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Christmas Dinner Ideas: Prepare A Heartfelt Dish For Just The Two Of You

Christmas Dinner Ideas: Prepare A Heartfelt Dish For Just The Two Of You

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Were you convinced that this one would not last till Christmas? Did you think this one would again be over before the holidays, and you would be single again through the holiday season? Well, congratulations on your first Christmas together.

Not that you have come this far, it is time to think about the celebration as well. It is time to make this special. After all, it is that time of the year. Celebrating the first holiday together is always special. Even if it is not the first time, the holiday season is something that you will cherish in a different way. Cooking together for the first time, those romantic moments you get in the kitchen add up to the Christmas vibe.

The fingers touching while kneading the dough, a small peck on the cheek while baking the cake, or a small makeout sesh in the kitchen, while you are preparing the dinner is everything you might have been looking for. But what are you cooking? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered, and we are here with some Christmas dinner ideas. So, read along.

The Best Christmas Dinner Ideas For The Happy Couple  

It is not always necessary to have a big celebration. Keep it low-key, just for the two of you. Just don’t make a fuss about it, and prepare your favorite traditional dishes. All you will require is some table decorations and the cozy recipes that your grandma may be used to make for you.

Here are our ideas that you can incorporate into your Christmas dinner.

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast  

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

Well, Christmas is about comfort, tradition, and being with your loved ones. But there is no better idea than cooking everything together in one pot while putting on your favorite Christmas movie. It is really easy to cook meat in a pot, and it is one of the easiest ideas. Use your slow cooker and pot roast the meat.

Cranberry Apple Quinoa Salad

Cranberry Apple Quinoa Salad

Well, why go for those boring salads when you can notch it up a little?put some apples and cranberries together and start preparing the salad. It is not difficult to make the lemony sweet dressing and make some extra, in case you feel like adding some more. Do not shy away from throwing in some more protein, and make it healthy. I know this might be your cheat week, but along with all the other stuff, keep something healthy.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

The holiday season is incomplete without mashed potatoes. What is better than mashed potatoes? Roasted garlic mashed potatoes. The extra-savory flavor those roasted garlic adds is exactly what you need to the classic recipe of mashed potatoes.

Salmon & Potato Skillet

Salmon & Potato Skillet

But why just cook the potatoes? Give the salmon a quick bath in the marination which will add to the fat content of this simple dish. It will just take 45 minutes to prepare the dish, and you will have a whole heat-filling meal in no time. You can obviously customize it according to your preference.

Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine

This classic beans recipe from France turns these humble green beans into an elevated side dish that you can prepare throughout the year as well. It is sauteed with some garlic and shallots, tossed in a generous portion of butter and toasted almonds, and finished it with some lemon zest. These are perfect for your weekend dinners but are fancy enough to serve as a holiday preparation and for some parties.

Tomato-Butter Roast Chicken

Tomato-Butter Roast Chicken

Chicken, butter, and tomatoes are possibly a match made in heaven. Not only will it keep the chicken moist, but the generous amount of tomato paste will bring out the sweet acidity, which would add to the flavor of the chicken. Along with that, it is always a good idea to have the veggies that have been roasted along with the chicken. It gets all the flavors from the chicken. This way, it will add something extra to a classic roast chicken.

Maple Glazed Ham Steak

Maple Glazed Ham Steak

You can enjoy a good ham without the thought of having a lot of leftovers. For just the two of them, it is a great idea to cook a maple ham steak.

Cast-Iron Skillet Steak 

Cast-Iron Skillet Steak

This is a common notion that to get one of the good steaks, you have to go to some fancy restaurant. But that’s not true. You can have a restaurant-quality steak at home in just 15 minutes. All you have to do is get the skillet really hot and season the dry steak well before you sear it.

Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp 

Shrimps cook easily and are a perfect idea for the main course if you and your partner are lazy and do not want to spend the whole time in the kitchen. This will just take you 15 minutes to cook. Serve it with some toasted garlic bread or some pasta, and enjoy.

Smothered Chicken

Smothered Chicken

Adding some bacon drippings while frying the chicken will not just add some flavor but will make it even more special. Add some dreamy, creamy gravy and serve it with some mashed potatoes on the side and prepare the whole meal.

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Cranberry Martini

Cranberry Martini

This colorful cocktail, along with the sweet-tart flavor, adds to the holiday vibe. You can add a twist to it by adding some lime. This will add some flavor, and let’s face it, you impress your partner as well.

Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak

Well, if you want to go by the traditions, then why not make a Salisbury streak? You might have some leftovers, but you know what that means! Some extra steak through the week.

Rum Balls 

Rum Balls

There is no need to make a whole lot of dessert for just the two of you. But this candy dish, along with the rum balls, freshly made at home, will be the perfect ending to the perfect night. Just cuddle up under the blanket, put on your favorite movie, and relish the dessert.

Prosecco Mint Julep

Prosecco Mint Julep

This Sparkling drink is perfect for the festive season and passes as a holiday drink in the hour of need. This is a kind of lightened-up mint julep, and when a dry sparkling wine is added, it gives the required effervescence and brightness that goes well with the caramelized rich tone of bourbon.

Crispy Gnocchi & Mushrooms

Crispy Gnocchi & Mushrooms

Gnocchi is always one of the best choices for a quick and delicious meal. It is capable of being an amazing main dish, but it can also be served as a side to some rosemary pork chops or some roasted chicken as well.

Garlic & Herb Turkey Roulade

Garlic & Herb Turkey Roulade  

It is often just too much to prepare a whole turkey. But what about a roulade? Trust me, it might sound fancy, but it is actually easy to prepare it. It is easy to carve it and is super-flavorful. It goes best with a tart cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes.

This holiday season, cook for your partner and have a cozy dinner for just the two of you. We have listed some of the best Christmas dinner ideas; take a pick and prepare whichever is your favorite.

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