Novel Noel: 8 Surprising Christmas Dinner Ideas
When you start thinking about Christmas dinner, roast beef or honey-glazed ham likely come to mind — but there’s no reason to get bogged down in tradition. The whole point of the season is to celebrate, so take a little walk on the wild side with a Yuletide main course that doesn’t fit the mold. Who knows? You might just find a special dish that’s worthy of launching a whole new holiday tradition.
Plus, if your family is like many modern families, what with everyone’s complicated holiday schedules, you may even be planning more than one “Christmas” dinner this year, which means that you may just be in the market for a couple of distinctly different Christmas dinner options. Whatever the case, guests will be enchanted when they spy a spinach and ricotta lasagne, roasted pork loin, or mustard-glazed side of salmon on the dinner table. We’ve got eight main courses that have nothing to do with beef or ham. Still yearning for tradition? You can always serve a Yule log for dessert.
Looking for a little something on the side? Try these holiday-worthy side dishes: