Ok, I know it is early but I’m currently a SAHM (on maternity leave) and I need something to occupy myself.
I need suggestions for a nice festive 3 course meal for two I can cook for irishfella and myself for Xmas eve diner and that are going to be relatively easy to shop and cook (Irishbaby will prevent very complex prepwork).
Xmas plans this year:
Xmas day with irishfella’s extended family at his sister’s house- I just have to bring a pudding and a side dish and can liaise with her on that nearer the time (I’m thinking a roast butternut squash and a trifle at the moment). It will be a turkey, ham and all the trimmings type affair.
Boxing day with my family- cold leftover turkey, ham and chipolatas for lunch and Turkey sundowner curry for dinner.
Xmas eve is our only real time for just the 3 of us, and irishbaby will be easy to cater for (she’s still nursing). I want a nice meal to celebrate our first Xmas as a family, but not one that is so OTT that I can’t enjoy the day with them toobecause I need to spend it in the kitchen.
So, I need non-turkey yet “special” food. I was thinking maybe duck, steak or a nice seafood dish for main, some sort of salad starter and a simple pudding like chocolate mousse.
Anyone got nice suggestions?