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    Default How to tie together a Christmas Menu

    Boxing Day lunch
    12-15 adults

    I am having a difficult time putting together a menu. I'm not sure how to tie the entree, mains, dessert together (in terms of flavours, seasonality of produce). I'm thinking the below dishes but not sure if they flow along nicely, plus don't want to do anything heavy as it's a post Xmas lunch.

    Entree:

    * Blue cheese and caramelised onion tart

    * Rocket salad with toasted walnuts, pinenuts and orange

    Main:

    * Roast vegetable stacks with baked pepper ricotta
    * Lamb-based dish that my husband is going to prepare


    Dessert:

    * Chocolate pound cake with a vanilla ice cream and fresh berry layer

    * Yoghurt cups (burnt honey and star anise or blueberry)
    * Fruit and cheese platter

    Does that all sound too random? :X

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    Yes, it'll all probably taste like anise.

    If nobody knows what that tastes like, ask NOB or Fes.

    Good luck with that.

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    Okay, I'll skip the honey/anise creams, they just looked awesome in the recipe book.
    Last edited by Harpy; 6th December 09 at 11:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A
    Yes, it'll all probably taste like anus.

    If nobody knows what that tastes like, ask NOB.

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    An entree and a main course? I thought the entree was the main. Did you mean appetizer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A
    Yes, it'll all probably taste like anise.

    If nobody knows what that tastes like, ask NOB or Fes.

    Good luck with that.

    Agreed....anise is a spice thats best done in VERY SMALL amounts.

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    I'm cutting out the whole anise dessert thing, and Arjuna, you're correct (it should be 'appetiser).

    I'm canning the whole courses thing and just going for a relaxed buffet followed by dessert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    I'm cutting out the whole anise dessert thing, and Arjuna, you're correct (it should be 'appetiser).

    I'm canning the whole courses thing and just going for a relaxed buffet followed by dessert.

    lazy....

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    No, relaxed. My dinner parties are usually scary because I get really wound up and you'll hear glasses breaking in the kitchen. I hate guests that try to help me and I've known some friends to find my settings too formal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    No, relaxed. My dinner parties are usually scary because I get really wound up and you'll hear glasses breaking in the kitchen. I hate guests that try to help me and I've known some friends to find my settings too formal.

    riiiight.

    :)

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