Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The Ultimate Christmas Shopping List

During our food fortnight a number of you have been lamenting the fact that they always forget something (or many things!) on the big Christmas shop.  So we have put together what we hope is the ultimate Christmas shopping list with everything you need for the traditional Christmas Day meals.  You will of course need to adapt this to your particular menu, so if you're doing turkey curry, boeuf Bourgignon, or just drinking rum cocktails all day, make sure you add in what you need.  Hope it helps!  (Advice: grab a hot drink and a mince pie before making your list!)

Mince pies, Asda

Cards & Wrap

Christmas cards - general + family
Wrapping paper
Sellotape
Batteries
Ribbon
Bows
Gift tags
Gift bags
Metallic ink pens
Spare gifts, e.g. box of chocolates or bottle of wine/Prosecco
Stocking fillers like chocolate bits, novelty bits etc

Decorating Bits

Christmas tree
Tree decorations
Tree lights
Tinsel etc
Wreath for the door
Outdoor lights
Outdoor decorations
Decorations for the home
Fresh plants and foliage
Candles

Serving Bits

Tablecloth(s)
Serviettes or napkins
Napkin rings
Crackers
Do you have enough crockery, cutlery and glasses?
Serving cutlery and dishes
Table centrepiece
Place mats and coasters
Place markers & cards
Partyware: paper plates, cups etc

Vegetables

Broccoli
Cauliflower
Brussels sprouts
Chestnuts
Red cabbage
Carrots
Sweet potato
Onions
Red onions
Swede/turnips/squash
Parsnips
Potatoes for roasting
New potatoes

Herbs

Rosemary
Thyme
Sage
Garlic
Parsley
Chives

Salad

Tomatoes
Cucumber
Lettuce/salad leaves
Celery
Spring onions
Radishes
Peppers

Fruit

Satsumas/clementines
Oranges
Lemons
Limes
Apples
Pears
Bananas
Melon
Pineapple
Grapes
Berries
Dates
Nuts

Dry goods

Bread sauce mix if using
Gravy powder
Stuffing mix
Pickled onions, beetroot, red cabbage
Pickles and chutneys
Cranberry sauce
Biscuits for cheese
Tin of biscuits
Box or tin of chocolates

Bakery

Bread
Rolls
Pastries
Croissants
Pancakes
Crumpets
Waffles
Tortillas/wraps
Christmas pudding
Christmas cake
Mince pies
Panettone
Stollen

Chilled

Meat(s) or vegetarian alternative(s)
Gravy/bread sauce/stuffing/cranberry sauce if buying ready made
Coleslaw
Potato salad
Couscous salad etc
Olives, antipasti etc
Cheese
Pate
Smoked salmon
Prawns
Pigs in blankets
Double cream
Flavoured creams
Brandy butter
Brandy sauce
Sauces for puddings
Chilled desserts
Party food/canapés (or ingredients)

Frozen

Peas
Party food/canapes
Ice cream
Berries
'Emergency' desserts

Alcoholic Drinks

Sherry
Port
Gin
Vodka
Martini
Whiskey
Brandy
Amaretto
Rum (dark and white)
Irish Cream
Advocaat
Prosecco/Cava
Champagne
Red wine
Mulled wine or mulling spices
White wine
Dessert wine
Lager/beer
Cider

Soft Drinks/Mixers

Tonic water
Lemonade
Bitter lemon
Ginger beer
Cola
Juices
Cordials


P.S. I make no apology about this being a supermarket list, for me Christmas is when they really come into their own - although I have been known to go to five or more in a day to get the best ofs we want! :-/




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2 comments :

  1. What a great list. I sure had forgotten all sorts of essential items

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