An Easy and Fun Christmas for Two Menu

Illustration photo Christmas isn't always about large gatherings and events. Believe it or not, there is a large majority of people who spend Christmas with just one other person, and are perfectly happy with it. And just because there...

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Christmas isn't always about large gatherings and events. Believe it or not, there is a large majority of people who spend Christmas with just one other person, and are perfectly happy with it. And just because there are only two of you, doesn't mean that there's no reason not to celebrate with food, drink, and presents.

Here are some perfect ideas for (smaller) dinner for your very special Christmas for two celebration.

Skip the duck, or turkey, or even a whole chicken. Instead, buy two cornish game hens, cover them with bell pepper, onions, celery, and seasoning, and roast them in the oven. They are perfect in size, and each person gets their very own, personalized chicken. The serving size and the price are both very appropriate.

Roasted Cornish Hen
Roasted Cornish Hen

Spice up your average and played out potatoes (hey, you're only serving two, you can do what you want) with a classic French recipe for Potatoes Savoyarde - au gratin. It goes well with roasted meats and adds great twist to the typical fare of simple mashed potatoes. Plus, you get to say Savoyarde.

Savoyarde - au gratin
Savoyarde - au gratin

Add some color to your plate with some underrated glazed carrots. Carrots are naturally sweet and will offset the texture and flavor of the potatoes. Plus, for little to no planning, use the baby carrots that are in your crisper drawer, steam them, then add sugar, mint, butter, lemon, and salt and heat them over medium heat until soft.

For dessert, try a twist on the usual apple pie. Make an Italian Apple Cake.

Italian Apple Cake

Ingredients:

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  • 2 apples; peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter; at room temperature
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese

Icing Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. mascarpone
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 x 8 pan.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
  3. Cream together sugar and butter. Beat in ricotta and egg.
  4. Stir in flour mixture; mix in chopped apples.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool for two hours.
  6. Beat together mascarpone and sugar.
  7. When cake has cooled, top with icing and serve.

Or you could just order Chinese.

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