Inspire me for Christmas Eve?

elsien
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edited 21 December 2023 at 7:22PM in Old style MoneySaving
For those that don’t have a big family meal on Christmas Eve, what are you planning to eat. 
I’m thinking something lighter before the blow out of the next couple of days, but I’m bored with everything I normally cook and salad doesn’t appeal in winter.

Hit me with your suggestions.

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
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  • Spendless
    Spendless Posts: 24,031
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    I've never done anything special for Xmas Eve. I usually spend the day if not working prepping veg, wrapping the end of presents and stocking items. . Normally something that can go from freezer - oven - plate. Take-aways never appeal cos of the wait. What about some nibbly bits?  , 
  • MikeJXE
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    5 years ago I was living in Gran Canaria and ate a burger on the beach, so did many others 
  • tizerbelle
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    Last year I think it was cheese on toast followed by first slice of christmas cake.

    The year before could have been fish finger butties followed by first slice of christmas cake.

    If I remember to pull them out the freezer, this year will be sausage butties followed by first slice of christmas cake

    Basically bread and cake!

  • Pasta with pesto

    Fajitas

    Fritatta

    Beans on toast

    Steak Frites

    I don't have a big family meal anytime ;)

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  • -taff
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    edited 21 December 2023 at 7:52PM
    We never had a big meal Christmas Eve but my father always made little sausage rolls and small corned beef pasties, so I'll be making those this year. Then we'd have a kind of buffet free for all, or a chinese takeaway or something with chips, maybe the cooked ham with some fried eggs...we never had something intricate because the kitchen was reserved for the turkey prep [ usually a massive one that cooked overnight in the oven] and all the other prep and it wasn't a big kitchen.
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  • maman
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    I cook our gammon on Christmas Eve and we'll have some of that with dauphinois potatoes and cauliflower cheese. The rest will be eaten cold over the coming days. 
  • We have mussels and French bread. Very quick, easy, and light.
  • Floss
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    Christmas eve means fish pie in my home, prepped in the morning & chucked in the oven when I get home from tea-time drinks with my friends. It has prawns, salmon, smoked & unsmoked haddock tucked under a mashed potato top.
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  • bouicca21
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    Ham, egg and sweet potato wedges (it used to be chips but we’ve moved with the times).
  • I cook my gammon on Christmas Eve and we used to have that as a roast or with egg and chips. The last couple of years we’ve had sausage and mash and onion gravy and OH has requested that again this year 😊🎄
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