Christmas is always a special time filled with activities that feel nearly impossible to accomplish, from decorating to visiting loved ones and eating. There are certain traditional meals that most families eat during the holidays, but if you’re looking to break that tradition by introducing new dishes, you’ve come to the right place! Suppose you’re part of the 53% of people who enjoy spending time with your family over the holiday period. In that case, you can make the experience more enjoyable by introducing new recipes at your dinners.
- Beef Wellington
Beef Wellington has long since been a holiday staple in some homes. But it can be a little tricky to prepare. Fortunately, you don’t have to be an expert in the kitchen to prepare this filling and nutritious dish. With a little guidance and practice, your Beef Wellington can become the talk of the holidays. Firstly, you will need your beef tenderloin, the more tender part of beef. After seasoning your meat, you must sear it, ensuring it has browned on all sides. Once your beef has been seared, you can brush your beef with some mustard. You can use any type of mustard that your family loves. For your pastry, you can make your puff pastry from scratch or, if you’re pressed for time or aren’t too good at making dough, buy some from the grocery store. Wrap the beef in the pastry and slide it into the oven until the pastry becomes golden.
- Potatoes au gratin
This dish might be popular around Thanksgiving, but it’s also appropriate for Christmas. Plus, it is fairly easy to prepare. You’ll need potatoes (russet potatoes are your best choice), cheese, cream, bacon, and seasoning. Regarding the type of cheese you need, options like Gruyere, parmesan, mozzarella, and even cheddar cheese are all fantastic. Depending on the type of potatoes you use, you can choose to peel or leave the skin on. Cook your cream and seasoning in a skillet for roughly 10 minutes, then lay your potatoes in a baking dish with the cream sauce. Cover with foil and bake for about 45-50 minutes. Don’t forget to sprinkle the surface with cheese.
- Pigs in a blanket wreath
Pigs in a blanket are the perfect appetizers and snacks to serve your family during the holidays. And you can be in line with the theme of the holidays by arranging this yummy snack in the form of a Christmas wreath. Plus, they are very easy and quick to prepare.
Cut your pastry into triangles and place a mini hot dog sausage inside. Once you’ve rolled up the sausage and pastry, place them on a baking sheet. Ensure the pieces are touching before sliding them into the oven. For your wreath, you can lay sprigs of rosemary around the dish when it cools down.
So, there you have it! Your family would love these holiday recipes, and they could become a Christmas staple in your home.