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How To Plan a Simple Christmas Dinner

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Thinking of how to plan a simple Christmas dinner for family and friends can be stressful. Christmas 2018 will be happier, less expensive and (relatively) stress-free with a little bit of planning.

There are lots of Christmas recipes that can be prepared ahead, and food ingredients that can be ordered well in advance.Should you find yourself hosting a special Christmas dinner this year, take advantage of the opportunity to wow your guests by putting together scintillating array of holiday meals. Read our handy guide to make things easier this year.

How To Plan a Simple Christmas Dinner

 

Start Planning 3-4 weeks before Christmas

You’ve got plenty of time to plan a simple Christmas dinner for family and friends but start with getting everything ready, and plan your shopping and recipes. Buy the non-perishables and items with a long-shelf life, like butter. Focus on crossing off things on your list of items. You can take advantage of supermarket offers rather than panic-buying the most expensive ingredients.

You can do your shopping from these stores:

Prince Ebeano Supermarket

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Shoprite

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Make the simple choice for dinner tonight and reach for #WholesomePantry Sweet Potato Noodles! Simply roast and combine with your favorite veggies, dressing or pasta sauce.

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La Pointe Supermarket

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Go on Food Shopping

Request for your beef or buy frozen turkey from the local vendors and ensure that the size of the turkey fits into your oven.  Also check if it’ll fit into your freezer, plus your fridge because it is the safest place to defrost a turkey. Add a couple of Christmas drinks to your shopping weekly until Christmas Day.

Recommended Stores:

Ampire Mall

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Evesorich Food Market

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Udy Foods

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Our Cameroon Pepper is all you need to spice up your meals. The smell is heavenly and as usual it's pure Cameroon pepper. N1500 250g. #udyfoods #naijawomeninbusiness #crayfish #cameroonpepper #naijafood #nigerianchef #nigeriancuisine #jagaban #jagabansales #millionairehousewife #naijabiz #madeinnigeria #naijamen #naijabusiness #naijastartups #lagosfood

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Do Your Baking in Advance

Christmas cakes can be made several weeks in advance. Cover it with marzipan a week before Christmas then leave it to harden for 24 hours, and then cover with icing.  Make mincemeat for homemade meat pies ahead of time and store in a sterilized jar in a cool place. You can also make the pastry dough for the pies up to 3 weeks in advance. Wrap it in foil, place inside a freezer bag, label and freeze. You can defrost for about 1-3 hours at room temperature. You can simply place an order for your pastry at the following vendors.

Cakesalaparties

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🍰🍰🍰😋😋😋 … 3 awesome flavors in whipped cream frosting 😋😋😋#cakesalaparties#nigerianbaker#portharcourtbaker#sugarflower#whipcream

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Cakesbyaramide

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I made my favorite carrot cake, super moist and fluffy perfect for tea time, breakfast, kids snack etc Its healthy and delicious. To order click on the link☝☝☝😍

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Cooking In Advance

Try to cook the side dishes that you can cook and freeze in advance. Soups are great options for a make-ahead starter. Once cooled, you can freeze it flat in labeled zip-lock bags or you can place your orders from these caterers.

Tinulicious Food Treats

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Soupamarket

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Edikangikong 💕 Pls see www.soupamarket.com.ng for standard prices and more details #08171484909

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Fresh Food Shopping

Buying all your fresh food and getting all your online shopping delivered two or three days before Christmas is a good idea. Don’t forget to clear plenty of room in the fridge and cupboards. It also reduces the strain on how to plan a simple Christmas dinner. You can get your fresh food from these vendors.

FreshVeggieplus

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Breakfast Fruits and Greek yogurt (blended with Strawberries) : : 📌Fruit and yogurt have been identified individually as indicators of healthy dietary patterns. Fruits are relatively low in energy density and are an excellent source of antioxidants and prebiotic fibers and polyphenols, which can promote digestive health. : : 📌Greek Yogurt, on the other hand, is a nutrient-dense food that is a good source of dairy protein, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B-12, conjugated linoleic acid, and other key fatty acids. In addition, it contains beneficial bacterial cultures, making it a potential source of probiotics. : : 📌Greek Yogurt's unique fermented food matrix provides added health benefits by enhancing nutrient absorption and digestion. : : 📌Combining the intake of yogurt and fruit could provide probiotics, prebiotics, high-quality protein, important fatty acids, and a mixture of vitamins and minerals that have the potential to exert synergistic effects on health. : : 📌Greek Yogurt consumption has been associated with reduced weight gain and a lower incidence of type 2 diabetes, whereas fruits have established effects on reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. : : 📌Greek Yogurt and fruits can be eaten together and may exert combined health benefits through potential prebiotic and probiotic effects. : : Greek yogurt N3000/litre Fresh strawberry N2000/kg : : To place your orders kindly click link in bio or call us on 07032339247

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fresh_fruities_n_smoothies

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Having a healthy fruit cup a day keeps you strong.

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Create a Christmas Meal Planner

A Christmas meal planner answers how to plan a simple Christmas dinner. It makes life easier during Christmas week. All you need to do is write out your shopping list based on what you’ve already got in your cupboards.

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Final preparation

  • Sort out all the cooking pans, roasting tins, serving dishes, glasses, silverware and napkins.
  • Put white and sparkling wines in the fridge to chill.
  • Chop up any vegetable e.g. cucumber, carrots etc, place in cling film and store in the fridge.

 

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Just in case you might want to eat out on Christmas Eve, check out our list of the BEST restaurants in Ikeja

or visit MUNCHES

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