Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Want to desk the halls and have yourself a very Slutty Christmas? Here are our best festive recipes in one handy post. Whether you're cooking for two or twenty, we've got it covered.
Christmas dinner is the best dinner of all possible dinners that you can stuff into your face. If you fancy making yours a little more Sluttery-ish, then you'll need Kat's family stuffing recipe (or Elizabeth's cheaty version) and Michelle's nut roast. And for your veggies, you'll have a hard time choosing between honey-roasted parsnips and braised red cabbage. We've got the gravy and roast meat sorted, but we're still arguing about how to do the roast potatoes.
Of course, it wouldn't be Christmas without stuffing your face full of sugar. So how about some Joe Frogger Christmas cookies or snowstorm cupcakes? Want an alternative to Christmas pud? Then try Elizabeth's pecan pie recipe or a chocolate roulade instead. And don't forget about Gail's splody minces pies. Too full for pie? The mince pie ice cream I wrote about is perfect, and you'll be snacking on chocolate lebkuchen for days.
If you start making it now, your Christmas pudding vodka will be ready in a few days. Nick has already shown you what booze gifts you need to be buying (don't forget the King's Ginger). Laura has given you the lowdown on some truly excellent festive wine choices and matched some up with some cheeses. Fancy a cocktail? We're all about infusing things with mincemeat this year. How about mince pie martini or a glass of festive fizz? The bloody mary martini will help your hangover on Boxing day. It was probably caused by all that mulled gin you drank.
Or if you need something warming, try our hot buttered rum or mulled wine recipes. And if you're a bit under the weather with festive flu (this means you get control of the remote), try a hot toddy or black stripe and you'll be sorted by new year. Not drinking? Get our mulled wine mocktail down you.
And the rest...
Need some extra treats? We've got loads of those. Sara suggests all you vegetarians start with this for Christmas breakfast (a baked egg roll would also go down well) If you've got people coming over, you'll need some easy canapes. Salami Slut Cups are perfect for meat and cheese lovers and roasted red pepper rolls are tasty too. And don't forget the sausage rolls. No one would forgive you if you forget the sausage rolls.
The best thing about Christmas really is the food, isn't it?