Let’s be honest, what’s the next best thing after unwrapping your Christmas presents? It’s the delicious dinner waiting to be gobbled up. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to shake things up or an intimate dinner gathering, JCPenney has all the stuff you need to make Christmas a hit! From cookware that will help you cook a family-pleasing meal to knife sets and other equipment, we have all the tasty ideas for Christmas dinner. It’s time to put on your chef hat and whip it all up because ‘Tis is the seasoning that’ll steal the show.
All the Things You Need
Are you still planning your Christmas dinner menu or have an idea about it? We have got you covered. Tackle all your holiday stress in a snap with the right kind of cookware. Whether you’re going for a traditional Christmas dinner recipe or full vegan this season, equip your kitchen with the best range of cookware. And, if you’re hosting your first holiday and wondering what to serve? We have rounded up the best recipes that are easy and tasty.
Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze
(10-lb.) fully cooked whole ham (boneless or bone-in)
½ cup of brown sugar
¼ cup of Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon apple cider
1 ½ cup of Apple cider
Step 1: First, preheat the oven to 325º F. Place ham flat side on a roasting rack set in a roasting pan and cover tightly with foil. Bake until warmed throughout, 2 to 3 hours.
Step 2: Meanwhile, at the 45th minute, combine ingredients for the glaze. Place a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together brown sugar, mustard, apple cider vinegar, and apple cider. Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a medium simmer and cook until reduced by half for about 10 to 15 minutes and let it cool for 2 or 3 minutes.
Step 3: Brush glaze on ham every 15 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 140° F.
3 lb. mixed potatoes, such as russets and Yukon Golds
½ (1 stick) butter and 2 tablespoons for garnish
½ cup of milk
½ cup of sour cream
Freshly ground black pepper
Step 1: In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and add a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and cook until totally soft for about 16 to 18 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to the pot.
Step 2: Use a potato masher to mash potatoes until smooth.
Step 3: Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter and milk until warm.
Step 4: Pour over warm milk-butter mixture and stir until combined and creamy. Add sour cream and stir until combined. Then, season the mashed potatoes generously with salt and pepper.
Step 6: Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl and top them with the remaining two tablespoons of butter. Season with more pepper if needed when you serve.
Holiday Roasted Vegetables
¾ lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced into ½ ” pieces
2 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon of chopped rosemary leaves
1 tablespoon of chopped thyme leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
½ cup of toasted pecans
½ cup of dried cranberries
Step 1: In a large bowl or sheet, toss sliced vegetables with oil, balsamic vinegar, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Place vegetables in basket of air fryer and cook at 400° for 10 minutes, shaking halfway through.
Step 2: Before serving, toss roasted vegetables with pecans and cranberries.
Slow Cooker Stuffing
Cooking spray, for slow cooker
110 g butter
3 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 tablespoon. fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 tablespoon. sage, finely chopped
2 Eggs, beaten
2 cups chicken stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 cups of stale bread, cubed into small pieces
1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped, plus more for garnish
Step 1: In a large pan over medium heat, melt butter. When melted, add celery, onion, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
Step2: Grease the bowl of your slow cooker and add your cubed bread. Pour vegetable mixture, eggs, stock, and parsley over bread. Toss to combine and cover. Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours, stirring after 2 hours have passed. Garnish with parsley before serving.
Table Setting Ideas
Once your food is ready, it’s now time for the feast. Before you get there, it becomes imperative to set your table to match that delicious food. The table setting you pull off becomes the backdrop for all the wonderful memories you’re about to create. Start with a table runner that will add an instant dose of holiday cheer. For some of those who love traditional aesthetics, go for these plaid placemats. Opt for a festive dinner plate set to add to the holiday color scheme. And finally, choose napkin rings to dress up your table.
After you have gobbled all the food, store the leftovers so you can recreate some of the magic in the kitchen again.
This holiday season spend less time finding the right cookware and more time perfecting your recipes. Click loads of pictures of all your holiday adventures and tag us at #AllAtJCP. Then, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see if you are featured.