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Best Holiday Unique Recipes

Mikkie Mills Mar 5, 2020
The holidays are a time when friends and family gather together to share old memories and create new ones. All celebrations, no matter how large or small, have one element in common, and that is good food. Food brings people together and makes the experience more enjoyable. Make sure your holiday food prep is up to par.

Breakfast

There is no need to wake up before dawn to cook a large meal. Keep breakfast simple with a make-ahead casserole. You can go meatless with a protein-packed egg and veggie choice, or a gooey cheesy sausage bake. Another good choice for a quick and satisfying breakfast is to whip up some sweet and healthy holiday muffin recipes, such as this one.

Lunch

Holidays are hectic, and when you have a crowd to feed, even more so. Do yourself a favor and stick to quick and easy sandwich platters or protein-topped salads.
If you prefer a hot sandwich, slow cookers are great for preparing the sandwich filling in advance. Just add the ingredients and let cook until your guests are ready to eat.

Dinner

Dinner time is probably where you're going to be spending the most amount of time and effort.
You can make a typical roast beef or turkey dinner with all the trimmings, or choose to serve lighter fare with some delicious salmon. A great way to have a satisfying meal for a crowd is to grill the food if weather permits. This will also cut down on the mess.

Save Time

A good way to save time and stress is to consider skipping lunch and having a big dinner in the afternoon. If you’re worried that everyone will be hungry again later, you may have an appetizer platter or charcuterie board for evening snacks over drinks and conversation. That is the perfect way to wrap up the day.

Ask for Assistance

To keep from becoming overwhelmed with hosting duties, consider asking a few others to take turns preparing a meal, or to pitch in with cooking and clean up. Most guests want to be helpful and would be more than happy to help. You can enjoy spending more time together and share favorite family recipes.

In Conclusion

The most important thing to remember when planning a menu for the holidays or a house full of guests is to keep from overtasking yourself. These festive days are meant to be full of fun and happiness. Enjoy your time with family and friends. Don't worry too much over the meals. There are great recipes out there to choose from or use for inspiration.