Use to stuff poultry or rolled pork.
This asparagus salad is easy to make, but very sophisticated. It looks fantastic on the table or on a buffet table, particularly around Christmas time, too, as it resembles a wreath.
This is used as a savoury spread for nibblies or as a starter. You can spread it on warm toast (either dry or buttered), potato scones or oatcakes.
This is like a quiche with no crust.
Dead easy cheeseballs to make, with surprise fruit-and-nut centres that give them a bit of sophistication.
Very common on cold buffet tables in America’s Pennsylvania Dutch country.
A very interesting and yummy way to present mincemeat. Nice served warm.
With its robust flavours, a slice of this quiche easily stands up as the main item on a plate of food. You can serve this quiche hot in the winter, or room temperature in the summer.
The 26th of December, the day after Christmas, is an official holiday in the Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK.
For Thanksgiving or Christmas (or anytime), consider reviving an old tradition which has just about vanished completely — bread sauce. Bread sauce was always a classic accompaniment to pork or chicken.
Looks as great as it tastes.
This is a side-dish that you can make entirely in the microwave, making it ideal for times when your stove is already full-out committed — or just for times when you don’t want any pots or pans wash-up.
Squash stuffed with couscous — very nice!
The 26th of December has been dubbed Candy Cane Day, perhaps by a mother starting to panic over how many candy canes from this year would be left over.
A hearty, tasty rendition of Brussels Sprouts.
A very quick trifle recipe.
A good introduction to sprouts for those who are Brussels sprouts hesitant.
A dead-easy way to make bland cauliflower into an asked-for dish.
You can make these patties a day ahead and refrigerate, or even make ahead and freeze. Nice served with a salad made with watercress or rocket / arugula.
A rich soup, nice in small portions as a starter
A great way to serve leftover Christmas cake as a whole new dessert. You can make these the day before or in the morning.
The 25th of December is Christmas. Christmas used to be a 12-day long festival, but with the advent of industrialization it all got crammed into one *long* day.
Christmas Pudding is a steamed pudding that is served at Christmas. It may be decorated and contain prizes, and it may be set alight at the table. It is typically served with a sweet sauce or thick cream.
We have a lot / hate relationship with Christmas cooking. One the one hand, no one likes all the stress. On the other hand, it’s the time of year we like to pull out all the stops.