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    Default Christmas Day food ideas???

    This is for anyone like me that is struggling to think of things to eat Christmas Day. We are having Christmas Day at home just the 4 of us and we are on a budget so I don't know if we should go to the effort if making a big breakfast/lunch/dinner. So here's some questions for everyone out in BH land.

    •What's everyone doing for food on Christmas Day?
    •Do you have any traditional food that you have every year?
    •Do you do breakfast, lunch or dinner?
    •How many people do you feed?
    •Do you have a budget for food for the day?
    •Does anyone have any cheap recipe ideas for the day?

    :-) TIA

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    There are four of us but dd and ds will be with their dad the majority of the day.

    We will be staying at home and dps mum, my mum and my sister, her husband and their son will be coming for dinner.

    I'm thinking of just doing cold meat eg ham, chicken etc, green salad, potato salad for dinner and having nibbles available and maybe a trifle or pav for dessert.

    On the other hand I'd like to do a roast chicken with stuffing, baked potatoes, pumpkin etc.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else does.

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    We ate doing dinner. We want a ham, pork and turkey or chicken. As most would have already had a big lunch I was also thinking of getting some bread rolls and making gravy and sauces.

    We are also getting people to bring a plate of food to share.

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    Default Christmas Day food ideas???

    We are having it early this year. Everyone is bringing a plate.

    Some of the musts I am making are Yorkshire puddings, mashy peas and potato bake.

    We are having ham, turkey.

    Also sausages for those not into ham or turkey and salads. Less formal this year.

    Oh can't forget the trifle!

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    Default Christmas Day food ideas???

    Champagne breakfast (bacon, poached eggs, avocado)

    The main event around 2/3pm. Prawns and oysters to start. Christmas ham (served cold), potato salad, turkey with all the trimmings, green salad and pavlova for dessert.

    Nobody tends to be hungry the rest of the day!

    Ham and turkey leftovers go in a pie the next day.

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    Default Christmas Day food ideas???

    There'll be about 9 of us this year for lunch, and we're having roast lamb, roast chicken and baked ham, roast veggies, potato bake, steamed veggies, and for dessert will be banana coconut pie and pavlova. Can't wait

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    We decided to have a little dinner on Christmas Eve just the 3 of us (bub's first Christmas!) then do the family thing on Christmas Day.

    Might get a little ham and glaze that and just have a roast chicken, not a big fan of turkey and some roast veggies and stuffing.

    Does Coles still have their Christmas magazine in the store? There are usually some great recipes in there and budget friendly.

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    Default Christmas Day food ideas???

    I make Rum Balls every year. My friend has asked me to make them for her Xmas lunch

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    Default Christmas Day food ideas???

    We are having Turkish bread with sundried tomatoes, grilled eggplant and grilled capsicum for brekky. This is for 3 people.

    We are doing the big family lunch here this year but not till about 2pm we will be having:
    Turkey
    Pork
    Potato bake
    Pees an carrots
    Possibly roast sweet potato, onion, turnip and pumpkin (not real sure yet)
    A fancy potato salad
    A fancy pasta salad
    Greek salad

    All sides are vegan.

    We are also making raspberry, strawberry and apple pies with vegan cream.

    Snacks for the day will be fruit platter with veggie dips and grilled tortilla bread.

    I've also made some vegan truffles.

    This will be for 8 people. I make all my own dips and breads so it will be very cheap. The only pricy thing will be the meat which my Mum is buying anyway
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    we do a bring a plate situation. That why not ONE of us is left with the whole cost etc. We are having lunch/afternoon tea. IM doing a antipasto plate and fruit, bro and sil are bringing something meaty, like sausage rolls etc and mum is bring fingerfood and crackers. We have a different activity and rule each year. This year the rule is 'if ou cant eat it with your hands, dont bring it'. Im baking gingerbread houses and we'll all gather round the table and build them together. And thats dessert.


 

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