Christmas is a special time of year where you get to spend some quality time with friends and family. One of the best things about Christmas is all of the delicious foods and drinks that you get to enjoy. This article provides several top ideas for some of the best festive fare that you can serve up during the Christmas holiday season.
No Christmas is complete without a full roast. This meal is typically served for lunch on Christmas day. It will consist of a selection of roasted vegetables, which can include roast potatoes, roast carrots, roast
parsnips and turnips, peas, and of course brussel sprouts. You can make your vegetables even more delicious by roasting them in extra virgin olive oil, and adding fresh herbs. Another part of the roast is the stuffing. You can purchase pre-made stuffing mixes, or you can make you own stuffing relatively easily by following a simple recipe.
A roast will also include a roast turkey. You can buy turkeys pre-cooked to save you the time, hassle and stress of cooking it perfectly yourself. Some people like to include baked ham, or’ pigs in blankets’ with their roast lunch too. For vegetarians and vegans you can prepare a nut roast, or a soy-based faux meat product.
For pudding you can serve up Christmas pudding with fresh cream or ice cream. After dinner mints are also a lovely idea to serve after Christmas lunch and dinner.
Cheese plates are great for snacking on during the days leading up to Christmas. You can serve up a selection of fine cheeses including brie, camembert and blue cheese on a special serving platter. To make it really special you can include fresh crackers, grapes and jams.
Nuts are also great for serving at christmas. Choose nuts that are still in their shells, such as whole walnuts or hazelnuts. You can then place a nutcracker next to the nuts so that people are able to crack them themselves.
Mulled wine will not only taste delicious, but it will give the whole house a lovely festive aroma when you are preparing it. You can buy special sachets that you simmer into a good red wine, or you can make your own using fresh herbs, fruits and spices.
Everybody loves a bit of chocolate, so be sure to have some in stock during the festive season. You can buy pretty chocolate boxes which are filled with an assortment of chocolate to pig out on!
When you are serving any kind of food you should also think about the decorations and the way that you serve it. Bring out your best crockery and cutlery for your guests to enjoy. You can fill your home with fresh flowers to give it a lovely scent. You can also use table decorations, such as candles and potpourri, to make Christmas time even more special. Happy Christmas!
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