traditional or other?
Ok -as always I am going for tradition roast turkey dinner and Christmas pud.
are you going for the same or something different?
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!
Christmas menu is always planned quite tightly and is as follows
24th - roast Gammon, mash and vege25th - 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 potatoes27th - turkey/bacon risotto28th - see what's left over and make something with it...etc...
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 -
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
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!
Chicken soup for starters.
Pork shoulder main
Pannetone and ice cream to finish.
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.
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.
Christmas eve (at ours)
Christmas day (at my mum and dads)
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!
I'd be on a diet after all that as well. Pretty impressive though. Remember the invite next year!!!!
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
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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