0046: What To Eat In December With Your Kitchen Gadgets?

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December Foods In Season. In episode 046 of the Magic With Gadgets Podcast we are talking about what we are cooking in December, what’s in season and which kitchen gadget recipes to get excited about this month.

These foods in season for December are also featured in the Magic With Gadgets Podcast. Simply search for Magic With Gadgets on your preferred podcast player, then scroll to episode 46 of season 1 to access this awesome episode.

What To Eat in December With Your Kitchen Gadgets
What To Eat in December With Your Kitchen Gadgets

Hello December!

Who is ready and eager and super excited for Christmas? The Christmas music, Christmas movies, the fun drinks and of course Christmas food.

I spoke about it in the November foods in season episode but I just love parsnips and I will be sniffing them for the whole of Christmas, because I love the smell so much. 

But of course, its not just parsnips that make up December, though December foods in season is of course going to have a Christmas vibe about it, because its all the foods you would naturally cook for Christmas in December.

What Should I Stockpile In December?

If you have been following me for a while, then you will know what I am going to say here, and that is I turn into a crazy turkey buying person. I am not talking the week before Christmas either, but on Boxing Day to grab those turkeys that the supermarkets failed to sell.

The same turkey’s that are perfect for loading into the freezer when you get home and getting them for an amazing discount too.

Last Christmas I managed to get about 6 whole turkeys with 75% off down to £5 each.

Then think that is 6 roast turkey dinners and turkey for the rest of the week over the next six months and you cant beat that for price.

Also, in the UK the main supermarkets discount down the veggies and potatoes, so you can get a BIG supply of those too if you shop at the right time.

Top 10 December Foods In Season


December, the month of Christmas is here, and lets eat all those classic festive foods and get into the Christmas spirit.

Let’s eat chestnuts. At Christmas I am always thinking about the Christmas song. Eating chestnuts on an open fire. But what about eating chestnuts from a warm air fryer!

Yes, you guessed it right, you can make air fryer roasted chestnuts. They are amazing and so easy to prep and air fry and perfect for getting you into Christmas food.

air fryer chestnuts

Let’s talk more about turkey. You see there are several ways that you can cook your favourite turkey in the air fryer. Though, what I love most is that turkey with the kitchen gadgets never goes dry which is always an added bonus.

Try out instant pot turkey crown, slow cooker turkey crown, ninja foodi turkey breast, air fryer turkey thigh dinner, and if you leave it last minute instant pot frozen turkey.

slow cooker turkey crown

Root Veggies are in season. What I love about December is the root veggies that are everywhere and are perfect for so many different types of cooking.

But what I love most is to make a veggie bake from a mix of veggies and its perfect for serving on Christmas Day.

Alternatively, you can steam your root veggies such as instant pot rutabaga, instant pot parsnips, instant pot carrots and instant pot leeks.

Instant Pot Carrots

Don’t forget about your cauliflower. Being British there is always some cauliflower cheese at Christmas and its just so, so yummy.

You can make our instant pot cauliflower cheese, or our air fryer cauliflower cheese and lets not forget about using the cauliflower to make a hidden soup maker cheese sauce.

soup maker slimming world cheese sauce

Do you love or hate sprouts? Yes, sprouts are still in season, and I can tell you that Dom and I love sprouts, but the kids hate them with a passion.

When sprouts are out of season, we will have air fryer frozen sprouts for lunch and then in season we will add them to our air fryer harvest casserole.

air fryer frozen brussel sprouts

Mushrooms are also in season. When it comes to Christmas, and you are trying to think of that special starter to offer from Christmas lunch then look no further than delicious air fryer garlic mushrooms – they are so easy.

Or for an alternative for garlic mushrooms for your Christmas feast why not pair our air fryer toast recipe with our soup maker chicken liver pate.

air fryer mushrooms

Dates are here!  What might surprise you is that dates are in season and so are the rest of the dried fruit family.

Why not use the in season dates to make instant pot sticky toffee pudding? Or you could use dates and other dried fruit to make a yummy air fryer Christmas cake.

instant pot sticky toffee pudding

The fruit of Christmas. I just love the Christmas veggie box that is loaded with seasonal fruit and veggies. Though top of the list has to be the delicious tangerines and oranges.

For recipe ideas try our air fryer grilled oranges, or our dehydrated oranges in the air fryer.

Dehydrated Oranges In Air Fryer

Stock up on the Christmas meat sides. I am talking to you pigs in blankets and I am definitely talking to you stuffing balls. Both of these freeze very well as does sausage meat and perfect for saving for future roast dinners.

You can also do air fryer pigs in blankets and air fryer stuffing balls.

Sage & Onion Stuffing Balls In The Air Fryer

For the best meat in December, it’s all about the roast beef and is perfect for if you have a budget beyond a turkey.

Our favourite is air fryer beef wellington, but you can also do an air fryer prime rib or the same with our instant pot prime rib.

air fryer beef wellington

What To Dehydrate In December?

My favourite food to dehydrate in December is the Christmas herbs and also the leftover onion and garlic. All of them dry well and it’s a great way to make use of the leftovers if you haven’t used all the fresh herbs you bought.

Try dehydrated onion, dehydrated basil, dehydrated garlic, and of course dehydrated rosemary.

How To Dehydrate Garlic In Air Fryer

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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes. Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie marker and several other kitchen gadgets. CLICKING HERE →

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