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Xmas lunch

Have you thought about what to prepare/supply for the family lunch for Christmas?Xmas lunch at home, your'e turn?? Have a few ideas but would love to know what would be different appart from the traditional old roast pork...Suggestions please.... Thank you

Last reply: 21st Nov 2013 / 8 replies / Post by peppi6

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havalaugh

Posted by: havalaugh
Posted: 21st Nov 2011

havalaugh says: Hi Minnie, I thought you might like this idea. The last couple of years we have tried to make the whole experiance less expensive & more interesting as well as less work over all. So we came up with keep the original meat. My daughter & her husband cook the pork on christmas day. So know one misses out on the hot crackle. My mother brings over the turkey cooked with her special stuffing inside & my older brother buys a big leg of ham. Then between my daughter, husband & me we share the making of the salads which can be made a couple of days in the lead up to Christmas day. That way we get a great variety but we share the work. Then top it off with plenty of Christmas pudding, custard & cream. mmmmm yummo! Reply

peppi6

Posted by: peppi6
Posted: 22nd Nov 2011

havalaugh says: Hi Minnie, I thought you might like this idea. The last couple of years we have tried to make the whole experiance less expensive & more interesting as well as less work over all. So we came up...

peppi6 says: Yeah I remember those days too. However unfortunatelly the older generation in my family is diminishing and it is now for me i guess to try and get my teenage kids to get involved. My 18 yr old is still ok to make his pav from scratch which he was so passionate about last yr. however my elder one who took on the ham is now lazy and not interested this yr even though last yr he was a great success. My 15 yr old daughter is compassionate and full of ideas however her ideas to me are too much tooo much to the extreme. i would like to do it just simple. my elderly parents dont eat much and dont expect anything, I do however like to make xmas and a family gathering special. My 18 yr old has suggested some alternative for nibbles and to date is quite willing to prepare as long as i have the ingredients. one of his suggestions were jatz biscuits with phily cream cheese, smoked salmon and some lettuce nicely prepared, other a nicely peeled prawn, phily and lemon on the side. Reply

Gordy

Posted by: Gordy
Posted: 22nd Nov 2011

Gordy says: Hi Minnie,

We have for a few years done a aussie style bbq, along with prawns wrapped in bacon and other types of seafood like fresh octopus, calamari etc. So the husband cooks - BONUS! Still do roast potatoes - we do love a roasted spud no matter how hot it is.

We also have ham no matter what we decide on doing which seems to be mandatory and a lot of salads - my new fave a beetroot, spinach goats cheese and walnut YUM! Better homes and gardens I am sure will also be able to give you a few more ideas, usually quite good ones too.

Merry Christmas :) Reply

peppi6

Posted by: peppi6
Posted: 22nd Nov 2011

Gordy says: Hi Minnie,

We have for a few years done a aussie style bbq, along with prawns wrapped in bacon and other types of seafood like fresh octopus, calamari etc. So the husband cooks - BONUS! ...

peppi6 says: Yep we also used to do the bbq until it died and have not yet replaced it. Wow so many memories. must think know about doing somthing about that. However back to the subject.



































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peppi6

Posted by: peppi6
Posted: 22nd Nov 2011

Gordy says: Hi Minnie,

We have for a few years done a aussie style bbq, along with prawns wrapped in bacon and other types of seafood like fresh octopus, calamari etc. So the husband cooks - BONUS! ...

peppi6 says: Yep we also used to do the bbq until it died and have not yet replaced it. Wow so many memories. must think know about doing somthing about that. However back to the subject. Q: How do u do ur ham? Your salad sounds great. Any chance of sharing the recipe with us?

Merry Xmas to u too!



































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annie

Posted by: annie
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

annie says: Hi this christmas we are all going to my mum and dads and we have a traditional baked dinner with all the lovely trimmings.We always overeat and drink to much.On boxing day we all go to my husbands side of the family where we have a cold meal with meats salads and another full day of overeating and drinking Reply

kiwigal

Posted by: kiwigal
Posted: 23rd Dec 2011

kiwigal says: I always love a ham sandwich, hits a high note having a nice ham around. Not much of a turkey fan so works for me. Otherwise like many others I have a BBQ but go all out on pudding. Pavalova, blueberries or strawberries have not decided, Cream and grated chocolate with fruit salad. Reply

Dot

Posted by: Dot
Posted: 21st Nov 2013

Dot says: As our family grew and grandchildren came alone, we gave up the hot Christmas dinner idea, especially in the heat. We create 2 large platters - one seafood with prawns, crab cakes, etc. and one meat with sliced ham, turkey, thinkly sliced eye fillet, etc. We absolutely stack the platters with asparagus, mango, and everything you can imagine. Everyone loves our Christmas dinner and the platters and leave the platters clean !! Reply

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