Classic Holiday Menu and Planner

By: EatingWell Editors

Traditional, but not at all boring. We've put together an elegant holiday meal to cheer your friends and family this year.

Traditional, but not at all boring. We've put together an elegant holiday meal to cheer your friends and family this year.
Make-Ahead Planner
A simple planner to make your holiday meal a joyful, stress-free celebration.
Up to 1 week ahead:
Make vinaigrette
Up to 3 days ahead:
Make horseradish sauce
Up to 2 days ahead:
Make mashed potatoes
Up to 1 day ahead:
Prepare green beans through Step 2
Prepare rolls through Step 4
Holiday morning:
Prepare cake through Step 5
Finish rolls (Steps 5 & 6)
Up to 4 hours ahead:
Make salad
About 1 hour before serving:
Get the beef in the oven
Just before serving:
Finish green beans (Step 3)
Reheat mashed potatoes
Glaze & decorate cake (Step 6)