Christmas Meals great eats for your holidays

SPIRAL HAM

For a great main dish that's easy to cook try this; lather a precooked spiral ham in a homemade glaze made of brown sugar and warm pumpkin pie spices

PRIME RIB ROAST

6 lb boneless prime rib roast beef roast, 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper, 2 teaspoons dried thyme, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 stalks celery (cut into 2-inch pieces), 1 carrot (cut into 2-inch pieces), 1 small unpeeled onion, quartered and separated, 2 teaspoons concentrated beef base paste, 1 1/2 cups water 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 1 teaspoon water

SEASONED TURKEY

11 sprig fresh sage, leaves picked 12 strips higher-welfare pancetta or thinly sliced streaky bacon, 1 bulb garlic, 4 medium red onions, 2 sticks celery, 1 big handful breadcrumbs, 1 handful dried apricots, minced pork, 1 lemon, zest of 1 pinch grated nutmeg, 1 large egg, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, 12 small sprigs of fresh rosemary, 2 carrots, peeled 1 large orange, olive oil 2 tablespoons plain flour 1.1 litres organic chicken or vegetable stock

BACON WRAPPED PORK LOIN

1 2-pound piece boneless pork loin, ½teaspoon ground allspice black pepper, ½cup dried cherries(chopped), ½cup fresh flat-leaf parsley(chopped), 1tablespoon whole-grain mustard, 6 slices bacon, 1tablespoon currant jelly, 1teaspoon red wine vinegar

Fun Facts About Christmas Meals

Australians usually grill on Christmas

The typical Christmas meal contains more than 7,000 calories

The UK consumes approximately 6.5 million jars of cranberries sauce on Christmas each year

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