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.
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)