The URBAN eat Guide to Alternative Christmas Dinners

If the thought of soggy sprouts, dry turkey and watery gravy on Christmas Day isn’t exactly filling you with joy, then have a think about some of the alternative Christmas day meals you could be enjoying instead.

At URBAN eat we like to do things a little differently, and whilst we enjoy a nice Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, we always have it squashed between 2 slices of bread or in a wrap.  This can get a little messy when you add gravy and bread sauce to the mix, but it’s very tasty never the less.

We’ve asked around the streets of Britain and can reveal that plenty of you like to do things a bit differently on the big day.  Here are some of our favourites:

Student Dinner
Taking just ten minutes to prepare, this money saving take on a traditional Christmas dinner is perfect for anyone who is lacking in funds, cooking know how, or both!

All you need is a pack of wafer thin turkey; a bag of frozen veg, pre-cooked picnic sausages topped with Frazzles (for that unmistakable bacon flavour) some potato waffles that can be cooked in the toaster and a tub of instant gravy granules.

Minimum effort, minimum cost, maximum flavour!

Turkey Curry
This was a popular choice for people who like to keep one foot in the traditional camp.  Cook your turkey the night before Christmas, and then shred the meat off the bones the next day.  Add this to a homemade or shop bought curry sauce and accompany with rice, naan bread and Christmas crackers.

Christmas – Australian Stylie
Okay, you wont have the sun, sea or surf, but that shouldn’t stop you from dragging our the ‘barbie’ to cook up some delicious sea food, bbq ribs and chicken drumsticks.

Pop on a Santa suit for warmth, play a summer tunes CD and turn up the patio heater.

Of course, Christmas dinners don’t happen until everything is perfectly cooked and presented on the table. If you can’t wait until then, however, you could always help yourself to an URBAN eat Christmas Dinner Panini to fill the whole. Turkey breast, bacon, hash brown, cranberry sauce all in a stonebaked ciabatta – the perfect way to end Christmas day.

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