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Christmas Menu 2021!

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with Tips, Tricks and a Game Plan!

photo by @lisathompson

The holiday season can be hectic, and while we can’t finish up your long list of to-do's, we can help you plan your menu! This menu is brought to you by our Feedfeed editors and from holiday empanadas, to pistachio crusted rack of lamb and wine poached pears, we've got you covered with inspo and tips to get you through your holiday hosting! 

-The Feedfeed Editorial Team

THE MENU
TO START 
Charcuterie Board
 by @andrealoretdemola

You can never go wrong with a charcuterie and cheese board! Use in season fruits like persimmons, apples, pomegranates, and grapes to pair with the salty cured meats and cheeses. Use nuts and small pinch bowls filled with briny olives to fill in any holes for an abundant and beautiful charcuterie board. 

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Duck Rillettes And Mushroom Empanadas
by @andrealoretdemola

Empanadas can be filled with anything sweet or savory! These empanadas are filled with a rich mushroom and duck confit filling that is promised to convert any mushroom hater. You can get ahead by making the filling the night before and use any dough trimmings to test the oil before frying. Make an assembly line to  start filling, crimping, and frying! 

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SALAD & SIDE DISHES
Creamed Kale With Crispy Mushrooms by @mollyjean4

The heartier greens stand up much better to the heat than spinach and the sweetness of the cream and nutmeg offset the bitterness from the kale perfectly. Be sure to add this easy side to your holiday repertoire!

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Roasted Butternut Squash And Pomegranate Salad
by @andrealoretdemola

Keep the salad simple. There's no need to over complicate it when you've got a table full of appetizers, sides and a trophy entree. The key to a winning salad is to have a variety of textures and flavors, but all you really need is something salty, something sweet and something crunchy. The butternut squash is seasoned  and roasted with a a bit of chili powder and salt, pomegranate aerils are thrown in for sweetness and a three-seed trio spiced with cinnamon and cardamom for texture. 

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Roasted Acorn Squash With Cider Glaze And Pomegranate by @Dianemorrisey

Roasted vegetables and squashes are an easy side to get on the table. Crank the oven, make a delicious sauce for drizzling and serve! 

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Small Batch Individual Muffin-Tin Potato Gratins by @mollyjean4

It wouldn’t be a holiday without a creamy & cheesy gratin. Thinly sliced russet potatoes are mixed with melted butter, garlic, fresh thyme, heavy cream, sour cream, grated sharp cheddar, and Parmesan cheese, then placed into a muffin tin and baked until tender and golden brown and bubbly. 

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MAIN EVENT
Pistachio-Crusted Rack Of Lamb by @lisathompson

Flip the script this holiday season and serve up this pistachio-crusted rack of lamb as a main course to elevate your holiday meal. Fragrant pink peppercorns and dried thyme are ground with pistachios to make a flavorful crust, then tossed with sesame seeds and some fluffy eggwhites to create a crisp, flavorful shell inspired by a middle eastern dukkah blend.

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COCKTAIL
Vanilla Chocolate Espresso Martini by @The_crusty_rim_cocktails

Espresso martinis had a well deserved comeback this year. This recipe is cozy and boozy enough to sip on any chilly night, not just the holidays. If you're up for it, use tequila reposado in place of vodka. 

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Cranberry Apple Pear Sangria by @britneybreaksbread

Sangria just FEELS festive, ya know? This sangria is flavored with seasonal cranberries, apple, pears and warm spices and cinnamon to give it a warm holiday touch! Batching cocktails are great for holiday parties because they are completely hands off and serve yourself, just make sure you to batch enough for a couple of rounds. Sangria goes fast. 

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Vegan Eggnog by @lisathompson

In the market for a plant-based eggnog recipe? We’ve got you covered! This simple vegan eggnog recipe is perfect for the holiday season. Spike it with your favorite spirit and enjoy! 

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Tahini Hot Cocoa by @Panaceas_pantry

Revamp your hot cocoa this year with a bit of tahini. It adds a subtle sesame flavor while making this next level creamy. Serve as is or with a splash of booze.  

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DESSERTS
Spiced Poached Pears With Orange Mascarpone Whip And Toasted Hazelnuts by @Threebirdsonestove

Poached pears are a classic winter dessert made with full-bodied red wine and the flavors and smells of warming spices like cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla. This dish may look complex, but it’s actually a quite simple recipe and ideal as a make ahead dessert.

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Winter Pavlova by @Bakerstreetsociety

Pavlovas are like meringues but with a hard, crisp shell and soft center. This beautiful pavlova is topped with an orange, cranberry pomegranate sauce and fresh berries. A stunning pavlova will surely impress any guest you have over for the holidays!

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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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Pistachio-Cardamom Sugar Cookies Two Ways by @lisathompson

Upgrade your cookie boxes with these pistachio sugar cookies. Cardamom-infused sugar is used in both  the dough and sprinkled on top, before and after baking. These cookies can be made as drop cookies or rolled and cut out using your favorite holiday cookie cutters! 

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Soft And Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies by @ellielikescooking

These soft and chewy molasses cookies are flavored with lots of warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. These cookies are easy to make, vegan, gluten free and perfect for any holiday table or cookie box! 

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Salted Coconut Sugar Caramel Popcorn by @threebirdsonestove

Put on a Hallmark movie, make a cup of hot chocolate and snack on this dairy-free and vegan caramel popcorn. Sweet and salty popcorn makes for a delicious parting gift at the end of the night and is perfect for after hours snacking. 

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