Embrace the chaos this Christmas

Why not embrace the chaos this Christmas? Primula Cheese are encouraging people to share their #LittleMomentsOfChristmasChaos to show disasters can be fun too.

How often have you planned the perfect Christmas only to have it descend into chaos? Even the best planning can be thrown out by unexpected guests, cooking disasters or forgotten presents. Have you had a relative turn up with gifts and you forgot to buy them something? Have you put the turkey in the oven and forgotten to turn it on? Every Christmas has moments like these. Lets be honest it wouldn’t be Christmas without chaos.

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Embrace the chaos this Christmas

I have had my fair share of chaotic Christmas moments. There was the year I forgot to take the giblets out of the turkey before putting it in the oven. Luckily I realised after five minutes or we would have been eating plastic smothered turkey. Then there was the time I set fire to the Christmas pudding and nearly set my hair alight. I was leaning over the pudding in order to light it and flames suddenly shot up. Luckily I got out of the way just in time.

We also had the great Christmas tree incident. The dog got so excited with all the wrapping paper spread everywhere that he decided to race around like a lunatic, barking and getting people to chase him. Unfortunately he got caught up in a bit of tinsel from the tree and brought the tree crashing down behind him.

The most chaotic Christmas ever was when I went to stay with my parents in Northern Ireland. The winter was harsh that year, it was too cold to venture outside without freezing. Snow always brings chaos, the roads and transport systems come to a standstill as if the country has never seen snow before. This year the intense cold was the cause of many water pipes bursting and even the reservoirs themselves sprung a leak. Many people in Northern Ireland had no water for days. Cooking and washing using only bottled water is not much fun. I was so glad dry shampoo existed.

Primula Cheese #LittleMomentsOfChristmasChaos

These chaotic moments become part of Christmas legend. They become stories the family tell every year and part of the fabric of the family history. That is why this year Primula Cheese are encouraging us to share their #LittleMomentsOfChristmasChaos on social media. They want to prove the everyone has chaotic moments and these should be treasured as part of the spirit of Christmas. Have a look at Primula’s Little Moments of Christmas Chaos book with recipes, tips and hints on how to embrace the Christmas chaos this year.

Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers

Santa fe stuffed peppers

Cooking at Christmas creates lots of chaos. There are always plenty of leftovers that need using up. A great way to get rid of left over turkey is to make these Santa Fe stuffed peppers. This lovely healthy recipe uses a touch of spice for some zing. After a few days of over indulgence this recipe is perfect for a light lunch. For a festive twist create Santa Claus faces on the top of the pepper using primula cheese to draw a beard.

Inside the peppers the filling is made from cooked turkey pieces, onion, garlic, black eyed beans, sweetcorn fresh chilli and tomatoes. A little chilli powder, cumin and paprika goes into the mixture while it is cooking to create a spicy backdrop. This contrasts well with the sweet red pepper and the cheesy topping. These are perfect served with a side salad. If you want something a little more filling you can serve with rice.

Santa Fe stuffed peppers

Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers
Servings: 3
Author: Alison
Ingredients
  • 3 red peppers
  • 250 g leftover cooked turkey
  • 200 g tin black eyed beans
  • 200 g tin sweetcorn
  • 1 to mato
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 red chilli pepper
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • For topping
  • Primula cheese
  • Two spring onions
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop the onions and garlic into small pieces
  2. Dice the tomato
  3. Shred the turkey into pieces
  4. Add some oil to a pan and gently cook the onion and garlic.
  5. Add the turkey, black beans, tomato and spices.
  6. Cook on a low heat for about fifteen minutes then add the sweetcorn.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180C Gas Mark 4
  8. Chop the peppers in half lengthwise, removing the seeds and stem
  9. Place in an oven proof dish
  10. Fill with the turkey mixture.
  11. Add 100ml of water to the bottom of the dish and cover with silver foil
  12. Bake for about forty five minutes until the peppers are soft
  13. Decorate with primula cheese and spring onions to create santa faces
Will you be embracing the chaos this Christmas? Have you had any major disasters at Christmas time? Let me know below.

I was sent some Primula and a shopping voucher to get ingredients for a recipe. My opinions are my own

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  1. December 6, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    I love stuffed peppers, one of my favourite comfort foods. Loved reading your chaos stories, hope this Christmas will be chaos-free.
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