Holiday’s dinner are often looked at with dread by most hosts. What to serve, how to serve it, what do people like (are there any allergies) are always at the top of the list when planning for some special dishes. But holiday dinner recipes don’t have to be hard. In fact, holiday cooking can be a great joy if you look at it with the right attitude. If you have children, try making fun holiday dinner recipes that all of you can do together, such as making cookies or first courses.
Cooking Tasty and Healthy Holiday Dinner
Children love to present the food that they help prepare. Even younger children could arrange slices of cheese on a platter and place olives in serving dishes. They truly become invested in whatever holiday is being celebrated. And when everyone in the house chips in, it is much more relaxing for the host and a relaxed host always creates the proper holiday dinner atmosphere.
Holiday traditions dinner
vary depending on your family, but some of the all-time classics are ham at Easter, grilling on the 4th of July and turkey at Thanksgiving.
Holiday dinner does not have to be fussy. A simple glazed ham, baked potatoes and a large salad served with bread can be just as satisfying and inviting to guests as any seven-course meal in a fancy French restaurant. Some things that may seem difficult are really quite simple to prepare. A simple honey glaze for a ham can be made with just honey, soy sauce and mustard!
You should plan a menu in advance and pick easy holiday dinner recipes so you don’t have to worry too much about the meal. Remember, the holidays are about spending time with friends and family. No one will notice if you didn’t create elaborate meals. Picking different dishes that can be prepared in advance and then reheated also saves time and reduces stress. Try to plan a menu with lots of items you can do a day or two ahead.
In the Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates cookbook, the authors suggest celebrating less traditional holidays such as Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and even Cinco de Mayo and birthdays, with unusual dishes. For example, they suggest serving the birthday person breakfast in bed with a smoothie and chocolate waffles with strawberry sauce. For Mother’s Day, instead of taking Mom out, why not serve a Mother’s Day Tea? You can prepare for dinner mimosas, salmon salad, traditional cucumber sandwiches, and then dessert for a tea Mom won’t forget.