Party Food Idea’s For Your Family This Friday

So tomorrow is officially the start of Christmas, it’s the Late Late Toy Show! No doubt many of us will be making a night of it for the children. Below are some recipes that can be made at home the night before and are quick to rustle up.


Homemade Burgers

  • 450g Minced Beef / Pork / Turkey
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, crushed / chopped
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Mixed Herbs
  • Handful of Breadcrumbs (optional)


  1. Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl, by hand.
  2. Shape into burger form, approx 8 burgers depending on what size you want.
  3. Wrap in parchment paper and leave covered in the fridge until time for cooking.
  4. Grill or fry.

I serve with potato wedges and side salad or roasted cherry tomatoes; finish the burgers by adding mayonnaise, grated cheese and chopped chives and melt under the grill.


Quick Banoffie Jars

Anytime I buy yoghurt in individual glass jars, I keep them for desserts. It is a good way of portioning dessert. This is a really quick dessert to put together and all elements can be prepared in advance ready to go, except slicing the bananas.



  • Digestive Biscuits / Ginger Nuts, Crushed
  • 1 Can of Caramel / Boiled Condensed Milk
  • Sliced Banana
  • Whipped Cream
  • Grated Chocolate



  1. Crush the biscuits.
  2. Portion out into the jars (I don’t add melted butter, save a few calories)
  3. Add caramel to each jar, followed by sliced banana.
  4. Next add some whipped cream.
  5. Finish with some grated chocolate.


Hope you enjoy your weekend. Next month I will have a few new recipes just in time for Christmas!




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