Holiday Entertaining Made Easy
Contributed by: Chris WebAdmin. of RecipesNow.com
(NAPSI) - Creating a spectacular holiday meal doesn't have to mean spending time
cooped up in the kitchen while your guests socialize without you. This year, choose an easy, yet
elegant menu that allows you to join the fun and spend more time with family and friends.
Start with a festive centerpiece entre that combines favorite holiday flavors, such as
cranberries and cherries, with versatile and lean pork tenderloin. Ready in just 30 minutes, Roast
Pork Tenderloin with Cherry-Cranberry Glaze is an excellent choice for an easy and elegant
"Pork is a perfect addition to your holiday menu and dinner table," says Ceci Snyder,
director of nutrition communications for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). "Pork
tenderloin is an extremely tender and elegant choice-your guests will no doubt be impressed. Plus,
pork tenderloin can be prepared quickly and doesn't require you to be in the kitchen the entire
Snyder offers the following easy and time-saving tips for holiday entertaining.
Don't Do it All Alone
Instead of spending countless hours preparing multiple side
dishes, ask family and friends to bring their specialty side dishes. They'll be honored to share their
favorite recipes, and it will allow you more time to enjoy the festivities.
Plan Your Meal in Advance
By doing some prep work in advance, you can create side
dishes or desserts prior to the busiest times of the season. Then just defrost them and put on the
finishing touches the day of your gathering, instead of doing all the work that day.
Create a Festive Dining Setting
Try decorating your dining area with colorful
gift-wrapped boxes, elegant bows, scented wreaths, beautiful poinsettias and pine boughs you
already have on hand for the holidays.