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Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Fun Christmas Food: pizza, snowman sushi, crackers and pita breads
Take lunches for instance. They are usually rushed. But can still be fun. The top photo is the snowman sushi we made at lunchtime yesterday. Capsicum and cherry tomato hat, spring onion scarf, carrot nose (of course) and nori eyes and mouth. Plus a few toothpicks to keep him up.
fast track pizza base , some pizza sauce from the freezer, a packet of grated cheese and some little cookie cutters to make some shapes.
nut roast and cranberry nut rolls. For dinner I used some pesto (recipe below) and cream cheese mixed up, chopped capsicum (leftover from pizza), sourdough flatbreads and pretzels to make flatbread Christmas trees. (My pesto was a little strong but worked with the cream cheese and capsicum. For a vegan variation I suggest using tofu instead of cream cheese.)
I hope you are having a relaxed and happy Christmas eve and wish you the best for Christmas Day tomorrow.
As the pesto Christmas trees use both an idea that I bookmarked and a recipe for vegan pesto that I bookmarked, I am sending these to Jac for Bookmarked Recipes.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: Christmas Eve and Festive Mushroom Pie
Two years ago: Christmas Eve reflections and a chestnut soup
Three years ago: Nut roast parcels and potato snowmen
Four years ago: Christmas Eve Pasta
Five years ago: Christmas Eve Pasta
Six years ago: Christmas dinner for two
Adapted from Food 52 (by Gena of Choosing Raw)
1 cup (mostly packed) basil leaves
1 tsp lemon juice
2-3 tbsp nooch (3 was too much)
1/2 tsp salt (less?)
1/3 cup walnuts
1 clove garlic
6 tbsp olive oil
Blend and check seasoning.
On the Stereo:
A Christmas Ceilidh with Francis Hogarty Band and Friends