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What additions to Christmas Dinner do you have that others consider strange?
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MyGazeboisLeaking · 21/11/2020 19:05

Off the back of the Thanksgiving thread (I'm drooling!), I thought about our Christmas dinner.

Over the years, we've added the following that have now become standard:

Cauliflower cheese
Steamed red cabbage & raisins
Sweetcorn (for me!)


What additions do you have?

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BlessedBeTheFruitCake · 21/11/2020 19:10

We make mashed potatoes for ds2 as he doesn’t like roast potatoes (weird kid).

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MrsMouse03 · 21/11/2020 19:15

We always have apple sauce with our Christmas dinner Smile

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Svelteinmydreams · 21/11/2020 19:18

Heinz beans. Not my choice but whatever.
Also cauli cheese.

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MyGazeboisLeaking · 21/11/2020 19:18

Ooh - apple sauce is a good one!

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Kittykatmacbill · 21/11/2020 19:20

Husband is insistent that mashed potato is an key part of the meal. Me (and mum) love a prawn cocktail starter. My dad would rather have trifle than mince pies, as Christmas pudding is a Boxing Day meal apparently. My youngest has only ever eaten kilted sausages (pigs in blankets), whilst my eldest who loved all of christmas dinner, has decided to be veggie so not 100% clear what she will be eating...

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Shortsinwinter · 21/11/2020 19:21

Mint sauce. My Ex H & my son have it with every roast

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M0rT · 21/11/2020 19:25

We always have three starters, smoked salmon and brown bread, garlic and chilli prawns, soup.
It's probably more lunch and then Christmas dinner is a few hours later.
But three starters sounds more decadent Grin
Can I ask how people make cauliflower cheese? I don't think I've ever had it.

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RandomMess · 21/11/2020 19:26

We have a hot buffet of what everyone wants - completely random!!!

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IvanTheDragon · 21/11/2020 19:26

We eat beef on Christmas and I insist on both Yorkshire pudding and stuffing, which my grandma thinks is very strange and wrong.

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WoWsers16 · 21/11/2020 19:29

I just love everything- mashed potatoes, apple sauce, roasters, Yorkshire puddings , stuffing- every part of a Sunday dinner coming together!

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2gorgeousboys · 21/11/2020 19:30

Cauliflower cheese here too plus potato croquettes. We always had potato croquettes when I was a child as I didnt like roast potatoes, now I love a roast potato but DS1 doesn't so croquettes it is.

Yorkshire puddings too.

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sluj · 21/11/2020 19:31

Mushy peas

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BecomeStronger · 21/11/2020 19:32

My mum makes what we call bacon rolls, by wrapping the Turkey livers in bacon like pigs in blankets. Absolutely delicious but I've never seen them anywhere else.

Always cauliflower cheese, never Yorkshire puds.

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CrumbsThatsQuick · 21/11/2020 19:34

@M0rT Cauliflower Cheese... where have you been? SmileSmile?
Make a white sauce, butter, flour, milk. Add lots of cheese of choice. Boil cauliflower. Place in oven dish with cheese sauce over the top. Sprinkle extra grated cheese on top and grill or bake. Can add extras (mustard, nutmeg, breadcrumbs for crunch).

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PatchworkElmer · 21/11/2020 19:34

I didn’t realise that it was unusual to have mashed and roasted potatoes. We’ve always had both 🤷🏻‍♀️

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VienneseWhirligig · 21/11/2020 19:34

Mushy peas

I thought apple sauce was standard, we have turkey with cranberry sauce and pork with apple sauce at Christmas.

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BecomeStronger · 21/11/2020 19:35

Apple sauce with pork is standard but pork for Christmas dinner isn't Grin

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BunnyMacDougal · 21/11/2020 19:36

Bread sauce

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quickkimchi · 21/11/2020 19:37

Ours includes an unusual number of prunes, I guess that's not normal? We have prunes in bacon with a glass of champagne before dinner, then I soak the rest in port, add a little chocolate and puree to have with shortbread and ice cream. Also nice to mix prune puree (sans chocolate) with mustard to spread on turkey sandwiches.

I rarely touch a prune the rest of the year, not sure how our festive celebrations have become so prunecentric.

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bigbirdsmate · 21/11/2020 19:37

Yorkshires

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Lemonylemony · 21/11/2020 19:39

We have nibbly starters of Thai/Indian/Chinese canapés

Cauli cheese and red cabbage are standard enough now that they’re included in Sainsbury’s Christmas sides collection. Love them both though.

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M0rT · 21/11/2020 19:40

@CrumbsThatsQuick thank you, I will get a cauliflower in my next shop and try that. I love cheese Smile

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BecomeStronger · 21/11/2020 19:40

@BunnyMacDougal

Bread sauce

Bread sauce is standard, isn't it?
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Madbengalmum · 21/11/2020 19:40

Quick, you mean devils on horseback. They were quite a common festive treat.
Nothing unusual about bread sauce/apple sauce/mashed potatoes either.

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Madbengalmum · 21/11/2020 19:41

Become, yep i think so.

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