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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
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 !
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:34 PM
I am having a very small low key affair.
Choc nuts & sultanas
Choc wafer sticks
Chips & dip
Butterfly leg of lamb on BBQ
Cold rock cake
We will have 4 adults and 5 kids
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:34 PM
We are having it at our place for the first time !!
We are having
Nibblies ( usual cheese, crackers, dips etc) Cob loaf
BBQ -Lamb shishChicken shish AdanaSnags
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
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!
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
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
Fruit mince pies
custard, brandy butter
Booze (champagne, wine, baileys, cointeau)
Dinner (probably still about 10 ppl) will be
spinach and pumpkin salad,
another salad (to be decided - maybe potato salad)
dark chocolate tart
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.
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!
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:
Ham glazed in something!
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
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 ...
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
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.
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
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
Chinese cabbage salad
Homemade cheese scroll, white dinner rolls and French sticks.
Hazelnut torte for hubbys birthday cake.
Chocolate ripple cake
Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:25 PM
We are not hosting! yeah but this is our menu for the family:
Roast pork with crackling
Roast potato and pumpkin
Beans of some description
Fruit plate with Toblerone dipping sauce
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