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Sharing Christmas food ideas whilst quizzing. - Group Talk - Week Commencing 28th November 2022.


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?


Eggnog.


The diet chefs Eggnog - makes 3 servings

55kCal per serving

237ml Almond Milk

118ml Beaten Egg

1tsp Rum

16g Sugar Free Fat Free Vanilla Pudding Mix

1tsp Stevia

1/2tsp Cinnamon

1/2tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice


2. Stollen is the traditional fruit cake of which country?


Germany


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?


Coca-Cola


5. When did Coca-Cola start featuring Santa in their ads?


1931


Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Low calorie alternative drinks


6. In which direction should you stir Mincemeat for good luck; clockwise or anti-clockwise?


Clockwise


Filo Mincemeat Samosa's


7. What would you stick into an onion, when following a traditional bread sauce recipe?


Cloves


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?


Hen


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


10 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?


Brandy


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.


True


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'?


Sugar Plums


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?


Yule Log


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'?


Mulled Wine


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?


Panettone


Buy mini, share, or make your own


17. Which type of tree was the partridge sitting in, according to a weel-known christmas song?


Pear


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'?


Figgy Pudding


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?


Gingerbread House


21. Where did Gingerbread Houses start? Bonus points foe when?


Germany. 16th Century.


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