No not a lot as went to a friend for lunch, took Xmas pudding and left it there not much left..and cream, took prawns and we ate those and my salad which was a new one, didn't turn out so well so took it home again! My friend did a turkey which was lovely, not dry...and she also did two salads which were delicious...
Yes, I always over cater! I have gotten better at avoiding wasted food though. I pureed an overcooked potato bake and it's now potato and onion soup, which is in the freezer. I also cut most of the meat off my ham and have diced it to use in pasta bakes or fried rice.
No,not at all!! How very boring I sound! I live alone and was invited out,by various friends, but being rather unwell to say the very least, I am not really into huge eating sessions and chit-chat,so I kindly thanked my lovely friends and then graciously declined the invitations. I was very happy at home with my many wonderful long distance phone calls,and emails,while I enjoyed simply grazing on all my favourite summer stone fruits with no over-eating bloatedness, or guilt!! I actually only bought the items I truly enjoy eating,as I HATE wasting food so very much! There is always something delicious and wonderful for my visitors who turn up,but I do not buy stuff which is not likely to be eaten or enjoyed. My friends usually will fill up on all the usual festive fare during the weeks leading up to Christmas day,and by this time are very grateful to munch out on OTHER delectable items which are not so expected,but even more loved!!! And the best part is that I do not have very much which gets wasted at all!!!
Some years we do. This time we didn't host Christmas lunch so it's my Mum and Dad who have the leftovers. Though come to think of it we have an extra pudding we bought because we didn't know if there would be enough. Might make it a New Year pudding instead.