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11/11/2013 at 10:59
So I'm pretty much sorted on the present front, I need to do my food list. Does anyone have a list / spreadsheet they would care to share? I've bought tubs of chocolates & 4 peanuts (two of which have been eaten already)
And when do you do your big Christmas food shop?
11/11/2013 at 11:06
I don't have a list, but would be interested to see what other people are buying. We are out for dinner at my sisters this year. So its really just booze and treat things. I nkow that Morrisons are doing Pringles for 99p each and 70cl spirits for £11.
11/11/2013 at 11:09
Wow your organised, I still need to get loads of presents. I don't cook Christmas dinner so I'll probably go when me and h are off work on the 20th for booze and treat stuff. I'm not buying any tubs of chocolate yet as h will end up opening them to early and we can't have that when I'm trying to get some weight off before Christmas.
11/11/2013 at 11:11
SW do you not have a Christmas dinner?
My friends used to do that. Just have a buffet on Christmas Day and lounge about with snacks and chocolate!
11/11/2013 at 11:12
I'm at my mums this year so will just give her some money and take her to do the shop!
11/11/2013 at 11:15
We don't do a big Christmas food shop.
We have dinner at my Mums (My Dad gets a turkey from work, and veg from his allotment), and we always have snacks and booze in...
11/11/2013 at 11:16
We are arriving on the 20th so will do the the shopping then at some point, it is going to be mad busy by then in the shops :(
11/11/2013 at 11:18
I'm going to do a huge Xmas shop online as soon as the slots are released, for delivery on 23rd, and we will probably have a walk around later that day for anything missing. The turkey needs to get ordered yet too.!mind, we got a bargain last year from the meat man on the market, so I'm tempted to try that again.. Got a crown, 1kg of bacon, bacon and sausage and fresh stuffing for £20.! I'll post my list when it's written..x
11/11/2013 at 11:22
Dolly I always have Christmas dinner at my mams so I've never had to cook one.
11/11/2013 at 11:28
LM that's a bargain!
My list so far is:
Ham & turkey
veg - spuds, Brussels, carrot & swede, parsnips, peas, sweetcorn, cauliflower cheese
Pigs in blankets
Cheese: brie, stilton, roule
Pulling crackers / Napkins
lots of fizz
vodka / gin
11/11/2013 at 11:36
We're away this year so dont need to do the big one! We will get in some chocs and snacks and some extra ooze, but away xmas eve - boxing day. bliss!
11/11/2013 at 11:38
Do you need a Christmas pud? Cake? Mince pies?
We're going to my mum's this year so don't need much for home. H has already bought a tin of chocolates which are hidden away.
I'll probably make some mince pies and maybe a Christmas cake so need to buy all the ingredients for that.
Last year we had smoked salmon and scrambled egg for breakfast I think.
11/11/2013 at 11:52
I will post my list later
What about launch pies? Chutney, grapes pickle for cheese board?
I'm working till 1030 pm 23rd I'm going after that for all fresh and just going to pick up crisps/drinks as we go over next few weeks
11/11/2013 at 11:54
Condiments includes pickles
No cake and a girl at work is making me a mini pudd as no one eats it.
We need a ton of Iceland special party packs too, bung them in the freezer for easy dinners.
11/11/2013 at 11:56
More important than the list is the date you can book your online Sainsbury's Christmas food shop delivery. Does anyone know it?
11/11/2013 at 12:15
Nope I don't do online, I quite like going to the store
11/11/2013 at 14:12
We make a list in Decmber and then go shopping weekend before christmas for most of it, just the fresher stuff we pick up just before. May do an M&S order this year too as have some money off vouchers. our turkey and ham comes from Cost Co, already got our pudding
11/11/2013 at 19:51
Tesco says "near the end of November". So I'm just waiting... Shall crack on with the list tonight!
12/11/2013 at 12:15
Just looking at this again (erm, slightly food obsessed )
Tinfoil for turkey?
Honey for parsnips?
You don't have a starter do you?
Jam for croissants?
Nice bread, just because u MUST have nice bread at Xmas, its the only time u don't need to feel guilty about it
Nice coffee for breakfast (we are saddos and get the coffee pot and nice cups out at Xmas)
Pâté with the crackers?
Just going to find my list and will post
12/11/2013 at 12:27
Ok, this might take a while, remember my h is a feeder and also h has no bottom to his belly either!
Cheese board (3 cheese, crackers, grapes, chutney, pickle)
Red and white wine [got]
Crisps, nuts, popcorn [got]
Sweets for hamper [got]
Veg - red cabbage, peas
Sprouts, parsnips, turnip, carrot
Disposable foil trays
Washing up liquid
Xmassy air freshener
Going to buy buffet stuff as having people up Xmas night but depending how full we all are will depend on how much we get out.
my mum is bringing me a steak pie, will get veg and not decided on dessert yet
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