Christmas is a period for having food, drinks and getting significantly merrier than planned at the beginning of the night; however with every other person in the nation having the exact idea as you arranging a Christmas dinner party out on the town can feel like a greater amount of difficulty than an event. Get rid of the crowds of office colleagues in restaurants and bars and wipe out the unavoidable battle for a taxi at the ending of the night by facilitating your own Christmas dinner party. That’s the best answer to beat the Christmas surge.
It’s an incredible season for cooking treats, seafood and fresh vegetables, as you know that stores and food shops are not so tempting. The combination of Christmas drinks and sweet dishes will guarantee your night is a win, whether you’re getting up to speed with far flung relatives and missing companions or basically treating those nearest to you.
To make your Christmas dinner party extremely unique try some delicious starters and luxurious side dishes like oysters and cocktails. So, let’s have a look at some mouth watering Christmas dishes that are perfect for a Christmas dinner party.
Sugar Cookie Tree:
These are little Christmas tree like cookies which can decorate your Christmas dinner party table and are so delicious as well. Take 1 tube of sugar cookie dough, ½ cup butter, 2 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla essence, 2 tbsp heavy cream, green food color, ½ tsp salt and some sprinkle stars. Pre-heat your oven to 350 C. Take cookie dough and make small balls out of it. Place them on a baking tray and bake for 4 – 5 minutes. In a bowl beat together butter, sugar, vanilla essence, heavy cream, food color and salt. Fill it into a piping bag. Now make Christmas trees on the cookies with the frosting and decorate with sprinkles.
White Christmas Margaritas:
This drink is a quick Christmas dinner party classic. It’s little bit different from your common Christmas drinks, with the special addition of sweet and creamy coconut milk. It gives you a tropical flavor that you feel like sitting on a beach. Take 1 can of coconut milk, 12 oz silver tequila, 8 oz triple sec, ½ cup lime juice, 2 cup ice, cranberries and mint for garnishing. Blend together coconut milk, triple sec, tequila, lime juice and ice cubes. Pour into the glasses and decorate with mint and cranberries.
Maple Glazed Turkey:
This juicy and tender turkey is glazed with sage flavored butter and maple syrup. It might be the most flavorful turkey you have ever cooked for a Christmas dinner party. Take a fresh whole turkey, ½ cup butter, few chopped sage leaves, and salt, and black pepper, aromatics to fill inside the turkey (garlic, lemon, onion, oranges or apples), 1 cup maple syrup, ½ cup hot water, ½ cup flour, 3 cups chicken stock and ½ lemons. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Melt butter with sage chopped leaves and season with salt and pepper. Stuff the turkey with the aromatics of your choice and tie up its legs. Brush the whole turkey with sage flavored butter and place in the oven for 2 hours. Keep applying the maple syrup every 30 minutes. Now season with salt and pepper and squeeze lemon juice.
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls:
These stuffed cabbage rolls are so much flavorful and can be served as a side meal on the Christmas dinner party. You need 2 tbsp Olive oil, 1 chopped onion, 2 minced garlic, 2 tbsp tomato paste, ½ cup sweet and sour tomato sauce, 2 tbsp chopped parsley, 1 pound ground beef, 1 egg, 1 cup steamed white rice, salt, black pepper and 2 large cabbages. Heat up some oil in a skillet and sauté onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Now add tomato paste, sweet, sour tomato sauce and parsley. Add ground beef, steamed rice, egg, salt and pepper and mix well. Cook until beef dries and separates from oil. Now blanch the cabbage leaves for 5 minutes and then wrap up the filling to make rolls. Pre heat oven to 350 F and bake for an hour.
Smoked Sausage in BBQ Sauce:
Just make your Christmas Dinner party more exciting by adding this delicious dish into your dinner menu. Smoked sausages in BBQ sauce are very easy to make. You will need 3 pound smoked sausages (cut diagonally), 1 bottle BBQ sauce, ½ cup sliced jalapenos and 2 tbsp hot sauce. Take a sauce pan and combine all ingredients in it. Cook until bubbly and keep stirring. Serve with toothpicks.
