Christmas recipes are a big part of Christmas traditions. We love Christmas in our family, we celebrate it for the whole month of December it seems like every year. We have parties and activities for days before Christmas day. What do you do at those parties?
Well, I bet you already guess it, we eat among other things. It seems to be the time of year when all or most of my siblings and aunts and uncles are in town. Because of that, we have to see them and get together. So, we end up doing something every day they are here.
One night we have a soup party hosted by the brother. One day we try to go to a church and play games in the gym for hours. It gets the kids moving and burns off some of their pent-up energy. One night we have a family night and have a spiritual lesson and all the grandkids act out the nativity.
We have our big dinner on Christmas Eve with about 35 people together in my parent’s house. They fixed their garage up nice with insulation and sheetrock and painted it and they heat it up for that day. They roll a carpet out on the floor and they set up enough tables and chairs for everyone to have a nice sit-down dinner. It works out well because their house isn’t big enough for that many people.
On Christmas day after each family opens their presents, we get together about lunch time. We eat leftovers from the night before and add a bunch of appetizers like cheese balls and crackers. Of course, we usually make twice as much as we know we’ll eat for Christmas Eve dinner just so we’ll have enough for leftovers the next day.
We really like to do it this way because we spend most of the time in the kitchen the day before. Then on Christmas, we can relax and just enjoy being together and not have to cook so much.
Sometimes we have turkey, sometimes we have ham or something else. Most of us are tired of turkey since Christmas is so soon after Thanksgiving and we always have turkey on Thanksgiving. I’d like to have a nice beef tenderloin this year.
What are your favorite foods for Christmas dinner? Mine is the chocolate cream pie with coconut and walnuts. Although that candy cane pie looks pretty good to me. Maybe I’ll have to try it this year.
Maybe these Christmas recipes can help you find some new favorites. They are all very popular you know. They are the Christmas recipes on Pinterest that have been pinned the most. Yes, they have been pinned more than any other other Christmas recipes.
So if nothing else, a lot of people think they look good. There are some pretty classic Christmas recipes on here so I think people search for a particular recipe and when they find it, they pin it. I think there some pretty good ones here.
I hope you have a Holly Jolly Christmas this year. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
If you like these Christmas recipes, you may also like these recipes:
Spiral Cut Ham – Butter – Apple Cider – Maple Syrup – Brown Sugar – Apple Cider Vinegar – Dijon Mustard – Yellow Mustard – Ground Cinnamon – Cornstarch – Ground Nutmeg – Ground Cloves – Thyme, Pepper – Chili Powder – Kosher Real Salt
Carrots – Butter – Garlic – Parmesan Cheese – Fresh Parsley
Pasta – Butter – Flour – Milk – Half and Half – Cheddar Cheese – Real Salt – Paprika
Garlic – Olive Oil – Red Potatoes – Black Pepper – Real Salt – Milk – Heavy Cream – Butter
Red Potatoes – Olive Oil – Parmesan Cheese – Parsley
These roasted potatoes with garlic and parmesan cheese are so yummy and they are extremely easy to make too. They make an excellent side dish to go with practically any meal. I really like this made with red potatoes because they crisp up nicely on the outside but are nice and soft on the inside. They are especially good with pork chops, grilled chicken or steak. They are so easy to make you could make them for guests.
Sweet Potatoes – Butter – Milk – Ground Cinnamon – Brown Sugar – Real Salt – Flour – Pecans – Mini Marshmallows
16. Candy Cane Pie
Oreo Cookies – Butter – Cream Cheese – Powdered Sugar – Heavy Cream – Pudding – Milk – Gelatin Powder – Candy Canes – Chocolate Chips – White Chocolate – Chocolate – Sprinkles
17. Cinnamon Pie
Cream Cheese – Brown Sugar – Eggs – Heavy Cream – Flour – Ground Cinnamon – Vanilla – Real Salt – Nutmeg – Pie Crust – Powdered Sugar
Graham Crackers – Sugar – Butter – Bananas – Caramels – Heavy Cream – Vanilla Pudding – Banana Pudding – Milk – Cool Whip
Brown Sugar – Butter – Eggs – Vanilla Extract – Pie Crust
23. Pecan Cream Pie
Flour – Cranberries – White Chocolate – Butter – Sugar – Heavy Cream – Mascarpone Cheese – Eggs – Cream Cheese – Powdered Sugar – Dried Cranberries – White Chocolate Chips