The most wonderful time of the year has finally arrived. While you have been busy decorating your home, shopping for presents, watching Christmas movies, attending Nativity plays, you may have overlooked what to prepare for the actual Christmas Day dinner. Do not panic. Dinner for Christmas does not have to be some grand affair. After all, this day is a time to relax and gather with loved ones. If you need a plan for Christmas dinner, then here are some ideas to try for this holiday meal.
Dinner on a Sheet
Nothing is quite as simple to cook for dinner than sheet dinners, so why would you not prepare a sheet dinner for Christmas Day. For a dish that is wholesome and healthy that embraces the flavors of the holidays, you will want to try making this Garlic Rosemary Chicken. This chicken entrée pairs beautifully with roasted brussels sprouts, cinnamon butternut squash, pecans, and cranberries, giving you a complete meal for the evening.
While sit-down dinners may be the style for some families, you may prefer the freedom to graze around the kitchen island as loved ones play games, watch a holiday movie, or open presents. If this sounds like you, then you may want to make up some delectable finger foods for Christmas Day. You certainly cannot go wrong with finger foods like this holiday cheese board or Christmas tree veggie tray. These dishes can be festive as you incorporate holiday flavors like cranberries to complement the cheeses or tasty candied walnuts.
Holiday Hors D’oeuvres
If you want something between a dinner around the dining room table and light festive finger foods, then you can opt for holiday hors d’oeuvres. Hors d’oeuvres are not as heavy as a full dinner but are a heartier option from finger foods. Hors d’oeuvres you can offer your family and friends on Christmas Day can include this cheery filled brioche centerpiece with baked camembert. Another savory option is this scrumptious Orange Honey Ham. You can serve the ham with crusty crostini and a variety of sauces like a homemade spicy mustard or creamy horseradish sauce.
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