Christmas Menu 2012

I seem even less prepared for Christmas this year than ever!  Knowing we had 9 hungry people again from Christmas dinner, both meat-eaters and vegetarians, I’d given the menu no thought at all, with the exception of deciding that we’d follow last year’s terrific turkey with another locally sourced free range one from our local farm shop (obviously not for the veggies…). It was only yesterday that I sat down and nailed the menu once & for all.

Now the shopping’s done and the planning underway, there’s a lot of cooking to crack on with over the next 3 days. All home made fare, Recipes to follow!

The Christmas Menu 2012


A festive cocktail of Poinsettia or Raspberry Truffle


A selection of canapes, including:
Beetroot, Butternut, chilli and Goat’s Cheese Tartlets
Caramelised Onion and Camembert Filos
Roasted Red Pepper Crostini
Olive & Sundried Tomato Breadsticks
Crispy Parmesan Breadsticks

Main Course

‘Austin’, the Free Range Farmer’s Cart Turkey with Pinenut Stuffing & Gravy
Porcini Mushroom Nut Patties

Side Dishes

Roast Potatoes
Roast Carrots, Parsnips & Celeriac
Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts & Chorizo
Buttered Savoy Cabbage with a hint of Chilli
Duchess Surprise


Steamed Marmalade Pudding with Whiskey & Ginger Ice Cream
Christmas Fruit Gelato with Chocolate Sauce


Pillastro Primativo Negroamaro 2009
Altos de la Guardia Rioja Crianza 2007
Villa Broglia Gavi di Gavi 2001

To Finish

A selection of homemade liqueurs

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mmm…I love the Brussels Sprouts with chestnuts and chorizo! Thanks for sharing my recipe too!

    1. Thanks Melissa – recipe for the sprouts posted now, well worth a try!

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