Christmas is a week away — time to start planning menus. Impress your guests this holiday with some quick and easy holiday delights from around the globe and stateside.
For the third day of Christmas, treat your guests to an Italian favorite and serve these biscotti with some coffee.
German Pot Roast (Sauerbraten)
Let your slow cooker do most of the work for the fourth day of Christmas with this pot roast, one of Germany’s best-known dishes.
Dijon Maple Glazed Spiral Ham
Besides being an excellent choice for a holiday meal, ham is also one of the easiest American main dishes you can prepare for a large group.
Apple Mincemeat Pie
Apple mincemeat pie is a holiday tradition from across the pond. It will be a silent night indeed as this British savory treat keeps your guests’ mouths full.
Christmas isn’t complete without the fruitcake, and this Christstollen is a holiday staple in Germany — it’s similar to the Dutch Kerststol and the Italian panettone.
Feast of the Seven Fishes
The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a meal served in Italian households on La Vigilia (Christmas Eve). In many parts of Italy, the night is traditionally a partial fast, during which no meat should be served.
Rum-and-Pomegranate Glazed Roast Duck
This duck dish is to die for! If you’re looking for a less-traditional and more adventurous Christmas dinner, why not give duck a try? Duck is prized for its rich flavor and thick, fatty skin that is hard to resist when cooked until crisp. Duck is often cooked with a sweet glaze because it helps the skin caramelize and crisp up. A hint of sweetness also goes well with the slightly gamey flavor of the meat.