Christmas Dinner with a Difference

7 years ago by Lor

Yes, it’s that time of year again and whether you have a big or small family why not try something different when it comes to your Christmas dinner? Here are some of our favourite ideas to make a change at the table this year.

Ditch the Turkey

Let’s face it, there’s a reason why we only eat turkey once a year. It can be a bit dry and bland so why not try an alternative like a delicious joint of beef instead? You could even go a bit more adventurous and do something extra special like Beef Wellington which looks absolutely stunning as the centrepiece of any table.

Spruce up the Sprouts

Sprouts are not everybody’s favourite part of Christmas dinner but there are lots of ways to make them more than bearable. The answer is simple. Add bacon! Once nicely boiled and just soft enough, fry your sprouts in butter with bacon and chestnuts for the ultimate set of sprouts to impress your family.

Butter Makes Everything Better

Lovely greens like cabbage, broccoli and peas look gorgeous on the plate but you can make them even better with some delicious rich butter. You could even flavour the butter with garlic and herbs to make your dinner one to remember!

…and so does Cheese!

Cheese isn’t just for cauliflower. You can use it over a variety of winter vegetables including broccoli, butternut squash and carrots. We’re not suggesting you cover your entire roast dinner with cheese but we do think you should include little bit.

Go Light for Afters

After a massive roast dinner nobody wants to sit down and eat a heavy Christmas pudding or yule log, especially if there is a cheese board on the horizon. Go light and creamy with individual trifles instead so please those with a sweet tooth without putting them into a food coma!

What’s your top tip for an alternative addition to Christmas dinner?