Christmas Cherry Cookies:
These special Christmas cookies give a sweet touch to your Christmas dinner party. To make them, you just need 1 cup butter, ½ cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla essence, 2 egg yolks, 1 lemon zest and juice, 1 orange zest, 2 cup all-purpose flour and green and red candied cherries. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Now add vanilla essence, egg yolks, lemon zest and juice and also orange zest. Mix well. Add all-purpose flour and fold it slowly. Pre heat the oven to 300 F. Make the small balls with the dough and place them on a baking tray. Cut the candied cherries into half and place them on the top of each cookie ball. Bake for 20 minutes until brown.
Tortellini Skewers are so much delicious with low calories and vibrant Christmas colors. You can prepare them easily with few ingredients on your Christmas dinner party. You will need 4 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp pesto, 2 tbsp vinegar, 2 packets of spinach tortellini cooked, and 2 pints of cherry tomatoes, 12 ounces fresh mozzarella and ½ cup minced fresh parsley. Take a bowl and combine olive oil, pesto and vinegar. Thread 1 tortellini, 1 mozzarella cube and 1 cherry tomato on the skewers. Now drizzle the olive oil dressing on them. Garnish with minced parsley.
This slightly sweet and Santa’s face like bread makes your Christmas dinner party more festive. To make this you require, ¾ cup milk, 1 packet yeast, 1/3 cup sugar, 4 tbsp unsalted butter, 3 eggs, 4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tbsp heavy cream, red food color, 2 large chocolate chips and confectioners’ sugar for dusting.
Mix yeast into the warm milk and take aside for 10 minutes until it becomes fluffy. Now beat together sugar, butter and eggs until smooth. Add this mixture into the all-purpose flour and also add salt and the fluffy yeast. Mix well until smooth. Pre heat the oven to 350 F. Give the dough the shape of Santa’s face as shown in the picture. Apply the egg wash on the face. Then add red food color into the egg wash and apply it on the hat. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Place the chocolate chips in the place of eyes. Dust the confectioners’ sugar to make the beard, nose and pompom.
Christmas tree Salad:
This Christmas dinner salad is an awesome decorating idea for a Christmas dinner party. So let’s play with the fresh lettuce to make this evergreen tree. You will need, 8 cups baby arugula, 8 cups baby kale, 2 cucumbers (sliced and cut into half moons), 3 heads of lettuce, ¼ pound thinly sliced salami, 3 sliced provolone, ¼ pound sliced prosciutto, 1 cup cheese stuffed peppers, ½ cup artichoke hearts, ½ green olives, ½ cup black olives, ½ small pepperoncini, 6 radishes, ¼ cup walnuts, 4 ounce goat cheese log, 8 ounce of Mozzarella small balls, ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp honey, salt and ground black pepper.
Take a bowl and combine together baby arugula and kale. Then arrange them on a very large platter to give them a Christmas tree shape. Scatter the sliced cucumbers on the tree. Now arrange the lettuce leaves to make four layers on the tree as shown in the picture. Cut the salami and provolone stars using a star cutter and place them on the tree. Also scatter all other ingredients like prosciutto, cheese stuffed peppers, artichokes, olives, pepperoncini, radishes, walnuts and cheese on the top of the Christmas tree. Now take a small bowl and mix together vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt and black pepper. Pour this dressing over the salad.
Marmalade glazed roast duck:
You must try this Marmalade glazed roast duck for your Christmas dinner party. That sticky orange marmalade glaze makes it more mouth watering and delicious. To make this, you need one oven ready duck of about 1 kg, 2 oranges halved and 60 grams orange marmalade. Cut the wishbone out of the baked duck. Preheat the oven to 240 C. Take a skillet and sizzle the duck for 10 minutes from both sides until golden brown. Now put the sizzling pan into the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. Cut the oranges into 4 wedges and then caramelize these wedges in a hot pan for 1 minute. Remove the orange wedges from the pan and add orange marmalade into the remaining orange juice in the pan. Cook for a minute while stirring. Apply the orange glaze over the roasted duck and serve with the caramelized orange wedges.