We always look forward to spending a merry Christmas. After all, it is the longest holiday season, which allows us to spend more quality time with our friends and loved ones. However, before the 25th of December, there are lots of things that need to be done. Shopping, gift wrapping, not to mention putting the tree up and decorating it. And oh, you also have to come up with a Christmas menu.
To make things easier for you, here are Christmas foods that you might want to add to your menu this year.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Rosemary Pecans
Needless to say, mashed potato is a classic favorite. But you really don’t have to stick to the traditional recipe that you’ve been making year after year. This coming Christmas, why not try mashed sweet potatoes with rosemary pecans?
This one here is something that you can prepare ahead of time. Doing it a couple of days before Christmas day is fine so you won’t have to rush on the day itself.
Green Beans With Orange and Almond Gremolata
Green beans are healthy and delicious. But there’s more that you can do to make it a lot tastier. That’s the magic that the combination of rosemary, garlic, and orange zest can give.
This recipe is so easy to make. You can even do it like a couple of hours before dinner.
Slow Cooker Chicken Marbella
Speaking of a classic dish, this famous chicken recipe makes a festive meal. You will need a slow cooker to make it. If you are unable to find prunes, you can substitute them with nectarines or even dried apricots.
Since this utilizes a slow cooker, it is highly recommended that you prepare this dish in the morning so you will have enough time ’til dinner.
Risotto With Sweet Potato, Lemon, and Sage
Looking for a fresh and creamy side dish? Consider making risotto with sweet potato, lemon, and sage. It’s gonna be a perfect pair for a steak or perhaps turkey as your main entree.
Cod With Crispy Green Beans
Aside from the meat, having fish on your dinner table on Christmas day won’t be a bad idea. We all know how healthy fish is, so you must really go for it. Pan-seared fish and pesto will definitely freshen up your dinner.
For this, you’ll need green beans, skinless cod, olive oil, Parmesan, kosher salt, black pepper, and basil pesto.
To make the traditional ham more interesting, try putting it between two yummy biscuits. You can make a trayful of ham biscuits in less than an hour with only a few ingredients. Kids and adults alike will definitely love them!
The ingredients are quite simple yet this dish looks really sophisticated and delicious, of course. The secret? Roasted lemon and Worcestershire sauce. Other ingredients include mushrooms, celery, red onion, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and ketchup.
Depending on how much steak you are making for dinner, be sure to allot enough time for the preparation and cooking.