December 21, 2018
2018 Top Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas
Christmas dinner is one of the most important occasions that everyone looks forward to. How about treating your loved ones the ultimate holiday spread with some mouth-watering desserts, drinks, appetisers and sides?
Let’s have a gander at some of the top Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas on one of UK’s most kitty-licious bingo sites – Kitty Bingo!
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
The weather is cold. You are gathering with family and friends to celebrate the holidays. This creamy and warm spinach and artichoke dip are bound to hit the spot. You can serve it with tortilla chips, mini pitas or crackers for dipping. It can make a brilliant party appetiser as well.
All you need to do, is to mix your favourite cheese with boiled spinach and artichoke. Separately, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic and cream cheese together. Pour both mixtures in a pan and bake for 25 mins at 190 °C.
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1 medium onion (diced), 3 cloves garlic (minced), 1 package frozen spinach, 14 ounces of frozen artichokes, 1 package cream cheese, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, 1 cup parmesan cheese, /2 cup Panko bread crumbs and Salt and pepper.
Buttery Pan Rolls
Looking for tasty and easy rolls to make for Christmas dinner? Butter pan rolls are ideal for family dinner night and for when company comes. The rolls taste delicious served with butter and they can be shared in half and used as sandwich rolls.
Simply mix warm water and yeast in a large bowl. Follow by adding butter, salt, sugar, egg and milk. Add in bread flour to make a dough and place it in medium greased bowl. Cover and let rise in warm for 1 hour. From there, you must divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape into round rolls. Finally, cover again and let rise in warm for 40 minutes before baking the bread at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes!
Ingredients: 1/4 cup warm water, 2-1/4 tsp or 1 pkg. (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast, 1 cup milk, room temperature, 1 large egg, lightly beaten, 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp soft butter or margarine, 3 cups bread flour, about and 2 Tbsp melted butter.
Quick Brandy Eggnog
A rich Christmas treat, eggnog is a preferred drink for holiday parties and other holiday gatherings. The secret behind a scrumptious eggnog is quality ingredients. Nowadays, you can find plenty of eggnog recipes. But this brandy eggnog is one of the easiest and simplest. With the same amount of sweat you put into any other combination, a pleasant glass of nog will be ready for you to wallow in.
Start by gathering all ingredients. Combine the brandy, simple syrup, milk and egg in a cocktail shaker. Make sure to dry shake without ice. Follow by filling the shaker with ice, then shake briskly for about 25-30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail or an old-fashioned glass. You can add a garnish, such as a dash of grated cinnamon or nutmeg before serving.
Ingredients: 1-ounce brandy, 1 1/4 ounces milk, 1/2-ounce simple syrup, 1 egg yolk and Garnish: grated nutmeg or cinnamon.
Roast Christmas Goose
The most striking part of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" is after the Ghost of Christmas Present takes Scrooge to his clerk’s house. The roasted goose is an outstanding part of the scene. This description of a Victorian-era English Christmas dinner has become rooted in the cultural societies of the holiday for Americans. Take a pop from Dickens and make this palatable Christmas dinner with roasted goose and all the fixings.
In this recipe, the overnight brining ensures flavourful and moist meat. Filling the cavity with fruit makes your kitchen smell divine, as well as gives the roasted goose a wonderful scent and flavour. Plus, carefully cutting the skin is the secret to a wonderful, crispy finish.
Basically, you must fill a container to fit the goose and brine combination with 1 1/2 gallons of water. Add peppercorns, bay leaves, sugar and salt. Unwrap the goose and cover and refrigerate overnight. Once removed, sprinkle the goose cavity with pepper and salt and add lemon, orange, onion and apple. Follow by pricking the goose skin all over and roast at 350 F for 2 1/4 to 3 hours.
Ingredients: 1 1/2 gallons water, 1 cup salt, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, 10 to 12 pounds young goose, Salt and black pepper, to taste, 1 apple (peeled and quartered), 1 onion (peeled and quartered), 1 orange (quartered) and 1 lemon (quartered).
Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage
This roasted butternut squash is easy and simple. Just toss cubes with sage, olive oil and optional onions and roast. What’s toothsome? The onions add a brilliant flavour, but they can be left out. Alternatively, you might try this rich recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash with cranberries and pecans. Do not forget to roast for about 30 to 40 minutes!
Wow your visitors by serving this flavoursome roasted butternut squash as a side dish with just about any meal or with a simple holiday meal. Feel free to use a similar winter squash, like buttercup, Hubbard, acorn, etc.
Ingredients: 1 medium butternut squash, 2 medium onions (cut into 1-inch chunks), 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, Kosher salt (to taste) and 2 teaspoons dried sage.
Ready to celebrate…!
So, what else could be better than any of these traditional Christmas dinner menu ideas, with all your favourite fixings? This holiday season is bound to make your stomach and heart happy with festive mains, appetisers and desserts. Hurry up and make the grocery list!