Pinterest Therapy: Christmas Meals Inspirations!

We’re at the last weekend before Christmas everyone! Panic mode is setting in!

Star Wars Weekend, grocery runs to prep for the holidays, Zumba, getting posts drafted and ready, freaking out about how to make a turkey.  This all takes time away from the fact that we’re hosting Christmas this year and the house is a giant mess with storage to put away, kitchens and dining rooms to clean and the endless amount of cat hair (and mostly my hair) to vacuum.  Suddenly all those little chores we span out and do sporadically becomes magnified in importance.  Regardless, these are my problems.  Point is: Stress! On top of that, I just got news that there’s a pretty big hiccup with the piano practice exam preparation which could mean some change in plans for next year. Its never good to procrastinate, yet I never learn…

So yes, a pinterest therapy session is much needed and you know it, its all about Christmas! 🙂 Last time we did a full day meal and what better way than to make an epic food day out of Christmas!

Breakfast

bacon and egg puff pastry

Bacon and Egg Puff Pastry

I’ve always wanted to do something with puff pastry.  I actually even have some in my freezer and I never used it.  This recipe looks relatively easy and that’s the most important point of any breakfast recipe for me.  I used to be a morning person but these days, I go through difficulty in catching those Zzzs.  So, in the morning, when its gloomy and rainy (where is the snow?!?), I just sit in bed and my eyes refuse to open. Forget complicated, I go with omelets or anything that takes really little preparation.

Lunch

Mini Frittata Brunch Bar

Mini Frittata Brunch Bar

Christmas dinner usually is extravagant or Christmas Eve dinner was crazy heavy so the following day, I take it easy.  These ones are super easy.  I remember making one of these with zucchini and eggs and turned out really good. This looks absolutely scrumptious 🙂

Afternoon Refreshments

Christmas Lemonade

Christmas Lemonade

I rarely make lemonade in summers but this past one I’ve fallen in love with this.  Christmas one looks cool.  It’ll be a boost of vitamin C to help.

Dinner

Turkey

Turkey

This is an actual worry.  My dish this year is turkey. The first year I will be attempting the actual turkey.  I’ve done turkey drumsticks and wings and breast but the entire turkey.  This is stressing me out. At least, its comforting to know Betty Crocker always has a simple solution to everything 😉 Wish me luck that it turns out good.

Dinner Drinks

Christmas Drinks

Blackberry Ombre Sparkler

Blackberry Ombre Sparkler looks so classy.  I doubt we’ll be giving this a go since I don’t usually have champagne in the house but thats because we’re into white wine and I always have some ice winer/cider.

Dessert

Snowflake Peppermint Bark

Snowflake Peppermint Bark

Yule Log

Yule Log (Gluten-free)

Let’s double it up! I’ve made bark before and I remember it being kind of time consuming.  This one looks fabulous.  I always wanted to do it again.  Although, between us, I plan on making some snowflake cupcakes for this year along with the second choice here.  Same with the turkey, I want to do a test run for a swiss roll to just get an idea of how to get that log done. I want to make a beautiful Christmas log for this year.  I just hope that it turns out good.  If you check back, you’ll see if I actually go through with it (which I will) and how it turns out 😉

Talking about that! That’s a full day of meals on a dream Christmas day I’d have with some realistic choices! And time for that swiss roll test run! 🙂

What do you have for Christmas? Any tricks for making turkey or Christmas yule logs? What have you been pinning lately?

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