Yes it's the time of the year when we are planning to celebrate the commemoration of the birth of Christ Yayyy!!
Did I tell you Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year way back from when I was a child. There definitely something in the air around Christmas time. O yes the birth of Jesus ?
Well in Nigeria Christmas menu is is usually all about special recipes. Dishes like fried rice always make a show. Yes fried rice used to be a special delicacy. It is still is the only difference is that it's eaten more Often during the year than it used to.
Another Nigerian Christmas time favorite was Nigerian Chin chin. But now can literally whip up a batch and munch away any time you want to.
In the United States, I noticed Christmas time is synonymous with loads of gifts and sweet treats like cookies and chocolates
This menu will be a mix of both cultures. Hope you give the recipes a try and that you find them helpful.
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So what's for breakfast?
Christmas morning is not the time to be stuck in the kitchen.
The perfect breakfast Porridge. Want a Christmas twist? Try my cinnamon-Brown Sugar oatmeal porridge.
Don't feel like Oatmeal? Pancakes are fast and easy. Want a savory pancake try these bacon pancakes.
Want something to dunk in your hot chocolate? Try these fluffy crescent rolls! Making them ahead will help you on Christmas morning.
Have a little more time on your hands? Make some puff puff
Now how about Lunch?
• Pepper Soup:
Be it chicken pepper soup or goat meat pepper. Nigerian pepper soups are always a welcome starter.
• Jollof Rice
There is never a party or gathering without our good old Jollof Rice. You can bake it in the oven or make it on the stove top. Whichever method you choose. Jollof Rice is a winner!
• Coconut Fried Rice
Our delicious fried rice with a coconut twist, YUM!! You've got to give this a try. Bonus it's made in the oven too!
• Barbecue Chicken drumsticks
These chicken drumsticks are to die for. TBH. These Chicken drumsticks are Glazed with barbecue sauce and ketchup and are super easy to make.
• Lemon Honey Chicken thighs
The crisp skin on these lemon honey chicken thighs ohhh myyyyy Yummm !!
Who doesn't like dessert?
• Vanilla Ice cream
Now who says you can't have ice cream? Oh yes you can. And this vanilla ice cream requires 3 ingredients only and no ice cream machine. So what are you waiting for?
• Chocolate Ice cream
Want Chocolate ice cream instead? Grab the recipe here.
• Neapolitan Ice cream
Want Neapolitan ice cream? Make vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream and strawberry ice cream and scoop all three in the same bowl ??
Something to munch on in between.
• Chin chin
If chin chin doesn't show up here then I don't know what else would. You really have to try some chin chin if you haven't already. Get the recipe!
• Walkers Shortbread Cookies
Nothing sings Christmas to me than Walkers Shortbread cookies. Get my homemade version right here.
• Christmas Pinwheel Cookies.
Want to wow your guests? You have to make these Christmas Pinwheel Cookies. They look like you put in a lot of work but ? shhhhh no one needs to know you didn't ?
• Gingerbread men cookies
Traditional Christmas cookies for the win get this easy recipe here
Something to drink?
• Water. Good old water oh yes. Get hydrated people ?
• Sorrel drink
• Nigerian Chapman
Some collection we have here today! Right? So which one would you be making?
Its wonderful and really really helpful.... Oh and yummy too😊
I am happy to hear that. Merry Christmas 😊