It’s 19 December, anyone else trying not to think about food on Christmas Day? Perhaps if I keep quiet no one else will demand anything particular on Christmas Day? Yeah, sure Holly sure. I’m a food blogger I should enjoy Christmas Day food right? Hmm not so much. There are lots of little bits to a Christmas meal and the expectations of others are high, seriously high. Everyone has their ideal of what a Christmas Day meal involves. Arrggghhhh.
OK so lets get this thing sorted. I want to enjoy Christmas Day itself. I’d like to see my kids open their presents and I want to enjoy a glass or two of bubbles. Right the freezer needs to get involved here. You wouldn’t wrap your Christmas presents on the morning itself (OK we have all been there 😉 ) so why do all the cooking that morning? The four recipes below each need around 20 minutes prep. You could do one per evening over the coming nights and pop them in the freezer. Imagine that smug ‘oh yes, I’m on top of this show’ feeling when you pull them out of the freezer on Christmas Eve and then reheat or cook on Christmas Day. What’s more, you’ll be at present-opening-time along with everybody else. Or you can be hiding in the kitchen with a glass of bubbles you choose.
These recipes all serve six with a small amount of leftovers (to me, leftovers are a very important part of Christmas). But each recipe can easily be scaled up or down depending on your needs.
Now how about some other recipes to help you out.