One of the best parts of Christmas is the extravagant feast you get to indulge in with all of your loved ones. But with the big day approaching quickly, there isn’t a ton of time to decide what your celebratory menu will look like. So here’s an entire Christmas dinner menu that’ll give your family and friends exactly what they deserve: a belly full of impeccable food and drink.
Why choose between mulled wine and apple cider when you can have the best of both worlds? Stew some orange slices, lemon peel, all-spice berries, cloves and anise in your apple cider so that the scent of Christmas starts wafting around the kitchen. And don’t forget to add a glorious splash of maple syrup to sweeten everything up.
Baked Brie is just one of those dishes you need to have at your holiday party. Top the cheese off with a simple blackberry compote — made with blackberries, honey and lemon juice — and serve it with some whole blackberries, pecans, sage and crackers. Place it on the table for your guests to enjoy while they wait for you to put the finishing touches on the rest of the feast.
If you’re on the hunt for a sweet appetizer with a rich and savoury bite, this dish is as good as it gets. All you need to do is cut open your figs, add some blue cheese as well as a pecan into each one and pin them closed with toothpicks. Plus, it only takes 30 seconds to cook them.
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when cooking Brussels sprouts is boiling them. Don’t even think about boiling these veggies — it completely drains them of flavour. For a quick yet pleasant way to cook them, try roasting them with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and garlic. And remember: the more charred they get, the better they’ll taste.
These potatoes are downright addictive. Mix your roasted potato and onion with a medley of spices and fresh ingredients — like parsley and lemon juice — and toss it all in a satisfying garlic aioli. This is one side dish that definitely won’t be overlooked.
It’s time for a bit of a reality check — turkey takes forever to make, dries out far too easily and hogs up the entire oven. Instead, ease your anxiety this holiday season by making a delightfully delicious glazed ham. Coat your ham in a finger-licking mixture of honey, mustard, soy sauce and marmalade. Reapply the glaze a few times as it bakes, then watch proudly as your loved ones devour it completely.
You can make these simple cookies in 12 minutes as long as you have three ingredients: flour, Nutella and an egg. Mix everything together and bake them up until they reach ooey, gooey and every so chewy perfection.