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WE RECOMMEND:

Classic Beef Dinner for the Holidays

Here's a magnificent meal for the special occasions you host during the holidays. Succulent beef tenderloin fills the Christmas dinner table in many homes or becomes a surprisingly easy entrée when entertaining. You'll have no one clamoring for that Christmas ham this year!

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When using this menu as a sit-down dinner:

  • This menu's choices give it either a Scandinavian or an English vibe!
    • For a Scandinavian-themed meal, chose Havarti and Sun-Dried Tomato Cheesecake, Glögg and Swedish Lemon Cream.
    • Use other suggestions for English-themed meal and consider making Steamed Plum Pudding for dessert.

  • Offer wine to drink. Brush up on wine pairing if you need help.

  • Wish you had plate chargers to dress up your place settings? Make them yourself with our help!

When using this menu for a holiday buffet:

  • Add more desserts—even asking guests to bring one—for a spectacular desserts evening. You know we have plenty of ideas!

Here's one dessert buffet line up:


Menu

Nestled on a buttery cracker crust, cream cheese takes on the flavor of savory ingredients in this elegant party “dip.”
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A mixture of creamy cheeses, sweet crabmeat, pungent spices and toasted almonds, this crab dip can’t be beat.
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Steeped in Swedish tradition, this spicy fruit drink gets its punch from red wine, brandy and vodka.
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A rich holiday classic made even better with a soft custard base.
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Drape a 5-ingredient wine sauce over succulent slices of beef tenderloin for an easy yet impressive main dish.
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For a spin on ordinary "spuds," stir in garlic and an assortment of herbs.
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Classic green beans get a special touch with browned butter, pecans and lemon peel.
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Here's a classic greens salad with vinaigrette. Check out the variation tips for making three other great tasting salads.
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Use frozen dinner rolls to fashion an impressive bread loaf loaded with great herb flavor.
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Lemon Cream is similar to crème fraîche, but it is thickened with gelatin. The delicate, rich flavor complements many dinner menus.
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You've gotta try this fudgy brownie with creamy mousse all wrapped up into one deliciously decadent dessert.
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