Though most people consider Thanksgiving to be the ultimate holiday feast, I would argue Christmas dinner could also be a contender.
Oh sure, Thanksgiving has the ol’ standby classics like turkey and stuffing. But Christmas, well, Christmas has something Thanksgiving doesn’t have: creativity!
You don’t have to serve anything at the Christmas feast like you do on Thanksgiving. Of course ham and goose are traditional, but who says you can’t switch things up for a marinated London broil or a delectable roasted salmon?
This Christmas, why not change things up a bit and use this menu to make a spectacular dinner?
Start off the meal with my favorite holiday herbal dip with crudites. This zingy dip is a favorite with the kids and you can easily make it ahead of time!
You can also serve an elegant cheese plate. Watch this video to see how I always prepare my glamorized version. Warning: contains fire!
For a side dish, why not serve this roasted beet salad with horseradish vinaigrette? The colors of red, green, and gold are perfect for your holiday festivities!
This roasted sweet potato salad has a dressing so good, you will want to drink it straight from the bottle!
Brussels sprouts are all the rage right now and these roasted brussels sprouts with garlic and lemon dipping sauce are hands down the best way to eat them! Totally addicting.
For the main course you have a few different options.
If you are a novice cook then this rosemary dijon chicken is a must. It is ridiculously easy and your friends will be clamoring for seconds if you make it. I promise!
Plus the pine scent of the rosemary mingles perfectly with your Christmas tree.
This marinaded London broil steak is beyond amazing and it is a family favorite we make all of the time to celebrate important events. The steak is either roasted under the broiler or grilled on the barbecue and the marinade is cooked low and slow resulting in a sweet and savory relish to put on top.
My mouth is watering as I write this because I know just how delish it is!
Maybe you are trying to eat lighter this year.
In that case, you have got to make this super simple roasted salmon. Now, I have to admit, I don’t like fish very much. But this is one of the only ways I actually enjoy eating it! Plus it can be served hot or at room temperature, which means you can make it ahead of time.
For those of you who are vegetarians, this pumpkin lasagna is for you!
Now, I know the picture is terrible; I accidentally overcooked it. What can I say, even glamorous housewives make mistakes!
But I assure you the recipe is the bomb! Even my cowboy boot wearing, beer drinking, steak barbecuing brother had it and loved it! He made it last year for Christmas and said it was the best he ever had. Now that is saying something!
Moving on to desserts, I suggest chocolate mint brownies served in small mason jars. Aren’t they adorable?
As a matter of fact, I like to give these to my neighbors as holiday gifts, but of course they are also perfect to serve for your Christmas feast.
Spectacular Christmas Feast
- Roasted Beet Salad with Horseradish Dressing
- Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
- Brussels Sprouts with a Garlic Lemon Dipping Sauce
Main Dishes *Choose One
Doesn’t that just sound wonderful?
The best part of this Christmas Dinner Menu is the vast majority of the dishes can be made ahead of time giving you more time to spend with your family and friends celebrating this magical night.