The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Dinner Planning
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The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Dinner Planning

Por - December 2021

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We’ve been there before: You’ve been planning your Christmas dinner and you find out last minute that you are missing an ingredient or forgot to prepare a sauce. When you’re in a hurry, there will always be something missing, so here’s a list of things you must include for planning the perfect Christmas dinner.


Even though chips, peanuts, and chicharrones are the favorite snacks at many Mexican homes, you could try fancier options, like a charcuterie board, a creamy dip, or some appetizers.


Mexicans indeed eat tortillas with most dishes all year round, but Christmas dinner is best enjoyed with a freshly-baked loaf of homemade bread. If you don’t have enough time to steal the spotlight with homemade bread, simply get one at the bakery and heat it for a couple of minutes in the oven so that it is warm once served.


This is one of the most special dinners in the years, so dessert is a must to give the finishing touch to a wonderful night. From a traditional chocolate cake to a Christmassy Yule log cake, there are thousands of options. Prepare the dessert of your choice in single portions so that it is easier to serve.

Dips and sauces

Prepare either spicy or sweet and sour dips and sauces to serve with mashed potatoes or meat. There are many types of sauces and you will surely find one that will make your Christmas menu amazing. Don’t prepare your sauce at the very last minute. Remember that many preparations, even more so if they are hot, are even tastier when they are allowed to rest.

Side Dishes

Turkey and pork roast are mouthwatering dishes, but they must not be served by themselves. You can serve them with delicious sides like pasta, salad, potatoes (cooked in any way), vegetables or whatever you like! Choose the side dish according to the main so that the flavors combine perfectly.

A Special Dinner

This is not just any dinner, it is Christmas dinner. Be creative, invest time, and cook an extra special dinner for this long-awaited occasion. To make sure your holiday feast will be an absolute hit, buy all the ingredients you need in advance and start prepping one day ahead.

Special Drinks

It might seem obvious, but drinks are often forgotten. You must think about drinks for pairing with the whole dinner, from appetizers to dessert, and, of course, for toasting. Fruit punch, Mexican fruit coolers, coffee, and sparkling wine are easy drinks that will delight everyone.

Translated by Miranda Perea
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