With Christmas just around the corner, I’m thinking about the food and preparation I’ll be doing for the big day. I like to keep Christmas easy – stress-free food so that I can enjoy being with my family and friends. You want to enjoy this day instead of being flustered over the hob, whilst everyone else enjoys some wine and cheese!
We’ll be spending Christmas in Sweden with the family – whipping up a creamy rice pudding, with a heavy dusting of cinnamon, on Christmas eve which we will leave out for Tomte (Swedish Father Christmas). It’s always so lovely to have those few days in the holidays where you can truly relax. No phones, no work, no pressure. Just eating leftovers, chocolates and watching countless movies.
With a stress-free Christmas in mind, here’s a bundle of festive tips and tricks for you. From how to plan a veggie christmas, gift ideas and recipe suggestions. Happy Holidays!
– Finding the perfect gift for a foodie is easy with the exciting things on the market these days. I’ve put together a selection of my favourites here.
– Starters, mains, desserts and more. My 2014 Christmas recipe round-up is still my go-to list in 2017. P.s. how is it Christmas 2017?!
– Giving the gift of kindness? Here’s 9 charities you could donate to this Christmas.
– It wouldn’t be Christmas without a good book to read. Check out our festive read suggestions by Caroline Woodward-Court.
– Forget the Christmas pudding and make this delightful pavlova wreath instead.
– Have a look at my party tips over on the Happy Foodie – including my favourite ice-breakers for your guests!
– Another Christmas dessert (inspired by Terry’s chocolate orange) is this orange and chocolate cake by Frankie Unsworth.
– A fun winter DIY for kids. Try making tree decorations for the birds to enjoy on chilly December days.
– The best way to bring the family together? Board games!