Our 2020 Christmas Menu! by Rachel Dolfi, | The Feedfeed

Our 2020 Christmas Menu!

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The holiday season can be hectic, and while we can’t finish up your shopping, wrap your presents or remind you to move the elf, we can plan your menu for you! This menu is brought to you by our friends at Kroger and from creamy baked brie, to crispy traditional porchetta and peppermint tiramisu, we've got you covered. 

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THE MENU
TO START & SALAD
Cranberry Maple Pecan Baked Brie
 by @thefeedfeed

This baked brie uses a bright cranberry sauce, crunchy pecans and maple syrup to create the perfect flavor and texture with the soft, creamy brie. Serve it up with toasted baguette for optimum dipping!

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts And Kale Salad With Pomegranate And Crispy Farro
by @saratane

This festive salad has just about everything you could want in a plate of holiday greens! Jewel toned pomegranate arils, soft goat cheese, crunchy farro, all brought together with a bright, vinegary dressing!

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SIDE DISHES
Twice Baked Potato Casserole With Bacon, Leeks And Sharp Cheddar by @mollyjean4

This casserole is filled will all the delicious things you want in a holiday side; light and fluffy potatoes, crispy bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, butter, sour cream and fresh chives.  It's a great way to make and prepare mashed potatoes ahead and it's just what you'll want on your Thanksgiving table!

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Creamed Kale With Crispy Mushrooms
by @mollyjean4

Kale stands up much better to the heat than traditional creamed spinach!  The sweetness of the cream and nutmeg offset the bitterness from the kale perfectly, making this the ideal holiday greens side dish. 

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MAIN EVENT
Porchetta by @racheldolfi

This labor of love is a Christmas centerpiece you won't forget! Fragrant fennel seeds, citrus zest, punchy garlic and a kick from red pepper flakes makes this pork bell shine. Be sure to make porchetta sandwiches with any of the leftovers (if there's any left)!

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COCKTAIL
Green Chartreuse Spritz by @mollyjean4

This festive cocktail is the perfect thing to get you in the Christmas spirit! It uses Green Chartreuse, an herbaceous liqueur, lime juice and prosecco to create a bright, refreshing holiday cocktail. 

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DESSERTS
Peppermint Tiramisu by @thefeedfeed

This peppermint laced tiramisu is make-ahead magic! Traditional flavors of a tiramisu are married with crushed candy canes for the perfect Christmas dessert. 

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Linzer Cookies by @mollyjean4

This little sandwich cookie is a perfectly crisp peanut buttery biscuit, filled with an easy store bought rasberry jam. They taste just like a PB & J Sandwich, but with more butter! 

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THE GROCERY LIST
(the must-haves!)

 

1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries
1 apple
5 lemons
2 oranges
4 limes
1 pomegranate
1 bunch rosemary
1 bunch mint
1 bunch chives
1 bunch thyme
Ginger
2 heads garlic
1 onion
1 shallot
3 leeks
3 1/2 pounds potatoes
8 ounces cremini mushrooms
4 bunches Lacinato kale
1 pound Brussels sprouts
1 (8-ounce) Private Selection Parisian Style Double Cream Brie
8 ounces Kroger Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 cup Kroger Original Sour Cream
1 package cream cheese
1 (5-ounce) log goat cheese
1 dozen eggs
1 (12-ounce) pack Simple Truth Uncured Hardwood Bacon
1 (5-pound) pork belly, butterflied
1/2 cup Kroger Pecans
Raspberry jam
Farro
1 baguette
1 bottle Green Chartreuse
1 bottle prosecco
1 bottle red wine
Club soda

PANTRY ESSENTIALS
(things we assume you have,
but if not, stock up!)

 

Kosher salt
Black peppercorns
Crushed red pepper flakes
Fennel seeds
Ground cinnamon
Ground nutmeg
Ground cloves
Ground allspice
Ground cardamom
Vanilla extract
Peanut butter
Honey
Light brown sugar
Granulated sugar
Powdered sugar
Simple Truth Maple Syrup
Peppermint extract
Olive oil
Vegetable oil
Red wine vinegar
Dijon mustard
All-purpose flour
Baking powder
Baking soda
Kroger Heavy Whipping Cream
Kroger Unsalted Butter

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The Game Plan

Two Days Ahead:
Shred Brussels
Cut Kale
Make Linzer Cookie Dough
Make Salad Vinaigrette

One Day Before:
Prep and Season Porchetta
Slice and Toast Bread
Make Cranberry Sauce
Bake and Decorate Linzer Cookies (leave some out for Santa!)
Make Potato Casserole
Make Tiramisu
Blanch Kale
Deseed Pomegranates for Salad and Crostini

The Big Day:
Crisp Farro
Bake Brie
Bake Porchetta
Assemble Cocktails
Assemble Salad
Make Creamed Kale