Time to think about Christmas dinner and get the shopping done for the ingredients. For many years now, we have done a Standing Rib Roast in the English tradition. Having just had turkey for Thanksgiving (with all the turkey leftovers), it is wonderful to do a special beef dish for Christmas. Yes, a bit expensive, but it is Christmas and that is only once a year. Plus these are on sale this week. Prime Rib roasts are not difficult to cook, just click on that post to see step by step how to do it.
It becomes a bit more economical when the leftover prime rib bones are used to make Beef and Barley Stew, another easy recipe. Garnished with a bit of sour cream and green onions, it is a fresh meal a couple of days later that will warm you up on a cold day.
Many like to have ham for Christmas, and I have a post that will show you how to slow cook it using two different methods. Slow Cooked Ham. For side dishes, Parsley New Potatoes With Sour Cream Sauce goes well with ham. Add a little steamed broccoli and you have a nice meal.
My Cheddar Onion Mashed Potatoes are also good for holiday meals as well as everyday. We have these with our Prime Rib on Christmas most of the time.
But maybe you just want a simple meal for two. The White Wine Chicken and Mushrooms is good, and sometimes I add artichoke hearts to make it a bit more special.
Here is my Baked Spinach with Roasted Garlic, another recipe I use with the Prime Rib, shown in the first photo.
Perhaps you love turkey, but cooking a whole one is too much. Using just a breast half to feed two, my Roasted Garlic Turkey Breast is yummy.
Another favorite turkey breast recipe is my Panko Crusted Deviled Turkey Breast. Flavorful and juicy with a lightly crunchy crust, it pleases most every palate. You can always adjust the spices and herbs to suit your taste.
From a few years back, my Rustic Egg Bread goes well with a meal, and makes great sandwiches for the leftovers. It can be made a day ahead too.
It just isn’t Christmas without cookies! If you have a cookie exchange this week or a big family coming for the holiday, make my Christmas Vanilla Sugar Cookies. But if that is too much, you can do Just a Dozen Sugar Cookies, a small batch recipe just for a few to decorate and enjoy.
What are you having for Christmas dinner?