Planning an EASY Christmas Menu and Preperations for the Season..

In doing this for the last 45 years, since I was 18.  I have deduced that it is far easier to do the big turkey and/or ham with all of the trimmings on Thanksgiving and something grand but easier on Christmas.  To that end I have made Crown Roast of Pork, Standing Rib, Strip Roasts and Beef Tenderloin both as a roast and as steaks.  All of which are much easier and add a baked potato and a salad and you are home free.  If you want to work a little more fix twice baked potatoes ahead to pop in the oven and heat at serving time!!

This year I am tentatively planning for Christmas Dinner:

Prime Rib Roast
Baked Potatoes, both White and Sweet
Tossed Green Salad

Gingerbread Kids Posted 12/5/10
Gingersnaps Posted 12/16/11
Rum Cake and Christmas Cookies

Breakfast Treats for any early guests:

Doughnut Muffins and Christmas Coffee Cake
Juice and Coffee

Doughnut Muffins posted 7/6/11
Meanwhile before Christmas make cookies, candies, and treats then double wrap and freeze to be ready for guests and celebrations on the fly.

Spiced Pecans posted12/7/10
Buckeyes Posted 11/19/10
Crab Ball posted 11/24/10
Pineapple and Walnut Cheese Ball posted 11/12/11
Blue Cheese and Pecan Ball posted 11/20/10
I always make a cheese ball or two and tuck back into the recesses of my refrigerator and the family loves the home made salami too.  (Recipe given 12/13/10.)  There are many many more Holiday treats throughout this blog so I invite you to please look around a bit. 

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