Monday, 14 December 2015


What's on the Christmas Menu........





Christmas Eve - We have an evening buffet - I am still working out what we are going to be having. We finish this with warm Mince Pies and clotted cream.

Christmas Day - Breakfast - Some warm mini Danish Pastries and Bucks Fizz.
Lunch  

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Turkey Crown, served with roasties, pigs in blankets, chestnut stuffing, sprouts with bacon, roast parsnips , creamy swede, carrots, braised red cabbage.

Christmas Pudding with Custard and Cream.

Cheese & Crackers

Evening Christmas Cake & Yule Log.



Boxing Day.

From James Martin's Home Comforts.

Marmalade and Mustard Gammon with Parsley Sauce, with new potatoes and veg.

Clementine Syllabub.



Nice straight forward and simple.



24 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy! I saw the Boxing Day menu on James Martin's Xmas programme last week - it looked delicious - the way he tucks in makes me smile!! The Clementine syllabubs looked very nice and refreshing.

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    1. Thankyou I am enjoying the daily James Martin Home Comforts x

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  2. It all sounds good enough to eat. Very similar menu here, but no meat as I'm vegetarian. Also, trifle for Christmas Day Tea and Stuffing Sandwiches with Branston Pickle! Bon Appétit!

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  3. Scrummy. We go out to eat on Christmas Eve, so I don't have to bother with anything then. Christmas Day is laid back. We have chicken with all that goes with it, but Bill and Violet like chocolate fudge brownie for dessert, so they have that and I have a mini Christmas pud.
    Boxing Day - nothing special. whatever I can be faffed to do!

    This Sunday I have to put in a bit of effort though, the MIL is going to be here. :o/

    x

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  4. I am cooking Lamb Rogan Josh and Beef Madras for Christmas Eve. On The day breakfast will be Eggs Benedict on Muffins, Lunch is a Norfolk Black Turkey crown, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and parsnips, sprouts with chestnuts and carrots. Pudding will be trifle and/or cheesecake. In the evening there will be nuts, cheese. pate and biscuits and leftovers. Boxing day will be Roast Gammon, jacket potato and cauliflower cheese, possibly followed by meringue something. Breakfast and any thing else will be Ifits, if it is there you can have it.

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  5. Sue you took the words out of my mouth. I'll bring the trifle ! Actually you've reminded me that I have some Danish pastries in the freezer.

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    1. Tania your welcome x
      I just thought the pastries would be something quick and easy.

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  6. Can I come round too please? I am good with leftovers and scraps!

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  7. oh wow,that sounds delicious! I have no idea what we're having yet, I haven't planned a thing lol :)

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  8. The menu sounds gorgeous. We don't bother with breakfast as DD's Christmas lunch is huge. We have decided on salmon en croute for boxing day with new potatoes and peas. There will be 5 of us, then 6 for a buffet tea with cheeses, crusty bread and leftover nibbles x

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    1. Thankyou, Hubby and I love Salmon but our son isn't keen x

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  9. Lovely. I always cook a turkey crown for Christmas dinner rather than a full turkey as no one likes the legs and there would be too much waste. We also have a joint of beef. I never cook on Boxing day, we either eat leftovers or something quick which doesn't take any work.

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    1. Same here with the turkey, We haven't had beef for ages, sounds good x

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  10. Instead of custard for the pud, have you ever tried a lovely hot white sauce? This is truly delicious and is what we've always had since I was a child and Mum used to make it. Instead of custard powder, substitute cornflower, and some sugar to taste, and make as you would custard. You can add a drop of brandy if you so wish, but it's a lovely sweet, creamy white sauce and looks lovely over the pudding, too.
    Although I live in Devon and in the south of England so many people now choose cream or even brandy butter for their pudding, we dislike this, it's oily and when the cold cream of brandy butter hits the hot pudding, it just makes an oily mess on the plate. No, we have a lovely hot, creamy, white sauce. Do try it sometime.
    Margaret P

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    1. I will on some occasion Margaret, hubby and son love Ambrosia custard on theirs, me I prefer clotted cream.

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  11. I've never bought a tin of custard in my life, but if they like it, why not, eh? I make custard with 1 pt of milk (semi-skimmed), and 2 rounded dessertspoons of Birds custard powder and some sugar to taste, (slake the custard powder with some of the milk, heat the rest and then add the hot milk to the cold slaked custard/milk and then add the lot back into the pan and stir over a low heat until it's nice and thick - simples!) I could eat this on its own!
    Margaret P

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    1. I do always have a tin of Birds Custard in, I use the Ambrosia for special occasions x

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