Christmas menu 2020

Merry Christmas, dear cooks forum friends. So impressed and thrilled with all the cooking and sharing. Each and every post has been a virtual treat. At ours, the story was totally different. Yes, we did have a feast but didn’t hands much time to plan something elaborate. Also, somehow the madness took over and most of the food was massacred before I could get them to pose for photos 😂😂
So, apologies for the bad photos but can vouch for the taste ❤️❤️

This is a dinner menu that can be cooked in less than an hour. All the recipes are quick and easy. (except the cakes) not my department

Butternut squash and sweet potato soup with chilli flakes and creme fraiche.

Cheese and breads

Cocktails galore ( bartender special 😍)

Murg mussallam ( the usual tradition)

Butternut squash stuffed with feta cheese, cranberries and olive crumble

Kerala stew ( again, a tradition)

Roast potatoes and roast vegetables ( Rashmi special).

Lemon drizzle cake

Peach melba

Butternut squash and sweet potato soup-
Heat olive oil, add chopped onions, add the vegetables, chicken stock, seasoning. Cook till soft. I did it in my soup maker. Serve with chilli flakes and creme fraiche
Murgh musallam stuffed with paneer bhurji and served with saffron rice-
Rub chicken tikka masala generously over and inside chicken and marinade overnight.
Heat oven to 190 degrees.
In a kadhai, heat oil, add chopped onions, akkha garam masala, saute. Add tomato chunks, lasun, Adrak. Poppy seeds, almonds. Once cooked, cool and grind to a smooth gravy. Make paneer bhurji with some raisins and cashews. Stuff in to the chicken. Bake for 30 mins. Add half the gravy over the chicken and cook again. Serve with saffron rice
Elixir of life ❤️
Tequila, triple sec, fresh squeezed lime, cranberry juice, 1 egg white, salt, paprika
Muddled grapes, lime juice, pink gin triple sec ice, lemonade top cucumber and lime

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