Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top Ten Things To Cook At Christmas...

I am feeling so into the Christmas spirit and the moment, and with that I can't stop thinking about all the yummy goodies that I love to cook at Christmas.

So this week Tuesday Ten is all about good Christmas food. Yum! Prepare to feel very, very hungry.

Gingerbread men

Gingerbread men, always a fave for young and old, and a blast for kids to help decorate. This recipe is a goodie

Gingerbread tree

How great would this look on the christmas table. I am in love! Find the recipe and how to here.

I always make pancakes for Christmas breakfast. I usually use this recipe. I serve mine with banana, strawberries, raspberries, icecream and maple syrup. So good. 

Ham with marmalade glaze

I just love baked ham. So good. This recipe is similar to mine, I use cointreau, brown sugar, a little freshly squeezed orange juice and marmalade. I score the ham and cover it in cloves in the corner of each diamond. I coat it in the super yummy glaze and then baste it ever half hour. It smells, looks and tastes devine!

Roast turkey with bacon stuffing

Again this is similar to how I do mine, I use pinenuts instead of walnut and don't use prunes. I also half fill the pan with water to keep the turkey moist and use butter instead of olive oil on the skin of the turkey. 

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Vegetables

I always make roast veg to go with lunch. It just doesn't seem the same to me having cold sides. Even in our crazy summer heat, I still love cooking it!

Broccoli And Cauliflower Cheese

I also love to make cauliflower and broccoli cheese. My kids (and me!) just love this!


We always have a pavlova for dessert at Christmas. We top ours with banana, strawberry and passionfruit pulp. Yum. This recipe looks really delish.

Pineapple Meringue Pie Recipe

Todd is also really fond of having pineapple meringue pie, and this recipe I might just try out this year.

Savory Parmesan Shortbread Rounds

And last but definitely not least, my mum always makes me cheese shortbread. She only ever cooks them at Christmas and I honestly can't remember a Christmas without them. Try this recipe. Delish.

Linking up here

Top Ten {Tuesday}


Kate Sparkles said...

Ohh my blogger dashboard is so full of Thanksgiving this week so it's nice to see another Aussie who is already looking forward to Christmas!
I have to say, it looks like our Chrissy lunch/dinner's look pretty simmilar.. only I've never had cheesy shortbread - it looks so good.

I always had lovely homemade shortbread as for Christmas as a kid courtesy of my lovely Great Aunt.. she passed away 7 years ago and even though the whole family has tried, nobody can get there's to taste quite like Dorrie's..

Anonymous said...

We always have Brocolli Casserole & Dirt Pudding every year. It's two dishes that you will always find on mom's table!!!

Trisha @ clarionwren.com said...

Stopping by from the {Follow Me Wednesday}. We always have Christmas breakfast, too! We try to have a completely new menu every year. Thanks for sharing the recipes!