Around the holidays, large family dinners usually cause more stress than cheer. At a time when we should be thankful for the loved ones around us, we often find ourselves more consumed with the thought of what could go wrong. This holiday season, we want you to take a break from the worrying and spend more time making precious memories. With our tips below, your holiday party will run so smoothly, and you may even forget you're the host!
Don't be afraid to ask guests to bring a small dish to the party. It is often expected of family members to contribute to the large meal, so assign appetizers and side dishes they can make at home and bring over. We love these pomegranate-glazed sweet potatoes as a starter.
Dinner parties are not the time to try out that new, complicated recipe you've been eyeing. Keep it simple by sticking to a dish you know will please the crowd and prevent you from having a mid-cooking meltdown. Here are some of our classic holiday dinner menus.