Sandwiches. Or a microwave curry.
I'm cooking it, so it will be very boring on our platter (and simple as I am cooking for .
Aunt Bessies roast potatoes
Aunt Bessies Yorkshire Pud
Maple roasted parsnips
Sprouts with Lardons and Chestnuts (contemplating Marsala)
Carrots (plain boiled)
Peas or beans (as yet to decide)
Pud will be
Xmas pud with ice cream and barndy butter/cream
Mince Pies (see above)
Passion Fruit Roullard with cream/ice cream.
X mas dinner plate? Wassat then?
Sansaire sous vide machine in the New Year, I'm going to try that recipe out.
I'm home alone so will probably just have a sandwich or such.
Is it Christmas? No one said.
Our Christmas Dinner will be Christmas Eve Supper with friends round
Starter: Smoked Salmon terrine with hot horseradish cream or Baked Avocado with cheese and cayenne
Main: Roast Goose or Mushroom and Ale Pie; Roast potatoes, sprouts and chestnuts, baby honeyed carrots and buttered asparagus; redcurrant , ginger and port sauce
Cheese: Vintage Gouda, Vintage stilton; a hard and a soft Goats cheese served with grapes, celery and pomegranate seeds
Puddings: Christmas Pudding or Chestnut and chocolate Truffle Torte or Boozy exotic fruit salad - all served with Brandy butter ice-cream
Coffee with home-made brandy and rum truffles dusted with cocoa
I will be serving:
Honey and mustard glazed ham
Pigs in blankets
Veggie something for me
Sweet potato mash
Sautéed garlic sprouts
Honey & mustard Parsnips
Desserts will be all homemade:
Chocolate ganache tartlets with champagne cream and gold leaf
Gingerbread and spiced apple layered "trifle"
Cheeses will include cheddar, emmental, brie, gouda, roquefort, stilton, and others.
I shall also be making homemade petit fours for with coffee, so some truffles, chocolate covered marzipan and mini Christmas muffins.
Copious amounts of wine and some bubbly will be quaffed