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I thought today would be a great day to share our Christmas Dinner Menu…you know, just in case you want to make something that is on it…you’ll still have time to go shopping.
In reality, our menu doesn’t change much from year to year. We tend to be creatures of habit and we stick to the same family favorites each holiday. Sometimes we throw in a few new recipes, but honestly, it’s usually dessert.
Our main dishes haven’t changed much because they’re so good. And because, we don’t eat them throughout the year, each dish is that much more special during the holiday season. I’m a strong believer in some things staying sacred for the holidays and my Candied Brussels Sprouts are one of them. If I got to eat them all year long, I wouldn’t look forward to them at Christmas!
So, here you go, my friends…Our Christmas Dinner Menu…may it bring you lots of delicious ideas for your own menu!
Our Christmas Dinner Menu
My husband and oldest daughter love ham, but myself and my younger daughter don’t like it. So, we compromise.
Instead of buying a giant ham or turkey, we get a small ham and a small turkey breast for Christmas Dinner. It works out to be about the same price and we each get what we want to eat. Plus, there’s always a ton of leftovers for freezing!
The old stand-by…mashed potatoes. What would Christmas dinner be without the creamy, buttery goodness of mashed potatoes? Gotta have them!
This is a new one to our Christmas dinner menu, but my oldest daughter has taken a liking to sweet potatoes this past year and she’s requested that we have them with our dinner.
Candied Brussels Sprouts
My very favorite Christmas dish…Candied Brussels Sprouts. Even if you think you don’t like these baby cabbages, give them a try. They’re so delicious…they might just convert you!
I haven’t posted this recipe on here yet, but I’ll try to get it up soon. Sunshine Carrots are a favorite of my husband and daughter. We only have these carrots on Thanksgiving and Christmas, so they look forward to the cheesy goodness all year long.
Gotta have the bread! If you’re looking for a quick, easy rustic bread recipe that doesn’t require the whole day to prepare – be sure to give this one a try.
Old Fashioned Trifle
We have an old family recipe for trifle that we serve every year on Christmas. It takes days to make and it’s a special treat we don’t have the rest of the year.
While these aren’t exactly dessert, we’ll surely eat too many homemade cookies!
Apple Cranberry Cobbler
Just because you’re so awesome and you listen to me babble on a daily basis all year long, here’s a free gift from me to you…
Free Printable Chevron Christmas Menu
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I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out our family’s Christmas Dinner Menu!
What are you having for Christmas dinner?
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Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design and VLHamlinDesign. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to write about easy recipes, making money, gardening, home remedies and everything else that a good life entails! When she’s not writing for Food Life Design or creating products for VLHamlinDesign, you’ll find Vanessa reading, drawing, gardening, cooking or spending time with her family.