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    There are some amazing ideas in the latest Donna Hay magazine xmas edition! OMG the trifles *drools*

    I'm going to make one of her trifles and a glazed ham. We're having xmas at my sisters, so I can only make 2 things as everyone is bringing a plate... wahhh! I wanna make so much stuff :'(

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Marigold~ View Post
    I love how varied and diverse everyone's food is! Loving that I am already inspired! @Tiny Dancer do you mind sharing your recipe for your sweet potato and feta salad? @Elijahs Mum I LOVE figs! My nanna used to have a fig tree and they remind me of my childhood 😃
    Sure! I don't do measured quantities though.... I just go by what looks right.

    Dice up sweet potato, roast in oven and let cool. I generally don't let it get too much colour/start to caramelise.
    Slice some Spanish onion.
    Put rocket, sweet potato, Spanish onion, pistachios into a bowl. Crumble or dice feta and put into bowl (I tend to use Danish feta). Dress with Paul Newman's honey mustard dressing (I think it's even a light one. I have made my own in the past, but I just can't be bothered any more). Toss, and you're done!

    If you feel like adding to it, roasted beetroot is also amazing in it. Just dice it about the same size as the sweet potato.

    Or I imagine you could subsitute the sweet potato with pumpkin, but my step father is allergic, so I've never tried it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny Dancer View Post
    Sure! I don't do measured quantities though.... I just go by what looks right.

    Dice up sweet potato, roast in oven and let cool. I generally don't let it get too much colour/start to caramelise.
    Slice some Spanish onion.
    Put rocket, sweet potato, Spanish onion, pistachios into a bowl. Crumble or dice feta and put into bowl (I tend to use Danish feta). Dress with Paul Newman's honey mustard dressing (I think it's even a light one. I have made my own in the past, but I just can't be bothered any more). Toss, and you're done!

    If you feel like adding to it, roasted beetroot is also amazing in it. Just dice it about the same size as the sweet potato.

    Or I imagine you could subsitute the sweet potato with pumpkin, but my step father is allergic, so I've never tried it.
    I'm bringing THIS! Yum. Thanks 😃

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    Default Christmas Food!

    Lunch is at mine with various family visiting throughout the day so going to be a big one for me

    Breakfast: Croissants and fruit salad with musli and Greek yogurt

    Lunch:
    pulled pork sliders and slaw
    Vietnamese rice paper rolls
    Potato and rocket salad with toasted walnuts

    Dinner: baked ham and salad
    Antipasto platter
    Hommus and veges to dip
    Sticky date pudding
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    Default Christmas Food!

    -Cold prawns, smoked salmon and cucumber kinda thing
    - marinated chicken skewers bbq
    -beef skewers on the BBQ
    -BBQ veg (thin sliced potato, zucchini, eggplant and pineapple)
    -stuffed vine leaves (cannot stuff this up as my mother is Lebanese hahaha)
    -standard salads - potato, pasta, garden, tabouli
    -MIL is doing a pavlova and bringing a ham
    -I'm doing mini individual cheesecakes I'm thinking a berry one and a New York style one.


    Really simple stuff that can mostly all be done beforehand and will be hosting 15 people

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    My parents put on Xmas lunch and we usually have the following:

    Freshly shucked oysters for a starter.

    Lunch:
    Turkey breast roll
    Prawns
    Ham (sometimes)
    A couple of different salads

    This year mum and I are going to make cocktails - recipe yet to be decided!

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    Friends we call family are hosting this year and we're all contributing to the fare.

    Roast chicken

    Honey glazed ham

    Egg salad

    Potato salad

    Noodle salad

    Crusty rolls

    Fruit

    Plum pudding (home made by my mum - the best)

    Raw raspberry cheesecake (made by me)

    Brandy custard

    Ice cream

    Simple and delicious!

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    I'll follow, I need ideas, I have the IL's coming.
    I'll be doing a roast and some roast veggies, the standard pasta salad and mixed greens salad, but I need some ideas for some side dishes and salads.
    Preferably something that can be done or prepared before.
    I did suppli (spelling?) the year before last when I hosted for a side they were awesome but I'm feeling a little too lazy this year.

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    Fried ham and eggs for breakfast. It traditional in our family.

    Lunch will be

    Roast pork/lamb if I don't find a decent pork piece at a decent price before than.

    Roast veg.

    Cold ham

    Salad

    A handful of prawns for dh.

    Plum pudding with custard or banana and custard for those that don't like pudding.

    Dinner will be

    Roast chicken
    Roast pork
    Roast veg
    And a seafood plater


    Snacks..

    Lollies
    Chocolate balls
    Christmas cookies
    Wafer sticks
    Chips
    Nachos

    Drinks will be
    punch (it just not Christmas without it)
    Soft drinks
    Tea and coffee

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    I'm having christmas lunch early on Sunday and I'm starting to freak out a little! I'm still not 100% on the menu yet.
    So far it's looking like-
    Mexican dip
    Chorizo and rocket salad
    Caesar salad or green salad (not sure yet)
    Potato, egg and bacon salad
    Fresh Prawns with seafood sauces
    Bbq butterflied leg of lamb
    Bbq salmon
    Oysters Kilpatrick
    Vanilla slice
    Chocolate balls
    Trifle
    Oreo cheesecake

    Dinner will probably be a roast pork with homemade gravy and roast veg and left over dessert.


 

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