With just three weeks left after this week until Christmas, its the perfect opportunity to share our Christmas food ideas allowing us to enjoy our favourite foods even more. To spice the talk up I thought we would develop our ideas over Christmas food trivia questions.
1. Which milk-based beverage is available around Christmas and comes in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic?
The diet chefs Eggnog - makes 3 servings
55kCal per serving
237ml Almond Milk
118ml Beaten Egg
16g Sugar Free Fat Free Vanilla Pudding Mix
1/2tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
2. Stollen is the traditional fruit cake of which country?
BBC Good Food Food Recipes - which often are lower calories than premade.
3. What name is given to small sausages wrapped in bacon, a staple at a British Christmas dinner?
Pigs in Blankets
Use reduce fat pork sausage meat, chicken sausage meat with Bacon Medallions or turkey rashers, alternatively use vegetarian sausages with vegetarian bacon.
4. The red and white costume of Father Christmas was allegedly first introduced by which drink manufacturer?
5. When did Coca-Cola start featuring Santa in their ads?
Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Low calorie alternative drinks
6. In which direction should you stir Mincemeat for good luck; clockwise or anti-clockwise?
Filo Mincemeat Samosa's
7. What would you stick into an onion, when following a traditional bread sauce recipe?
Swap whole milk for skimmed milk or half it; half skimmed milk, half water.
8. A swede is a cross between which two vegetables?
A Cabbage and a Turnip
Mash with potatoes, carrots and nutmeg, to give Christmas twist.
9. What is a female turkey called?
Are you having turkey this year?
If you are where are you sourcing?
If not what are you having?
10. Approximately how many turkeys were purchased at Christmas 2013 in the UK; 1 million, 10 million, or 20 million
rather than putting Butter under the skin or basting the turkey. Roast the turkey on the crown, allowing the juice's to fill the breasts.
11. Which spirit is traditionally added to butter and served with Christmas pudding?
Indulge but not overindulge, weighing and tracking is the secret.
12. True or false; Before turkey the traditional English Christmas dinner included a pig's head smothered in mustard.
Alternative to Pigs head - Pork and Chestnut Wellington using the Loin or Filet
13. Visions of which sweet foodstuff danced in children's heads as they slept, according to Clement Clarke Moore's poem 'Twas the night before Christmas'?
Ingredients in Sugarplums - dates, walnuts, cranberries, prunes, hazelnuts, cherry preserves, cloves, cinnamon and sugar.
14. What is 'Bûche de Noël', commonly eaten in France at Christmas?
Make a plain chocolate sponge, spread with reduced sugar jam and roll, cover with a thin layer of melted chocolate.
15. What would you be drinking if you had 'Glühwein'?
Use a Non-Alcoholic wine like 'McGuigan's Zero Shiraz' with Schwartz Mulled Wine Spice and slices of fresh Orange.
16. Which type of sweet bread loaf, which originated in Milan, is traditionally eaten at Christmas in Italy and many other European countries?
Buy mini, share, or make your own
17. Which type of tree was the partridge sitting in, according to a weel-known christmas song?
Poached pears - Poach the Pears in our Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine.
18. What dish was served by Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol? also mentioned in the song 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas'?
Alternative to Christmas Pudding - made with - butter, figs, brandy, sultanas. raisins, apples, light muscovado ,dark brown sugar, breadcrumbs, self raising flour and all spice.
19. Why are Candy Canes shaped like Shepard's Canes?
To remind us of the gifts the Shepard's brought to the baby Christ.
20. What type of craft house is popular to make and eat for Christmas?
21. Where did Gingerbread Houses start? Bonus points foe when?
Germany. 16th Century.