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thread: Christmas menu ideas 2012

  1. #37
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2008
    In snuggle land
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    We've changed the menu for Christmas Eve, as it's supposed to be hot. We're going to have cheese and nibblies, then a BBQ, followed by berry and ricotta parfait. I've already made the berry sauce and about to make the ricotta sauce. I've also made the chocolate sauce for the profiteroles on Xmas day. I added a big splurge of Cointreu and it tastes great I'm umming and ahhing about stuffing them with orange custard or something else. I think orange custard would be great with the sauce.



    the only downer is we don't have parfait glasses or spoons. I really don't want to have to go back out to the shops, so I'll just have to improvise.

  2. #38
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2009
    In my own little fantasy world
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    You could try champagne or wine glasses instead.

  3. #39
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2007
    Glenroy
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    Christmas menu ideas 2012

    Well, I'm doing turkey (the Jamie Oliver one with mandarines inside it), roast veg, ham, green beans with almonds, cauli and cheese, and lemon meringue ice cream.

  4. #40
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2008
    In snuggle land
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    You could try champagne or wine glasses instead.
    I put it in red wine glasses and they looked fantastic. layers of berries and ricotta. So yummy too.

    I left researching cooking the turkey a bit late. I'm using Pioneer Woman's recipes. So I ended up making a brine to soak it in overnight. Then I decided to make some corn bread to use for stuffing. It's delicious on its own, but I'll mix it up with herbs and chicken stock tomorrow. I should probably make the pancake mixture tonight for tomorrow morning but I'm too tired.

  5. #41
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2009
    In my own little fantasy world
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    Sounds devine. Did you take a pic of that dessert, L&B?

  6. #42
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2009
    In my own little fantasy world
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    PS I love how you found time to update us in here even though you are tired lol, it's great that you are thinking of us

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