Christmas Dinner Menu with tips for making as much ahead as possible!
While our Christmas dinner menu may change slightly from year to year, it is always a meal that I love hosting for my family. Gathering all of the family together at the table to celebrate is one tradition that I look forward to all year long. Since it is a meal that much of it can be prepared ahead of time and is simple to cook and serve, it allows me to enjoy the day with my family without stressing over meal preparations. I’ve included our full Christmas Dinner Menu along with my schedule for getting it all ready for a stress-free holiday!
Christmas Dinner Appetizers
Make without baking up to a week in advance. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.
Bake and serve warm.
Assemble up to four days in advance. Wrap tightly and store in the refrigerator.
Allow to reach room temperature for serving.
Christmas Dinner Entree
(served with Horseradish Sauce)
Follow schedule in post. Prepare horseradish sauce up to a week in advance.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Allow to reach room temperature for serving.
This year, I’ll be making them with Boursin, similar to my Boursin Mashed Potatoes that we love so much. I can’t wait!
Assemble without baking the second time the day before you plan to serve.
Toast the pecans up to a few days in advance but assemble the salad right before serving.
Christmas Dinner Desserts
Make up to two days in advance.
Make up to a day or two in advance.
Assortment of Christmas Cookies
Make your cookie dough well in advance and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Bake the day before or of serving.
Wishing your family the merriest of Christmases!