Five Recipes to try for Christmas Dinner

Mikaela Ian

Christmas is in 11 days!!! Are you excited?? I’m super excited if you can’t already tell!

To me, Christmas  means lots of decadent food, incredible wine and time spent with my family. Oh, and fabulous presents as well. But most importantly, it’s the food.

I’ve got my menu on lock by the first week of December every year. We have dishes that grace the table every year but every now and then, I remix our favourites to make new traditions. I get inspiration from the internet, from conversations with people and of course, from the TV.

Without further ado, here are five recipes to consider making for this year’s Christmas dinner, taken directly from my table!

Ina Garten’s Accidental Turkey – This is the method I’ve been using for the past four years. The dry salt brine makes for a delicious, moist, well-seasoned turkey. I also add an herbed butter under the skin for maximum flavour. Recipe here.

Creamy Herb Potatoes – This recipe is an old favourite from Ree Drummond. Scalloped potatoes are one of my favourite things to eat and this recipe remixes the traditional version a bit. Plus is super easy to make. Everyone will love it! Recipe here.

Broccoli Cauliflower Gratin – This is my favourite thing to eat on Christmas. I only make this dish once a year because that’s how it was done for my childhood. There’s something incredible about the veggies bathed in a creamy cheese sauce. Here’s a similar recipe to mine but I don’t use the breadcrumbs. Recipe here.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey & Cinnamon – I added this dish to my table last year after gagging year after year over the sweet potato topped with marshmallow crap. This dish was light and delicious. Tyler Florence never steers me wrong. Recipe here.

Eggnog Butter Pudding – I used to make an eggnog cheesecake every year but then, I decided to switch it up and do a warm dessert. My family seems to love this bread pudding more than the cheesecake so this will be the third year that I’ve made it. I top it with vanilla bean ice cream and crème anglais if I feel like making it. Here’s a great recipe but sub milk for eggnog to get that richness. Recipe here.

So that’s it – five of the dishes that will be on our family table this Christmas. I’m practically drooling right about now. What will you be making for Christmas dinner?

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