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)