The first one is a lovely breakfast idea to start Christmas Day on the healthy path knowing the day will be full of delicious indulgence. This grilled grapefruit with honey and juniper berries is very refreshing. The tartness of juniper berries and bitterness of grapefruits is well balanced with the sweetness of the honey.
If you feel like you need more than half a grapefruit to start the day and some energy to open your presents, you can also add those wonderful cranberry and white chocolate mini muffins I posted on the blog last year.
Another thing that goes well with the main course on Christmas day is a side dish of mushrooms. The ones I made for this recipe are cooked with a bit of cognac and cream. The cognac can be replaced by another type of alcohol if needed. I would suggest either brandy or Port wine as a complimentary choice.
And to go with the colour theme, my Christmas tree this year (I used the same last year) consists of a lovely bunch of pussy willow branches to which I have attached a few white ornaments and some copper cookie cutters (yes, cookie cutters attached with a little string are a lovely Christmas tree ornament idea).
Do you try unusual things when you celebrate Christmas? Be it different types of food or something else than a traditional Christmas tree?