It is that time of year. We are all running around like crazed grinches with lists, ideas, places to be, gifts to wrap, food to prepare, not sure if we are Santa or the elves, hoping somehow it all slides together at the last minute as we finally fall into a heap on Christmas eve, hold the cheer. Bah Humbug...
STOP, we have made it easy for you this year. We know there are heaps of menus floating around like sugarplum fairies in your head, but here we have collated three of the best for you to mix and match or follow to the letter. We are pretty sure there is something for everyone. Some of the recipes are free here on the site, or they appear in my Merry Christmix duo which now has had a lovechild in the form of the 12 Days of Christmix ebook from this year. Whatever you end up doing, we wish you a Merry Christmas, and most of all a calm and peaceful one. Let us do the hard work for you...oh wait. WE DID.
Traditional Christmas Menu
Almond Cheeseball (from Merry Christmix p13)
Apricot Glazed Christmas Ham (from Merry Christmix Too p36)
Amaretti (from 12 Days of Christmix)
Aussie Beachside Christmas
Smoked Chicken Pate (from Merry Christmix p11)
Fennel and Garlic EVOO Crackers (from 12 Days of Christmix)
Fruity Chicken Salad with Minted Orange Dressing (from Merry Christmix p16)
Kale, Apple and Walnut Salad (from Merry Christmix Too p37)
Chocolate Strawberry Trifle (pictured above from 12 Days of Christmix)
Raspberry Coconut Bliss Balls (from Merry Christmix Too p15)
Beetroot Carrot Tart with Ricotta (from 12 Days of Christmix)
Beetroot Salad with Honeyed Pecans and Raspberries (from Merry Christmix p20)
Christmix Waldorf Salad (from Merry Christmix Too p34)
Gingerbread Twigs (from Merry Christmix Too p5)
White Chocolate & Cherry Florentines (from Merry Christmix Too p14)
SO there you have it, get onto it lovelies...and don't forget if you are an Insider, you have the amazing Menu Builder option that will be sooo handy at this time of year. Go and make a few menus asap!
In the meantime, if you are not the proud owner of any of my Merry Christmix books, get them organised, they all come with a free ebook version so you can be shopping and cooking up a storm way before the postman knocks on your door with a lovely gift package for you!! PLUS you also get the free 12 Days of Christmix ebook when you purchase the bundle...13 more recipes to add to your festive collection.
Whichever way you slice the turkey and the ham or the stuffed pumpkin, that is good value. Merry Christmas to all and a good night!