For the last two years I’ve been hosting Christmas dinner at my home. I am Muslim so we don’t celebrate Christmas as such, but it is an opportunity for the family to get together because it’s one of the few times of year that everyone is on holiday!! Being British Asian, I do feel Christmas is also part of my culture. I grew up watching my friends celebrating Christmas, we bought the bumper edition Radio Times every year without fail in the 80’s and 90’s, and circled all the movies we’d be watching over the holidays. It was great fun!
I want my little one to have fond memories too, so I really enjoy cooking Christmas dinner – complete with roasties, gravy, yorkshire pudding, sprouts, roasted veg and juicy roast chicken. Not traditional I know, but prefer chicken to turkey.
One of my specialties is making yummy non-alcoholic eggnog. This easy peasy and creamy spice-infused milky drink so delicious!! Great as a Christmas mocktail for all non-alcohol drinking folks, and perfect for pregnant mummies. It’s become a tradition to have this every year when we have the family over. I haven’t posted it before as I feel I’ve spent the last two years perfecting it. And, boy can I tell you it has been perfected!
Made with warming spices: cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, it’s wonderful for health and boosting immunity. These fragrant spices also smell like Christmas and are perfect for this cold time of year.
I have a big family so this recipe is what I call a ‘batch cooking’ recipe – enough to serve my Big Fat Indian family. If you have less guests you can scale down the quantities.
Lovely to serve as a welcome drink on entrance with some yummy canapes.