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Christmas Day Lunch for 5

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#1 popsicle :)

Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

So, I have just finished doing the basic prep work for tomorrow's big event and I think we have waaay too much food!

Our nibbles are:
Homemade Rum Balls
Homemade Fruit Mince Pies
Coconut Jam Drops
Cobb Loaf Dip
Crudities for dip

Our mains are - all cold:
Rolled Turkey Breast
2 kg Prawns
2 Doz Oysters - half done Kilpatrick
Homemade Potato Salad
Homemade Pasta Salad
Homemade Coleslaw

Then to top it all off our desserts are:
Christmas pudding
Homemade Bread and Butter Pudding

All of this is just for 5 adults and 1 toddler!

I think we have waaay too much food!!!

Ah well it is only Christmas once a year, we may was well enjoy it!

Have a great Christmas one and all

Edited by popsicle :), 24 December 2012 - 06:46 PM.

#2 cameo

Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:47 PM

Maybe, but it all sounds sooo good!Q  Enjoy your lunch  biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

#3 Sunny Day

Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

Sounds yum and you will be able to enjoy it on Boxing day too original.gif


#4 ~Supernova~

Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:53 PM

Well "apparently" I haven't got enough food  rolleyes.gif

kabana and cheese

5kg turkey
2 chickens
1 large ham

Potato Bake
Carrot Casserole
Roast Sweet Potato
Roast Onion
Roast Garlic
Corn on the Cob
Dinner Rolls
Mash Potato
Stuffing Balls (deep fried family recipe)

Ice Cream
2 different puddings
ferrero rocher christmas tree

Have had my mum cracking it at me for not making enough veges...I have been cooking ALL day, will be cooking from 8am tomorrow morning...if that's not enough, they can p*ss off and eat elsewhere!

BTW this is for 8 adults, 4 kids, and 2 babies.

ETA I have also prepared coleslaw, potato salad, and pasta salad for the non vege eaters. Still getting b*tched at sad.gif I'm working so hard to incorporate some different foods that DH (american) is used to, using his grandma's recipes, and just keep getting told "oh that sounds disgusting, I'm not trying that"...I'm getting so upset.

Edited by Mareek, 24 December 2012 - 06:56 PM.

#5 Super Cat

Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

That is way too much but it's exactly the amount I would have too Tounge1.gif The leftovers are awesome.

#6 skylark

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:01 PM

It actually sounds pretty right to me, you'll end up with some leftovers, but not as much as you imagine. We hosted for my dad and stepmum and sister last weekend (so 5 adults and one child) and we had (sorry this is cut and pasted from my to-do list):

1kg cherries
Three french cheeses with 3 kinds of crackers and plum paste
Mince tarts

French bread & cultured butter
Bangalow ham
Quinoa / parsley / pomegranate / pistachio
Smoked salmon /  orange / fennel / baby capers (with an insane 500g of smoked salmon as it was cheaper to buy in bulk)
Lobster & watercress / avocado / cucumber salad with lime butter (again 1kg of lobster as cheaper to buy the large frozen tails)
Cold roast beef eye fillet with seeded mustard (served cold, again 1kg as cheap from the markets)
Mango & lime & ginger frozen cheesecake
Mini choc and gelati cones

We thought we'd be set for days with leftovers, but it was all gone by the next day. I think we have over-catered again for tomorrow (more traditional style though) but I'll probably be proved wrong!

#7 Therese

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

I love leftovers original.gif It's one of the best parts of Christmas!

#8 Sunny Day

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:05 PM

Mareek your food list sounds great and very yummy!


#9 CupOfCoffee

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

Mareek, it sounds like so much delicious food.  If you need someone to eat your leftovers, I am sure I can supply some mouths.

#10 Coffeegirl

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

Mareek, I'll happily come and eat your yucky  'American' food.  It's making me homesick just reading it.

Skylark- I like your style too!

We're having 10 adults and 3 kids for lunch

Vege Anti-pasto platter
Breads & dips
Potato chips

48 devilled eggs (2 dozen full eggs)
Leg of ham
Turkey with cranberry & pistachio stuffing
Roast potatoes
2 types of german sausages
2 kg of prawns
Asian salad
Green salad

Fruit platter
Berry, cream and biscuit dessert
Various cheeses $ crackers

Plus lots of alcohol.  I'm hoping not to get too tipsy as I may just let MIL have it this year.

