It’s just a
day before Christmas! You might be wondering how to host the ultimate Christmas
get-together or how you will be able to organize a successful Christmas dinner.
There’s a lot that goes into organizing a Christmas dinner party. It is not just about wrapping presents, decorating a Christmas tree or completing your wish list, what makes it more challenging yet fulfilling is planning a special dinner menu that your family and friends will enjoy.
Whether it’s a complete set menu from appetizers to desserts or just a simple dinner spread, it has to be as festive and tasty as possible! We have enlisted some easy and tasty recipe ideas that you can try or share with your friends for your upcoming Christmas dinner in the condo.
Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Start your Christmas dinner with this hearty, vegetable-loaded soup as appetizer. Rich and creamy, cauliflower soup is best to serve hot with the toppings of your choice like crispy bacon, spring onions or simply some cream on top.
Learn how to cook this simple and healthy soup from All Recipes! (https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/18060/simple-cauliflower-soup/)
Appetizers and Salads
Goat Cheese Marinara Dip
Who doesn’t love some tasty snacks and dips to curb the appetite while waiting for the main event?
The combination of creamy, rich goat cheese and tomato is perfection as it offsets the heavy acidic bite of tomatoes. It is easy to prepare with just a few ingredients to bring it together. This perfect holiday appetizer is best served on crisp crostini or crackers.
Check out how to do this holiday appetizer with The Organic Kitchen! https://www.theorganickitchen.org/goat-cheese-and-marinara-appetizer/
Corn Salad with Bacon
Spice up your plain corn salad by adding chopped up pieces of crispy bacon and a drizzle of honey. This sweet and savory salad goes well with grilled dishes or you can simply enjoy munching it on its own.
Get the recipe now on Country Living! (https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/a29134232/corn-salad-with-bacon-and-honey/)
Filipino-style Pineapple Glazed Ham
According to CookSmarts, flavors can enhance each other just like how salty enhances sweet and vice versa. These flavors amplify each other and create a more dynamic flavour.
Get this perfect blend of salty and sweet with this Filipino-style pineapple glazed ham that you can easily do in your condo kitchen. Check out this DIY pineapple glazed ham recipe from Mama’s Guide Recipes. (https://www.mamasguiderecipes.com/2017/08/25/pineapple-glazed-ham-filipino/)
Herb-Crusted Beef Roast
Are you ready to deck your holiday table with this centrepiece-worthy roast?
Make your roast beef super special with lots of herbs and spices such as fresh parsley and basil.
According to Yummy.ph, you can also make a more budget-friendly yet equally delicious herb-crusted roast beef by using beef short plate cut instead of the usual tenderloin.
Check out their version! (https://www.yummy.ph/recipe/herb-crusted-roast-beef-recipe-a383-20160926)
Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread
When it comes to holiday dinner preparations, bread is one of the most staple. You can simply buy from your favourite bakeshop or you can prepare them on your own. Instead of having the usual dinner rolls, why not level up with Korean cream cheese garlic bread?
Give this recipe a try! Check out Pinoy Cooking Recipes. (https://www.pinoycookingrecipes.com/recipe/korean-cream-cheese-garlic-bread)
There is nothing as creamy and decadent as this easy rice dish. All you need to do is combine rice and broth to create a creamy, delicious meal. Risotto can be served as a complete meal but can also be a side dish for meaty entrees.
Planning to include this as one of your side dishes this Christmas? Check out the easy recipe on Panlasang Pinoy. (https://panlasangpinoy.com/make-risotto/)
Oreo Cookie Balls
This dessert is perfect for Oreo lovers! All you need to do is to crush up Oreos, mix them up with cream cheese, and dunk them into melted chocolate. Easy? Check out this no bake recipe from All Recipes! (https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/229415/oreo-cookie-balls/)
We know you have been dreaming about a good Christmas dinner in your condo. Instead of worrying about what to cook, spend more time enjoying and bonding with your family and friends with these easy recipes that you can do even if you are not super confident in the kitchen.
After all, let’s be honest, catching up over sumptuous food is better than presents.
Vista Residences has ready for occupancy condo in Manila and Quezon City that are available for move-in or investment. Who knows you might be hosting your next Christmas dinner party in your own Vista Residences condo? Have a merry and tasty Christmas dinner!