This is go-time. With just a couple more days to go, you have to get organised if you’re going to indulge in a decadent meal for one on Christmas Day.
What I’m going to share works great for loners, those who can’t be with loved ones for the holidays, anyone who can’t eat what everyone else at the dinner table is having (due to diet restrictions for example), or, if you just don’t wanna be sad looking at a bland plate all Christmas day ^_^.
So, how do we eat for one on Christmas Day without ending up in a tasteless mess we’d rather forget?
-> Ingredients/Pre-made Meals You Like + Great Entertainment +Delicious Dessert = Eating for One Like A Boss on Christmas Day <-
Easy enough right? Often when we’re spending holidays alone (as I’ve had to at times), we cling to memories or have longing thoughts imagining everyone else is having a way better time than we are. I say screw that and enjoy the gift of food instead. A good meal can make us so happy and I want that for you this Christmas Day.
My suggestions on how to properly execute this plan in the time you have left include:
- Scour your fridge and cupboards first to see if you can whip up what you want without heading to the store. I’ve often had limited ingredients and tried to make it work. (For example: Flour, spices, salt, and water combined, rolled into balls or flattened, and fried – delicious!)
- Get to stores early (if necessary) and purchase ingredients/the pre-made meals you want. The earlier you go, the better chances of getting what you want. Try these last minute shopping tips.
- If you’re going to take a risk with a new recipe, consider a few from different culinary creators, and make a choice based on what you feel most comfortable with, and you think you’ll enjoy most.
- For those who will be eating with others: Find out if your host is okay with you bringing your courses, or if they’d be willing to make something just for you (offer to help ^_^).
- Pick your entertainment early. What do you want to watch? What kind of music would you like playing in the background? A few options to consider include: Marriage Story, Another Life, and Insatiable. See more below :):
- Finally, just have fun with this. It might seem bleak depending on your situation, but don’t let food you don’t want add to the mix :).
- Optional: When I moved to England, my mum pushed me to go out for holidays so I wouldn’t feel lonely. I’ve spent my birthday this way – in a pub surrounded by strangers. I loved it cause in the moment I didn’t feel alone. If you prefer going out for a meal on Christmas Day, do a Google search for places in/around your area that’ll be open for lunch/dinner. I guarantee there will be others doing the same.
Now before I go, I know it can be a hassle finding pre-made meals that are on the decent to great scale. My suggestions below are based on places I have shopped at on a regular basis:
You can find decent – great pre-made meals at:
Know other great places for pre-made meals?
Comment below :).