Yuletide Goodies For YOU

By Foodism Team

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Yuletide Goodies For YOU

It’s that time of the year when there’s a nip in the air and a feeling of bonhomie. This is also the time when anyone who drops in at home is not allowed to leave without having his fill of the yuletide delicacies 

Foodism brings for you a list of food items which need to be on your shopping list and also on your menu in order to ensure that you are well-equipped to enjoy this season of celebrations as we stand on the threshold of a new year full of hope and cheer.

Pantry Must-haves

To ascertain that you are prepared for whipping up Christmas and New Year goodies you need to stock up your pantry with the following -

Oil

Cooking Fat

Salt

Pepper

Sugar

Butter

Cranberry Sauce

Mint Sauce

Gravy

Honey

Ketchup/Brown Sauce

Salad Cream

Jam/Marmalade

Mayonnaise

Apple Sauce

Syrup

Curry Powder

Soy Sauce

Cloves

Garlic Cloves

Stock Cubes

Herbs and spices

Salad Dressing

Turkey

Joint of Ham

Gammon

Leg of Lamb

Chicken Breasts

Duck

Goose

Minced Meat

Bacon Rashers

Pork Chops

Sausages

Salmon

Shrimp

Prawn

Fish Sticks

Cod Fillets

Sandwich Ham

Cocktail Sausages

Chicken Dippers

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Hash Browns

Cheddar Cheese

Philadelphia Cheese

Yogurts

Rice

Pasta

Flour

Eggs

Stuffing

Bread Crumbs

White and Brown Bread

Croissants

Bagels

Bread Sticks and Dip

Cereals

Crackers

In the fresh veggie and fruits some mandatory items to have in your pantry during Christmas and New Year are - 

Potatoes

Sprouts

Carrots

Parsnips

Turnip

Cabbage

Onion

Celery

Spring Onions

Peppers

Cauliflower

Broccoli

Sweet Corn

Mushrooms

Runner Beans

Pickled Onions

Peas

Beans

Lettuce

Beetroot

Cucumber

Apples

Oranges

Pears

Plums

Bananas

Peaches

Melon

Lemons

Limes

Kiwis

Grapes

Don’t miss out on stocking the following for pampering your sweet tooth –

Fresh Cream

Whipped Cream

Brandy Sauce

Jelly

Ice-Cream

Christmas Cake

Christmas Pudding

Mince Pies

Yule Log

Cheesecake

Pastry

Rice Cakes

Gateaux

Meringues

Fruit Flan Base

Icing

Marzipan

Tinned Fruit

Trifle Sponge

Nuts

Pretzels

Ginger Bread

Multi Pack Chocolate

Multi Pack Crisps

Multi Packs Sweets

Popcorn

Tin of Biscuits

Chocolate Fingers

Pink Wafers

Fig Rolls

Custard Creams

Digestives

Must-haves for your Dining Table

Manifold traditional food items all over the world are associated with the yuletide season. Here’s sharing a few of them so that you don’t miss out on anything to pep up your Christmas and New Year feast –

Apple Cider

A popular traditional drink in Canada and the United States this unsweetened and unfiltered beverage prepared from apples is tangy and generally pressed in local mills. 

Bread Pudding

Umm sounds so yummy, doesn’t it! This bread-based dessert owes its origins to the United Kingdom and is whipped up from eggs, milk and bread.

Buche De Noel 

This French delicacy is a heavenly flourless chocolate cake rolled with chocolate whipped cream. Traditionally, Buche de Noel is decorated with confectioners' sugar to resemble snow on a Yule log.

Chicken Cutlets

Go ahead and be a tad adventurous and opt for chicken cutlets - deliciously crisp deep fried patties of spicy chicken mixture with veggies within which serves as a great appetizer or snacks.

Cranberry Sauce

Prepared from cranberries as the name suggests this is a mandatory accompaniment to the Roast Turkey which is served on Christmas 

Diples 

These are traditional Greek pastries from the Peloponnese, comprising of strips of egg-based dough that are fried and dipped in a sugar and honey syrup. The diples are then sprinkled with finely crushed nuts and cinnamon.

Eggnog

A widespread creamy drink prepared from cream, eggs, milk and sugar and served chilled 

Fruits

You’ll have a segment of guests who prefer to refrain from all that is oily, spicy and sugary! You don’t want to starve them do you? Remember to offer a fruit platter which can double up as a pre-meal or post-meal snack too. And hey, how about experimenting with a fruit bouquet – trust us they make for the perfect festive centrepieces too!

Fruitcake

No Christian festival is complete without this popular desert. Dry fruits, spices and nuts lend it a unique flavour

Gingerbread

Now this one’s got the positive downside of boosting your immunity level too! Flavoured with ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves et al and then sweetened with honey and sugar gingerbread is a lip smacking yuletide delicacy!

Irish Stew

As the name suggests this item has its origins in Ireland and is made from seasonal root veggies and lamb meat and comes in multiple variations basis the region where it is served

Kransekeke 

This "Wreath" or "Ring Cake," is the signature cake of Scandinavia; and is made of several rings placed on top of each other and set in place with icing. A traditional Kransekeke needs to have minimum 18 rings. Prepared from almonds, confectioners' sugar, and egg whites, this cake is the perfect flourless, gluten-free alternative to standard celebratory cakes; and tastes crunchy from outside and chewy inside

Lebkuchen 

These traditional German Christmas cookies whether made into traditional circles or cut into stars and hearts hold universal appeal for all 

Mincemeat 

This is a mixture of chopped dried fruit, distilled spirits and spices, and sometimes beef suet, beef, or venison.

Panettone 

This is a towering round of sweet bread speckled with raisins, citrus, and almonds with a plush, buttery texture that owes its origins to Italy 

Plum Christmas Pudding 

This dense, fruit-filled Victorian dessert is a mandate for British Christmas celebrations.

Turkey

Turkey is a must-have for Thanksgiving and Christmas both; and is also served in between Christmas and the New Year depending on the demand of the guests! This goes best with mashed potatoes and stuffing.

Vegetables

With your desert table groaning under the weight of loads of fattening sweets, you’ll need to balance out by offering something healthy and nutritious too, won’t you? So do include broccoli, carrots, corn or anything else that shapes up as a healthy side dish to accompany the main course.

While preparing your yuletide menu keep in mind the universal fact that not all of your guests or even family members will share the same food preferences so it’s the need of the hour to offer a variety to ensure that everyone finds something appealing to their palate

Hope this list has been helpful do write in to Foodism with your customized versions of the above yuletide delicacies

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