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Smoked salmon with scrambled eggs for breakfast.
Small glass of champagne to accompany the roast dinner.
Like it! I’d go for a large glass before dinner though..
Bottle of red also a white wine
Hi Bob I hope you Hazel and pax are keeping well! Getting on OK here except for a couple of falls recently! I hope you have a great Christmas and stay safe all the best david
Same to you all my friend, I hope you visit nearer Christmas on these pages.Our Central Heating Boiler has past away, so tomorrow they are coming to fit a new on. Three weeks ago we had to renew our shower as well so Santa comes with a spanner and hammer early tomorrow.
Have you any plans for Christmas ? We will all need to make it special this year because of the Covid Virus. Make it something you enjoy
Roast potatoes - essential ☺️
Homemade Christmas pudding is at the top of my list with cream or custard. Mostly have a small roast chicken. This year it will be Guinea fowl. But sometimes it’s been a home made casserole.
ROAST POTATOES AND PARSNIPS!
Sausage Rolls chestnut stuffing and a trifle
Definitely ham for boxing day. My eldest is a fan of Paxo stuffing and last year I forgot to get any 🤯, won't make that mistake again!!
Beefsteak pie, roast potatoes and roast onions
That is something similar to what they do in Scotland on new years eve (Hogmanay)
Exactly right. We aren't keen on turkey so we have New Year's Day lunch twice - class
I have family in Scotland & a freind used to live near me and do the scottish new years eve meal.
We are on the Scottish English Border, so New Years Day is very important especially the evening. Sometimes people wonder if New Year is more important than Christmas
In Scotland it used to be said that it depended what age you were - Christmas for the kids, New Year for the grown-ups.
Yes Christmas and Boxing Day for the KidsWhen I was fifteen I started to celebrate New Year Eve and would be allowed to have a Gin in it, more in it than Gin. We used to first foot our next doors, about ten houses. It basically ended when I was in my twenties as I had to attend other parties on the eve and through the day.
When we got our own home we started with our new next doors, not before first footing our home. I would go outside and wait to hear the tower bells. Then I would take a piece of coal the Bible and a bottle of Malt, let in and would read a chapter out of the bible and have a dram. Then I would go out the back door and do the same thing. Then have a further drink and then go around the next doors, although only a couple of houses. Next morning people would visit and have drinks.
We have that at New Year.
Are you Scottish or on the Scottish/English Border <
I live in Dumfries and Galloway. Interesting what you were saying about New Year. It was a holiday in Scotland long before Christmas was. I have just researched the history of a school and found from old Log Books that way back in the 1890s school was open on Christmas Day whereas the 1st and 2nd of January were holidays. Which side of the border are you?
We live on the English/Scottish Border. north of the Cheviots.We look into both Scotland and England here We shop in England and Scotland, Kelso
Sounds like a lovely area. I love Kelso - small and friendly. We are walking distance from the Solway coast so can see the Cumbrian hills on a good day and the lights of Silloth and other villages on the English side every night. Lovely area to be with wonderful walks so we are very lucky especially in these strange times.
Yes we live on the edge of the Dark Sky National Park and we can look at the stars. We were shown how to use a telescope on clear nights we are very lucky
It’s going to be interesting seeing if people will stick to the rules at New Year, I’m a Scot and as you know it’s party time for most. We still won’t be allowed to have anyone in our house apart from if anyone is in your bubble.
Yes it will be a problem I keep asking people to come around and I need to pull back. New Year is such a draw up here. It is like Lemmings jumping of a cliff, it is going to be really quiet this time. Hopefully back to normal next year
We used to live in the Highlands and New Year was much more celebrated there with folk first footing and ceilidhing until 3 and 4am. But in D&G, and now we are retired, life is much quieter. We tend to get together with neighbours and friends on the 1st and 2nd for parties, but sadly it won’t be happening this year. Whether others will stick to the rules we’ll have to wait and see.
My home made sausage rolls 😋
Can't beat homemade sausage rolls or mince pies
I make my pastry for mince pies with cinnamon, orange zest and orange juice. Delicious!
Try a touch of Brandy, Whiskey or Gin in them. We sometimes put Cherry Brandy in Mince Pies and Christmas Cake. We soak our Christmas pudding two months before Christmas although we do store them from the year before. Sometimes Apple or Pear Cyder are good in the first instance
Smoked salmon/scrambled egg for breakfast and home cooked ham for tea.
Red cabbage, Brussels sprouts, pigs in blankets, trifle
I like all the christmas fare except parsnips unless coated in Honey and sprouts but my sister does stir fry sprouts with bacon and onions taste different.
Nuts in their shell, chestnuts, satsumas, stilton cheese and grapes
Ham, Turkey, Prime Rib
Marzipan fruits when watching TV.
