to impress. None of the adults will complain (all far to polite!) if it's not right, but I'd know IYSWIM.
I like the idea of the tomato & mozzarella salad. Will have a think about the salmon and fennel.
can you not just do a few canapes? then folk can pick and choose what they can/can't eat. Can be easily done beforehand, and no-one really needs a proper starter with all the chirstmas dinner/pud/cake/cheese and biscuits