At this point in the holiday season, it’s time to start getting ready for Christmas! While exciting, Christmas can come with a lot of planning as well. You have to consider what you’re getting for everyone and that’s even further complicated if you’re hosting the celebration.
For instance, what should you make if your the chef on Christmas day? If you haven’t considered it yet, there are actually quite a few ways that you can make your BBQ skills stand out on Christmas!
1. The Christmas Turkey
When you want to prepare your main dish, a classic choice is a Christmas turkey. If you’re having a BBQ Christmas, you can still keep this traditional option in the forefront if you want to. For instance, if you want to smoke your turkey, you can do that!
Of course, you can also consider swapping your meat entree to utilize your smoker. One recommendation would be to fire up the grill and cook up a delicious steak or grill up some chicken.
2. Try Out a Meat Substitute
If you aren’t a meat eater, you can still find plenty of great vegan and vegetarian entrees that you can make on your grill.
You have a few different options here. For one, you could opt for a completely vegetable main dish. In this case, ingredients like squash are great stars of the show! On the other hand, you could opt for meat substitutes to have vegetarian takes on BBQ classics like roasts. This way, you can accommodate any diet at your BBQ!
3. Try Out Some Seafood
We don’t always think of seafood right away when thinking of Christmas but there is a place for it! Especially on the grill, you can make seafood taste amazing and blow your whole family away. Salmon is a particularly good choice for the grill but you can opt for whatever seafood you and your family are most fond of.
4. Skillet Potato Dip
Aside from the entree, you’ll also want to consider an appetizer. After all, no one wants everyone else to wait until the main dish is ready to eat on Christmas day. In the meantime, a small appetizer can help.
With a few spare potatoes, some cheese, and a few toppings, you can make a potato dip for your family to snack on.
5. Skillet Biscuits
When you’re getting ready for a Christmas BBQ, you can’t forget one of the main basics: biscuits! Most holiday meals aren’t considered complete if you don’t have the right bread to go with your dish and you can’t go wrong with a side of biscuits.
If you’re doing this on a grill, you won’t want to put the biscuits straight on the grill. For the best cooking, you should use something like a skillet to bake the biscuits on top of without grill marks.
This also gives you plenty of room to explore a few different ideas. After all, there are plenty of different types of biscuits to showcase at Christmas.
6. Grilled Veggies
As we’ve stated, there are certain aspects of Christmas dinner that you can’t forget when you’re grilling. This includes something that has seen more and more diversity in recent years: grilled vegetables.
You have plenty of options as to vegetables that you can grill but if you want to stick to a Christmas theme, it’s best to look for seasonal vegetables. This could include asparagus, brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, and squash.
7. Gingerbread Skillet Cookie
If you want to add dessert to your menu, you can without ever switching to the oven. You can make options such as this gingerbread skillet cookie on the grill. Plus, gingerbread fits the theme of Christmas foods.
This also gives you the chance to partake in some Christmas activities. While this is a round skillet cookie, you can still ice it to add some decorative fun. Not to mention, it’s great with a scoop of ice cream and you can add grilled fruit too. These are all great ways to make the most of your Christmas BBQ no matter what your favorite dishes are. So, go forth, upgrade your grill, fire it up, and get ready to enjoy a feast!