Menu & Recipes – The 3 Key Days of Christmas

I’ve thrown myself into Christmas food prep this weekend and I’ve got to say, I’m pretty darn chuffed with the result as I’m now feeling on top of things! My bread sauce, cranberry sauce and gravy are now done and my menus have been finalised. I’ve even managed to do my main Christmas food shop!!

In case you are still looking for some food inspiration, here are my menus, along with some of the recipes I use, for our 3 keys days of Christmas…

Christmas Eve

Soups & French Bread


Lasagne & Garlic bread (children)

Smoked Fish Florentine Bake (adults)


Apple Crumble (children)

Apple Strudel (adults)

Custard & Ice Cream

Christmas Day

Eggs Royale/Florentine & Champagne/Orange Juice

Hollandaise Sauce



Mushroom & Chestnut Wellington

Sausages in Bacon


Brussel Sprouts


Parsnips with Five Spice & Honey (recipe below)

Cauliflower Cheese

Red Cabbage

Bread Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

Onion & Sage Stuffing

Vegan Gravy


Christmas Pudding & Cream

Ice Cream Selection


Cheese & Biscuits

Bread Rolls with Cold Turkey etc.

Boxing Day

Bubble & squeak with a Fried Egg

Croissants & Jams


Maple Glazed Whole Salmon

‘Fancy’ Rice (recipe below)

White Rice, Peas & Sweetcorn (children)

Roasted Mini New Potatoes

Red Peppers with Herby Breadcrumbs (recipe below)

Green Beans

Leftover Turkey




Chocolate Gateaux


Hope you like my recipe shares!

SJ xxx



  1. Ali Poole
    December 22, 2019 / 9:23 pm

    Thank you so much for this- it’s really helpful!! Merry Christmas to you all! Xxx

    • justalittlebuild
      December 22, 2019 / 9:31 pm

      Ah, so pleased!

  2. Juliana
    December 23, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    Lovely recipe shares SJ. We do something similar for the Christmas season as we have non-meat and meat eaters in our family. A veggie chilli usually goes down a treat on Christmas Eve as it’s easy to prepare ahead. I love the look of the mushroom wellington, if I can find chestnuts here (USA) then I will be giving this a go over the festivities too! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. Xx

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