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Holiday Meals: Mix up the Menu

Elena Harrington


Nov 19th, 2015

Steak and Potatoes blog post

Now that you’ve celebrated a festive Thanksgiving, the next set of holiday dinners, parties and events are right around the corner. And for these winter holiday gatherings, try updating your menu with a fresh take on classic seasonal dining. So swap your traditional ham and turkey for modern main dishes and interesting sides!

Start by transforming the staples. For a fresh take on butter, try making it with a festive flair for your next holiday gathering. Cranberry Sage Butter adds seasonal flavor to your holiday favorites. From rolls to sweet potatoes, this butter is the perfect seasonal addition for cranberry fans!

For a butter that goes perfectly with rolls, mashed potatoes and other classics, try this Roasted Garlic Rosemary Butter. This garlic-infused butter is also perfect for your favorite main dishes. Try it melted over your favorite meat for a delicious infusion flavor!


For a modern take on the classic holiday cheese ball, add salmon. Complete with lemon and dill, this Smoked Salmon Cheeseball is great for holiday entertaining. Try serving it with seasonal vegetables and your favorite crackers.


Transform classic holiday potatoes by changing the cook method this holiday season. This simple Muffin Pan Sweet Potato Gratin recipe is simple and delicious. The secret? Cook your potatoes in a muffin pan! This dish makes the perfect serving size for an appetizer or side dish.


Now that we have refreshed butter, the cheese ball and holiday potatoes with a modern take, it’s time for the main dishes! Forget ham and turkey for your December holiday meals and try something new!

Looking to lighten up the menu this holiday season? Try opting for fish instead of meat. This Lemon and Artichoke Baked Cod is full of herbs and flavor. It will be a lighter staple for your holiday menu!


Modernizing your menu is all about versatility. Try this Three-Herb Rub on any of your favorite main dishes. This staple is sure to be such a hit you will add it to your menu all winter long.


So, refresh your meals for a modern twist this holiday season. From updates on your classic favorites to new dishes to consider for the season, we hope you have fun modernizing your holiday menu with these recipes and ideas!

5 Responses to Holiday Meals: Mix up the Menu

  1. Karen Wildman 18/12/2015 at 3:29 pm

    Are you doing already prepared meals for Christmas? I am hoping for prime rib!

    • Customer Support 20/12/2015 at 1:40 pm

      Karen, you can order your holiday meal from our Specialty Order Line at 1-888-358-7328, or directly from the Deli Department at your local Albertsons store. Hope this helps! -Julio

  2. Rosaline 20/12/2015 at 2:41 pm

    Can I order Christmas dinner online?

  3. gwen 04/11/2017 at 2:22 pm

    can I order christmas dinner online form albertson

    • Customer Support 04/11/2017 at 5:46 pm

      Hello Gwen! Thank you for asking. You can order your holiday meal from our Specialty Order Line at 1-888-358-7328, or by visiting the Deli Department at your local Albertsons store. Thank you for shopping with us! -Cynthia

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