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Somebody pass me a drink! Christmas and end of year celebrations are sweeping our little family off it’s feet. We’ve got back to back parties and catch ups and drinks and dinners. It’s fun and exciting and exhausting!
I’m taking lots of plates of food to these functions and with two littlies biting my ankles (one of them quite literally!) I am jumping at any opportunity to make catering as easy as possible. One of my favourite ways to please a crowd is to share a generous and delicious platter of amazing food. it only takes a few minutes to chop up bits and pieces but it looks great and is always appreciated by a crowd over a few drinks. For the most impressive platter I like to choose quality ingredients with unique flavours. Try these combinations for your next party.
The Perfect Christmas Foodie Platter
Thinly sliced, smoked Waygu beef
Fig and walnut paste
Sicilian green olives
Sesame and black pepper wafers
Edamame, wasabi and sour cream dip
Of course, some people are always looking for a little something sweet on the side…
Sweet Treats Foodie Platter
Salted Caramel Chocolates
Mince Pies with Single Malt Scotch Whisky
I know what you might be thinking. Who’s got time to run around to specialist food stores to buy all this stuff? When am I supposed to make mince pies? And doesn’t all this cost a fortune?
Um. No. That’s the best part! I picked up all these ingredients at my local Woolworths thanks to their new Woolworths Gold range. It’s all about affordable indulgence. Yes, please! And if you haven’t got time to get to the shops you can shop online to get it all home delivered – including a lovely tipple or two to go with it!
Speaking of drinks, don’t forget to have something to wash all those delicious treats down. I have been having fun making the prettiest, sparkliest cocktail for Christmas gathering. It looks super special but takes nothing at all to pull together.
All That Glitters is Gold Champagne Cocktail
Edible gold glitter*
- Pour a small amount of brandy into a medium sized ramekin, so that it is just deep enough to dip the rim of your champagne glasses in.
- Pour a little edible gold glitter into a separate ramekin.
- One by one, dip each champagne glass in the brandy, then into the glitter, to create a sparkly, gold rimmed effect.
- Drop one raspberry into each glass, followed by ¼ teaspoon edible gold glitter.
- Fill each glass with Prosecco.
The bubbles create a gorgeous glittery display as the raspberry bobs and spins. Each sip gives a tiny hint of brandy, bringing a little extra Christmas cheer. These beautiful cocktails are very hard to resist.
Well, don’t I feel all fancy pants?! Now, somebody pass me another slice of Waygu beef…
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