Monday Meal Ideas: Christmas cooking

It’s the last Monday meal ideas for the year so I thought I would hit you up with just about every kind of possibility for Christmas cooking this week. I’m still not sure what I am going to trot out on Friday…I have a desire to chuck out all the traditions and go with a simple ocean trout and salad option. Controversial I know. Grandma has done the pudd so there will be an element of tradition there, and of course ham on toast will feature most days this week for breakfast so I’m ready to go out on limb.

Here’s where I throw ALL of the things at you anyway!

PicMonkey Collage


Christmas Prosecco cocktail
Rosemary and lemon vodka cocktail
Hendricks with cucumber, dill & lime
Rhubarb syrup cordial


5 Vegetarian canapes
Deconstructed pumpkin salad
Roasted vege shortcuts
Chilli tuna dip with dukkah


Salmon with cucumber & dill
Smoked Salmon Stacks
Mango & Prawn Salad

Salads & Sides

Make ahead gravy
Risoni Salad
Spring super salad
Potato salad with hot smoked salmon & dill
Lebanese Summer salad (fattoush)
Brussel sprouts
Thai chicken noodle salad
Butternut pumpkin, eggplant, rocket & quinoa salad
Charred marinated fennel
Roasted broccoli

Main Events

Slow cooked pork shoulder
Pork Belly
Slow roasted lamb
Salmon en Croute
Whole salmon cooked in salt
Maggie Beer double marinated lamb
Thai chilli roast chicken
Standing pork roast
Moules Frites


Christmas fruit cake
Strawberry & lemon curd pavlova
Lemon Meringue Pie
Simple pavlova recipe
Lemon curd
Apple & caramel crumble
Sticky Date Pudding

Happy cooking to you all…may your pavs rise, your pork crackle, your prawns peel well and you enjoy every little morsel. I’ve got 8 friends over for dinner tonight for a girls night so I’ve got a chance to practice that entertaining!


  1. OMG! … soo many options I get the overwhelm!
    all I have to do is prepare and present dessert! … but you know stunning!
    toss up pav or sue’s golden gaytime trifle via matt moran!
    last year I did deconstructed chocolate goodies on a plate and they were raving taking photos saying this in a restaurant would cost a fortune! … ok I can paint a picture!
    thanks beth! love m:)X

  2. Wow! Wishing you and the fam a very merry Christmas!

  3. DELICIOUS – that is all…

    I actually started reading this thinking that it might just be your Christmas menu, but maybe you could get through all that over Christmas and Boxing Day 😉

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.

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