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The Ultimate Christmas Menu

Ultimate Christmas Menu
Follow our simple one-and-two strategy to total Christmas menu success.

The question of what to serve for the big meal can be a major stressor. That’s why we live by the simple rule of twos and one: two apps, one main, two sides and two desserts. We keep each part easy and delicious so you can focus on the fun. 

Ultimate Christmas Menu

Appetizer #1: Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Bites

Easier and better than spinach-artichoke dip, these two-bite wonders never met a mouth they didn’t like.

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Ultimate Christmas Menu

Appetizer #2: Crescent-Wrapped Baby Cheeses

This is the kind of recipe that turns into yearly exhortations of, “Did you make those sweet cheeses?” You’ll love giving your guests what they want when it’s this painless to pull off.

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Ultimate Christmas Menu

Main Dish: Beef Tenderloins with Mushroom Garlic Sauce

Easy enough to do in less than one hour, but elegant enough for your holiday table. Serve this elegant dish with a medium-bodied red wine, although really, anything will taste great.

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Ultimate Christmas Menu

Side #1: Grands! Cheesy Herb Monkey Bread

Monkey bread is wonderful for special occasions. This one gives life, love and cheese to an otherwise uninspired bread basket.

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Ultimate Christmas Menu

Side #2: Pear and Greens Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Bright greens and crunchy pecans are a nice balance to beef and cheesy bread. Plus, you’ll already have the nuts and syrup on hand from the Crescent Wrapped-Baby Cheeses!

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Ultimate Christmas Menu

Dessert #1: Individual Candy Cane Dessert Cups

Guests will loooove having personal-size servings of this pretty pink dessert made with layers of softened sugar cookies and sweetened peppermint whipped cream.

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Ultimate Christmas Menu

Dessert #2: Chocolate Pecan Bars

Blogger Roxana Yawgel created this chocolaty treat using her mother-in-law’s two favorite desserts as inspiration. Nothing tastes finer with a post-meal decaf and cream.

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