Food on Christmas day in the past had Australians sitting down to a meal that consisted of hot food. Ham, turkey, pork, lamb plus the cooked veggies, potatoes, pumpkin, peas, beans, etc. Dessert would be a hot plum pudding with cream. All of this occurred in the height of the Australian summer. Eventually, some smart Aussie said enough! Mum is slaving over a hot stove, heating up the house and serving up food no one really wants to eat in this heat, let’s try something different. So we did. Aussie Christmas day celebrations now range from a BBQ down on the Yarra river to a BBQ on the beach, to a BBQ in the backyard or better still, a BBQ at someone else’s place.
You would be hard pressed not to eat something on Christmas day that hadn’t been cooked on the BBQ. The beauty of barbequing on Christmas day is you can still do the traditional fare, hot meats and vegetables, but it can be done outside. Or better still maybe some seafood and salad? The Weber is still the hero of the day.
We also need to cater to our guests with allergies or dietary requirements. There are gluten-free, the vegetarians, the vegans and those of us that just have intolerances to a variety of foods. The beauty of the Weber is that everyone can be catered for. The Weber recipe source has all your variations covered. You could even email those with special requirements and give them a list of choices from the Weber recipe site.
Impress your guests by having a 3-course lunch, all prepared on the Weber. Here are some choices we’ve put together from the recipe source on the Heat & Grill site.
If you have hosted these type of sit-downs before, you soon realise there is no medal for doing everything. People like to bring something as well as make the day easier for you. Also, it can become quite expensive to play host. Items you can delegate include:
Preparation will be your best friend on this busy day. You will get to enjoy it, with a little help from your nearest and dearest.
Weber's are one of the all-time go-to presents at Christmas. If you are going to be the giver, maybe a Weber gift voucher would be best. This will allow the recipient to discuss with you what type of BBQ would work for the home, gas, charcoal or thanks to the new Weber Pulse - electric. Working out who is doing the cooking will help make this decision. Maybe one person wants to cook on the weekends and the other during the week but doesn’t feel comfortable with charcoal so base your decision on how you cook, what you cook and who would cook. Weber has an impressive range of sizes, fuel types and mobility. These include:
Weber accessories are definitely recommended to go with a Weber BBQ. They are quality products that are designed specifically for each individual cooker. They will not damage the plates or grill, nor will they bend or rust. Certain products are sized to specific BBQs. For example, there are several sized pizza stones applicable the different sized internal spaces with individual cookers. Weber has thought of everything when it comes to their accessories, right down to heatproof gloves. They will certainly go to enhance your cooking experience. Why not wrap up a Weber accessories pack as the gift to put under the tree with the voucher for the BBQ attached?