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    Has anyone started planning their Christmas lunch yet? We are having 16 family and friends to ours this year Its going to be lovely. Its usually just a few of us as half our family lives overseas and my mother usually "owns" Christmas lunch at her place. Im really excited to be having a "big" gathering by our standards and to be having it at our place.

    We've already decided on a roast pork and a ham in the webber - but now I need ideas for the rest - including some things to "farm out" to the others.

    Suggestions welcome!!

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    Subbing! Christmas is at my place too and I will be 3 days off giving birth....

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    Maybe a different type of meat in case not everyone wants pork? I ha family last year and did honey soy chicken drumsticks. Had to bake them in the webber as our oven died on christmas morning!

    A few tasty salads like roast pumpkin and pine nuts with fetta (looks Christmassy) and a pasta salad or wild rice salad.

    Stuffed capsicum and other anti-pasto type things.

    Fruit & cheese platters are great for delegating out.

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    We do turkey, ham and chicken with roast vegies, cheesy broccoli/cauliflower (my fav), normally some cocktail franks for the kids, and a huge assortment of vegitarian food. No salads or the like, my granny dosent believe in them at Christmas

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    Just in the process of planning my menu - we have 12 for lunch and 14 for dinner! I'll come back later with what I have so far but it's usually a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaebyrd View Post
    Subbing! Christmas is at my place too and I will be 3 days off giving birth....
    I strongly recommend take away!!

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    We might have a homemade salmon paste with warm rolls to start; then it'll be a turkey with sage and onion stuffing, pigs in blankets, potatoes roasted in duck or goose fat, parsnips, carrots and the obligatory Brussels sprouts! I'll buy some cranberry sauce and make some bread sauce. For dessert we will have Christmas pud with custard, cream and brandy butter and later we will have leftovers picnic style at the beach and Christmas cake (although I haven't made it yet - bit behind this year!). There will be 7 of us.

    Ooo got my mouth watering in anticipation!

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    I'm hosting Christmas lunch at my place for possible 40 or so people.
    Think we'll do the meat on the BBQ, and salads. And several desserts to choose from...

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    We always have ham, chickens and roast pork for meats and potato salad, garden salad, noodle salad, rice salad and fruit salad and white Christmas, mars bar slice, trifle no matter whos house its at it's always the same food lol

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    Default Christmas Lunch

    I did Xmas lunch at my place for the first time last year, had about 15 or so people come, it was lovely! I did my "menu" and made sure I had all my timing written out so I knew when to put what on (so it was all ready at the same time!) we had:

    Entree - cold prawns, cheese and meat/dip platters, cherries, choccies, pretzels etc
    Mains - roast turkey with sage and pine nut stuffing, roast potatoes (in duck fat), Caesar salad, balsamic glazed roast beef, with roast cherry tomatoes, a cold ham, warm rolls and gravy
    Dessert - pudding and custard/icecream, trifle and a chocolate ripple Xmas log.

    I had never catered for a group that big, so was a bit nervous, but it was really easy, i just made sure i planned it really well. some things I did 1, or 2 days in advance ie: chocolate ripple log, stuffing, peel potatoes etc I wanted to enjoy it too and planning it made it easier for me to relax.

    There was lots for he kids to do, pool, cubby, quad bike etc, so the adults got to have a relaxing time (and those who wanted to, a few drinks) My friends and family told me it was the best Xmas they had ever had! Such a lovely compliment! Not sure if it was because of the food... More likely the company! :-)

    I'm not doing anything this Xmas, much to everyone's disappointment, but will possibly do it again next year :-)


 

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