To ask for your Christmas starters ideas?
spingly · 17/12/2019 23:37
We have a lot for Christmas dinner .... which is fine but what would you suggest for starters?
I want a prepare ahead starter...so I thought of making chicken liver pate .. or "retro" prawn cocktail .... or mozzarella and tomato salad.
Any other ideas please?
OddshoesOddsocks · 17/12/2019 23:46
We’re having brie and cranberry filo parcels.
I was aiming for small as dds will fill up on bread for soup and I’m pregnant so pate is out (sob!).
Dd2 had a meltdown a few xmasses ago (then aged 2) when presented with melon after being asked to sit for ‘dinner’, we darent risk it again
greenlynx · 18/12/2019 00:19
We usually do smoked salmon with homemade bread and green salad. I personally don’t like starter on Christmas Day, it’s too much for me but others like smoked salmon so I guess it’s a tradition now. We buy salmon from a different place every year so it works as a conversation starter as well.
Celticrose · 18/12/2019 00:37
The last few years I just do party bites. Brie and cranberry parcels M&S.
Plus some of the new ones on crumpets which are expensive at £7 but got some marked down and they are now in the freezer. Might get some garlic mushrooms (for mum) I serve them about 1 to 1 1/2 hours before the meal. Just have to heat up in oven and serve on fancy Christmas paper plates. Keeps everyone going until dinner is served
nowaypose · 18/12/2019 00:50
Nothing because the main and dessert are so hefty. We don’t even eat lunch on Christmas Day because the dinner is so heavy and breakfast is too. I did try a starter a couple of times but it fell flat so I don’t bother now, the main is the most important part.
Prawn cocktail is so bad .
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