Appetizer

Mediterranean White Bean Bruschetta
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Mediterranean White Bean Bruschetta

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Garlic Onionish
  • Pungent Spice

Appetizer

Shrimp with Remoulade Dipping Sauce
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Shrimp with Remoulade Dipping Sauce

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Garlic Onionish
  • Citrusy

Main-Dish

Beef Stew with Roasted Winter Vegetables
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Beef Stew with Roasted Winter Vegetables

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Garlic Onionish
  • Starchy

Main-Dish

Southwestern Mac & Cheese
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Southwestern Mac & Cheese

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Garlic Onionish
  • Cheesy

Side

Quinoa Cherry Pilaf
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Quinoa Cherry Pilaf

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Sour
  • Salty

Side

Asparagus with Spicy Nutmeg Butter
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Asparagus with Spicy Nutmeg Butter

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Garlic Onionish
  • Roasted Toasted

Dessert

Double Ginger Gingersnaps
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Double Ginger Gingersnaps

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Sweet
  • Fruity

Dessert

Chocolate Crackled Cookies
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Chocolate Crackled Cookies

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Sweet
  • Coffee Chocolatey

Dessert

Cardamom Cheesecake Bars
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Cardamom Cheesecake Bars

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Sweet
  • Cheesy

All the ingredients you need for: Holiday Open House

  • Meat & Seafood
  • 3 pounds boneless beef sirloin steak
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked large shrimp (26 to 30 count)
  • Produce
  • 3 3/4 pounds medium asparagus spears
  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 8 cups cubed winter vegetables, such as carrots, butternut squash, parsnips or sweet potatoes
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 lemon
  • 30 large basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Dairy & Refrigerated
  • 1 pound butter
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Grocery
  • 1 1/2 cups Kitchen Basics® Original Beef Stock
  • 1 can (15 1/2 ounces) cannellini beans
  • 1 can (4 1/2 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/4 cups olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Instant mashed potatoes to prepare 6 cups
  • 1 pound pasta, such as medium shells or penne
  • 1 1/2 cups white (pearl) quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1 1/4 cups sliced almonds
  • 2/3 cup pine nuts
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • Salt
  • Wine & Spirits
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine

Perfect Timing

Use this master plan to help you cook the Holiday Open House Menu perfectly. Instructions for all recipes have been expertly divided out so you know what to do when. A number of the recipes may be made a day ahead to lighten the prep work on the day of the party.

Prep time

1½ Hrs

Total time

2½ Hrs

Party for 12

desserts

[Double Ginger Gingersnaps]

desserts

[Chocolate Crackled Cookies]

desserts

[Cardamom Cheesecake Bars]

main dishes

[Beef Stew with Roasted Winter Vegetables]

APPETIZERS

[Mediterranean White Bean Bruschetta]

APPETIZERS

[Shrimp with Remoulade Dipping Sauce]

sides

[Quinoa Cherry Pilaf]

sides

[Asparagus with Spicy Nutmeg Butter]

main dishes

[Southwestern Mac & Cheese]

main dishes

[Beef Stew with Roasted Winter Vegetables]

sides

[Quinoa Cherry Pilaf]

sides

[Asparagus with Spicy Nutmeg Butter]

appetizers

[Mediterranean White Bean Bruschetta]

Well Done!