Countdown to Christmas:
Recipe Ideas, Edible Gift Ideas and Meal Plans
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……..
Christmas Morning Muffins in a Jar
Easy Christmas Cake Chocolate Fudge
Fat-Free Apple and Almond Mincemeat with Brandy
Chocolate Orange Cake Truffles
Spiced Quince & Cranberry Chutney
Christmas Pudding Chocolate Spread
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
Tea Cup After Eight Chocolate Mint Mousse
Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Recipe
Festive Baked Apples with Mincemeat and Honey
Double Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes
Little Spiced Chocolate Christmas Tree Cakes
And finally, some accompaniment ideas to make your Christmas dinner extra special!
Spiced Red Cabbage with Apples
Christmas Sausage, Sage and Bacon Stuffing Loaf
Mini Potato Dauphinoise Muffins
And, for Christmas Morning Breakfast:
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
Julie's Family Kitchen says
What an amazing selection of recipes, everything looks really delicious. Merry Christmas to you too. Julie
Deena Kakaya says
So many lovely ideas…I especially like your chocolatey gift ideas. Merry Christmas Karen x
Tracy Nixon says
Lovely Karen! Shared by G+. Merry Christmas xxx
Loved the chocolate orange truffles, delicious.
corinne wright says
Red cabbage looks yummy xx
Tracy Nixon says
The Double Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes look so sweet!
Cherry Mischievous says
A gift one made out of one’s own hand makes christmas a little more personal. And just a little less commercialized.
Clare Webb says
cheryl lovell says
the chocolate orange truffles look amazing!
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!
Helen Bailey says
Wish I’d found this before Christmas! Bookmarked ready for next Christmas – planning already!
Helen Bailey says
Bookmarked ready for next Christmas – planning already!