Saturday, 8 December 2012

Christmas Dinner

So this year I am tackling Christmas dinner with my Mum. Usually my Mum heads up all the cooking, while simultaneously cleaning the bathrooms, making drinks, making sure  my dad gets his chores done before the relatives show up, and generally being a (stressed out!) superwoman! Well this year will be different! First of all, the family is coming over on actual Christmas, which never happens (usually we stay in our pajamas at my parents house all day and watch movies). Secondly my Mum and I are planning everything  out in advance so we won't feel so overwhelmed on the actual day. We definitely don't want to spend all of Christmas morning getting everything together for when the relatives show up!

On a side note, when did the holidays get so crazy? I miss the days of spending all of Christmas day at home, and visiting the grandparents on Christmas eve. *Sigh* Simpler times. Now in my old age I have up to 5 different family Christmas's to go to every year, yikes! I guess that's what happens when you marry into a large family! Thank goodness I have 2 weeks off during the holidays! 

Anyway back to Christmas Dinner. Here's what I've decided to make. I'm sure my mum will agree. (I haven't exactly let her know about my plans yet. Hi Mum!)

Appetizer: baked jam and brie bites

Hot Corn Dip.

I know this screams Super Bowl and not Christmas but it's super easy and sounds amazing. 

Mains: A turkey and root veggies. Nothing fancy, we have one in the freezer we just want to use.

Garlic Knots

 Roasted Potato Salad with Bacon 

Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese, Red Onion and homemade vinaigrette

Desserts: Peppermint Pattie Brownies

Pear, Goat Cheese and Honey Tart

Oh yeah. You know you wanna come to my Christmas Dinner.


  1. Sounds amazing! That's a lot of cheese for a lactose intollerant but holy yumminess!
    Looking forward!
    (Next year we'll go back to normal Christmas.... Until it's YOUR turn to host)

  2. I swear I have nowhere to go on Christmas. Honestly.

  3. Everything sounds and looks delicious. I'm salivating as i type....especially at the peppermint pattie Brownies!!!


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