Best of the Foodie Blogs: Ten at Ten (49)


Happy Wednesday and welcome to our last Ten at Ten round up for this year. Ten at Ten is off for a little Christmas break – it needs to fill its tummy with mince pies and mulled wine and lay on the sofa in front of endless Christmas movies (or maybe that’s just me!). So this week, I make no apologies for a full-on festive celebration with lots of fantastic recipes from the UK food blogging community.

Kicking off this week’s picks we have a couple of great recipe ideas for the children. I love these little pizza Christmas trees from Katie at Feeding boys and a firefighter. They would be great for a Christmas buffet or for the children to make as a festive lunch. There is also a lovely Christmas Tree Snow Globe lunch idea from The Gingerbread Mum – although I get the feeling blue tortillas will be more appealing for the children than the adults! Great, fun food for the children!

Mulled wine is delicious, but what can you make that is suitable for the whole family, including those who don’t drink? How about this easy mulled juices from Gourmet Mum? It looks like the perfect recipe to whip up for chilly nights in front of the fire.

Soups always features on the menu at our house over Christmas, but we can get stuck in a rut, making the same ones all the time. This year I really want to try this chorizo and butter bean soup from Well Worn Whisk. Chorizo has been a big hit in our house this year, especially with the children, so this would be perfect for us.

If you’re looking for delicious party food ideas then I think these little asparagus in duvets from Cuisine Genie could be just the thing for you. I love the green of the asparagus peeping out! I also adore these little puffs filled with Cranberry, Cointreau and Clementine Sauce from All That I’m Eating – you can’t have Christmas without cranberries!

Every year I say I am going to make my own bread sauce but every year I run out of time! Now I’ve seen this recipe from Yum Yum Bubblegum and how easy it is, I think I will make it this week and freeze it ready for Christmas Day. Perhaps this year will be the one when we have homemade bread sauce!

I just couldn’t resist the vibrant colour of this red cabbage kimchi over on Milk for the morning cake. Red cabbage is one of my favourite vegetables and the children seem to rather like it too, but I’ve never tried doing this with it before. Definitely one to add to the list.

Christmas is a time when there are plenty of leftovers and I rather like finding creative ways to make a second meal out of what it left over. If you’ve got any vegetable chilli left then you might like to try making these Vegetable Chilli Rissoles from My Cava Lifestyle. A great way to use up the leftovers!

And finally this week, we have a great alternative to Christmas pudding from Kitchen Delights. This Chocolate and Vanilla Berry Pavlova is bound to be a crowd pleaser, especially for those who aren’t big fans of the traditional Christmas pud (strange people!).

So, that’s our last Ten at Ten for this year. We will be back again in the new year and on the hunt for lots of posts to find out what you have been up to over the festive period. Enjoy!

Sally is the publisher of Foodies100, the UK's largest directory of brilliant UK food and drink blogs and bloggers. Every day of the week, we promote the UK's best and most exciting blogs about food and drink.

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