Friday, December 23, 2016
Christmas Menu 2016
Well, we're really on the countdown to Christmas now!
This year I have made a concerted effort to get organised early for Christmas.
We bought a few presents during the year and then I made sure I had all the kids presents bought and wrapped before school finished. Go me!
I've had lists upon lists of gifts, shopping and food prepared so that this week has just been crossing things off. I've even got a timeline prepared for all the Christmas Eve cooking to make sure everything gets done.
This year we are hosting both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Normally we wouldn't do both but that's just how it's worked out.
This is the 4th year now that I've posted our Christmas menu and it's so helpful to be able to look back at previous years and see what worked and what didn't, and importantly what we can cut back on.
Our Christmas food this year is quite traditional - all our favourite things, homemade of course, and with lots leftover so I don't need to cook for a few days.
It's going to be great.
Christmas Eve Dinner
Honey, mustard and ginger glazed ham
Pigs in blankets (by special request from the kids who saw Jamie Oliver make some on one of his Christmas cooking shows)
Duck fat roast potatoes
Steamed greens with almonds
Tapioca Christmas pudding (GF, DF)
Coconut vanilla bean custard
Scrambled eggs with leftover ham and garlic spinach
Spiced fig gingerbread
Nibbles - nuts, pate, GF crackers, Christmas bliss balls
BBQ side of salmon
Prawn and chorizo salad
Mango and avocado salad
Mango and raspberry trifle (similar to this one I made last year but with a few changes to make it both GF and DF)
So that's it!
I wish all of you a very happy and safe Christmas 2016.
What's on your Christmas menu this year? Do you do a hot or cold Christmas lunch? Tell me below