Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the rest of the holiday season will be here before you know it. If you’re in charge of making the menu, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed! There are so many different dishes to make, and the coordination of it all can feel daunting. This holiday menu planner will help you choose everything from the drinks you serve down to the dessert, so all you have to do is get in the kitchen and start cooking!
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One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving and Christmas is the cooking. My son and I have fun planning out our menu every year, and we divide and conquer the cooking duties. He loves to cook, and he’s gotten pretty creative with it over the years!
This year, we’ve been searching down some fun recipes to try, and I wanted to share them with you. Not every one of these is going to make it on our holiday table this year, but this list is giving us some great options to plan out!
We’ll do some for Thanksgiving, some for Christmas, and then we’ll try some just for fun. The great thing about this menu is that there are enough ideas to give you great options year after year!
Drinks aren’t often the first thing to come to mind when planning out your holiday menu, but they’re something everyone will be thankful for! This list has traditional offerings like spiced apple cider and some fun, out of the box ideas like pumpkin spice latte milkshakes!
Appetizers set the tone for any meal, but during the holidays, they’re especially important! As family and friends get together, having different things to munch on tends to put everyone at ease and get conversation flowing. Here are some easy and delicious ideas for your holiday get-togethers!
The main course is where it’s at! This is the dish (or dishes) that everyone looks forward to. There are some great ideas here for everyone, from meat lovers to vegetarians!
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Soups and Sides
And of course, we’ve got to have great side dishes! Every family has their traditional favorites, and there are options here to suit everyone’s needs. You’ll find green bean casserole, roasted potatoes or Brussels sprouts, soups and stuffings, and more. Which ones are your favorites?
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Yum…dessert! I don’t know about you, but our holiday table just isn’t complete without dessert. We have our traditional favorites, but we love trying a new holiday treat each year! I see some on here that are going in my oven…which ones are you excited to try?