Christmas Food Made Easy! Any Idea?

Merry Christmas In Advance As We Look for The Best Naija Christmas food, Is it Rice Or Swallow?
Hurrah! Christmas is just around the corner again! 
Christmas is unarguably the largest celebration in Nigeria, it is not only celebrated by Christians but by everyone in the country. Perhaps the main reason for the general acceptance is its timing, just six days before the year ends, what other time would you rather chill out and celebrate? I think we all agree that one of the reasons everyone loves Christmas celebration is the fact that New Year celebration is another remarkable festival enjoyed by everyone irrespective of religious beliefs, so while Christmas means so much for Christians, it also serves as an appetizer before the main meal (New Year) to non-Christians.

There have been several questions pointing to what Christmas means to Nigerians. If your guess is as good as mine, you would agree that there is something about Christmas that resonates with everyone’s soul in this part of the world. So as a proper Naija bred, I would say that Christmas is a season for jollification, sharing (yes, we love giving & receiving gifts!) and above all, it’s a time to eat special meals together with friends and relatives. I kinda love Christmas for all the food part…  did I hear you say the special Christmas rice? Rice is prepared in
different forms and is always delicious but if you ask me, I would say that Christmas is a time to try something more special and different, I mean something we hardly eat every other day, like Egg Plant Sauce with crunchy snails and boiled yamFish fillet vegetable sauce with pastaNigerian Coconut macaroni with Grilled Fish and Vegetables or some special Nigerian local soups with pounded yam to go: Feel free to compile your own list of what to eat for Christmas in the comments section below.

My point is that it’s a time to put “life as usual” aside and have some fun, cook something very special, skip dinner at home and go to special restaurants some days or do a barbeque with friends at home and possibly order pizza online through hellofood. Believe me, inviting friends over for some days adds more colour to the season.

 I watched an American movie titled Grown ups and I do think that Christmas celebration in some major cities in Nigeria is taking that shape nowadays; a time when friends from secondary schools reunite to remember the good old days and laugh so hard. Wives cooking and sharing gist in the kitchen while the guys are watching football and fighting over who would win, ChelseaArsenal or Manchester United; and an evening concluded with barbeque in the garden while the kids are staged for dancing competition. This might sound like a dream but it takes just little to give your family & friends a Christmas experience to remember all year long.

Maybe we can dedicate a post for sending out Christmas greetings in our native Nigerian languages such as “barka dä Kirsimati’, ‘E ku odun’, ‘E keresimesi’, ‘Iselogbe’, etc.
 Enjoying Christmas at the villa, with one Nigerian Christmas food plus cutting the christmas cake, who cares?
Have Fun Celebrating!


  1. Anonymous11/28/2014

    Thanx for this Eya! Reminds me of my last year's Xmas in Lag. Couldn't travel to my villa because of my job but made good use of it in Lag. I'm looking forward to the special Xmas greetings in our native languages... Iselogbe!!!

  2. Anonymous11/28/2014

    Abeg who know the meaning of black friday?

    1. Anonymous12/02/2014

      Black Friday is the Last Friday in the month of November every year(the day after Thanksgiving ). Observed here in America. You buy things very cheap in stores and online.

  3. Christmas around the corner, can't wait to have fun.

  4. Chyqueen11/28/2014

    Anon 10:54 , black friday means the day u shop at the cheapest rate. its done overseas not here in nija.

  5. Anonymous11/28/2014

    Good day Aunty Eya. Please help me make this a topic so my sisters on here can benefit from my discovery. I was the same person that made it known sometimes ago that Instagram is on BB, that is by the way.
    What I brought today is Super and i'm sure anyone who give it a trial would ever be grateful. Its nothing but a Butt lift, Curvy hips and firm butt. It cost nothing but dedication and a Bucket, It is called Bucket I laughed when my South African friend told me about it but I was grateful I did not ignore it because even blind man is commenting on my curve. some even went as far as saying she has started wearing Bum Bum but na lie o, na my bum bum gan gan I dey carry about.
    To cut the whole tory short, lets get to how its done. Get a bucket which is your butt size, your butt size in the sense that the bum bum would go into the bucket nd stay there tightly, while the hips and the laps settles on the bucket. Sit there as long as you can, while cooking, washing, gisting, instead of sitting on chair, make it an habit to sit on your bucket as often as you can and as longer as you can and smile at your curve in a matter of weeks.
    It also helps the back this way don't relax like a tired woman while sitting, sit upright and chest out abit. with that the butt would be lifted, the bum bum would be firm cos it has tightly sitted in the bucket, the back would stretch and the hips would come out too.
    You will feel some pain around where the hip is sitted on the bucket because its just a bucket and not some sofa, its cool, Rit would go over time and it means you are doing it right.
    People around you will laugh at you when you start because its awkward sitting on but they would praise and admire you when they start seeing result. Please get the appropriate bucket, it should not be small because the butt wont go inside comfortably and it should not be big because the butt and the hips would all go in but get the one dt wud accomodate the bum bum alone while the hip is spread at the top. I practically broke a bucket the first day but I did not give up and I am glad I never gave up.
    Please Mummies, Aunties and friends don't mind my grammar ooo, na try I dey try.
    I would be monitoring this post in case anyone has a question, That would be all for now my people.

    1. Interesting. I am going to try this. How long does it take to see results?

    2. Really? For all ages and sizes? ?
      Ok, I'll post later. Thanks.

    3. Anonymous11/30/2014

      Yes o am very much interested. How long before I see results?
      Am sitting on a bucket as we speak hehehehe

    4. Anonymous11/30/2014

      Result depends on the hours you sit and if you get your bucket size correctly. If done well, you will feel some slight pain under the butt and you should begin seeing difference in a week and massive difference as you continue.
      Aunty Eya, I guess everyone can try as long as you get your bucket size.

    5. www.spillithere.com11/30/2014

      wow! are you for real?

  6. Aunt Eya! I have also watched the movie "Grown ups 1&2" and the film is super interesting and very funny.

    I love Christmas, my favourite time of the year, its a tradition for me to travel to ikorodu my birth town, and my childhood town where I grew up and spent almost 20yrs. Its really fun going there, I am always looking forward to it, because all my childhood friends and secondary friends and classmates all come together and we have lots of fun. We visit different sites we used to visit while we were still kids and we do a lot of dancing and playing, drinking, eating and catching fun. And the ladies always make it very special if you know what I mean. Lol.
    Most of us were mass/alter server, so we go to visit the present day servers and share our experience with them and we also do some silly things we used to do as kids. Lol
    Can't wait for Christmas to come.

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  7. Anonymous11/30/2014

    Aunty Eya,
    I have been longing to prepare roasted turkey for Christmas just haven't found the perfect recipe yet .


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