Meal Planning for Christmas Week

Sunday 22 December 2013
Time for the meal plan that I've been building up to all year. Christmas Week. We'll have additions to our usual 4 with my Mum, Dad and Sister joining us for the duration meaning that the table will be set for 7. So here's what I've planned for them. Hopefully they will all muck in and lend a hand along the way...

Monday 23rd
Nigella Ham in Coke (no jokes please, I'm #TeamNigella all the way)
Potato Bundles
Stir Fried Greens and Soya Beans
Christmas Eve
Saffron Chicken with Chorizo and Butterbeans
Mashed Potato with Smoked Garlic and Smoked Rapeseed Oil
Cranachan Ice Cream, Raspberries in Mulled Wine, Meringues and Brandy Snaps
Biscuits & Cheese & Port

Christmas Day
Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs
Bucks Fizz with Grand Marnier
Roast Goose - my first time cooking goose. Any hints and tips most welcome.
Sausagemeat Stuffing Balls
Oatmeal Stuffing/Skirlie
Cranberry Sauce
Bread Sauce
Gratin of Sprouts
Parmesan Baked Sweet Potatoes & Parsnips
Roast Tatties in Goose Fat
Pigs In Blankets
White Sauce
7 Cup Pudding (made by my Mum - it had better have charms in it!)
Ice Cream, Brandy Butter, Boozy Cream, Custard

Boxing Day
An attempt to recapture our Summer holiday in Tuscany...

Antipasto Platter - Italian Cheese, Bread, Salami and OlivesMushroom Risotto with Porcini and Truffle Oil
Pannetone Bread & Butter Pudding
Ricciarelli and Vin Santo
Limoncello & Amaretti Biscuits
Friday 27th
Eating out. Exactly where still to be decided. But I ain't cooking.
Saturday 28th
Black Bean Soup
Duck with Plums and Star Annise
Gingerbread House - this annual tradition will be made by boy, girl and my sister on Christmas Eve. Complete with sprout in the chimney.
Sunday 29th
Mulled Wine Sausages from Devenick Dairy
Yorkshire Puddings & Red Onion Gravy
Individual Sticky Toffee Puddings

Monday 30th
Hopefully they will all have gone home by now ;-)

Have an amazing Christmas whatever you are eating. 
Do check out my two Advent Calender Posts for further festive inspiration.

Advent Calendar Days 1-12
Advent Calendar Days 13-24


  1. Looks like and amazing foodie week! (Sorry but Monday did crack me up! haha)
    Hope you have a fantastically Merry Christmas

    Ojosworld xx

  2. Looks fab. Monday did make me laugh! Happy new year x


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