Christmas recipes made easy for your next Christmas dinner party

With the holidays also comes the occasion to get together, parties, and extravagant Christmas family dinners. We want everything to be at its best when it comes to these get together. Every year we try to reinvent the tradition to make it more exciting and fun.

Christmas recipes made easy for your next Christmas dinner party

Easy Christmas Recipes

The holidays are around the corner, here are few ideas to spark the Christmas spirit!

The holiday season is all about family, food, and the Christmas frenzy. This is the best time of the year, the chilly weather, the star-lit roads, the houses decked up for the festivities, the woolens, the warm brew of chicken soup, and the holiday spirit altogether, is a beautiful sight! 

As the season approaches us, we get busy making purchases for gifts, clothes, decorations, and whatnot. With the holidays also comes the occasion to get together, parties, and extravagant Christmas family dinners. We want everything to be at its best when it comes to these get together. Every year we try to reinvent the tradition to make it more exciting and fun. The same can be said about the recipes and cuisines that we prepare during the festive season. The classic turkey and wine can sometimes dull the dinner; this blog will inspire you to add a creative ting to your classic Christmas dinners!

Christmas Trifle

What is Christmas without a trifle! The favorite memories of Christmas revolve around this heavenly dessert. The beautiful red and purple berries covered in white whipped cream just add every bit to the Christmasy mood and feel. This recipe is very simple yet delicious. Let’s dive into the recipe now!

  1. 750g frozen summer fruit (raspberries, blackberries, red and blackcurrants)
  2. 250g caster sugar
  3. 9 sheets leaf gelatine
  4. 75g custard powder
  5. 1.2l milk
  6. 1½-2 Madeira cakes
  7. 4 tbsp sherry or cassis
  8. 300-450ml double cream
  9. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 2 tbsp icing sugar
  11. 2 crushed amaretti biscuits, to serve

 To learn more about the recipe, check out: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/classic-trifle

Garlic Bread

 Imagine this, the whole family is sitting by the Christmas tree, playing holiday music and chatting and having fun, isn’t it beautiful! Garlic bread is the best snack to munch on while you spend time with your family. Here is an easy recipe to make your own Christmas garlic bread! 

  1. 1 16-ounce (450 g) loaf of Italian bread or French bread
  2. 1/2 cup (1 stick, 112 g) unsalted butter, softened
  3. 2 large cloves garlic, smashed and minced
  4. 1 heaping tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley
  5. 1/4 cup (25 g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  6.  

If you are looking for the recipe, tap on the link: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/garlic_bread/

Jam cookies

All through the holiday season, we have guests coming over and what better to serve with hot chocolate than jam cookies. Jam cookies are not just easy to make but also easy to preserve. You can make a batch as the festivity begin and enjoy them all through the holiday season. This is a favorite among kids and to make it more holidayish, you can use a star-shaped cookie cutter. 

The recipe below is the simplest way to bake your jam cookies. 

  1. 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 
  4. 3/4 cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened
  5. 2/3 cup sugar, plus more for rolling
  6. 1 large egg
  7. 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped from pod, or 1/8 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla  extract
  8. 1/3 cup raspberry, cherry, or strawberry jam

Check out the full recipe at https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/butter-and-jam-thumbprints-recipe2-2009046

Cinnamon Rolls

The smell of cinnamon refreshes the memories of the holiday season in our hearts. The classic cinnamon rolls are one of the best options to serve as a holiday special breakfast. Get ready to put on some holiday weight if you are someone who digs into cinnamon rolls. Though it sounds complicated, it is very simple, just follow the below recipe. 

  1. Milk
  2. All-purpose flour
  3. Butter
  4. Brown sugar
  5. Ground cinnamon
  6. Cream Cheese
  7. Vanilla extract

Check out the full recipe here: https://joyfoodsunshine.com/cinnamon-rolls-recipe/

Christmas Stuffed Roast Chicken 

The centerpiece to any Christmas dinner is the famous stuffed roast chicken. The aroma of the dish pulls one to the dinner table. In different parts of the world, it is prepared in different ways. There is always a family twist to this recipe. If you are new to this arena, you should try this recipe. While you are busy inventing recipes for your family in your kitchen, make sure to take your safety seriously. LPG gas safety is really important, install IGT Gas Safety Device to have a safe cooking experience.

  1. 1.5 sticks butter
  2. 1 tbsp. poultry seasoning
  3. 2 tsp. salt
  4. 1 tsp. black pepper
  5. 6 sprigs of fresh herbs, such as thyme, parsley, rosemary, and sage
  6. 1 head garlic, halved
  7. 2-3 cups chicken stock
  8. 2 cups chopped leeks
  9. 2 cups celery, diced
  10. 3 apples, such as Fuji, Gala, or McIntosh, diced into ½ -inch chunks
  11. 1 cup apple cider
  12. 12 cups day-old challah, brioche, or other egg bread diced into 1-inch cubes
  13. 1 cup roughly chopped toasted walnuts
  14. 1/4 cup parsley, chopped

You can find the full recipe on https://www.perdue.com/recipes/holiday-roast-chicken-and-stuffing/2345/

Pumpkin spice latte

This the season all over again! It is pumpkin spice latte time! Who does not like a hot cup on a cold winter day? This drink will surely brighten your holiday season. While you at it, make sure to get yourself bigger size pants, just in case. 

The recipe for the most craved drink this holiday season is here;

  1. 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  2. 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  3. 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  4. 1/2 cup (4oz / 115g) brewed coffee
  5. 1/2 cups (4oz / 115g) milk

Check out the link for the full recipe here https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/pumpkin-spice-latte/

That was my suggestion to brighten up your holiday season and bring in the holiday spirit during this pandemic. I hope that you have a merry and blessed time with your family and friends. And I hope that you try out some of the recipes from my article. Do share your experience and your celebrations this holiday season. 

Wish you a Happy and Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! 

 

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