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Christmas dinner

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Ok as i am bored i wondered what was in a standard christmas dinner in your house?

Edited to add, also did anyone elses parents force you to eat at least one sprout at christmas? lol

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    choice of turkey, pork, beef and duck

    choice of boiled or roast poatotes

    yorkshire puddings

    vegetables include - peas, broccoli and whatever we know people like

    and theres only ever 4 of us at most

    i eat most of it
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    For the starter we always have a prawn cocktail. Main course is turkey, roast potatoes, chipolatas, vegetables, gravy and stuffing.

    Usually followed by the usual crimbo cracker 'jokes'.

    Rach x
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    this year it'll be beans on toast prolly for me :lol:
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    JsTJsT Posts: 18,268 Skive's The Limit
    A few pints before lunch then:

    Soup
    Sage and Onion Yorkshire Puddings

    Followed by:

    Turkey,
    Yorkshire Puds,
    Peas, sprouts, mashed spuds, roast spuds, turnips, chipolata sausages in bacon, peas, carrots.

    Then Christmas pudding.

    It was college Xmas lunch today and that was turkey and all the rest. Bloody nice actually.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Some form of tasty soup


    Goose or Chicken
    Sausage
    Bacon
    Sausage meat
    Stuffing 2 kinds
    Roasted potatoes
    carrots
    sprouts
    parsnips
    Gravys 2 kinds
    cranberry sauce


    Pudding
    cake
    choclit thingy


    shared by about 15 people.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    we have two. just to confuse.

    christmas eve is our polish christmas, and we have a big meal in the evening with 3 courses. but traditionally you're not supposed to eat meat on christmas eve, so it's all fishy and veggie. first course has stuff like prawns, salmon, mackerel, trout, herrings, carp in jelly :yuck: polish bread, salad, and stuff like coleslaw and waldorf salad. second course is beetroot soup, with or without floaty pasta things. third course is homemade ravioli type things (pierogi) with either cheese and potato in, or mushroom.

    then on christmas day, we have an english christmas, and eat turkey, stuffing, roast tatties, parsnips, carrots, sprouts, bacon, chipolatas and gravy :yum: and fruit and nuts for pudding.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We're only cooking for 9 this year (last year was 15) so:

    Cream of watercress soup for starters.

    Then a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken and gravy and stuffing to go with
    Roast taties
    Carrots cooked with cumin and corriander
    Brussel sprouts with pancetta and stilton (these are so nice, no one has to be forced!)
    Parsnips
    Sausages in bacon
    Broccoli with garlic olive oil
    Peas. Maybe.

    Then Christmas pudding and Nigella's Anglo-Italian trifle.
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    JsTJsT Posts: 18,268 Skive's The Limit
    wtf double post ;<
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    WTF is a chipolata?

    This year, as every year, we will be having

    Corn on the Cob to start

    Ham
    Turkey
    Stuffing
    Roasties
    Mashed spuds
    Braised red cabbage
    Yorkshire pudding
    Peas
    Carrots
    Sweetcorn
    Cranberry sauce
    Gravy
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by eefs
    WTF is a chipolata?

    a little sausage.

    jaysus eefs, keep up :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by kaffrin
    a little sausage.

    jaysus eefs, keep up :p

    Like a cocktail sausage? You have it with your dinner?

    I'm confused with these foreign culinary trends.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by star*
    chipolatas get wrapped in bacon at christmas dinner

    What?! Sausages wrapped in bacon!? Maaaaaadness...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Turkey
    Sausagemeat
    Yorkshires
    Roast potatos
    roast parsnips
    cauliflower and broccoli bake
    carrots
    brussels
    stuffins
    bread sauce
    sausage in bacons
    Gravy

    I cant think of anything else right now.

