Christmas Dinner/Lunch

traditional or other?

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21/12/2009 at 18:13

Ok -as always I am going for tradition roast turkey dinner and Christmas pud.

are you going for the same or something different?

Hope    pirate
21/12/2009 at 18:27

Same I'm feeding half the family as usual!

I cannot believe how much money I've just spent on food but I love cooking for everyone! 

The kids and I always name the Turkey. This year he's Oscar!  

21/12/2009 at 18:29

Christmas menu is always planned quite tightly and is as follows

24th - roast Gammon, mash and vege
25th - roast turkey, pigs in blankets, stuffing, roast potatoes, roast parsnip, mashed swede, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, brussel sprouts, peas, green beans & gravy. Christmas pud (home made and flamming) with custard for afters (probably several hours later!)
26th - cold cuts and baked potatoes
27th - turkey/bacon risotto
28th - see what's left over and make something with it...

21/12/2009 at 19:05

I would get upset if i named the turkey, Hope

sounds good Holly.

I like to cook the dinner and for a few too. Push boat out for the day as like to keep things simple around surrounding days -

21/12/2009 at 19:15

Non-meat for us so I'll do a chestnut and stilton bake with all the trimmings - roasties, parsnips, carrots, gravy and of course, sprouts!


Sticky toffee christmas pudding with brandy cream

Cheeses and port

Then zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Lee the Pea    pirate
21/12/2009 at 19:21
Holly can I come round? Sounds lovely

Traditional for us Cannae wait! nomnomnomnomnomnom
21/12/2009 at 19:26
Pretty much the same as Holly, But we started a family tradition (can you do that ?) a couple of years back We have paella for supper on Christmas Eve
21/12/2009 at 20:42
Busiest day of the year for me, but looks like I'll be quickly swinging past home at dinnertime, so may grab something... I'm actually liking the look of one of Tesco's party snacks platters (with various indian bits).  Will defintely have a christmas pudding at some point, preferably with brandy cream.
21/12/2009 at 21:30

The more the merrier! Although if I'd known I was entertaining the forum, I'd have ordered a larger turkey...

Annual competition to see how many vegetables I can get onto a plate - I forgot the purple sprouting, btw!

21/12/2009 at 21:32
think an Ostrich would be better Holly.  How big is your oven?
21/12/2009 at 21:40
Xmas Dinner is at a local hotel as usual - so traditional with all the trimmings
AndrewSmith    pirate
21/12/2009 at 21:47
Meatballs and reindeer shaped pasta for my little darlings, with a gammon as a side dish.
21/12/2009 at 21:51

Chicken soup for starters.

Pork shoulder main

Pannetone and ice cream to finish.

21/12/2009 at 22:34
I do the standard: turkey, stuffing, bread sauce, sprouts, roasties, bacon rolls....
22/12/2009 at 08:44

Turkey for me any day, more or less the same as Holly but cream leeks instead of the cauliflower and Green beans. I do the jamie oliver gravy where I put some carrotts, red onions and celery under the turkey to cook, I get some lovely caramalised juices to do my gravy with. yummy.


22/12/2009 at 09:05

Roast chicken(corn fed free range) cooked to jamie Olivers best ever roast chicken recipe. Roast spuds and parsnips, cauli, sprouts and carrots. Gravy made with meat juices per recipe.

Christmas pud with brandy cream or custard.

Bottle of Mosel Reisling. 

gingerfurball    pirate
22/12/2009 at 09:21

Christmas eve (at ours)

  • dips and chips
  • deep fried brie and cranberry sauce
  • garlic chilli prawns
  • ciabatta with balsamic and oil
  • various indian starters
  • olives and nuts....etc
  • a maahhooosive blackforest gateau

Christmas day (at my mum and dads)

  •  turkey
  • ham
  • stuffing (bread and sausage meat)
  • 4 types of potatoes (mash, roast, dauphinoise, and fondant)
  • Brussels, carrots, cauli,
  • mushroom vol au vonts (we've always done them - it's tradition)
  • chipolatas wrapped in bacon
  • gravy (made from the juices)
  • blackberry and apple crumble
  • christmas pudding (home made)
  • bakewell tart
  • custard (fresh and packet!)

I think thats all!!  I do the cooking for the Christmas eve party, my parents do the most of cooking for Christmas day - but I do the veg and the plethora of spud dishes!!

Then a diet in Jan!

22/12/2009 at 09:36


I'd be on a diet after all that as well. Pretty impressive though. Remember the invite next year!!!!


22/12/2009 at 09:43

Traditional-ish, but having a boned, stuffed leg of lamb rather than a turkey

All the other stuff (OK, maybe not the sausages wrapped in bacon!) will be the traditional.  I made Christmas puddings back in October

22/12/2009 at 09:46

Definitely non-traditional. Mrs Borders is 40 on Christmas day this year.

Christmas Eve out for a curry.

Christmas Day loads of party style food - the Mrs doesn't like turkey (she had years of her mum ruining traditional Christmas dinners by putting a turkey that was 2oz bigger than a chicken in the oven for an extra five hours because it was called a turkey, sprouts needed to be boiled for 60mins until you could mash them other etc).

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