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Holiday Food Is Not For Me
I may lose some friends for what I am about to say but…I do not like holiday food…at all!! GASP!
I know that it is tradition, I know it has been done for years, I know that your grandmother’s is the best, but I don’t like holiday “favorites” and never have. Am I horrible, or what?!?
If you’re like me and love cooking but would rather mix things up a bit for the holidays, please see some recipe ideas below. I have included appetizers, sides and cocktails (because, lets be real).
I left out desserts. I do think this is the one area that tradition is best.
Hot Mulled Cider - https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/hot-mulled-cider-recipe-1914496
Sparkling Ginger Cider - https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/sparkling-ginger-cider-recipe-2103488
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail - https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/cranberry-champagne-cocktail-recipe-1957530
Cranberry Brie Bites - Https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a56610/cranberry-brie-bites-recipe/
Parmesan Crusted Brussels - https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a55370/parmesan-crusted-brussels-sprouts-recipe/
Caramelized Onion and Bacon Pull Apart Bread - https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/caramelized-onion-and-bacon-pull-apart-bread-3561249
Veggies and Dip with a twist - https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/green-crudites-with-yogurt-dill-dip-3363814
Cranberry Orange Chutney - https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/spiced-cranberry-orange-chutney/
Roasted Brussel Sprout and 3 Cheese Crostini - https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/roasted-brussels-sprouts-3-cheese-crostini/
Cauliflower with Parmesan and Panko Crumble - https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/roasted-cauliflower-with-parmesan-panko-crumble
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Pancetta - https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/roasted-brussels-sprouts-with-garlic-and-pancetta-104566
Italian Sausage and Wild Mushroom Stuffing - https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/skillet-stuffing-with-italian-sausage-and-wild-mushrooms
Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes - https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/rosemary-and-garlic-roasted-potatoes-357469
Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette - https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/potato-salad-with-7-minute-eggs-and-mustard-vinaigrette-56389652
Scalloped Potatoes - https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/old-fashioned-scalloped-potatoes-10270
Cheesy Brussels Sprout Casserole - https://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/thanksgiving/recipes/a44632/cheesy-brussels-sprout-casserole-recipe/
Maple Bacon Carrots - https://www.delish.com/cooking/a19625150/maple-bacon-carrots-recipe/
Blood Orange Salad - https://www.thekitchn.com/colorful-recipe-sicilianinspired-blood-orange-salad-167371
Pear, Arugula and Blue Cheese Salad - https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-arugula-pear-and-blue-cheese-salad-with-warm-vinaigrette-salad-recipes-from-the-kitchn-26054
Fried Turkey is the Way to Go!!
Fried Turkey Injections - https://www.thespruceeats.com/top-turkey-injection-marinade-recipes-336445
Other Ideas for Holiday Get Togethers
Nosh fest all day with appetizers and snacks…this is my favorite because you can play games all day, snack all day, be silly, open gifts, and play with toys
Explore other cultures favorite Holiday meals
Holidays can be stressful crazy and fun! How will you be enjoying yours? What are your favorite recipes?
Originally from the Northwest Houston Area, but has lived in Austin for the past 18 years. She loves to see how much Austin has changed over that time.She attended the University of Texas – Hook ‘....