The Christmas Recipes I’ll Be Preparing This Festive Season!

Christmas is a time of year where there can be a lot of food preparation, and with it come certain dietary requirements and preferences to suit all of the family. In our home we have a variety of different needs, so on Christmas Day I’ll be cooking lots of different options. I thought this would be a great time to share with you what I’ll be preparing for our Christmas Day menu. I choose to prepare food before hand and make a cold Christmas menu. This way I don’t spend the whole day in the kitchen and can enjoy the day with me family.

See links to recipes and more details below….

Morning Tea –

Fruit Mince Pies, I found a recipe on Taste.com that I will use as my base. I have chosen to take the brandy out and use fruit juice instead, all of the ingredients I use will be organic and I’m swapping the brown sugar for coconut sugar. Oh, and I am going to add in dried cranberries because the children LOVE them!

Christmas Cake, something my Dad normally makes but he is in Europe this year so the job has been left to me! Again I found a recipe on Taste.com and will do all the alternatives mentioned above under Fruit Mince Pies.

Short Bread Biscuits, I found this really great recipe for healthy shortbread biscuits which don’t contain any of your generic sugar.

Cold Lunch –

Baked Salmon, for the past three years I have been making this Salmon with salsa verde recipe from Taste.com and serving is cold.

Honey Glazed Ham, the perfect Christmas Day lunch addition and great for leftovers for the days to follow. This one is a fantastic recipe.

Cold Cooked Prawns with Tartar Sauce and Thousand Island, it wouldn’t be an Aussie Christmas without prawns. My favourite sauce recipes are here and here.

Garden Salad, a perfect addition to any cold lunch. My favourite recipe is here.

Pumpkin and Feta Salad, this would have to be my favourite salad and it just feels like Christmas. This is the recipe I’ll be serving.

Potato Bake, is the only warm dish I will be serving. Everyone has their own way they like to make potato bake. Here my recipe.

Dessert –

Pavlova Ice Cream, the perfect dessert for an Aussie Christmas. I love this recipe.

Individual Plum Puddings, the something more traditional. Recipe with brandy cream here.

Enjoy!