Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Meal Plan Ideas for Christmas

So it's about now, that I really start to think about the Christmas meal plan, although you would be forgiven for thinking from my posts, that food is all I have been thinking of.  I have put together some options for a Christmas meal plan.  Most recipes are easy, some I would describe as moderately easy.  Some only have 3 ingredients.  Often the simplest recipes, are the best.

 As for my Christmas luncheon duties, I am making a salad for 20 and the cheese platter, for our family get together.  I am enjoying scouring the www for inspiration.  Think nectarines, baby spinach, macadamia nuts, boconcini, sultanas, peaches, balsamic vinegar, rosemary and Camembert wheels.  Personally I can't wait.

The Appetiser
Only 3 ingredients

The Prawn Starter

Some non traditional ideas

Only 3 ingredients


The Vegetables

Petit Fours
For the Children

For the Adults

Mini Chocolate Crackle Christmas Puddings

I hope you can find some inspiration here and that you are going well this Christmas season.

With school breaking up today, I got the kids presents wrapped yesterday. Strangely, that fact has made everything feel so much better.
We have 2 birthdays at the Beach House and a wedding anniversary in the next few days.  So by and large I will be downing Christmas tools for about 36 hours. Phew!!!!!

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  1. Oh Carolyn, everything looks so nice. I'm on salad duty this year too and yours sounds similar to mine. I'm throwing in a pomegranate dressing and some feta as well. I also have to do desserts and I'm never sure what to do that everyone will like so I'm doing 3 small different kinds. Those meringue nests will be one of them. The other two, I'm still out on. Enjoy the birthday celebrations and anniversary. xx

  2. That is a lot of food. I love appetizers. The artichoke dip looks delicious and I love shrimp prepared just about any way at all. Lots of great ideas here. Happy Holidays!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  3. oh my! So much deliciousness! I'm on dessert duty this year!

  4. They all look amazing! Its a good feeling having the Xmas day menu all sorted isnt it, Im doing the turkey/stuffing/gravy and roast pork and prawn and advocado skewers ... Im also now thinking of doing your artichok dip looks delicious!

    1. Oh please do Michelle. It's so simple and always a real crowd pleaser.

  5. This post just made my tummy rumble! The peking duck and peach salad looks so delicious and the strawberry santas are such a cute idea. Wishing you and your family a peaceful and relaxing Christmas, Carolyn :)

  6. OMG I don't even know where to start!!! Can you come and cook me Christmas lunch?? Mmmm!!! xxx Lucy from Bake Play Smile

  7. You got me with the artichoke spread which is my go-to appetizer, and I loved all the cuteness on this post. My godchildren would love it all! I know I do!




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