There's no better time to get your taste buds rev'n and ready for the highly anticipated and sought-after comfort foods and meals this season will bring! With the holidays rapidly approaching, there is no better time to start creating a list of foods to bring your family and friends together. It's funny if you sit and think about it, seeing how something as simple as sharing a meal can bring together a community.
This year, we scoured the internet and gathered some favorite dishes to serve this foodie-loved season! We hope that this will allow you the opportunity to gift a loved one (or maybe a person yet to love) by inviting them into your home to share a meal. By doing so, watch and see what kind of memories, joy, and eternal blessings your yummy dishes can bring! Who knows, you may even be able to rekindle a bond that had been broken or begin a forever friendship that has been waiting to take shape and fill your life with light and love for years to come!
Whatever the case, we encourage you to have fun with these recipes and see where they will lead you.
There's nothing like a tantalizing aroma of a good soup on a breezy fall or winter day! A good soup is a staple dish of comfort food at its finest. The comfort and warmth of the Butternut Squash Soup with Crisp Pancetta or a classic Creamy Mushroom Soup will keep you wishing for more cold and gloomy days to indulge in your soup-pleasing possibility time and time again!
Now that our tummies have been teased with the aroma and tidbits of tastes that await our salivating mouths, we must remember to listen to our mothers and not forget our leafy greens (or veggies, if you will.) So many people think salads are the "boring" part of a meal, but they are so much more! If you really want to continue setting the stage for what's to come for your guest, prepare one (or both) of these ever-so-elegant yet delicious salads to choose from; Pear and Pomegranate Salad or the Roasted Beet Salad.
Hors d'oeuvres is a special little prelude to the delicious dish that awaits our palates! Sometimes, if there are enough hors d'oeuvres with soup and salad on the side, it can be enough for a meal itself! The kitchen is yours, and you can decide to share them in whatever way or order you please! This holiday season, try serving the ever-so-favored Charred Brussel Sprouts With Warm Honey Glaze as an hors-d'oeuvre! Or you may want to include the ever so impressive yet secretly easy Grilled Apples with Prosciutto and Honey! (As an alternative, try using pears instead of apples to see which taste tickles your tastebuds more) Okay, Okay, not enough, you want one more? You got it! Add the ever-so-easy and yummy Bacon Wrapped Dates, and you'll be sure your guest will claim you as a cooking genius!
So, we have the soup, hors d'oeuvres, salad, and, wow, are we starting to get our fill; but wait! What about the main course, the main dish of the evening?! When serving a meal, we want each dish to be better than before so we do not disappoint our guests! Therefore, you may consider the ever-so-easy yet juicy and mouth-watering Roasted Pork Tenderloin. If your guests are still quite a bit hungry after the prequels to the main dish and ready to fill their bellies, go the Italian route and serve the deliciously hardy Lentil Bolognese (also an excellent option for vegetarians). But suppose you really want to score some points and get the cameras flashing. In that case, you may want to pull out the apron, pin up the hair, and pull out the fancy platter to get ready and serve, The Perfect Holiday Chicken Dinner Recipe.
Here it is, the grand finale! The moment has arrived that everyone saved a fraction of their stomachs for (drumroll please……) The Dessert! The beauty of a dessert is the scrumptiously delicious joy it can bring! So ending the night with a delectable dessert is a must and should not be overlooked if you want your guest to leave with a giddy smile! To satisfy the sweet tooth with an elegant and delightful treat, try serving Michel Roux Jr's Poached Pears with Chocolate Almond Sauce or the Apple-Cranberry Crostada. Or go with a more kid-friendly treasure of sweetness! With pumpkin season still in full swing, try the Pumpkin Snickerdoodles Recipe!
Therefore, whether a "foodie" or not, take advantage of this beloved fall and winter season by inviting each other to come together with the yummy food this season brings and make everlasting memories to hold onto forever! (Recipes included!)