Christmas Menu

28 Dec
The Hub usually takes a better picture than this but he was in a hurry for his dinner

The Hub usually takes a better picture than this but he was in a hurry for his dinner

As I’ve done nothing but eat since Christmas Eve, I have nothing to tell you.  

Unless I go with what I’ve been eating.  

That’s what I’ll do.

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Here is our Christmas Dinner Menu (sans forgotten starter):

  • Turkey
  • Gammon
  • Chicken
  • I forgot to put out the sausages, though I did cook them
  • Cauliflower (for those who don’t like Cauliflower Cheese)
  • Cauliflower Cheese (for those who don’t like cauliflower on its own)
  • Broccoli
  • Parsnips in honey
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Green Beans
  • Sprouts
  • Mediterranean Vegetable Mix (because it looked tasty)
  • Mashed Potatoes (using the good margarine)
  • Roast Potatoes (cooked in the meat fat)
  • Homemade Yorkshire Puddings (because the Hub prefers them)
  • Shop-bought Yorkshire puddings (because Spud prefers them)
  • Homemade Gravy (using the meat stock – all three)
  • Homemade Apple Pie
  • Rhubarb Pie
  • Alison’s Fantastic Cheesecake (she always makes a huge one for the Hub at Christmas)
  • Chocolate Fudge Cake
  • Toblerone Cake
  • Frosted Fancies
  • Assorted Sponge Cakes
  • Bakewell Tarts
  • Cream

Is it any wonder I’ve done nothing since Christmas Day?

Apart from our traditional Boxing Day Buffet, that is.  

That list is even longer, so here’s an illustration instead (without puddings):

Boxing Day Savouries

Boxing Day Savouries

Like a reformed Scrooge, it is always said of me that I know how to keep Christmas well.  If my guests explode when they leave, that’s down to them being guzzleguts.

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41 Responses to “Christmas Menu”

  1. mairedubhtx December 28, 2012 at 16:06 #

    Do you do a big Christmas Eve spread as well? Like the French? Did I say a bad thing? We had Chinese food for Christmas Eve and I had the leftovers on Christmas, plus part of the fruit and cheese basket my brother and sister sent me (lovely pears and apples and cheese and crackers and chocolates and…)

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    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife December 29, 2012 at 15:42 #

      Yummy!

      No, we have a simple dinner on Christmas Eve. I cook the meat that day day or I would spend all of Christmas in the kitchen. We buy some ham hocks and cook them until the meat falls off the bone and then eat it on fresh buns. Quick and tasty.

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  2. jmgoyder December 28, 2012 at 16:18 #

    You must be the domestic goddess of the century!

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  3. vivinfrance December 28, 2012 at 16:34 #

    You make it all look so pretty. Jock would not have forgiven you for the omission of sausages! But what a feast! And then ANOTHER feast,

    As it was, we had foie gras, then baked ham at Annette’s with salsify followed by a ? Christmas pudding and cold custard (French people don’t do hot custard). Boxing Day was equally untraditional chez Liz: steak and kidney pie with about 10 veg followed by Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce AND cream. I had FOUR silver threepenny bits in my pud. Needless to say, I have regained most of the weight I lost in hospital.

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  4. slpmartin December 28, 2012 at 16:46 #

    That’s quite an array of foods…I must change my Christmas travel schedule next year. 😉

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  5. granny1947 December 28, 2012 at 18:19 #

    Good grief…all those puddings!

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  6. lenwilliamscarver December 28, 2012 at 18:22 #

    Now I am hungry…thanks Tilly

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  7. terry1954 December 28, 2012 at 18:42 #

    it looked like feast set for a king!!!! I have to ask though, what is gammon

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  8. Elaine - I used to be indecisive December 28, 2012 at 18:52 #

    Oh my! I thought we had done a lot here! That looks like a delicious feast.

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  9. gigihawaii December 28, 2012 at 20:30 #

    That’s a lot of food! The more the merrier, I say!

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  10. Grannymar December 28, 2012 at 20:55 #

    No way your guests would go away hungry! Now rest well before NYE. Are you having another feast then too?

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  11. bevchen December 28, 2012 at 22:25 #

    Ooooh, that looks amazing! Apart from the sprouts and cauliflour 😉

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  12. laurieanichols December 28, 2012 at 23:13 #

    Someone needs to help you with the left-overs. Yes, I accept! Your buffet and your Christmas menu are definitely spectacular for the holidays!

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  13. sharechair December 29, 2012 at 02:20 #

    I don’t think I’ve ever had Yorkshire pudding.

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    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife December 29, 2012 at 16:14 #

      Oh shame!

      Crack three eggs into a measuring jug.
      Add equal parts plain flour and half milk/half water.
      e.g. 50mls of eggs/50mls of flour/25mls milk/25mls water.

      Small amounts of fat in muffin tins, heated until it smokes.
      Add mixture to tins.
      Bake until nicely risen and browning.

      Easy!

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      • sharechair December 29, 2012 at 20:34 #

        Thanks! I will give it a try. You explained the measurements very well. (btw.. my husband is a crazed Manchester United fan, and the last few games have been on TV, here. He was glued to the TV. But my goodness …the rain!!! Wow. No wonder your Yorkie doesn’t want to go out!)

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  14. adinparadise December 29, 2012 at 04:13 #

    I’m suitably impressed, Tilly. No wonder you’re resting, after all that effort and wonderful food. 🙂

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  15. barb19 December 29, 2012 at 05:18 #

    Wow – no wonder you’ve done nothing else! Quite a feast there, Tilly!

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  16. Three Well Beings December 29, 2012 at 08:11 #

    You went to a lot of trouble! It sounds like such a lovely meal. What a grand variety! I would love a taste of your Yorkshire pudding. Yum!

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    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife December 29, 2012 at 16:15 #

      Here’s the recipe:

      Crack three eggs into a measuring jug.
      Add equal parts plain flour and half milk/half water.
      e.g. 50mls of eggs/50mls of flour/25mls milk/25mls water.

      Small amounts of fat in muffin tins, heated until it smokes.
      Add mixture to tins.
      Bake until nicely risen and browning.

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      • Three Well Beings December 30, 2012 at 05:14 #

        Thank you so much for the recipe! I’m going to try it and I’ll definitely think of you! oxo

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  17. Pseu December 29, 2012 at 23:24 #

    Well, I must say …. what about the bread sauce, the stuffing, the red cabbage? And Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce? 🙂

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  18. Karen Snyder December 30, 2012 at 03:26 #

    It all looks delicious! My sis took photos, but I don’t think there’s a single shot of any of the food….just decorations, trees and smiling faces! 🙂

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  19. brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR) December 30, 2012 at 03:29 #

    Wow what a delicious looking menu! You need to rest up now! Happy New Year!

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  20. eof737 December 30, 2012 at 03:35 #

    My goodness! A feast for a king! 🙂

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  21. Perfecting Motherhood January 2, 2013 at 20:22 #

    Wow, that is a lot of food! Are you still eating the leftovers a week later? We had a very simple Christmas day lunch and it worked just fine because the kids were way too busy playing with their new toys to eat!

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