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    Looks like we will be doing Xmas at home this year. Just DH, all my boys (DS1 arrives Xmas eve yay ) and my mum. So I'm subbing for inspiration and hoping to grab recipes too if that's ok??
    @GreenMama from memory you're vegan? (Old hubber under a new account). I'm ovo lacto vego but currently dairy free because of DS3. Sooo a recipe for your potato bake if you wouldn't mind!!
    @Elijahs Mum would you mind sharing your recipe for the lentil salad?

    Hope you don't mind GM

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    I am! First time ever! No idea on menu yet though.

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    We are going Christmas by ourselves this year, but we've invited DH's work mate (because he's English and not going home for Christmas, and not a single other person DH works with is staying in town for Christmas). We'll have 3 adults and a 2 year old.

    We're having
    - Cold meats - ham and turkey (cooked the day before), and possibly pork if DH insists on it
    - Potato salad
    - Cucumber, pomegranate, feta, pistachio and mint salad
    - Rocket, sweet potato, feta and pistachio salad
    - Pudding
    - At least 1 other cake that I am struggling to decide on
    - Home made short bread
    - Jelly for DS.
    - Considering making a berry and mint punch, which is gorgeous, but since I am the only one who will be drinking it, I may just do sparkling iced tea (pomegranate or fruit royale).

    Also, a variety of nibblies and cheese board.

    Breakfast will be a fruit platter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    Looks like we will be doing Xmas at home this year. Just DH, all my boys (DS1 arrives Xmas eve yay ) and my mum. So I'm subbing for inspiration and hoping to grab recipes too if that's ok??
    @GreenMama from memory you're vegan? (Old hubber under a new account). I'm ovo lacto vego but currently dairy free because of DS3. Sooo a recipe for your potato bake if you wouldn't mind!!
    @Elijahs Mum would you mind sharing your recipe for the lentil salad?

    Hope you don't mind GM
    I do this one!
    http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2010/11...-with.html?m=1
    I add apple cider vinegar as well as I like it extra tangy !

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    Oh that looks really good. Don't think I'll be waiting for Xmas to try it!

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    As an only child of divorced parents I always host Christmas so after 21 yrs I'm done !

    No kids this year as they have flown the nest and not coming to Xmas day so H, FIL , my dad and myself are going out

    My mum and step dad are going to Thailand


    But reading this thread , I wish you all would adopt me hahaha

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    @GreenMama could you please share your black forrest trifle recipe?

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    @Tinachris

    I do layers of (bottom to top):

    - cherry or raspberry jelly
    - custard with loosely crumbled chocolate cake, chocolate shards and fresh cherries through it
    - crumbled brownie
    - slightly sour cherry compote
    - whipped coconut cream
    - shaved chocolate


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    Don't mind at all @binnielici, unfortunately I can't find the recipe I originally used but I just wing it now anyway so I'll try to remember/estimate it!

    approx 3kg of a creamy potato
    2-3 onions or leeks
    1.5 cups cashews
    2 garlic cloves
    2 tbsp nutritional yeast
    1/4 tsp mustard powder
    S & P
    1/2 tsp dried rosemary
    Juice of half a lemon
    1-1.5 litres of vegetable stock



    Soak the cashews for a couple of hours, drain, rinse and add to a blender along with everything else bar the potato and onion. Blend until totally smooth (you will need to scrape down the sides of the blender regularly). Pop the oven on to 200.
    Slice the onions or leeks and cook them on medium with olive oil. You want them translucent with no colour (or very little).
    Slice the potatoes in a mandolin or into very thin slices. Layer the potatoes and cooked onion (2 potato, one onion), finishing with potato. Cover with the sauce making sure it all gets covered and the sauce is right up to the top of the potatoes. Cover with foil, cook until you can pierce through the potato easily with a fork (30-40 minutes). Remove foil, cook for another 20 or so until golden. I like to top it with breadcrumbs (crumbled bread, sliced garlic, chilli flakes, sea salt, olive oil, tossed, in hot oven for 10 mins shaking regularly, chopped parsley and some nutritional yeast added once out of the oven).
    Last edited by GreenMama; 08-11-2016 at 09:58.

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    I'm so excited for Christmas! I'm hosting my family at our place a couple of days before Xmas. No idea yet what DH's family are doing.

    On our menu so far is:
    Entree
    Grilled prawns with rose butter sauce
    Grilled bugs
    Mango & mint salsa

    Main
    Sweet n tangy glazed ham
    Prosciutto wrapped beef fillet
    Tarragon chicken
    Roast pork
    Roast parsnips, potatoes and pumpkin
    Maple glazed baby carrots
    Greens beans and crispy pancetta
    Minted peas

    Dessert
    White chocolate trifle
    Christmas pudding
    Christmas ice cream cake

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