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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06-12-2015 20:56 #11
06-12-2015 21:53 #12
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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06-12-2015 22:17 #13
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06-12-2015 22:22 #14
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
pulled pork sliders and slaw
Vietnamese rice paper rolls
Potato and rocket salad with toasted walnuts
Dinner: baked ham and salad
Hommus and veges to dip
Sticky date pudding
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07-12-2015 06:44 #15
-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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07-12-2015 08:27 #16
My parents put on Xmas lunch and we usually have the following:
Freshly shucked oysters for a starter.
Turkey breast roll
A couple of different salads
This year mum and I are going to make cocktails - recipe yet to be decided!
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07-12-2015 08:34 #17
Friends we call family are hosting this year and we're all contributing to the fare.
Honey glazed ham
Plum pudding (home made by my mum - the best)
Raw raspberry cheesecake (made by me)
Simple and delicious!
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07-12-2015 08:40 #18
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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07-12-2015 08:50 #19
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.
A handful of prawns for dh.
Plum pudding with custard or banana and custard for those that don't like pudding.
Dinner will be
And a seafood plater
Drinks will be
punch (it just not Christmas without it)
Tea and coffee
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17-12-2015 13:14 #20
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-
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
Dinner will probably be a roast pork with homemade gravy and roast veg and left over dessert.
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