Christmas Day Hacks for a fuss-free day

December 5, 2018

Christmas day hacks

Cocktails – check. Turkey – check. The perfect kitchen appliances to make it all a breeze – check. This year I am trying to make Christmas Day as easy and fuss-free as possible. So, I am left to enjoy the day with family and friends rather than fussing over food and entertainment. Here are my top Christmas Day Hacks to make it all happen!

The right appliances

Nothing ruins Christmas Day than having to manually and laboriously chop vegetables, mash potato or blend dips. The Sunbeam High Performance Power Blender is the ultimate, versatile kitchen appliance to power through ingredients for perfectly blended results. It’s multiuse and can help with almost every dish for Christmas Day! The blender can knead, grind, mill, chop and even juice ingredients.

Additionally, I love the three pre-programmed settings that purees and heats soups, emulsifies dips or spreads and blends smoothies to offer full versatility in blending. Therefore, giving you that walk away convenience to continue doing other things while it does the hard work for you. To customise your mixing, the 8 variable dial speed give you control and precision over your blending and chopping – everything from chopped veg to nut butters and more!

Finally, the speed and power of the blender is like nothing else. The powerful 1500W motor and 6-point sharpened stainless steel blades spin at cyclonic speeds of over 400km/h to power through even the toughest ingredients.

Finally, no more dicing, kneading and juicing for me. This blender is one incredible time saver in the kitchen.

The perfect cocktails

With the right equipment in hand – I can create the perfect cocktails. I recently used the Sunbeam Power Blender in my Instagram ‘Food’ highlight and demonstrated how I make delicious Raspberry Daiquiris. Make sure you check them out!

In fact, to make work even easier, forget buying multiple ingredients and pick up a Master’s of Mixers Cocktail Mixes! With over 30 flavours to choose from, you can serve the perfect Bloody Mary in the morning, a great Margarita at lunch and a Cosmopolitan at dinner.

Want a perfect Espresso Martini? Just mix a bottle of Tito’s Handmade Vodka and a Master of Mixes Espresso Mix. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ first and oldest legal distillery and is micro distilled in an old fashioned pot still.

Similarly, I made the perfect Espresso Martini by mixing The Master of Mixers Espresso Mixer with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Simply mix 60 ml of the Espresso Mixer with a shot (44ml) of Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into chilled glass. Simple and delicious! Both of these products are available Dan Murphy’s independent retailers.

In fact, forget the shopping and planning altogether!

Erase Christmas shopping and planning all together and simply order the Marley Spoon Christmas Box. This Aussie meal kit delivery service is taking the stress out of the festive season by bringing it all to your door. Packed with fresh, seasonal ingredients, the limited edition kit comes with all of the recipes and ingredients you need for an easy and delicious Christmas feast that can be prepared in just three and a half hours.

Available for pre-order now, the limited edition box feeds between six and eight people, and comes with everything you need for Christmas Day for $249.95 including free delivery.

Packed with fresh Australian produce, you and your family can enjoy Chargrilled Serrano-Wrapped Asparagus with Artichoke Dip to start, followed by the mains: a feast of Roast Turkey with Pistachio, Fig and Pear Stuffing and a Baked Tasmanian Salmon with Summer Herbs and Dijon Mustard. For sides, you can serve up Lemon Thyme Roasted Vegetables, as well as an Heirloom Tomato Salad with Marinated Goat’s Cheese and Pomegranate Molasses. And to finish it all off, an Orange and Maple-Pecan Christmas Trifle.

Overall, a great fuss-free meal that’s sure to impress your loved ones.

So, how are you intending to spend Christmas? If you have any tips for a stress-free meal please let me know in the comments below!

Happy Christmas!