One of my Christmas jobs in the last week has been to put together a meal plan for the day. Of course there will be way too much food but really, what is Christmas if there isn't leftovers for weeks afterward.
I used my The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner (click on the link to see my review of the Christmas Planner) to plan the meal and to create a shopping list and here is what I have so far:
- Cheese Platter and crackers (hopefully supplied by my bro with some cheeses suitable for his preggers sister) .
- Chips and Dips (planning to make the Christmas Dip -from Toddler Tastes as it is yummy)
- BBQ Prawns
- Cold Cooked Prawns (supplied by my Dad)
- Cold Leg Ham (we were given a whole ham this year)
- Cold Turkey Breast -which I will cook the night before
- Creamy Potato Salad
- Christmas Salad (which has cos lettuce, boccacini, croutons, red currants and pecans)
- Crusty Italian bread from our local farmers market (if we can get it -or bake at home rolls)
- Cranberry Sauce
- A variety of sauces/mustard my Mum brought back from Tasmania recently.
- Three layered ice cream cake (Choc layer, vanilla with white choc bits and macadamia nuts and vanilla with real coffee mixed through)
- Christmas cake with custard
- Beer/Wine/Soft Drinks
We also have a whole gingerbread house to eat and a big box of chocolates that we were given.
As you can see there is a fair bit of food but it is actually going to be really simple to prepare and when I put together a shopping list there was not really all that much I had to buy. If you can it always helps to have people bring along food etc to contribute and it cuts the costs down a little.
Anyway I thought I would share this with you all. I hope your Christmas meal planning is going well (if you have to do it at all).
I would love to know what others are planning to cook up for Christmas. Are there any must have foods for your Christmas table?