This article is sponsored by Kroger’s Private Selection. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.
In truth, we think mamas always deserve credit for adding a little something special to every day for their families. But during the holidays? They really up the ante. All that magic-making can take a toll, though, especially when it comes to creating the perfect holiday menu. That’s why this year, we want to help put a special meal on your plate while taking something off your to-do list. So we worked with the experts from Kroger’s Private Selection to create the perfect holiday meal that’s upgraded enough for grownups while still delicious enough for little palates.
Start with drinks
Few things say ‘taste of the holidays' like a rich glass of eggnog! Start your celebrations by toasting with Private Selection Old Fashioned Egg Nog, with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and whiskey (but don’t worry—it’s safe for the whole family to drink!). And because mornings tend to start even earlier than normal during the holidays, be sure to have plenty of Private Selection Chai Spice Black Tea Latte Concentrate on hand for a rich, flavorful cup to warm up those early hours.
For the first course
Honestly, we could probably live off of appetizers—especially when they’re as delicious as the Private Selection offerings from Kroger. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time making memories by dishing out apps that are ready in minutes, like these Roasted Chimichurri Potatoes or this Appetizer Wreath that is sure to wow your guests. When you have a crowd to feed, whip up these Roast Beef Caramelized Onion Crostinis to hold off the appetites until the main course.
The main meal
A roast chicken is the original crowd pleaser, and this Crispy Lemon Parmesan Roast Chicken has the perfect amount of seasoning to tantalize little and grown-up tastebuds alike. Especially when you serve it with this Cheesy Chickpea Broccoli Casserole, which can also sub in as a main course for vegetarian guests. (And did we mention that all you need to do is add broccoli and bake? Talk about a win-win, mama.)
A sweet ending
It wouldn’t be a proper celebration without a truly show-stopping dessert bar, and Kroger’s Private Selection knows how to deliver—without any pastry chef training required! Guests who love a little tang with their sweets will love these candy cane-striped Holiday Yogurt Parfait, while everyone will be stealing these Sea Salt Caramel Chunk Cookies. And for the perfect finish, whip up this two-ingredient Hot Cocoa Dip with wafer cookies. Let the sugar high commence!