Holiday worthy dinner recipes, perfect for this Christmas season. These recipes are elegant, easy and full of delicious flavor!
Just like everything else in 2020, Christmas will probably look different for most of us this year. Maybe your gathering is smaller, or you can’t travel to be with family. So if you’re not making your traditional meal this year, this post is for you. Any of these recipes would make a wonderful and special Christmas dinner. These are some of our family’s most favorite dinner recipes, and we think your family will love them too. While easy to prepare, they are delicious and perfect for a special celebration.
This Italian Sausage Puttanesca is a delicious entree for a dinner party, but it’s also great for a weeknight meal. It can be made ahead, freezes well and it’s a big hit with young and old alike!
With a creamy, brown butter-tomato-wine sauce, this Shrimp and Grits recipe is easy enough for weeknights, but also VERY dinner party-worthy! This fabulous meal in a bowl also features barely cooked fresh cherry tomatoes, sweet, tender shrimp and smoky Andouille sausage served over a bed of white cheddar grits.
This super tender Marry Me Chicken with rosemary and sun-dried tomatoes is so delicious that it just might seal the deal on a proposal! It will definitely garner brownie points for you! No one has to know how easy it is!
Let the oven do the magic instead of messing up your stovetop! This delicious Slow Roasted Short Rib Chili (can also be made with chuck roast) is loaded with chunks of super tender beef and lots of healthy beans and veggies!
Healthy and super delicious, this Butternut Chicken Coconut Curry comes together in less than an hour. It makes a beautiful presentation and can be prepped ahead for easy, elegant entertaining.
Dinner party-worthy and super flavorful, this Chicken Andouille Gumbo can be made ahead for easy, relaxed (and delicious) entertaining!
This make-ahead, Homemade Manicotti is beyond delicious with an Italian sausage marinara and tender melt-in-your-mouth pasta.
This Asian-inspired, Honey Coriander Make-Ahead Salmon is perfect for everyday easy meals. It also makes a fabulous entree for a dinner party!
And if you’re looking for a salad to go with any of these meals, this Caramelized Pear Arugula Salad is a show-stopper. It has fresh greens, pan-roasted pears, ruby red pomegranates, thin slivers of sweet white onion and butter-roasted pecans. The delicious honey cider dressing ties it all together.
Thought for the day:
There was a man sent from God whose name was John.
He came as a witness to testify concerning that light,
so that through him all might believe.
He himself was not the light;
he came only as a witness to the light.
Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders
in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely,
“I am not the Messiah.”
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said,
“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
This is the one I meant when I said,
‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.
John 1:6-8, 19-20, 20-30
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