Post Your Christmas Dinner(s)

Christmas Eve:

Gin & Basil Smash Cocktail

Scallops & Black Pudding with apple compote

Seared Salmon in White Wine & Parmesan Cream Sauce with Asparagus & Roasted Vegetables

Home made Black Forest Gateaux

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Mayhem…

We did this on Christmas Eve as we are going to see my father-in-law today. Deciding to open our gifts whilst a bit pissed at the dinner table was fun but did have a downside in that we managed to set fire to some tissue paper wrapping that nearly got out of control. My son manfully leapt to his feet and stamped it out…ruining the soles of his new slipper socks in the process.

My how we laughed.

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Xmas eve. Lancashire hotpot, and two slices of chocolate panforte. All home made

Tomorrow will be basic, we had planned to be away…

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We’ve only just finished putting up the tree, so an out of date M&S ready meal for me along with a few Brazil nuts :frowning:

Need to wrap presents next, how can we be this disorganised every year?

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My wife decided a gammon sandwich was what she needed for Xmas breakfast!!??

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My other half is German and so we always open presents On Christmas Eve after a few drinks and because there are no little people around anymore we get a lay in Christmas morning.
Also we’ve spent the last two Christmas holidays in Spain and they also celebrate Christmas Eve more but don’t open presents until the 6th of January the Three Kings festival.
The oven decided to conk out yesterday so we’re having a spit roast chicken bought yesterday fried potatoes, mashed carrot and swede and Christmas Pud luckily we will be nicely drunk.
Happy Christmas all.

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Traditional turkey for us but having to wait until early evening instead of the usual early afternoon because Acoustica the Chester dealership are delivering my new (to me) SL2s mid afternoon today. Ultimately it will mean I’ll be stuffed all evening and unable to consume far too much wine and be able to wake up in a far better state than I usually do on Boxing day

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Sounds like a great way to start Christmas!!

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Now now…

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Later?

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Is Geoff working on Xmas day???


Rack of smoked venison, fondant potatoes, red cabbage, carrots and parsnips… skipped sprouts due to only me and swmbo this year

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I was always taught ‘mise en place’ was important when cooking.:joy::joy:
So here we are.Festive dinner for one elderly isolationist.
Bubble having been burst because of daughter’s partner being very front line at hospital.


Shouldn’t be to stressful getting it cooked.
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Geoff has sold up earlier this year and Pete and Ross run Acoustica now but it was a nice (read saint) guy called Danny that delivered them

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I didn’t know that Geoff had sold Acoustica

Do you know what he is doing now?

Where did Ross come from? I have never met him.

Crikey, delivering on Christmas Day - now that’s what you call service. I’ve read a lot of good things on this forum about Acoustica.

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No idea I’m afraid I’ve just spoken to him on the phone @TimOopNorth probably knows more

Our son decided he was cooking Xmas dinner so we can sit back and relax.
Will give the verdict later

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Yup - Pete (who worked with Geoff for many years) took over about five months ago. Ed and Ross (two brothers) have joined up with Pete. Geoff has apparently bought a place in Portugal and some fancy cars

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My son did our starter and oldest daughter the pudding. The younger daughter is vegan so cooked her own variation where meat/dairy alternatives were required.

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Late start (as ever), whole lamb shoulder and a pre-packed uninspiring turkey breast in a foil tin on the way. Ahead of the game on the booze unfortunately so it probably matters not what we have!