    Noone has to be force fed sprouts in my house, as we all enjoy them muchly.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by eefs
    Like a cocktail sausage?

    not that little. kind of in between. you wrap them in bacon and have them with your turkey :yum:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    generally have two christmas dinners. a chinese type meal with all the staff and family at dad's restaurant after we've closed up for the night after working nw year's eve. generally about 1am we eat.

    this'll be something along the lines of:
    lobster,
    crab,
    seabass,
    king prawns,
    roast duck,
    boiled chicken,
    goose,
    rice,
    various chinese vegetables (pak choi, choi sum, gai lan) with garlic/fermented bean curd/etc.,
    plus god knows what else.

    actual lunch/dinner on xma day will be cooked by me and will be:

    goose/chicken
    roast potatoes
    stuffing
    pigs in blankets (lots and lots of)
    carrots
    broccoli
    sprouts (for me)
    gravy
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Maladjusted
    bean curd

    :yum:

    The actual name sounds gross though :chin:
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    littlemissylittlemissy Posts: 9,972 Supreme Poster
    I've noticed that people say they have Yorkshire Puddings with their Christmas dinner but you should traditionally have Yorkshire Pudding with Roast Beef :p

    Anyway ...

    We normally have:
    Starter - Toast and Pate. Some years we don't even have that as then we don't have room for pudding.

    Main Course - Turkey, roast potatoes, mixture of vegetables (brocolli, carrots, roasted parsnips, brussel sprouts), oatmeal stuffing and sausage meat stuffing, pigs in blankets (ie sausage in bacon), cranberry sauce and gravy.

    Dessert - Either Christmas Pudding or my mum's homemade trifle :yum:

    As that is lots of food we normally start eating at 2pm and end up having breaks between the 3 courses and end up having pudding at about 6pm!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think Ireland is missing out on this chipolata/pigs in blankets phenomenom. I need to introduce it.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i think it's one of the best parts of it :yum:

    plus makes good snacks throughout the day if they haven't already been devoured.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by rossco
    this year it'll be beans on toast prolly for me :lol:
    with stuffing of course ...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Christmas dinner. Ah yes, truly the best time of the year, when one gets to eat gigantic amounts of food and spends the next few days farting profusely.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by littlemissy
    I've noticed that people say they have Yorkshire Puddings with their Christmas dinner but you should traditionally have Yorkshire Pudding with Roast Beef :p

    This is true, but i have them with everything as they are yummy.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by J
    Sweed with butter and black pepper

    Only way to have it.:)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We don't have starters. We nibble on a few snacks and have a few aperitifs to work up an appetite.

    The main course is turkey, roast potatoes, sage and onion stuffing, pigs in blankets, carrots and peas, yorkshire pudding, cranberry sauce, gravy and bread sauce if I can be arsed to make it. Accompanied by a bottle or two of some nice fizz.

    Pudding is Christmas pudding and cream, or something else for those amongst the kids who aren't too keen. Probably jelly and ice cream.

    Mints/turkish delight, coffee and liqeuers for anyone who still has a corner they can still stuff something into. ;)

    Ooh, I can't wait and now I feel hungry!
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    We've got a fucking great goose this crimbo. :yum:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well me and my boyfriend are cooking Christmas dinner this year so it should erm, be fun :p

    I know we are having baked lemony tiger prawns for starter though, because prawn cocktail is rank, and with the turkey some form of chargrilled winter vegetables, the rest of the stuff like the Christmas pudding and the stuffing, will be prepared courtesy of Tesco though because i neither have the skills or the time to make them.

    Dinners always taste nicer when someone cooks for you though. Hmmm.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Always the same -

    Turkey
    Pigs in blankets
    Chipolatas
    Sprouts
    Mashed potato
    roast potatoes
    roast pasrsnips
    Carrots and swede
    Broccoli
    Peas
    Yorkshire puds
    Stuffing, 2 types
    sausagemeat stuffing
    bread sauce and cranberry sauce etc

    and gravy, 2 types, cos i'm vegetarian so have veggie gravy. Gotta say that being veggie, i really miss the sausages in bacon, but not when i think what they are!

    oh and christmas pud / trifle / chocolate yule log for pudding
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well we are all vegetarians in our house, so we don't really have a main piece.

    All the food goes on the table in one go and the six of us plus my grandma kinda squidge round the edge in the spaces that aren't taken up by food and crackers etc.
    Usually we have some kind of veggie sausages, roasted, boiled and mashed potatoes, peas, carrots, parsnips, sprouts, broccoli, Yorkshires, Bread sauce, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and the absolute best thingy of all: Apple sauce. Apple sauce is my most favourite Christmas day food! I eat loads of it. Yummy. :razz:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    oh yeah, and xmas pudd or vienetta for pudding
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