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Christmas Feast Menu Ideas Everyone Will Love!

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The festive season is full of all our favourite foods, some of which we wait all year to enjoy, along with hearty conversations with family and friends.

Serve the roast with the most this year. What is your traditional Christmas roast? Will you be sticking to the traditional favourite, or trying something new?

Whether it’s a leg of lamb, gammon, turkey or even a vegan cauliflower roast; we’ve got suggestions for a Christmas menu that everyone will love. From our family to yours this Christmas, take a look through the top roasts, sides, and desserts.

What to make with the Food Lover’s Christmas Hamper? 

The Food Lover’s Christmas Hamper includes a boneless gammon, pickled tongue, corned beef and pickled pork. We have got some marvellous recipes to try this Christmas! 

A cherry and balsamic glaze is the perfect way to finish off your roast gammon this festive season. The sweetness of the cherries and the tartness of the balsamic vinegar work so well with the flavours of the smoky gammon. Try this Cherry & Balsamic glazed gammon recipe.  

Beef Tongue: Made by the one and only Pete Goffe-Wood, this beef tongue is succulent and served with cannellini bean hummus. Try this Beef Tongue recipe 

For the corned beef, try this Beer-braised corned beef with a whisky mustard glaze 

Beef Tongue & Hummus

Do these roasts not tickle your tastebuds? Perhaps you are going for a turkey, lamb or porchetta? Try one of these:

Whatever roast you’re doing, don’t underestimate the importance of the sides! 

Lemon and yoghurt roast lamb

Perfect Porchetta Roast

Braaied Turkey with Mango Salsa

What about a Plant-Based Christmas? 

As for our plant-based and veggie eaters, yes, we boast our quality cuts and meaty roasts but our core is fruit and veg! So, this year, make sure you have the Best In Fresh at your table. A popular vegetarian roast is a nut roast, and we’ve got just the ingredients you need! Get to our Health & Happiness gravity flow dispensers where you can buy nuts, seeds, and dried fruits per kilogram, and get just the amount of nuts you need this Christmas.  

This vegan wellington recipe is packed with great ingredients, including lentils, mushrooms, beetroot, and walnuts. It’s a sure winner on the feast table, even the meat eaters will be coming for seconds.

Vegan Lentil & Beetroot Wellington

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Vegan Whole Wellington

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Be the one with the MOST scrumptious sides!

Keep them coming back for more by impressing your family or friends with sumptuous sides!  

A popular Christmas side: Brussel Sprouts. But, before you turn your nose up, you should try them (Plus, they are in season, so use them!) You can’t go wrong by adding bacon and butter to your Brussels…this Bacon & Butter Brussel Sprout recipe will be a winner!  

Roast Turkey and Bacon Brussels

Bacon & Butter Brussel Sprouts with Roast Turkey

Roast potatoes…you cannot have a Christmas feast without them! These sage and butter roasted baby potatoes are to die for.

Sage & Butter Roast Baby Potatoes

Sage & Butter Roast Baby Potatoes

A seasonal salad like this artichoke and quinoa salad is top of our festive salad recipes. For something, a bit more classic, and simpler, try the stone fruit and green bean salad, or a roasted butternut salad.

The Food Lover’s Festive Fruit Mix (red bucket) is vegan, so you can make this vegan Christmas cake recipe,

Artichoke and Quinoa Salad
Roast Butternut and Green Bean Salad
Festive Stone Frtui and Green Bean Salad

As for dessert? Pretty please with a cherry on top! 

Those cheeky cherries are for snacking on, for that gammon or for a beautiful pudding this Christmas! 

Fresh cherries are only in season once a year, so this Cherry Clafoutis is a perfect pudding for the festive season! This is probably one of the easiest desserts you will make, plus it will impress your guests, pleasing to both the eyes and taste buds.

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis 

Looking for an amazing dessert to make this Summer? This is it! A beautiful, creamy baked cheesecake using cream cheese, condensed milk, and white chocolate busting with Summer flavours. Try this Summer fruit cheesecake recipe.

Summer Fruit Cheesecake with white Chocolate

Summer Fruit Cheesecake with White Chocolate

What about a Christmas Cake showstopper?

Bring on the Ice Cream Bombe – with a snow globe feature that is. Too much effort? Then let’s put aside that old-fashioned trifle and have your take on the new red velvet meringue trifle!

Try an updated take on the beloved traditional Trifle:

 

In 2021, Di Bibby of Bibby’s Kitchen whipped up an awesome Gingerbread Village Christmas Cake. See how to make it here 

 

If these don’t tickle your taste buds, browse through a range of delicious tried and tested festive recipes on our recipe page.

Celebration drinks

This festive stone fruit Sangria recipe is a pretty impressive and refreshing drink you should serve this Summer. 

Celebrate with bubbly, not just any bubbly but with Cherry and Candy Cane cocktail!

Got any leftovers?

Do you find yourself sitting the day after Christmas with leftovers? If your delicious feast has not been gobbled up, we have some delicious ways to use up Christmas leftovers. You can request that your guests bring Tupperware to your feast and send them home with leftovers. If you aren’t having guests this year, or you want to turn the leftovers into something delicious on boxing day, then explore some of these ways to use up the Christmas feast leftovers. Read them here 

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