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    Default Christmas Day Menu

    What’s everyone cooking for Christmas Day? Need some easy insp for dinner as I’m not home to cook until a few hours before it needs to be served.

    We do lunch at my parents I’m taking:
    Ceasar Salad
    Greek Salad
    Toblerone Cheesecake

    Dinner is at our place with in-laws, so far I’ve got:
    Potato Bake
    Salads as above
    Glazed ham
    Prawns (cold and garlic)
    Roast chickens
    Brandy snap baskets
    Pav

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    We are having glazed ham , hot chickens and roast veggies. Usually do salads but this year I can’t be bothered. I’ve hosted for the past 18 yrs so I’m over it !

    Dessert will be trifle and pav

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    Same as every year:

    Snacks on the table all day: nuts, summer fruit (plum, peach, nectarines, cherry, grape, strawberry, apricot etc), Xmas lollies

    Breakfast: eggs and bacon on toast, coffee.

    Lunch: roast pork, Turkey, chicken. Roast potato, pumpkin, carrot. Cauli and broccoli bake in cheese sauce, steamed peas, beans, corn cobs, cold ham, gravy, Apple sauce.

    Dinner: left over cold meat with garden salad, potato salad, pasta salad, devilled eggs.

    Dessert: pudding, Xmas cake, Pac, choc ripple cake

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    We have the same every year at the in-laws. Lunch: Cold chickens, ham & turkey, garden salad, pineapple, beetroot, potato salad, pasta salad, rolls & homemade mayo that we only have at Christmas

    Dinner: leftover lunch & pav for dessert if ppl are still hungry. We have nibblies on the table all day, chips, dips, crackers, cheese, cabanossi, lollies etc

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    Ok , lunch is at mine (breakfast and present openings at my sisters) dinner is always left overs - I’ve got 16 coming with a mix of vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores, I don’t do starters as I have lots of food for lunch , our Xmas lunch is a always Buffett style so the food is on my side board and people can help themselves (this way I get to decorate my table! A lot I can pre do Xmas eve (marinades, salads and desserts) and the rest I’ll prep Xmas morning - my final menu is:


    King prawn cocktail platter with homemade sauce
    Smoked Maple glazed ham on Weber (DH)
    Baked miso salmon
    Bbq herb crusted rack of lamb on Weber (DH)
    Sydney rock oysters with minionette dressing
    Bbq Chicken skewers with bacon paste (DH)
    Spanikopita with roasted cherry tomatoes
    Cypriot grain salad with grilled haloumi
    Nectarine, goats cheese and walnut salad
    Lebanese potato salad with green beans
    Maple glazed carrots
    Crusty cheese garlic pull a part bread
    Crusty bread rolls

    Dessert:

    Mango pudding in individual cups
    Mango , passionfruit and white choc pavlova


    I’ve just bought the last things I need for my table setting, my theme is navy blue and gold to match my tree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Ok , lunch is at mine (breakfast and present openings at my sisters) dinner is always left overs - I’ve got 16 coming with a mix of vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores, I don’t do starters as I have lots of food for lunch , our Xmas lunch is a always Buffett style so the food is on my side board and people can help themselves (this way I get to decorate my table! A lot I can pre do Xmas eve (marinades, salads and desserts) and the rest I’ll prep Xmas morning - my final menu is:


    King prawn cocktail platter with homemade sauce
    Smoked Maple glazed ham on Weber (DH)
    Baked miso salmon
    Bbq herb crusted rack of lamb on Weber (DH)
    Sydney rock oysters with minionette dressing
    Bbq Chicken skewers with bacon paste (DH)
    Spanikopita with roasted cherry tomatoes
    Cypriot grain salad with grilled haloumi
    Nectarine, goats cheese and walnut salad
    Lebanese potato salad with green beans
    Maple glazed carrots
    Crusty cheese garlic pull a part bread
    Crusty bread rolls

    Dessert:

    Mango pudding in individual cups
    Mango , passionfruit and white choc pavlova


    I’ve just bought the last things I need for my table setting, my theme is navy blue and gold to match my tree!
    once again i’m blown away and in awe. how do you do all this? i get anxiety just thinking about how organized i’d need to be to get this done.

    we are having xmas eve here but it’ll just be us and mil and it’ll be a lite version of the traditional polish wigilija. xmas day is at dh’s aunties’ place and i need to ask what they’d like us to bring.

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    Default Christmas Day Menu

    I honestly love it, I start preparing 2 nights prior , I pre order my meat , seafood and fruit and veg so just have to go pick them up Xmas eve morning and I also set my table Xmas eve and get out all my platters/glasses ect , I can prep a lot xmas eve , the salads, sauces, dressings, marinades, desserts and spanikopita I’ll make Xmas eve night (all my presents were wrapped in my office today so there is no wrapping!) I’ll get home from breakfast at 9am, spend 3 hours getting the rest ready , DH has 3 things to cook on the bbq and Webber and I’ll start cooking at 11.30am for a 1pm lunch (my sister and sister in law are awesome and clean up after me!) this year is the first without mum so to be constantly busy and planning is exactly what I need to get through it all

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    @Elijahs Mum that sounds amazing!!

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    Default Christmas Day Menu

    It’s only us again this year (just like every other year ) Even though it’s summer we always do roast turkey as my husband says hot weather and cold salads just doesn’t feel like Christmas! He’s Irish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Ok , lunch is at mine (breakfast and present openings at my sisters) dinner is always left overs - I’ve got 16 coming with a mix of vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores, I don’t do starters as I have lots of food for lunch , our Xmas lunch is a always Buffett style so the food is on my side board and people can help themselves (this way I get to decorate my table! A lot I can pre do Xmas eve (marinades, salads and desserts) and the rest I’ll prep Xmas morning - my final menu is:


    King prawn cocktail platter with homemade sauce
    Smoked Maple glazed ham on Weber (DH)
    Baked miso salmon
    Bbq herb crusted rack of lamb on Weber (DH)
    Sydney rock oysters with minionette dressing
    Bbq Chicken skewers with bacon paste (DH)
    Spanikopita with roasted cherry tomatoes
    Cypriot grain salad with grilled haloumi
    Nectarine, goats cheese and walnut salad
    Lebanese potato salad with green beans
    Maple glazed carrots
    Crusty cheese garlic pull a part bread
    Crusty bread rolls

    Dessert:

    Mango pudding in individual cups
    Mango , passionfruit and white choc pavlova


    I’ve just bought the last things I need for my table setting, my theme is navy blue and gold to match my tree!
    Sounds amazing! Can you come cook for us!?
    Hope it’s not too hard this year for you without your mum xx


 

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