Traditional Christmas Food: Classic Food Menu for 2016 Christmas Celebration

Traditional Christmas Food
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Are you looking for more of a classic food menu to serve your guests this Christmas 2016? Traditional Christmas food is some of the heartiest, tastiest, and most comforting around. It’s no wonder so many people like to keep these classic meals alive. They can revive some of our most nostalgic memories and remind us of all we are grateful for. If you’re more of a classic cook, you’re going to like these traditional recipes for your Christmas celebration.

A Classic Food Menu for Christmas 2016

Nothing beats the classic dishes we eat on Christmas Day. Hey, it’s healthy to break convention every once and a while, but sometimes it’s better to stick to what you know.

Christmas dinner is one of those things that makes the actual day. It’s super important and that’s why we have some ideas for a Christmas menu this year—keeping it classic, of course. Let’s take a look at a menu for eight guests.

Christmas Morning

It all starts with Christmas morning—the most special morning of all. That’s why it’s important to start it off right. Many people enjoy smoked salmon for Christmas breakfast alongside their eggs. So, why not give it a kick with a side of Tabasco and make Bloody Mary Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon? It’s simple and easy to make.

Christmas Dinner

We all love to feast on the pre-feast, a.k.a. appetizers. They are a staple of any holiday party. One option to serve your guests is pate. You can keep it cool in the fridge and serve it with toast, crackers, or even oatcakes. It’s a sophisticated way to get guests’ appetites going before the main course. Here is a recipe for chicken liver pâté. Another option is Prawn Cocktail Cups if you feel like serving seafood. Still another option is Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Crème Fraiche and Beetroot. It’s always a good idea to have smoked salmon on hand for Christmas. It’s luxurious and delicious.

Now, for the main course: either the centerpiece turkey or roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, two true classics.
Here is the link to a delicious recipe for Cider Roast Turkey. Here is a link to a delicious recipe for Rare Beef with Mustard Yorkshires.

Side dishes are also very important if you want your Christmas dinner to be a classic one. The turkey or roast beef just isn’t complete without yummy Brussels sprouts, carrots, potatoes, and parsnips. Pigs in a blanket are another favorite. Here are the links to some amazing recipes. Choose your favorites and get ready for a tasty Christmas celebration.

No Christmas dinner is complete without the perfect sauces. Here are three classics:

Next up: dessert. No Christmas dinner is complete without it. Here are some options you may want to try. Nothing says Christmas like the Classic Christmas Pudding.

And if you know your guests will prefer something with cream, jam, custard, cherry brandy, and cake, try a Royal Cherry Trifle.
There you have it—a classic Christmas menu that is sure to please everyone.

Ensure you have lots of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on hand so that everyone’s needs are met. You can even try a cool drink recipe. This Cranberry, Fresh Pear, and Cinnamon Bubbles sparkling wine will definitely be the star of the night! Cheers and happy holidays!

Hardwick, N., “Complete Christmas menu: Classic,” BBC Good Food web site;, last accessed December 1, 2016.