What do you have for Christmas Dinner?

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  1. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to my three musketeers

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    Soooo looks like I will defiantly be cooking Christmas dinner for us! First one ever ! Wish me luck !!

    This thread is gonna come in app handy when food shopping haha
     
  2. Rags

    Rags Mother of 1 boy

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    Honestly it can be good fun, I leave everyone to it, whatever 'it' is, put the radio on and cook. I'm no chef, the rest of the year food is what you eat for energy, I cook, people eat, job done, but at Christmas it's quite pleasant (I do have a couple of glasses of bubbly at brunch, that may well help\\:D/
     
  3. motherofboys

    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    Try not to build it up in your head. I LOVE Christmas Dinner, but it is just a glorified roast. You'll be fine.
     
  4. c1403

    c1403 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck. I've never cooked and actual roast, I've done mini roasts which is basically roast chicken breasts but never a whole bird/joint.

    DH is amazing and always does it. I may help him with chopping etc.
     
  5. Bevziibubble

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    I do a roast dinner every Sunday but only made 3 Christmas dinners before.
     
  6. c1403

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    Trying the convince DH to order our meats but he is saying as it's just us this year not to bother and we'll just pick it up when shopping. Urgh I like pre ordering especially M&S or Sainsbury's but I guess he's right.

    Co op had some lovely Christmas cookies/gingerbread to decorate. Something for the elves to bring maybe. :)
     
  7. Rags

    Rags Mother of 1 boy

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    I'd still order if I were you. We are all veggie and when my meat eater nieces moved in I thought it would be easy to pick up an organic chicken, OMG I regretted that, had everything but the meat a week before then needed to go to the shops every day until Christmas eve to get one!
     
  8. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to my three musketeers

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    Hahahaha so true it’s just a extra special Sunday roast which I make most Sunday’s anyway ! I think it’s just because it’s Christmas!!

    It will be fine I will just prep everything so I am not spending all day in the kitchen haha

    I’m more concerned about having a nice table decorations etc haha .
     
  9. motherofboys

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    Christmas definitely adds pressure but I always think if we aren't having guests then its just an extra nice dinner for us
     
  10. c1403

    c1403 Well-Known Member

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    I've come back to this thread for inspiration.
    DH has invited his BIL, wife and two boys over on 23rd. Being totally honest I don't really get in with her but I want to make sure we have nice food and drink.

    What would you do, it would be late lunch/early dinner and probably breakfast the next morning.

    I was thinking salmon en croute with baby potatoes and vegetables. I'm not the best cook (she is) and I'm feeling that need for perfection!
     
  11. motherofboys

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    I think that sounds lovely
     
  12. Bevziibubble

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    That sounds like a great plan :)
     
  13. Twag

    Twag Mummy to Elliot & Izzy <3

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    We will be going to the in-laws but we always have:

    Turkey Crown
    Roast Potatoes
    Pigs in Blankets
    Stuffing
    Carrots
    Peas
    Brussel Sprouts (hate them as do my children but we have to have 1 at Christmas :haha:)
    Gravy
    Cranberry Sauce
     
  14. autumnal

    autumnal Well-Known Member

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    Really enjoyed reading all your traditions.
    For us on Christmas we usually will do a turkey with sides like mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, mashed turnips, carrots, maybe corn and buns. When we used to have a large family get together when I was a child (at my nanny's house with my mother's 7 siblings and all their kids, so fun!) we would also have ham and scalloped potatoes and stuff like that. This year my sister in law and I were thinking of maybe trying to do a beef wellington too! For dessert we usually will do a cheesecake or something simple like that but it would be fun to try and do a log cake maybe. You all have given me lots of fun ideas to mix it up this year !
     
  15. c1403

    c1403 Well-Known Member

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    Christmas cooking always makes me realise I'm a rubbish cook!
    Actually I can cook but the timing stresses me out. I prefer to prep then cook.

    I'd love to make my own cheesecake. Who knows maybe I'll try ha ha
     
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    AngelUK Mummy of twin boys

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    I just realised that I have given no thoughts to Christmas Eve or the 26th. I am not sure that eating leftovers all of the 26 will really do it. lol
    What are you all having?
     
  17. motherofboys

    motherofboys Well-Known Member

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    We usually survive on buffet bits, left overs, sweets, cheese boards and more sweets one boxing day.
     
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  18. autumnal

    autumnal Well-Known Member

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    I find making cheese cake is kind of hard actually. They tend to crack down the middle!! I read somewhere if you put a dish of water in the bottom of the oven while it's cooking they don't crack
     
  19. LemonadePop

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    Although I have a normal Christmas dinner, my sister has a buffet on Christmas day, with a chilli and a curry in slow cookers. She says it so the kids can play with their toys all day, but I think it's because she is a rubbish cook
     
  20. AngelUK

    AngelUK Mummy of twin boys

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    Lol. If she can make chilli and curry she is better than me. :haha: Thank goodness Nick is a good cook and enjoys cooking!
     

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