Christmas Dinner – A Plan

Christmas Dinner – Turkey Dinner Planner Note: This is from my first recipe book : ‘Gimme the Recipe’ and is aimed at the novice who just wants to HAVE A Plan TO get a simple, tasty Christmas Dinner on the table. As one of the most anticipated meals of the year, a little bit of…

Christmas Day Starters – Mini Crab Cakes and Grape & Melon with Mint

Anticipating a long sprawling day of easy entertaining we’ll begin our Christmas feasting with some nibbles and bubbles to ease us in. Nibbles will be followed (after a break) by two starters.  First up will be these delicious mini crab cakes…… …made using Tim Browne, Dingle crab meat ….to be followed by  the perennial favourite…

Christmas Day – Side Dishes – Red Cabbage & Stuffing

Braised Red Cabbage.  As a supposed ‘foodie’ I should perhaps be slow to admit that I have never had red cabbage as an accompaniment to Christmas Dinner.  I’ve listened over the years as friends and acquaintances raved and swapped recipes and decided at last to give it a go.  As yet I am undecided it…

Christmas Day Dessert – Mini Chocolate, Coffee & Baileys Pots

Dessert!! There may not be room after a Christmas Day feast and if that’s the case then these chocolate pots will sit perfectly well in the fridge for a day or two longer if needs be. I do like the word ‘mini’ though which would imply that you might be able to squeeze one in…