Christmas Day Cold Meat Platter. A family Christmas lunch consisted of a platter of roasted meats from the Christmas eve supper. With cold salads.
Christmas Day Cold Meat Platter.
Before Christmas my parents used to bake, apricot pies and tarts. Also make salads for the Christmas holidays. The Day before or that Christmas eve there was a supper with all the roasted meats. Roast potato’s and salads or vegetables. A warm supper for the evening. Meat was cut and prepped and covered for the Christmas family lunch.
Roasted Leg of Lamb & Mint Sauce. A simple spiced roasted leg of lamb and fresh mint sauce to ad
d to the sliced meat for a tasty meal.
Carve the leg of lamb in slices that are not to thick. Place aside and cover.
Roasted pickled beef.
Next was the roasted pickled beef. Glazed, added herbs and spices and garlic.
Sunday Roasted Chicken and Potato’s. A lunch for any occasion such as Thanksgiving or Christmas with roasted chicken, potato’s, vegetables.
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Amazing basted roasted chicken, just out the oven. Carve the chicken in thin slices and place on a meat dish. Leave the legs and wings for family to enjoy if they are not a fan of white meat. It happens.
Roasted Honey Glazed Gammon for Christmas. This meat is very versatile and eaten warm or cold for platters or sandwiches or salads.
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Carve and slice the gammon into edible slices as well. Place on a meat dish and keep ready to serve.
Herbs and Butter Roasted Turkey for Thanksgiving meal. Juicy roasted buttered and herbed filled Turkey with amazing gravy to serve.
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How to plate the meat platter.
Arrange all the different meats on meat plates. Provide some peppermint jelly and mustard sauce and other condiments to add to the meats.
Always have some condiments available or some gravy.
Some tinned goods may be included if you would like. For instance some sweet corn made into a salad and a 3 Beans salad.
Slice or chop some tomato and onion salad.
Don’t forget the Christmas pudding, of your choice. A trifle was always made with milk puddings and some finger biscuits. Jellies and chocolate chips and whole cherries. The best part of lunch. Or an afternoon filling snack if you could not manage the dessert after lunch.
This all will be fit for a family feast.
Suggestions for cold salads for this meal.
Choose some No Bake Stove Top Recipes here. (although the meat is previously roasted)
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