Survival mode, diabetes 2 , pancreatitis and covid isolation, have made sure of that this year!🤢🥶🥴😦
We both have Diabetes although Christmas and New Year are very special so we let the boat out. We had our six month tests done this time by the surgery, they sent the results to the Diabetes Nurse. Although overweight we passed the tests ok . so I feel we deserve a nice Christmas, I was seventy this year and my Wife is seven years younger so it is important we enjoy ourselves
Hi borderriever, I'm a few years younger. My sister is doing the xmas feed this year, but although she lives just around the corner, I'm still adjusting to diabetes diet, having been in isolation most of this year, give it a miss this year! Latest blood test sugar count ok , but because sitting on my fat 'backside' my cholesterol is dodgy, threatened with diabetes curse 'statins'😱 other medical complications. no binge this year!🙃 Stay safe!
Would love Turkey but I have an allergic reaction to it, I have to do with ham and watch everyone eating Turkey 😢
What about Beef and Pork ?? Lamb is good for New Year
Yes when I make a roast pork, I kid my head into thinking it’s chicken or Turkey, my hubby has already bought a Turkey crown which is in the freezer, so it’s going to be pork, Turkey and ham in the oven together lol. I must be the only person allergic to all poultry 🙄. Merry Christmas 🎄🎄
We have different meats over the holiday period. Turkey on the day.Turkey and chips Boxing day Beef in the evening for Dinner. New Year Eve we have Pork and New years Day Lamb to celebrate a New Year.
We generally get small joints of meat because we are normally on our own. Mind my Wife now goes for a large turkey and a Gammon to freeze for later in the year. Pork Lion is nice for an evening meal.
What do you get up to for the holiday season ?
We use the gammon to make peas pudding, soup for the winter months.We use the Christmas period to stock up with the cuttings of meat joints. that we do not cook.
Although enjoying everything, I like the trimmings best + plus good bread & butter!
Being as there is only the 2 of us. If we are at home we just have a Turkey Crown. No waste and plenty big enough for 2. For lunch and then sandwiches and dinner the next day
Pigs in blankets
Also:- cheese board, pate, smoked salmon, prawns, cold meats etc. 😋
traditional in Spain. Always do fish on Christmas eve, this year its salmon & prawn fish pie.
We used to come across to Spain for Christmas, and sad to say Spanish celebrate Christmas Eve, however the Hotels would give us a Christmas Day Dinner of Fish, followed by a meat course. We used to miss Christmas at home although some years we would go to Cyprus for Christmas and New Year. In the Middle East on occasions would have Sheep Eyes.
Buck’s Fizz Xmas morning.Pigs in blankets & stuffing balls 🎄🎅🏽
I love a healthy roast turkey dinner on Christmas Day with my family around me. Isn't that what Christmas is really about spending it with your loved ones.
I love to do this but not able this year
Remember though you will have many other Christmas's with your family and your loved ones so hold on to that thought. I'm just lucky because I still live with my parents.
Mixed fruit and vegetables
Stuffing and sausage meat and red cabbage with the roast, and custard with the pudding
Glass of bubbly as it’s my birthday too
Home made cookies!
Chex snack mix
Prime Rib & Ham
Cheeses 😻 chestnut stuffing, brandy sauce, cream, custard, patè, prawns, bubbles
I live in the US, so we don't have Christmas pud 😞 I definitely want to try that one day!
I make either pork tenderloin or steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, roast potatoes, sautéed veggies, and I get pumpkin pie, ice cream, cake and cookies. Christmas has always been a day of eating all the food I don't normally eat, especially the sugary stuff! 😆🍪🍰
Roast potatoes, carrots and parsnips. Roasted in butter and honey with black pepper.
Fruit and vegetables.
Having a special dessert which you wouldn't normally eat during the year.
Santa's cookies...... (he's getting too fat anyway.... won't fit down chimney)...
Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.
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Veggie Nut Roast
Crudites platter filled with vegetables and yummy dips; mixed nuts; sugar mints; NA sparkling apple cider
Hermes123 There is wanting a nice roast dinner and another trying to coble one up, I try to remember my Mothers roast of years ago, for convenience we live off ready meals. Hermes.Happy Christmas to all.
Real Turkish Delight and Marron Glaces, my mother's treats being passed on.
Baby oranges are a must at Christmas they remind me of finding my stocking in the middle of the night as a child and would eat them all -As it’s my birthday too I treat myself to quite a few even though I know I get excema-it’s worth it for a few days
Nuts and lots of fruit. Brandy butter and a glass of asti spumante
Baileys in a hot chocolate.
Fries and Christmas cookies