30 CHRISTMAS FOOD IDEAS 2017

Start your Christmas with wonderful cookie treats. Design them with Christmas themes and place them on your cookie plate beside the Christmas tree.

Prepare something special for Christmas!

An exciting thing to look forward to when Christmas comes around the corner is the amount of great food that you get to eat. Special dishes as well as those once in a year food that you get to experience appear during Christmas time. Not only have that, but a lot of us tried to experiment with new things and new recipes for a chance to showcase them on the Christmas dinner!

Coming from simple appetizers to wonderful desserts, there are just so many things that one can do to make the food extra special. If you want to make your Christmas dinner something to be remembered there are some things that you should bear in mind. One of which is creating a theme for the dinner. Even though you might think a theme is a bit too overboard or you’re really tired to make one, it greatly helps in choosing what type of food you will prepare.

Having a theme or a tradition to stick to during Christmas helps in deciding which recipes you can work with. If you’re confused on what to make then why not follow traditional recipes that your family has had for generations? In other cases you can use the opportunity to try out new recipes you may have discovered this year. It’s always a great time to cook something new up your sleeve. That is also why there are many new recipes that you can try from online blogs or tutorial videos. Below are some of the recipes you might be interested in serving at your Christmas dinner.

Appetizers

Fondue

What is Christmas without fondue right? This is probably one special dish that you will always want to have around the dinner table. Swirl small pieces of bread in mouth watering melted cheese and add in white wine. This dish is perfect for winter days ahead as it warms the heart of whoever tastes it.

Caramelized Onion Tarts and Apples

There are many combinations that you can work on with these two. Add the sweet and savory mixture together that simply tastes divine. Pour on top crème fraîche as well as puff pastry to make the dish look as delicious as it really is.

Hors d’Oeuvres

A wonderful dish that smells as good as it looks. It exudes fragrance of thyme and garlic. The dish is very creamy with baked Camembert cheese. If you want something that instantly makes your guests’ mouth water then you should definitely go for this. Add sun dried tomatoes for a richer combination.

Pears with Blue Cheese and Prosciutto

If you love pears then there is a way to make it look and taste wonderful for Christmas, you can try adding Prosciutto and blue cheese with it. What the Prosciutto does is to add a bit salty edge to the regular pears and blue cheese combination.

Main Course

Roast Beef

When you love working with the oven, you would definitely try the roast beef. Amp it up with help from tomatoes and garlic; perfect and smells amazing as well. This recipe only needs an hour of cooking time and when the beef is tender enough everything is just perfect.

Bacon wrapped in Pork Loin

Bacon is always something that everyone would love to have at the Christmas dinner table. You can find so many things to do with bacon and how to make it mouth watering; one of which is wrapping it with pork loin and adding cherries.

Glazed Ham with Coriander and Fennel

Another thing that’s impossible to forget at Christmas is the ham. What’s the occasion for without the festive ham? This is probably one of the foods that people look forward to when eating at a Christmas dinner. Make your ham special by adding spices and apricots.

Bass and Toasted Shallot Vinaigrette

If you’re looking for something fancy for Christmas then why not go for the skillet cooked striped bass with Shallot Vinaigrette and spinach. Not only does this recipe taste wonderful it only needs thirty minutes of cooking time!

Side Dishes

Salad

Make your salads extra special by adding frisée with bacon. An advantage when using this is that it doesn’t wilt that quickly thus preserving the fresh look of the salad. The trick is to hold off the dressings such as the goat cheese salad until you are ready to serve it.

Roasted Brussels sprouts and Pecan

Even though not everyone loves roasted Brussels sprouts, there is always a way to turn things around. You can easily roast it with oil, garlic and even Pecans. You are then treated to a combination of the crunchy yet sweet taste.

Broccoli and Hazelnuts

Not your typical combination, but the special addition of hazelnuts makes this side dish really interesting. The toasted garlic and hazelnuts help give color and flavor to the total greenery of broccoli.

Greens with Champagne Vinaigrette

If you want something healthy, light but tasteful then adding Champagne vinegar to your salad will be the perfect solution. Keep everything light but still tastes exquisite.

Whatever you decide to cook, make sure that you study the recipe well. The important thing is that the food tastes great and there is something new or interesting that you are offering on the table. You should also take note of everyone’s likes and dislikes about food, also don’t forget to ask if anyone has an allergy to the food to avoid any medical emergencies during dinner. Last but not the least, enjoy your Christmas celebration! Make everything memorable and let your guests feel the need to look forward to your Christmas cooking every year.

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