How To Prep The Perfect Aussie Xmas Spread
6 December, 2019
The end of a decade is coming to a close and what a year it’s been! 2019 has been full of surprises and we’re excited to let our hair down and put the year behind us in preparation for the year of perfect vision, 2020. But first, we need to get through Christmas. But don’t be afraid, we’ve got you covered. If you’ve drawn the short straw to host Xmas this year, it can be daunting to say the least but it doesn’t have to be. We can turn this into a fun filled day with the help of wine and couple of little party hacks to turn your Christmas Day from drab to fab.
First, pour yourself a wine for a stress free day. If you’re starting in the morning, add OJ to turn it into a mimosa to make it guilt free. Then sit down and write yourself a list of everything that you need to do. This will help you with every step throughout the day to create little stress and make sure you don’t miss anything. There’s nothing worse than remembering something at 10pm that night when everyone’s gone home.
Surf and Turf
If you’re boycotting the ham this year, it’s probably for the best because BBQ’ing is the new black and makes for a smooth running day. Surf and turf, otherwise known as prawns and steak, are a simple yet delicious combination for the big day. Fire up the barbie and add some butter, garlic and salt to your prawns to sit and marinate while you prep your sides. Because Aussie Christmas is up there on the Celsius factor, side salads are best to compliment your meats. A few big bowls of your favourite pre-made salads from Woolies are perfect as it creates less stress for you, just make sure to throw away the packaging so no one knows your secret. Voila, an easy day where you can relax and reap the benefits.
We LOVE grazing platters. They look amazing and are totally insta worthy. Bring out your favourite meats (salami, ham, prosciutto) and cheeses (blue, vintage cheddar, brie and camembert) and make sure to include fruits, nuts, popcorn, pretzels and bread to fill up your hungry guests. This will have people snapping pics and talking about it for weeks on end. And the best part? You can use your chopping boards that your Aunty Linda bought you for last Christmas. Place everything on your boards in a messy but rustic fashion and drizzle honey over the cheese for optimum taste. Trust us on this one, it will conquer.
You don’t have to turn your Xmas lunch into a fancy shindig to impress friends and family. You just need a little bit of imagination and your backyard cricket set so everyone has fun and remembers that Christmas is about being with loved ones and having fun.