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#1 bubbanme

Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

Sorry if this has already been done - couldnt see it but feel free to point me in the right direction if it has  tongue.gif

Just wondering what everyone has on their christmas day menus this year? Interested in everything! Starters, mains, sides, sweets etc. Trying to do up a menu plan & wanting some new ideas.

Hit me with your goodies !

#2 lisacat

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

I am having a very small low key affair.

Nibbles
Mixed nuts
Pretzels
Cheese platter
Choc nuts & sultanas
Choc wafer sticks
Chips & dip
Salmon dip

Main
Butterfly leg of lamb on BBQ
Ham
Prawns
Cold chicken
Green salad
Pasta salad
Potato salad

Dessert
Cold rock cake
Caramel tarts
Christmas pudding

Drinks
Beer
Wine
Spirits
Soft drink

We will have 4 adults and 5 kids

#3 _Alana_

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:34 PM

We are having it at our place for the first time ohmy.gif !!
We are having
Nibblies ( usual cheese, crackers, dips etc) Cob loaf
Mains-
BBQ -Lamb shishChicken shish AdanaSnags
Lasagna
Cooked ham

Sides- Potato and egg saladGarden saladFried rice Bean saladAdana topping salad
Desert-Christmas cakeCustardFruit platter
Various cakes and sweets family baked
11 adults / 7 kids original.gif


#4 casime

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:24 AM

Extended family for Christmas Day lunch this year, and it's at the house of my cousin who is married to an Englishman, so we will be having a hot lunch (she makes him cook it since he's determined to have it!), plus the usual assortment of bring a plate items - prawns, salads, lots of desserts, etc.

Our own christmas will be boxing day this year, so I 'll be doing turkey (only two adults and DS so will do one of the turkey roasts), roast potatoes, roast sweet potatoes, carrots, and whatever other veges I decide to do.  There will have to be my cornbread or there will be a riot.  And gravy.  Lots and lots of gravy.   Dessert will probably be a Black Forest Cheesecake, but we'll snack on christmasy snacks all day.   I'll probably also do a gingerbread house for DS to break apart because I think it will make great photos lol!

#5 1fornow

Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

Whole family lunch/dinner at my house this year (14 ppl)

Nibbles/starters - Haven't thought about it yet

Main (Lunch)
Turkey
Ham
Roast Pork
Couple of bbq chickens from the chicken shop
Roasted Veg - Potatoes, pumpkin, carrots
Steamed veg - beans, snowpeas
Gravy, cranberry sauce, apple sauce
Roasted veg pie (from the Coles magazine) for my vego aunt

Dessert
Berry Pavlova
Trifle
Fruit mince pies
Xmas pudding
custard, brandy butter
fruit platter

Beveredges
Booze (champagne, wine, baileys, cointeau)
Soft Drink
Juice

Dinner (probably still about 10 ppl) will be
leftover meats,
spinach and pumpkin salad,
another salad (to be decided - maybe potato salad)
dark chocolate tart
ice cream


#6 Flaxen

Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

1fornow, thats pretty much what im doing too, exactly same except for the BBQ chickens, and Veg Pie.

Love Berry Pavlova, tradition for christmas in our family.

#7 PureBliss

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

We are hosting this year too, 15 adults, 2 toddlers and 2 tiny ones.

Everyone is bringing something, so I am looking after sides/salads/desserts to go with Ham and Roast Chicken. Love the sound of lasagne as well, so I might have a couple in the freezer if I am organised enough. Others are bringing antipasto, cheese and fruit platters and baking.

My sides will be roast veg, beetroot, pomegranate and fetta salad, a green salad and home made herb bread.

Dessert is a bombe alaska and Chocolate Crumbe with Hazelnut parfait and lemon butterscotch sauce.

Trying to think of something a bit fun for the toddlers. They will be happy with ham etc, but I might do them a special dessert. Santa in a pond?

Getting some great ideas from this thread!

#8 bubbanme

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:27 AM

Thanks so much to everyone so far. Great inspiration!
We only have 3 adults & 1 child at this stage but I love Christmas so I'm not missing out on a yummy feast just due to lack of people!

So far I'm thinking:

Oysters Kirkpatrick

Stuffed turkey
Ham glazed in something!
Hasselback potatoes
Mums egg salad and some other vegie/salad side

Sticky date pudding - for my DP who hardly likes any sweets!
Trifle - it isn't Christmas without trifle here
Gingerbread men for DD and I to decorate

#9 raven74

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:41 AM

Cocktails by the pool, wander to a restuarant of our choosing whenever we want, probably have a seafood feast, more cocktails ...  biggrin.gif

#10 ChunkyChook

Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:02 AM

Same as every year....

Apricot and almond leg of ham
Turkey breast roll
Honey and macadamia rolled chicken roast
Slow cooker leg of lamb
Roast veg (potato, pumpkin, onion and carrot)
Peas and corn
Cauli in white sauce
Tomato and onion pie
Gravy, mint jelly and cranberry jelly

Dips, crackers, cheese, shapes and nibbles by the bowls full

Desserts will be grannys homemade self saucing choc pudd, gluten free christmas pudding and custard



#11 Clever Clogs

Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

Roasted veg with gravy
Sweet potato mash
Green beans with flaked almonds
Broccoli and cauliflower
Crusty bread to mop up the gravy
Then I might make a chocolate cake or chocolate puddings, with berry coulis

Edited by mavisandjack, 17 November 2012 - 01:18 PM.


#12 rye

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

We are hosting 14 this year, and it is my husbands 30th birthday Xmas day. Each couple is bringing something, so the load is shared between us all. I'm looking forward to the baking!

Biscuits, chips, cheese, fruit platter and home made dips for nibblies.
Lots of beer, cider and wine original.gif

Roast scotch fillet on bbq, with roast potatoes, sweet potatoes and gravy.
Carved ham off the bone
Chicken kebabs, prawns and sausages on other bbq.

Hot potato salad
Garden salad
Chinese cabbage salad
Coleslaw
Beetroot salad

Homemade cheese scroll, white dinner rolls and French sticks.

Trifle
Hazelnut torte for hubbys birthday cake.
Pecan pie
Chocolate ripple cake
Fruit salad
Baked cheesecake

#13 cameo

Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

We are not hosting! yeah but this is our menu for the family:

Roast Turkey
Roast pork with crackling
Roast potato and pumpkin
Corn
Glazed carrots
Beans of some description
Glazed ham

Desserts:
Pavlova
Eton Mess
Fruit plate with Toblerone dipping sauce

So excited!

#14 lisacat

Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

Cameo do you have a recipe for the toblerone sauce

#15 bubbanme

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

Ahhhh yum! This is making me hungry!!!




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