Christmas Menu Ideas | Blogmas 2016

Well hello there my lovely readers,

Christmas is approaching at a rapid rate and I’m almost sad it will soon all be over. I enjoy the days building up to Christmas more than the actual day. All of the hype around the holiday is what’s worth it.

Speaking of Christmas day, I’m actually planning a dinner on that day and I’ve been fervently looking for recipes on Pinterest to create the final menu. There will be one vegan among us, so I’m keeping her in mind whilst looking for recipes and ideas as well.

On that note, I thought I’d share the research I’ve done up till now! I made a conscious effort to find vegan dishes, so the ones with (V) at the end are vegan!

(Note: Click on the pictures for the link to the recipe!)

Startes

  • Feta Spinach Stuffed French Bread

This easy, cheesy, creamy feta and spinach stuffed french bread is deliriously rich and tasty. It reminds me of a Greek spanakopita but all stuffed inside a wonderful sourdough bread loaf. Perfect hand held appetizer for parties or the holidays!:

  • Cucumber Hummus Bites (V)

Cucumber Hummus Bites make the perfect finger food and appetizer for your next part or get together. Crisp cucumbers slices are topped with roasted red pepper hummus, tomatoes, feta cheese and fresh parsley.// A Cedar Spoon:

  • Tomato/Mushroom Bruschetta (V)

The Perfect Bruschetta.:

  • Butternut squash soup (V)

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup is warm, comforting and delicious. It will warm up holiday guests before the big meal on Thanksgiving! #vegan #thanksgiving #soup:

  • Roasted pear with walnut and ginger filling (V)

If you're having a dinner party this Christmas try this roasted pear recipe with a walnut and ginger filling, a great fruity and festive vegan starter.:

 

Main  Course

  • Maple Parsnip and Chestnut Wellington (V)

Maple Parsnip and Chestnut Wellington [Vegan] | One Green Planet:

  • Cauliflower Casserole (V)

Vegan Cauliflower Casserole - Tastes just like fried cauliflower with a tangy garlicky tomato sauce.:

  • Turkey / Ham with honey/sugar glaze

I’ve got a few options for this one:

Roast Turkey with Pears and Sage 

Roast Turkey with Pears & Sage. I could carve that turkey right now; the luscious image is sending my tastebuds into a tailspin. YUM.:

 

Oven-Roasted Cranberry-Dijon Glazed Ham

Oven roasted Cranberry Dijon Glazed Ham from The Food Charlatan. Ain't nothin better than an oven-roasted glazed ham I say! This recipe uses fresh cranberries, meaning it's perfect for the holiday season! I love the zing that the dijon mustard adds too. It's super easy to throw together! Make it for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or Sunday dinner!:

Holiday Pineapple and Cherry Glazed Ham

Holiday Pineapple and Cherry Glazed Ham -  This has been our go to Holiday ham as long as I can remember and this is what everyone expects when they come over, no if and or buts about it!!:

Jamie Oliver’s Roast Turkey 

The best roast turkey. Stuffing: fry onion,with diced bacon, celery, dried cherries or dried cranberries, season with salt and pepper and little sage. Add some chicken broth. Using a large bowl, mix together bread diced into pieces with the fried veg. mix. Add an egg or two. Season with salt & pepper. Stuff the turkey just before going into oven.:

Sides

  • Carrots and parsnips in orange thyme glaze

Orange Thyme Glazed Carrots:

 

  • Italian roasted garlic potatoes

Roasted potatoes smothered in olive oil, garlic, Italian seasonings and Parmesan cheese. They make a great side for meatloaf, chicken or any kind of roast.:

Dessert

  • Christmas cake pops

Christmas Cake Pops:

  • Cupcakes (V)

Eggless Cupcakes with Candy Canes and Dairy Free Frosting! This vegan dessert is  perfect for the holidays! #christmas wonkywonderful.com:

  • Banana coconut ice cream chocolate pie (V)

I actually made this last year and I absolutely loved it. (And so did my friends!) I got this recipe from Tastemade Snapchat and can’t find it anywhere on the internet!

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What’s on your menu this Christmas? Or what do you love eating on Christmas? Do you have any suggestions for me? I’d love to know!

Happy eating!

XVX

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