So you all know that I LOVE food and I also LOVE Christmas so this is my perfect time of year 😃
But … I have to limit the festive foodie fun down to three days or I would be rolling into the New Year!
Every year I plan special food days for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Here is this year’s offering, hot off the press… Mike hasn’t even seen it yet!!
Christmas Eve (bit of a USA theme 🙌)
Breakfast: Homemade waffles, crispy smoked bacon with maple syrup. Mike bought me a waffle iron a few years back and it gets brought out on high days and holidays!
Lunch: Slow cooker chowder (dairy-free)
Dinner: Slow cooker sticky ribs (OMG!!), loaded crispy potato skins and homemade coleslaw.
Breakfast: Champagne breakfast with cinnamon french toast and fruit compote.
Christmas Dinner: Ok before I go any further … we don’t have a turkey anymore…. we don’t really like it and I don’t want to pay £££££ on a massive piece of food that we don’t really like. So we splurge on a fab organic chicken instead.
- Roast chicken served with pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, pork and apricot stuffing (this is Jamie Oliver’s recipe), braised red cabbage and root vegetable mash. Gravy (natch)
- Christmas Pavlova… Mike will make this the day before and assemble it on the big day. He is awesome at them 💪
Christmas Day Supper: We are never really that hungry (who is?!) but we can’t go to bed without having something and it is Christmas …
Tapas … A selection of meats, cheeses (for Mike), caramelised balsamic red peppers with chorizo (recipe coming soon), quesadillas (recipe coming soon)
Breakfast: Posh Full English … the FULL works!
Lunch: Leftover chicken, cranberry and stuffing sandwiches.
Dinner: Date Night Prawns with crusty bread. (the older boys will be at their dad’s)
And there you have it. Hopefully, it will give you a little bit of inspiration if you are still trying to finalise your festive offerings!
Happy Eating ❤️