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    I'm thinking about hosting Christmas lunch F or around 18 people (12 adults and 6 children). Most of the Christmas menu plans I've seen online recommend a roast that serves around 8 but I only have one oven. How do people cook for so many with one oven?! Unless I tell my SIL to bring a roast and I bake one?
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    DH's family do all the meat roasting on the 24th and serve it cold on Xmas day. I prefer a hot lunch, but a cold lunch is a more practical option when there's heaps of people and only one oven.

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    Do you have a BBQ? You can do a leg of ham or a roast on the BBQ and another in the oven? Another easy option is to grab some BBQ chickens on Christmas Eve and serve them cold or reheated in the microwave. Between the microwave reheat, BBQ and oven that could be three meats. Hope that helps

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    I do a turkey on the BBQ (with a lid) and serve the ham cold.
    Roast veges went in the oven.

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    Default Christmas lunch!

    Yep BBQ and oven - if it's warm ( which it usually is) we cook the turkey the night before and have it cold for lunch , seafood is our main component for Xmas lunch , with a turkey thrown in for the meat eaters
    Try to prepare everything the night before or choose dishes that are easy and quick to cook so your not stuck in the kitchen all morning

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    We use BBQ and oven. Did ham, veges and pork in BBQ, and chicken in the oven. Don't know what we would do without a BBQ

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    BBQ! MIL does Ham & Turkey in the BBQ and we have now converted. Use a disposable roasting tray and do veges in the oven. Keeps most of the heat out of the house.
    Mum does all the roasting on Xmas eve & we have a cold lunch at their place, which I also love.

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    We usually have roast turkey and pork leg cooked on the weber or gas hooded bbq. We also have a small charcoal spit roaster we do the turkey on . Oven is then completely free for roast veg and anything else. We always have a hot lunch no matter the weather! Other options could be a whole baked salmon, barbecued or cold prawns etc with a variety of salads and veg.

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    I'm not sure about our BBQ, last time Dh said the temp didn't seem right (too high?) What should it be on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    I'm not sure about our BBQ, last time Dh said the temp didn't seem right (too high?) What should it be on?
    We run ours quite low - it's a 6 burner and we run it on 1 or 2 burners only (on the outside) with meat in the middle for roasting so it isn't on direct heat.
    Does it have a temp gauge? Depends what kind of meat you are cooking and what cut/how big/how you want to cook it etc as to temp but generally 160-180 for a roast is ok!


 

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