I am one of those people who buys and eats Christmas food weeks before the big day. I can’t help myself. I just love it. I’m the same at Easter. I’m the first one purchasing and eating hot cross buns and Easter eggs.
Why not? Life is too short.
I may have gotten a little overexcited by Christmas this year because I am in a bigger house in which I can fit a much large and REAL Christmas tree. Plus, I love Christmas food so much and not just the grown up stuff like plum pudding and baked ham. Give me those marshmallow Santa chocolates and some candy canes and I’m a very happy little elf.
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by IGA. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in her own words.
When I was asked to write an article for IGA called “7 easy Christmas lunch ideas” I was so happy. I now had the perfect excuse to prepare seven amazing Christmas lunches with all my favourite Christmas foods. The kids have had so much fun. For the past week I have been prepare stunning festive lunches. As soon as each meal was ready my daughter would run through the house yelling, “Another Christmas is ready”.
IGA has a HUGE range of foods to choose from. I could have done 10 Christmas dinners but I’m trying to be good at the moment so I’ll just stick to seven.
When it comes to Christmas lunch I’m all about shortcuts, and why not. Who says I have to cook everything from scratch? I want to be able to enjoy the lead up to Christmas and in particular I want to enjoy Christmas Day. My mum is a machine and cooks for weeks in the lead up to the big day and gets up at 5am to do the rest of the cooking ahead of Christmas lunch. She’s amazing. I don’t take after her at all.