#11 Glowworm80

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

We have 2adults and DS9

Prawn cocktail

4Kg ham
2 kg roast chicken
1 lamb rack

Potato salad
Caprese salad
Beet root
Tinned spaghetti
Garlic rolls

Key lime pie
Fruit salad
Chocolate mouse
Ice cream

Clearly we will be eating leftovers until New Years!!!!

Edited by Glowworm80, 24 December 2012 - 07:19 PM.

#12 ComradeBob

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

You guys are scaring me - for 4 adults and a child we have

No nibbles
A chicken and mango salad
A green salad
Lamb meatballs and home made mayo
A hazelnut torte
Ice cream

And yes, there will be leftovers, I guess we just don't eat a lot, lol!

#13 skylark

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

^You'll be eating leftovers until next christmas!

#14 Lyra

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

We also have too much food! But I haven't actually planned any meals for Boxing day and the day after as I am sure there will be many, many leftovers. Also, we often have random extra people turning up at ours for Christmas so I always over-cater just in case

#15 *melrose*

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

I am sure you will love the left overs!

#16 Sunny Day

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

Glowworm80 I love Key lime pie wub.gif

For lunch we are having:

Cold meats- Prawns, chicken, turkey and ham with lots of lovely salads.

For desserts we are having  Pavalova, traditional xmas pudding with fruit, custard and jelly original.gif


#17 littleboysmum

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

Coffeegirl can I come to Christmas at your place? Please!! If you let your MIL have it, please update. Mareek your menu sounds divine as does Skylark's. Yum!

#18 ubermum

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

No doubt there will be too much food at ours too. I am on salads/veg this year and have done

Potato salad (3kg of potatoes)
Quinoa, grilled eggplant, grilled capsicum, spring onion salad (2kg container)
Green salad (4kg container)
Green beans with almonds- 1kg
Fruit Salad- 2kg container

My brother is on nibblies, my sister is on meat and mum is on dessert. It's at my sisters house so she will provide heaps of drinks, but I am taking heaps of soft drink, a bottle of exxy champers, and drinks for dh.

We have 7 adults, 4 kids, one non-eating baby.

#19 Propaganda

Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

It probably will be far too much, but enjoy it and think of all the delicious leftovers you'll have. Ignoring side-dishes and desserts, I had 4 mains last year. For 3 people. I just wanted variety.

#20 skae

Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

We did have too much food yesterday - because we split up the meals between me, mum and SIL (one main meat/seafood platter, one salad, one dessert) and Mum somehow forgot me and SIL were bringing stuff! She made enough for everyone, and she always overcaters, so we had her overcatered amount, plus a meat platter, cheeses dips veggies and crackers, 2 more salads, 2 more desserts and tonnes of extra nibblies! Still, it was a yummy day, and most of the leftovers can be frozen if need be.

#21 Holidayromp

Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

Well for two adults, two children and one toddler we have:


Smoked salmon
Blue stilton cheese and crackers
Chips and dip
Various nuts and other little nibblies on a tray



Seafood platter - containing: Prawns, oysters and seafood extender with sauce

Turkey with an Apricot Stuffing
Goose fat roast potatoes
Roast pumpkin and sweet potato (done in pan juices)
Pan juices gravy
Balsamic/Port and Cranberry reduction
Cauliflower cheese - made with three cheeses


Pavlova and chantilly cream with strawberries and blueberries
Ice cream and a choice of strawberry or port wine jelly

Late Afternoon snacks:

Chips and dip
Venison Pate with garlic bread crisps


Platter containing meats and cheese

I think that I may have over catered  unsure.gif

Edited by Holidayromp, 24 December 2012 - 08:41 PM.

#22 #YKG

Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

OMG Mareek your dinner sounds so damn good pfft to the non adventerous people they have no idea what they are missing out on!

Everyone's sounds yummy, Christmas is day of more food then your belly holds beause we all need to eat for the next few days afterwards and no one wants to cook lol

#23 Shanski

Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

OMG your Chrissy day food sounds so yummy.

For 3 adults and 2 kids I have

Apricot glazed boneless roast chicken
Leftover BBQ pork in plum sauce (tonight's dinner)
Grandmas family recipe potato salad
Green salad

Plum pudding and custard
Nectarines, apricots, watermelon, lychees, cherries and a whole tray of mangoes.

That's to do us for lunch and dinner. We are going out for Christmas breakfast so I'm hoping that no one will be very hungry after that.

This is my low key Christmas Day. Usually I have about 6 times the above list but I just didn't feel like it this year.

#24 popsicle :)

Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

Well I guess everyone will be eating well boxing day! xmas_tongue.gif

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