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Inspire me for Christmas Eve?

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  • JGB1955
    JGB1955 Posts: 3,469 Forumite
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    It's a family tradition for us to have sausage, mash and baked beans on Christmas Eve.  
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  • gwynlas
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    Tuna fish pie, fry chopped onion until soft add cans of tuna season with worcestershire sauce, top with mashed potato,, bake and serve with tomatoes, canned or fresh. Can be prepped day before and  great comfort food.
  • Madbat60
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    Last year I cooked butter chicken curry, prepped and frozen it the week before.  We had it with home made paratha's and home made pilau rice.  This year, we're going to my sister's for pizza and nibbles 
  • Katiehound
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    When visiting a friend she always used to do a big baked gammon with all the 'troops' arriving. Great as cold cuts for the next few days.

    Then a menu change: venison casserole which was cooked in the slower cooker. Once prepared it looked after itself!
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  • elsien
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    edited 22 December 2023 at 11:54AM
    Thanks all. I do like a roast gammon joint but there'll be a lot of that over Christmas with visits to family.
    Have decided I want to keep it really light - no pies or anything - so some sort of Greek mezze thing is appealing at the moment. 
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  • When my husband and I planned our first Christmas together we decided to have a fish dish in honour of my Polish uncle. We’ve kept to that ever since. This year I got some frozen langoustines from Lidl. Not decided what I’m doing with them yet but I’ll enjoy browsing recipes to decide. Chose these as post Brexit the shellfish industry needs support. 
  • carly
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    Salmon is always nice.  I make up a parcel with lemon slices, thinly sliced fennel and asparagus in tin foil. Pop them in the oven for a quick tasty meal which looks after itself.  You can always add pernod, white wine , or similar if thats your wish.
  • JIL
    JIL Posts: 8,683 Forumite
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    We are having home made pizza this year, but there will also be home made sausage rolls, salad, gammon and other nibbles.

    Daughter is having a camembert, a charcuterie tray and bread with her friends this year with prosecco which sounds nice.
  • Another one for eating the gammon, which will have been cooking during the afternoon, with HM oven chips.
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  • Rosa_Damascena
    Rosa_Damascena Posts: 6,260 Forumite
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    edited 22 December 2023 at 8:04PM
    Last year I think it was cheese on toast followed by first slice of christmas cake.
    My kind of meal! :) 

    For me it's going to be mince pies + cream, and Irish cream and whisky. Love it! (I know it's not exactly a meal but it does keep me very happy).
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