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Christmas Day dinner quandary question.

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WOODMOUSE49 Tue 24-Nov-20 16:01:12

Just the two of us.

Last year I did a pork tenderloin wellington. A little bit like a very fancy sausage roll smile. Lovely stuffing around it. The other half froze well.

We don't want chicken, turkey or duck. Looking for ideas on what to cook. Don't really want masses of leftovers though.

Nortsat Tue 24-Nov-20 16:14:53

Beef Wellington?

Gwenisgreat1 Tue 24-Nov-20 16:17:52

I have often roasted a rib of beef in red wine - Hmmmm!! Lovely!!

AGAA4 Tue 24-Nov-20 16:18:53

Salmon en croute maybe?

LauraNorder Tue 24-Nov-20 16:19:04

Already mentioned upthread but we are going for double egg and chips with peas and ketchup. Followed by bread and butter pudding.

Ellianne Tue 24-Nov-20 16:19:15


Salmon en croute maybe?

I agree!

LauraNorder Tue 24-Nov-20 16:19:32

Sorry other thread not upthread

MawBe Tue 24-Nov-20 16:28:34


Already mentioned upthread but we are going for double egg and chips with peas and ketchup. Followed by bread and butter pudding.

Sounds perfect!
Personally I'd like a thick slice of handcarved ham with that too
Yum, yum!

WOODMOUSE49 Tue 24-Nov-20 16:42:29


Salmon en croute maybe?

I'd love this but DH's taste buds are almost non existent these days. He used to love fish but can't taste it.

WOODMOUSE49 Tue 24-Nov-20 16:46:27


Already mentioned upthread but we are going for double egg and chips with peas and ketchup. Followed by bread and butter pudding.

We love ham, egg and chips. I boil then roast a piece about once every two months. Then freeze pieces.

I'm thinking of the rib of beef in red wine that gwenisgreat1 suggested.

25Avalon Tue 24-Nov-20 17:15:05

How about venison? There are some very tasty recipes. Or a brace of pheasants? Should be in plentiful supply and by all accounts not expensive.

BlueBelle Tue 24-Nov-20 17:20:41

Nut roast

JuliaM Tue 24-Nov-20 17:27:06

Thickly cut slow Cooked Rump steaks in a Chestnut Mushroom, Shallot, and whole Green peppercorn sauce, served with steamed Vegetables and Crispy Roast Potatoes, Yummy!

Jaxjacky Tue 24-Nov-20 17:39:44

Curry, get a takeaway beforehand and freeze.

EllanVannin Tue 24-Nov-20 17:56:35

Sounds alright to me LauraNorder .

M0nica Tue 24-Nov-20 17:59:52

Venison It comes as steaks, mince and stewing and some places. You can buy or make a Venison Wellington, now that would be a special for Christmas - and venison is not an expensive meat.

Missfoodlove Tue 24-Nov-20 18:35:29

How about a small piece of gammon/ham.
Lovely hot and even nicer cold.
Great with cheesy leeks.

phoenix Tue 24-Nov-20 18:38:18

Meat eaters should eat more venison to ensure native tree saplings survive.

MrsThreadgoode Tue 24-Nov-20 18:40:31

Beef for us this year, and last year, oh! And the year before........ we rarely have it during the year so it’s a change for us.

chelseababy Tue 24-Nov-20 18:43:07

Single rib of beef.

Lolo81 Tue 24-Nov-20 19:07:24

We’re having steak and chips with peppercorn sauce. And the obligatory 2lb of pigs in blankets for snacks - my DC say it’s not Christmas without them regardless of what we actually have for Christmas dinner!!

Gagagran Tue 24-Nov-20 19:21:26

We are not big meat eaters and not keen on turkey but do like fish so I have ordered two halibut steaks for our Christmas lunch. We are having crispy duck and pancakes on Christmas Eve and a piece of roast gammon on Boxing Day.

This will be the first Christmas on our own in 55 years of marriage but I will dress the table and make it a special meal.

Barmeyoldbat Tue 24-Nov-20 19:27:02

Beef for us, we don't usually eat beef so this will be a treat.

Deedaa Tue 24-Nov-20 19:30:10

Lolo81 We have to have pigs in blankets and several tons of roast potatoes. If I'm feeling energetic there may be yorkshire puddings. Gravy is a must but the meat seems to be the least important bit.

J52 Tue 24-Nov-20 19:54:09

For the past couple of years we’ve been really disappointed by the turkey that we’ve bought, despite the cost and assurance of through breeding.
This year will be having Scottish organic beef. Ham and Chicken for Boxing Day when the rest of the family are coming. Strictly sticking to the guidelines.