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christmas eve dinner/tea

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Hello all

Ive got my mum,nan,dad coming chrsitmas eve and im going to be making our main meal, im just not sure what to do ?

Dont really want anything "dinner" like cos of xmas day but want something a bit more than sandwiches any ideas ?

Thankyou
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  • GigervampGigervamp Forumite
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    Quiche, new potatoes and salad?
  • Thick meaty one pot soup and garlic bread?
    Val.
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    We're having gammom, new pots and salad, and for the vegies a creamy quorn pie
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  • Help yourself salads, cold meats, cheeses, pate and posh bread - home-made or bought in? That can be quite hearty if you do a warm potato salad, for example, Add to the Xmas lunch leftovers the next day for another buffet tea so nothing gets wasted. The supermarkets have lots of their 'buffet' items like mini quiches and the like on offer at the moment too.
  • Being from Liverpool, I'd do lovely, hot, filling scouse with herby dumplings (cooked in the Slow Cooker) served with pickled red cabbage and beetroot :drool:.
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    Crikey, I'm off to Olliebeak's for my Christmas Eve dinner. Lovely stuff!
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    We always have steak, salad, mushrooms and chips
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    owens3116 wrote: »
    Hello all

    Ive got my mum,nan,dad coming chrsitmas eve and im going to be making our main meal, im just not sure what to do ?

    Dont really want anything "dinner" like cos of xmas day but want something a bit more than sandwiches any ideas ?

    Thankyou
    x

    We usually throw a party on Christmas Eve, but if it's just the family, I cook salmon. Tesco have whole salmon on offer atm, so that would be impressive :T

    Penny. x
    :rudolf: Sheep, pigs, hens and bees on our Teesdale smallholding :rudolf:
  • We went to lidl and they had a fish terrine which was layered potatoe salmon haddock and cod looks lush so we are having that and some part baked rolls warm when we get in from church at 6 nice and warm but light too.

    BTW was only £5 and looks more than big enough for the 5 of us x x
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  • Before I went veggie I always did a veggie dish on Christmas eve to allow for meaty feast on Christmas day. Obviously it's Christmas so it has to be a bit luxurious and special so we usually had an amazing mushroom pie made with fancy mushrooms, leeks, sherry, creme fraiche and chestnuts accompanied by nutty stuffed red onions. Yum!

    This year I'll probably do a similar mushroom pie but minus the cream and maybe with some nice ale.
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