The Perfect Christmas Feast – An Ideal Menu

The Perfect Christmas Feast – An Ideal Menu is a line-up of our favorite Christmas dishes.  Theses culinary delights , savory and sweet, are ones we have enjoyed during the holiday season for many years.  The recipes are tried and true, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Christmas is such a beautiful time of the year and wonderfully prepared food brings your loved ones together to celebrate all the joy the holiday can bring.

From our Christmas table to yours, Merry Christmas!

The Perfect Christmas Table An Ideal Menu

Now…let’s get to the Christmas Feast!!

This Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts recipe is a holiday classic.  You may need to double up on this recipe because these don’t stay around for too long. Perfect for placing around the house as guests arrive.  It’s so much fun to pop a handful in your mouth from time to time as you enjoy the day with family and friends.

The sweetness is oh so nice, and the follow-up hint of heat is a little bit naughty, but it all is just so satisfying.  This is one holiday treat you’ll want to add to your Christmas wish list and be sure to check it twice, because it’ just so Naughty and Nice!

We even have a video to show you how easy they are to make!

Click the link or the image below for the Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts recipe!

Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts recipe

Now, let’s talk about a festive holiday savory appetizer!  This Christmas Crostini recipe is always a crowd favorite and is such a nice starter before the big holiday feast.

The presentation is beautiful and the taste is wonderful!  

Click the link or the image below for the Christmas Crostini recipe!

Christmas Crostini recipe

Now, let’s jump right to the headliner of this Perfect Christmas Feast: The Perfect Turkey!  This brined bird is so incredibly moist and juicy on the inside and incredibly crisp and flavorful on the outside.  Get started a day or two early on this, and you will be so happy with the results.  Just incredible!

Click the link or the image below for The Perfect Turkey recipe!

Perfect Turkey recipe

And now, let’s round out the table with some classic side dishes.  These recipes have been in our family for years, and they are just so wonderful.

Roasted Potatoes with Balsamic and Herbs is one of our most favorite recipes on the blog, and for good reason.  It’s super delicious and easy to prepare!

Click the link or the image below for the Roasted Potatoes with Balsamic and Herbs recipe!

roasted potatoes with balsamic and herbs recipe

We just love carrots, and this Maple Glazed Carrots recipe is perfect for the Christmas table.  This is another fan favorite on the blog.  We’ve been making this in our house for many years.  Yum.

Click the link or the image below for the Maple Glazed Carrots recipe!  There’s even a video included to show you how easy they are to prepare!

Maple Glazed Carrots

When I was a child, I have such distinct memories of my grandma making Oyster Casserole every Christmas.  As a young kid from Texas, I wasn’t too sure about it, so, I usually passed on the dish.  But I saw how so many of the others gathered around the table loved it and gobbled it up.

Finally, as I grew a little older, I started eating the Oyster Casserole, and understood what all the fuss was about.  This is my version of an Oyster Casserole recipe, and we really love it.  We think you will, too!

Click the link or the image below for the Oyster Casserole recipe!

Oyster Casserole recipe

Now, let’s move on to something sweet and delicious!  We just love this Christmas Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce recipe!  The gingerbread is a classic Christmas taste and the lemon sauce puts it over the top!  A Loon favorite, for sure!

Click the link or the image below for the Christmas Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce recipe!

Gingerbread cake with lemon sauce recipe

Well, how about a nice, warm, soothing drink to enjoy while this celebrating this holiday season?

Hands down, our favorite adult beverage during the Christmas season is Gluhwein (Spiced Wine).  We first discovered this lovely drink at Christmas Markets scattered across Hamburg, Germany, which is where we lived and worked during the mid-90s.

So delicious and perfect for the holidays.  Make a large batch and keep warm in your slow cooker with the setting on low.  We just love this Gleuwein recipe!

Click the link or the image below for this Gluhwein recipe!

Gluhwein spiced wine recipe

Well, hopefully this collection of holiday recipes will get you excited about preparing a wonderful feast for your family and friends as they gather for a spectacular Christmas Feast!

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Spectacular New Year!!

Love and Peace,

Kris & Wesley

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