Non-Traditional Christmas Dinner Ideas For a Change This Year!

Are you one of those families who like to switch it up a notch and try out new and inventive ideas for the holidays? No stinkin’ turkey and mashed potatoes for you? No problem! There is no rule book for the holidays. True, traditions are widely practiced, especially during the holidays, but these are unwritten rules and there is no reason why you need to follow these rules during the holiday season. Spice it up a little and make a meal that you know will please your guests, even if it is not the traditional holiday menu that people are used to. In fact, you can make a new tradition and have a different international flair each holiday. Bring in a menu from every corner of the world during the holidays. These Christmas dinner ideas will most definitely be a conversation piece that will keep your guests talking and wondering what nationality they will be celebrating this season!

Spice up your Christmas Eve dinner with a Mexican fiesta! There are so many different items you can make to create a really delicious holiday meal using Mexican recipes and many of these dishes you can prepare ahead of time which will leave you more time to sit and visit with your guests and will allow you to enjoy the holidays more! Make a couple of batches of enchiladas prepared different ways, perhaps cheese enchiladas with a red sauce and chicken enchiladas with a creamy sauce. Don’t forget to add the delicious side dishes such as Spanish rice, refried beans, nacho chips, guacamole and salsa. For dessert, prepare a tasty flan to complete your Mexican holiday fiesta feast! The following year, instead of a Mexican feed, why not go for Italian route and prepare some delicious pasta dishes. A large bowl of spaghetti and meatballs and a baking dish of lasagna or cannelloni can be prepared for a large gathering of people. Add some fresh garlic bread a and a Caesar salad and you have a quick, easy and delicious Italian menu that will be delicious to feast on at Christmas.

You don’t have to use traditional Christmas dinner ideas to make your menu and gathering warm and inviting. All you need is family and good friends, lots of laughter and a delicious meal to make any holiday gathering memorable.

Source by Matt Murren

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