Is this the first time you are hosting a holiday gathering? Do you need a little help with a recipe or maybe a refresher as you don’t do this all the time? Here is where Holiday Entrees 101 will come in handy.
I have compiled our 101 series here to help you with everything from roast beef to ham to turkey and chicken. All the big mains that most people have over the fall and winter holidays and into Easter.
These are the best recipes and I show the simpliest way to tackle those big holiday meals. From buying the right amount for your crowd to how to cook it the best way to what is the correct temperatures for the oven and the meat. All of this will be very helpful for you to get dinner onto the table.
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Roast Beef 101
How do you purchase a great roast beef? What temperature do you cook it to? Do I start with a really hot oven? Or cook it low and slow? What do I season it with?
All of these questions and more will be answered in our Roast Beef 101 post. To serve with that stunning roast beef we have a Red Wine Reduction with Roasted Shallots and Bacon. This sauce is life changing.
And the best side is our Garlic Rosmary Fondant Potatoes to go with this amazing roast beef dinner.
How to Cook a Ham 101
How to Cook a Ham 101 will answer all your questions about shank or butt, boneless or bone-in, or spiral ham. Also, want the best glaze around? We have that for you too!!
Want to know what to do with that bone after you are done? Well, make a great Ham and Bean Soup of course. Perfect for a cold winter night!!
Roast Turkey 101
Roast Turkey 101 will take out the fear of that big bird. This easy recipe will help you create a gorgeous entree with little effort. Crispy exterior and tender juicy interior is the perfect bird.
Roast Chicken 101
And last but not least is a great chicken entree with Roast Chicken 101! Have a smaller crowd or a tighter budget? A large chicken can do the trick or it also makes a perfect Sunday night supper too.
Again don’t discard that carcass as I have an excellent Overnight Slow Cooker Chicken Stock where you can then stow the stock into your freezer for later use in soups, chicken dishes, and slow cooker recipes.
Enjoy our Holiday Entrees 101 and I hope it helps you out with roasting up those great mains.