Christmas is quickly approaching, marking the end to arguably the most bizarre and trying year on this side of the second millennium. Fortunately, the year seems to be ending on a positive note. The news regarding vaccines seems promising, which means a return to normalcy (somewhat) isn’t too far away.
However, the vaccine is still some months off, so we should be careful while celebrating Christmas. That means keeping the parties responsibly sized and practicing SOPs. Barring that, however, you should go the extra mile for your Christmas dinner. These dinners should be magical and satisfy any and all cravings. Here are some dishes you should include in your Christmas dinner to make sure you and your guests leave satisfied.
If you’re out of ideas for what to serve as an entrée for your dinner, consider stuffed potatoes! Since the day is about satisfying cravings, be sure you fill said potatoes with meat, cheese, butter, and other tasty ingredients.
However, if you don’t want to be too unhealthy, you can substitute some of those ingredients with vegetables. Stuffed potatoes are a flexible entrée, so they’re perfect for guests with varied dietary restrictions and medical conditions.
Empanadas don’t pop to mind when you think of Christmas dinner in the USA. After all, it’s a dish commonly consumed in Latin American, Philippine, and South European cultures. Empanadas are a fried or baked pastry that originated in Galicia sometime before 1520.
The most common kind of empanadas in the US is of the Latin American variety. In Latin America, empanadas are commonly served as a main course or starter. Give them a similar space in your dinner to infuse the eating experience with a tried-and-tested dish.
Deviled crab croquettes originated right here in Tampa, Florida, so they deserve a spot in every Christmas dinner in Tampa. The dish is prepared by sautéing blue crab meat and seasoning it with chilau, an enchilada sauce originating in Cuba. The cooked meat is rolled in breadcrumbs and then into the shape of a potato, and then it’s deep fried. Though initially spicy, the dish’s spicy has been toned down to accommodate more people.
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