Christmas Menu Ideas

Christmas Menu Ideas Recipe

Spices. Cream. And Butter. Lots of butter. That's the trinity that comes to my mind when I think of Christmas dishes. The fare is decadent comfort food, but with an elegant touch. If you could use some inspiration in preparing your Christmas dinner menu, I've listed some suggestions below that your family and friends will love. Eat, drink and be merry!

Before going through the menu though, I'd like to showcase my 5-year-old little munchkin's craftsmanship. She brought from school the adorable caroling Christmas pine cones that she decorated herself. I'm so proud of her! Aren't they adorable?

Christmas Appetizers:

Pesto Palmiers
Pesto Palmiers.

Herb and Pecorino Cheese Crackers
Herb and Pecorino Cheese Crackers.

Ricotta Cheese Puffs
Savory Goat Ricotta Cheese Puffs.

Creamy Ricotta and Bell Pepper Crostini
Creamy Ricotta and Bell Pepper Crostini.

Canapes au Camenbert
Canapés au Camembert.

Eggplant Caviar
Vegetarian Quinoa and Eggplant Caviar.

Lamb Dijonnaise
Lamb Dijonnaise

Christmas Bread:

Sour Cream Biscuists
Sour Cream Biscuists.

Cheese Twists
Cheese Twists.

Christmas Soups and Salads:

Corn Chowder Recipe with Picture
Corn Chowder.

Butternut Squash Salad Recipe with Picture
Radish Carpaccio

Brussel Sprout Salad Recipe with Picture
Brussels Sprout Salad with Marinated Feta Cheese

 Smoked Salmon with Dill Cream Cheese
Smoked Salmon on Wonton Puff with Dill Cream Cheese.

Christmas Main Course:

Purple Potato Gratin with Salmon Mousseline
Purple Potato Gratin with Salmon Mousseline and Beurre Blanc Sauce.

Salmon Wrap
Spinach and Pecan Stuffed Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce.

Lamb Persillade
Lamb Persillade

Roasted Pheasant with Apples
Roasted Pheasant Stuffed with Sage and Granny Smith Apples.

Pheasant and Duck Recipe with Picture
A Brace of American Birds.

Sirloin Beef Steak
Sirloin Beef Steak.


Oven Roasted Potatoes
Oven Roasted Herb Potatoes.

Duchess Potatoes with PictureDuchess Potatoes (Pommes Duchesse).

Fingerling Potatoes with Picture
Roasted Garlic Fingerling Potatoes in Thyme and Butter.

Scalloped Potatoes with Picture
Scalloped Potatoes (Gratin Dauphinois).

Christmas Desserts:

Buche de Noel (Yule Log)
Mango and Coconut Yule Log.

Christmas Cookies
Mandarin and Ginger Christmas Cookies.

Cranberry Apple Pinwheel Cookies
Cranberry Apple Pinwheel Cookies.

Rose Cream Sandwich Cookies
Rose Cream Sandwich Cookies.

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with Pecan and Date Compote
Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with Date and Pear Compote and Candied Pecans.

Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Cake Recipe with PictureCranberry Apple Cinnamon Sponge Cake.

Christmas Drinks:

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe with Picture
Pumpkin Spice Latte

Soy Nog
Soy Nog.

Masala Chai
Masala Chai.