Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Pork Roast and other recipes from Christmas dinner 2010

I thought I would share a few links to recipes from our Christmas dinner. For the main course, I prepared a wonderful pork roast from Taste of Home.
(Photo from Taste of Home.)

I've made this for several years and we really enjoy it. It's very flavorful. Just be careful not to overcook it, as I nearly did! I also roasted a chicken. Here's the pork recipe:
Rosemary Pork Roast.

My daughter Carrie brought Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes, a favorite recipe in our family. You can access the mashed potato recipe here.

I also made a sweet potato-apple bake (recipe to follow later) and this salad: Merry Berry Salad. This is a marvelous salad recipe from an older Quick Cooking magazine. The homemade cranberry vinaigrette is just wonderful! (I ran out of time while preparing the salad last-minute, so this time I used store-bought raspberry vinaigrette instead. The salad was great, but it's hard to beat that cranberry dressing.
(Photo from Taste of Home.)
Carrie also brought her famous Honey Rolls. They are always a hit at any festive dinner. Despite the name, they are not overly sweet to serve with dinner. Just right, in our family's opinion. Here is the recipe she uses: Honey Rolls.

Dessert was simple and served a couple of hours later, after present opening -- Christmas cookies and other sweets brought by guests.


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful dinner with your family. I'm going to definately try the pork roast and the honey rolls. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Yes, it was a wonderful dinner, and nice to have someone helping out by bringing dishes to share as well. I hope you enjoy the roast and rolls as much as we do!

  3. Your meal looks absolutly yummy....Hope your family had a great holiday....Happy New Year!

  4. It was indeed delicious, Deborah. We did have a very nice Christmas, thanks, and the new year is going well so far.

    Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to visit anytime.. I don't post every day (lack of time!) but the archives are full of recipes, crafts and other ideas, so take some time to browse around there as well as at my Christmas blog (link in sidebar)!

    God bless,


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