Christmas dinner is usually one of the highlights of the day, family and friends gathered around the table and enjoying a lovingly cooked meal together. This year I’m spending Christmas with my family at my parents house so I won’t need to plan a menu so, as it is something I really like doing (especially the starter and dessert) I’m going to share some suggestions with you!
Starters should be light and small and not take too long to consume. They, for me should not be overly complicated or take to long to prepare and, fo me, not cause too much mess and clean up time! Here are a few suggestions…
Prawn Cocktail – You can make the Marie-Rose sauce in advance and stir in the prawns and assemble the cocktail just before serving.
Wild Mushroom Tartlet – I have tried this recipe here in the past, its pretty quick and easy to prepare and cook!
Smoked Salmon Terrines – These can be made in advance (maybe the day before) and store them in the fridge until its time to plate up.
Vegan Quiches – another thing you can make in advance and just serve on the day.
The main course is usually a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings – think roast root veg and potatoes, peas, carrots, mashed potato, meat of some description (usually turkey), I always make a cauliflower cheese and yorkshire puds as well as lashings of gravy. I don’t eat meat so have used a veggie option instead (like a Quorn roast), but if you fancy something a bit different to the traditional Christmas Dinner how about serving the following…
Spiced Roast Side of Salmon you could serve it with spiced roast potatoes and green veg
The last 3 suggestions can be served with the traditional veg that you would cook normally for your Christmas main.
After eating so much food I always like to finish with a dessert that isn’t too heavy on the stomach…heres a few ideas for you to try…
Lemon Mousse – this is really fluffy and light and the citrus zing really wakes the taste buds.
What is on your Christmas Menu this year?