Hi fellow bubhubbers,
I am 10 weeks pregnant and approaching Christmas now have quite a few work related functions to attend over the next few weeks. I am wondering what I should specify for the dietary requirements... I haven't told anyone at work yet and only intend to do so in the new year.
These functions are generally canapés followed by three course sit down meals. While I can easily steer clear of the canapés, the sit down meals are a whole different matter. For the first Christmas function I attended this year I just said no red meat in the hope of not getting steaks or anything like that. But I ended up getting a choice of smoked salmon or prosciutto for entree, chicken and soft cheese for main, and chocolate mousse for dessert, which I couldn't touch and ended up just pushing around my plate. The thing is my colleagues know that I normally eat just about anything and everything, so being suddenly fussy with my food will certainly raise eyebrows.
I was wondering if any of you have ideas on how to get around this, and what would you write down for dietary requirements? I don't really want to say "no cold or uncooked meat, raw eggs, soft cheese, shellfish" - we all know the list is endless!
What do you think...?