10 Complete Christmas Menus

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10 Complete Christmas Menus

If you are hosting a Christmas get together this year, sometimes the thought of ‘What do I make?’ can get very overwhelming.

So we here at Stay at Home Mum have put together 10 different menus – a menu for any time of the day, fit for what kind of celebration you want to pull off!

Pick and choose, or substitute all you like – it might just take some stress out of preparing for the madness of the silly season!

1. Classic Christmas Dinner Menu

This is the classic Christmas ‘hot dinner’ we all image when someone mentions the word “traditional.” Don’t forget that traditional doesn’t mean boring. All of these dishes are just oozing with flavour!10 Complete Christmas Dinner Menus | Stay At Home Mum

Pre Dinner Nibbles: Chocolate Covered Almonds, Sugared Peanuts

Entree Ideas: Mexican Cob Loaf Dip

Main Course: Glazed Honey Mustard Roast ChickenHomemade Gravy

Side Dishes: Duchess PotatoesHoney Glazed CarrotsBrussels Sprouts with Balsamic and CranberryHomemade Bread Rolls

Dessert: Traditional PavlovaChristmas Trifle

Drinks: Strawberry Wine Cooler

2. The Finger Food Buffet

If you prefer something light and casual, a finger food buffet is something that you must try. Don’t worry — finger foods CAN be filling and nutritious, and I guarantee, conversations will be plenty.

10 Complete Christmas Dinner Menus | Stay At Home Mum

Entrees: Corn FrittersGherkin and Salami Rolls

Main Course: Cheesy Top Lasagne Cups

Side Dishes: Devilled Eggs

Dessert: Monte Carlo Cupcakes

Drinks: Skittles Vodka

3. Easy No-Bake Christmas Menu

Positive that you don’t have the time to prepare a Christmas feast? Think again! Without our easy Christmas menu, you can just prepare the dishes at your convenience. No baking required, too!

10 Complete Christmas Dinner Menus | Stay At Home Mum

Entrees: Frugal Bruschetta

Main Course: Nicoise SaladKebab Layered Salad

Dessert: No Bake Cheesecake

Drinks: Watermelon and Strawberry Lemonade

4. Traditional American Style Roast Turkey

If you’re thinking of having a hearty, American-style Christmas menu but are intimidated by it, we’re here to help. Our recipes are doable and easy to follow!

10 Complete Christmas Dinner Menus | Stay At Home Mum

Entrees: Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Main Course: Traditional Roast Turkey

Side Dishes: Cheesy Potato Puff

Dessert: Traditional Steamed Christmas Pudding

Drinks: Christmas Punch with a Punch

5. Glazed Roast Ham With All the Trimmings

Is there anything more Christmas-y than a nice, glistening slab of honey-glazed ham? I didn’t think so, too! We have a proper recipe for ham as well as the side dishes and dessert to go with it!

10 Complete Christmas Dinner Menus | Stay At Home Mum

Entress: Spinach Cob Loaf Dip

Main Course: Honey Ginger Glazed Ham

Side Dishes: Broccoli Cashew Salad

Dessert: Salted Caramel Macadamia Cheesecake

Drinks: Super Summer Alcoholic Punch

 6. Champagne Christmas Breakfast

Some people eat dessert for breakfast while some eat breakfast for lunch, dinner… You get it. If you’re a breakfast person, by all means, you need to check out these recipes for an awesome Christmas brekky!

10 Complete Christmas Dinner Menus | Stay At Home Mum

Entrees: Crispy Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

Main Course: Vegan Chocolate Chip PancakesCauliflower Breakfast Waffles

Side Dishes: Avocado Breakfast Bake

Dessert: Mini Lemon Yoghurt Drizzle Cakes

Drinks: Boozy Watermelon Fruit Punch

7. Budget-Friendly Christmas Lunch

Whoever said that you need to spend a lot of money for a nice Christmas lunch was certainly lying. Why? Because we have budget-friendly but absolutely delicious ideas for your Christmas spread, that’s why!

10 Complete Christmas Dinner Menus | Stay At Home Mum

Entrees: Sour Cream Quiche

Main Course: Traditional Lemon Chicken

Side Dishes: Mini Baked Potato Bites

Desserts: Christmas Pudding Balls

Drinks: Homemade Lemon Cordial

8. Barbecue Lunch Menu

Whether or not you’re the outdoorsy type, a Christmas barbecue is always a good idea! Your guests are guaranteed to have a lot of fun over these satisfying recipes.

10 Complete Christmas Dinner Menus | Stay At Home Mum

Entrees: Mini QuichesCaprese Salad Bites

Main Course: Grilled Jerk Prawns and Pineapple Skewers

Side Dishes: Layered Garden SaladCrispy Smashed Potatoes

Desserts: Mars Bar Cheesecake

Drinks: Jingle Berry Juice

9. Vegetarian Feast

Just because you or someone else in the family is vegetarian doesn’t mean your options are limited. Crank up the holiday spirit with these appetising Christmas vegetarian fare!

10 Complete Christmas Dinner Menus | Stay At Home Mum

Entrees: Oven Baked Ricotta

Main Course: Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Rice and Chickpeas

Side Dishes: Christmas Couscous SaladPear and Blue Cheese Salad

Desserts: Baked Oreo Cheesecake Slice

Drinks: Frozen Margarita

10.  High Tea Christmas Lunch

If standard lunch time is too early (and too heavy!) for you, you’re in luck because we have something prepared for high tea, too! These meals are lighter but you’ll be surprised at how filling they can be.

10 Complete Christmas Dinner Menus | Stay At Home Mum

Entrees: Prawn and Mango CocktailMini Quiches

Main Course: Onion Tart

Side Dishes: Mini Baked Potato BitesProsciutto Wrapped Chicken Fingers

Desserts: Kiwi Ice Pops

Drinks: Espresso Martini

What are you planning to prepare for Christmas?

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