After the tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped, and the cookies are baked, the only question left is: what’s for Christmas dinner? After a fun-filled and relaxing day, there are plenty of dishes to whip up for a festive Christmas dinner. From appetizers to the main course and sides, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites.
Whether you prefer the traditional turkey or are looking for a vegetarian feast, our favorite recipes are bound to please. This week, we put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with tasty Christmas dinner recipes. Here are some of the highlights:[slideshow:
Christina Ma from Cherryonmysundae.com shared with us her recipe for a beer-braised brisket with onion jam, which can simmer for several hours, filling the house with savory smells. Ma is a member of the Culinary Content Network.
Simi from Turmericnspice.com created a festive vegetarian dinner of baked eggplant with stewed tomatoes and pasta. Simi is a member of the Culinary Content Network.
The winner this week is Alexa Van de Walle of Lightheartedlocavore.com and her recipe for Santa’s Tart Cherry Chutney Duck Brest, which must have Santa drooling from the North Pole.
All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $30 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.