Countdown to Christmas: Recipe Ideas, Edible Gift Ideas and Meal Plans

Spiced Red Cabbage with Apples

Spiced Red Cabbage with Apples

Countdown to Christmas:

Recipe Ideas, Edible Gift Ideas and Meal Plans

Victorian Christmas Card A very Merry Christmas to all my readers! This will be my last post before Christmas Day and it is also the last in my “Countdown to Christmas” mini series. Today I had planned to share another quick and easy recipe with you, but unfortunately I have only just been able to gain access to the internet, due to gale force winds and a very bad storm my internet has been down for over 24 hours now; so, I have not been able to upload my recipe to the on-line software recipe cards I always use. But, I will be sharing it with you before New Year as it is a great little appetiser recipe that needs no cooking and not much preparation – just the sort of recipe that is handy for the busy festive season. In place of my recipe, I would like to share some last-minute dinner ideas, for vegetables and accompaniments as well as some edible gift ideas, which can still be rustled up quite easily for gifts to take to family and friends throughout Christmas and New Year. Firstly, here are some GREAT edible gift ideas, from gifts in a jar to fruity booze, I hope you will find a recipe to inspire you and that will make a perfect gift for someone you know……..

Edible Gifts:

Home-made Orange Liqueur

Home-made Orange Liqueur

Home-made Orange Liqueur

Christmas Morning Muffins in a Jar

Christmas Morning Muffins in a Jar

Christmas Morning Muffins in a Jar

Christmas Morning Muffins in a Jar

Christmas Morning Muffins in a Jar

Christmas Morning Muffins in a Jar

Christmas Morning Muffins in a Jar

Easy Christmas Cake Chocolate Fudge

Easy Christmas Cake Chocolate Fudge

Easy Christmas Cake Chocolate Fudge

Easy Christmas Cake Chocolate Fudge

Easy Christmas Cake Chocolate Fudge

Easy Christmas Cake Chocolate Fudge

Easy Christmas Cake Chocolate Fudge

Fat-Free Apple and Almond Mincemeat with Brandy

Fat-Free Apple and Almond Mincemeat with Brandy

Fat-Free Apple and Almond Mincemeat with Brandy

Fat-Free Apple and Almond Mincemeat with Brandy

Fat-Free Apple and Almond Mincemeat with Brandy

Chocolate Orange Cake Truffles

Chocolate Orange Cake Truffles

Chocolate Orange Cake Truffles

Chocolate Orange Cake Truffles

Chocolate Orange Cake Truffles

Spiced Quince & Cranberry Chutney

Spiced Quince and Cranberry Chutney

Spiced Quince & Cranberry Chutney

Spiced Quince and Cranberry Chutney

Spiced Quince & Cranberry Chutney

Christmas Pudding Chocolate Spread

Christmas Pudding Chocolate Spread

Christmas Pudding Chocolate Spread

Christmas Pudding Chocolate Spread

Christmas Pudding Chocolate Spread

Christmas Morning Tea

Christmas Morning Tea

Christmas Morning Tea

Next, I would like to share some cakes, bakes and pudding ideas, all of them easy to prepare and delicious as part of the festive feast!

Cakes, Bakes and Puddings:

Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

Tea Cup After Eight Chocolate Mint Mousse

Festive Fun and Frivolity! Tea Cup After Eight Chocolate Mint Mousse

Tea Cup After Eight Chocolate Mint Mousse

Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Recipe

Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding

Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding

Festive Baked Apples with Mincemeat and Honey

Festive Baked Apples with Mincemeat and Honey

Festive Baked Apples with Mincemeat and Honey

Double Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes

Double Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes

Double Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes

Little Spiced Chocolate Christmas Tree Cakes

Spiced Chocolate Christmas Tree Cakes

Little Spiced Chocolate Christmas Tree Cakes

And finally, some accompaniment ideas to make your Christmas dinner extra special!

 Spiced Red Cabbage with Apples

 Spiced Red Cabbage with Apples

Spiced Red Cabbage with Apples

Christmas Sausage, Sage and Bacon Stuffing Loaf

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Christmas Sausage, Sage and Bacon Stuffing Loaf

Christmas Sausage, Sage and Bacon Stuffing Loaf

Mini Potato Dauphinoise Muffins 

Rudolph The Red Nosed Potato! Mini Potato Dauphinoise Muffins for Christmas Day (Recipe)

Mini Potato Dauphinoise Muffins for Christmas Day

And, for Christmas Morning Breakfast:

Overnight Bacon and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Overnight Bacon and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Overnight Bacon and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

With thanks to all of you who leave comments on my blog, I love to read your comments and they mean a lot to me – have a VERY Merry Christmas and I will be back just after Christmas with more new recipes, giveaways and news! Karen

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Comments

  1. Caroline Clarke says

    Wow! I kind of wish I had found this post before Christmas! But I shall definitely bookmark it for next Christmas! What wonderful ideas!

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