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#1 Naomi*

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:19 AM

Hi, Christmas is at out house this year and was wondering what you have on the table to nibble on before lunch???


#2 Jekaho

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

Growing up, lunch at my grandparents house was always proceeded by nuts and dried fruit as nibbles - macadamias, cashews, vienna almonds, and then apricots, figs, pineapple, etc. Sometimes also my mum's homemade almond bread.

In fact we still have these sorts of things for our family Christmas lunches.

#3 Always amazed!

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

We usually have
Choc nuts
cheese,dip, cabonissie,biscuits ( shapes)

We kind of fill up early have a really late lunch and no to minimum dinner.. I love it

We just laze about on the back veranda and munch away while the kids play!

#4 ~shannon~

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

On our table for the whole day:

* Lots of stone fruit (plums, cherries, apricots, nectarines, etc).
* Sugar coated peanuts made by my Grandma
* Sugared almonds made by me (totally different recipe to the above, but just as yummy - and not the sort you have at weddings)
* Choc coated nuts and fruit
* Rum balls made by my Mum
* Punch made by my Mum

In the afternoon we bring out the dips, chips, cheese and crackers.

#5 ~Nic~

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

My MIL normally makes a heap of truffles - coconut ice, peanut butter balls, mini puddings, rum balls, etc etc, as well as choc coated almonds, and some peanuts but this year she has pneumonia, so I am going to ring her today and tell her I will be doing that so she can get off her feet, but I will only be doing three or four...

That's it though. There is normally so much food that no one wants to eat before hand...

#6 Beancat

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:18 AM

Mixed christmas lollies

Mixed nuts

Chips/biscuits and dip

Small fruit like strawberries and grapes

#7 Tarantara

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

Tinned asparagus
Good tinned oysters
Those strange Christmas mixed lollies
Nuts with a nutcracker

Anything else yum, but it's not Christmas without the above  xmas_tongue.gif

#8 imamumto3

Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:42 AM

we are having some older & elderly family friends over for morning tea/nibbles before lunch.  I asked DH to buy stuff the other day for it, he came back with 6 variations on crackers to have with dip, but no dip, some cheezels, corn chips and chocolate covered fruit & nuts.  rolleyes.gif

I am going to do some smoke salmon on pikelets or crackers, crackers & dip, maybe some cheese, the chips and fruit & nuts.  Mil will also bring some fruit cake & I am assuming that she will make white christmas like she usually does or I will make some.  I might leave some candy canes out for the kids but I dont want them to eat too much before lunch, I also dont want a million candy canes left over.

#9 lisacat

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

We are having

Mixed nuts
Cheese, dip platter
Choc coated nuts and sultanas
Home made ferrero rocher
Salmon dip
Choc wafer sticks
Fruit platter

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