Christmas is certainly the happiest time of year, and preparing food around this time shouldn't be stressful. That is why we put together a collection of side dishes that can be make ahead of time, and all you need to do is heat them up before serving and you’re good to go. We're aiming to take away all the stress out of cooking, so you can get an early start and then relax on the big day!
1. Creamy Mashed Potatoes
You can’t have a holiday meal without potatoes. Whether they're crispy or creamy, buttered or fried, potatoes are the perfect side because they go with pretty much everything. We love this this recipe for mashed potatoes! Click here for link.
2. Cream Cheese Asparagus Rolls
You can’t have a meal without some hearty, healthy vegetables, right? Right! But there’s nothing that says they have to be bland or boiled, and these cream cheese asparagus rolls are perfect. Click here for recipe.
3. Homemade Stuffing
In our opinion there has got to be bread at the holiday table. It can be either stuffing, rice, or biscuits but we usually end up eating homemade stuffing during Christmas! See the recipe here.
4. Orange & Cranberry Sauce
It's true something sweet needs to go with all that savory food . This welcome treat is a staple, and is one of the easiest recipes on the list. See the recipe here.
5. M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies
Desert is one of our favorite words, and it's also our favorite part of cooking during the holidays. Almost all deserts can be made the day before, but it wouldn't be the same fresh baked cookies! We recommend making the batter the night before for easy clean-up. Click here for the link.
If you think we missed anything let us know in the comments!