Traditional Christmas dinner
Traditional Christmas dinners consists of turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and vegetables such as carrots, turnip, parsnips, etc. Other types of poultry, roast beef, or ham is also used. For dessert, pumpkin or apple pie, Christmas pudding, or fruitcake are the staple.
On the Menu
- Brown Bag Turkey
- Honey Glazed Christmas Ham
- Joyce’s Vegetarian Dressing
- Cranberry Sauce
- Orange Honey Glazed Carrots
- Green Beans with Sauteed Garlic
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Spinach Salad
- Black Bean Soup with Roasted Vegetables
- Pumpkin Pie
- The Fruit Cake Fix
- Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider
Note: Fresh cranberries can be found in the produce section
3 bunches carrots, peeled
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cut the carrots diagonally in 1-inch-thick slices. Place 1/2 cup water, the butter, honey, 2 teaspoon of salt, and the ginger in a large saute pan and bring to a boil. Add the carrots, cover the pan, and simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to cook for about 20 minutes, or until all the water has evaporated. You may want to raise the heat for the last 5 minutes.
Add the orange zest and orange juice to the pan, tossing with the carrots. Simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes, until the carrots are al dente (tender but still resistant when you bite) and the sauce glazes the carrots. Add the pepper a salt, to taste.
Add beans; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes, tossing frequently.
2 pounds organic red skin potatoesWater to cover
1 bay leaf
3 large garlic cloves
¼ teaspoon mustard powder
½ cup vegan mayonnaise
¼ cup of the liquid potatoes were cooked in.
½ cup granulated sugar
Pour off any excess liquid.
Store cake in an air tight container, if storing for any length of time, once a week spritz the cake with brandy or rum to keep it moist.
With a slotted spoon, remove cinnamon and cloves.
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