Christmas is a celebration for which you wait throughout the year. The merry mood followed with good food is something to which we all look forward. A Christmas party with friends and family is always fun. To add to the fun, you need to be ready with some mouthwatering dishes, too. We have put together some of the best recipes which are just perfect for your Christmas party. These recipes is sure to delight you and your guests as well.
Presents aren’t the only thing you’ll find Mexican families unwrapping on Christmas Day. Savory meat or vegetable- based tamales are the main event at dinnertime. In fact, it’s common for families to host a tamalada, or tamale-making party, in the days leading up to the event.
Tamales are corn husk- wrapped bundles filled with a corn-based dough called masa and a tasty filling. They’re most commonly associated with Mexican cuisine, though you can find tamales all over Latin America. Fillings vary from place to place, but the most common include pork, chicken, beef and vegetables— all swimming in chile, a sauce that’s made using garlic, cumin and dried chili peppers
A British Christmas dinner typically consists of prawns, mince-meat pies and a show- stopping turkey that’s been roasted to perfection. Unlike Americans who garnish their bird with herbs, stuffing or citrus, the Brits favor topping their turkey with a bundle of sausages. For dessert: A fruit- packed Christmas pudding.
1. Baked Cranberry Pudding
This is an old-fashioned pudding that’s a cranberry lover’s delight. Serve warm topped with whipped cream for an elegant look, or in bowls with rich cream poured over for a homey touch
2. Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding
This comforting dessert is a wonderful way to end any meal.
3. Caramel Pear Pudding
Don’t expect this old-fashioned dessert to last long. The delicate pears and irresistible caramel topping make it a winner whenever I serve it. It’s nice to have a tempting fall cake that puts the season’s best pears to excellent use
It’s common for Greek families to celebrate Christmas dinner with roasted lamb as their main dish. Though, in northern regions of the country, you’ll find yiaprakia (brined pork stuffed cabbage rolls) on the table. On Christmas Eve, it’s a Greek tradition to make Christopsomo, a rustic sweetbread filled with raisins, nuts, cardamom and cloves. The bread is decorated with a cross and turned into a delicious centerpiece on Christmas Day.
The French prefer to savor seafood during the Christmas holiday. Common dishes include oysters, prawns and lobster. For dessert, a bûche de Noël (or Yule log) is served.
1. Cinnamon Roll Macarons
These macarons are a fall and winter staple for me. Inspired by the classic cinnamon roll, they are a delicious treat for a cold or snowy day. These pair well with a mug of tea, and can be eaten as a dessert or just a snack. Other fillings would taste great with this— including custard, mousse, ganache or other buttercream.
2. Herbed Roast Beef
A savory herb rub flavors this juicy roast that makes an impression every time my mom serves it for dinner. The creamy horseradish sauce adds a little kick to the crispy- coated slices of beef.
The Germans dine on roasted duck, goose or rabbit as their main course for Christmas dinner. On the side are favorites like sausage stuffing, potato dumplings and red cabbage. The country’s most- loved holiday dessert is Stollen, a long, flat sweetened bread that’s similar to a fruit cake. Almond-Filled Stollen
For many Polish families, Christmas Eve dinner is the big event. The celebration takes place over a 12-course meal that includes classic Polish dishes like borscht, mushroom soup, pierogi and poppyseed cake. Craving more?
1. Ice Cream Kolachkes
These sweet pastries have Polish and Czech roots and can also be spelled “kolaches.” They are usually filled with poppy seeds, nuts, jam or a mashed fruit mixture. The ice cream is a unique twist on traditional kolachkes, and it’s simplest to use a square cookie cutter to cut the dough.
2. Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet
Spicy kielbasa sausage and plentiful cabbage and potatoes give this dish a pleasing Old World flair.
Christmas is often an outdoor event for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere. Many New Zealanders make the most of the warm summertime weather by hosting a barbecue for Christmas lunch. The dishes vary, as some families prefer to grill seafood like fish and shrimp, while others choose ham or even exotic meats for their celebration.