As hard as it to believe, the festive season has rolled around again. That means it's time to start thinking about the Christmas day and particularly Christmas lunch. Although every family is different, if you want to deliver a simple table spread that’s tried and true, we suggest the following top five table toppers for a meal that's sure to impress.
Every Christmas lunch needs a meat cut and/or a seafood dish as its centrepiece. The good news is, you don't have to get too fancy. Your best bet is to invest in a premium quality ham or turkey and slice it up at the table. On top of that, you can never go wrong with a bucketful of fresh prawns.
Keeping your meat dish simple allows creativity with condiments. Leg ham goes brilliantly with honey mustard — or mayonnaise, which you can make more interesting by adding chilli and lime.
If you’ve got a turkey in the oven, it’s easy. Cranberry and applesauce are the perfect staples. Yarra Valley jams makes a delicious version of both. 100% natural, without any additives, preservatives or artificial colours and flavours, it’s a quality condiment that won’t serve you wrong.
Given that Christmas Day is usually a scorcher in Australia, steer away from hot dishes. Instead, put your time into preparing delicious salads. Everyone loves classics, such as potato salad and coleslaw, but, if you'd like to go for something different, think about fennel and orange or watermelon and mint, which are both refreshing, summertime options.
Once the savoury courses are over, your guests will be ready for dessert. It's Christmas, after all! Mince pies should be on every menu and, to keep everyone happy by meeting their dietary requirements, Kez's Signature Mince Pies are great for gluten, dairy and egg intolerances. For another gluten free option we love Gran's creamy, melt-in-your-mouth gluten-free Chocolate Fudge.
Christmas isn't Christmas without bon bons. There's nothing quite like the fun of competing with a friend or family member, hearing the crack and finding out who won. To make sure every winner scores a tasty prize, grab a packet of Chocolatier Christmas Milk Bauble Bon Bons, which come in festive red, green and gold colours.
For more advice on creating the perfect Christmas lunch, or to learn more about the range of tasty Christmas treats at Satisfine Foods, contact us today.
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