19 Nov

Holiday Entertaining for a Few

By Kansas City Steak Company Tags : holiday entertaining,  thanksgiving 

While smaller holiday gatherings may not be something we’re accustomed to, they give all of us the opportunity to lean into the season of gratitude in a fresh way. As we’ve been thinking about ways to make this Thanksgiving special, we have pulled together some of our favorite holiday recipes, ideas for holiday drinks and every tip you need for festive holiday entertaining. Read on for our curated list of the best tips and ideas for your intimate gathering.

Holiday Recipes

Traditional dishes are a given at every major holiday, but with a smaller crowd there is freedom to try a new take on an old favorite. Thanksgiving practically requires main entrees such as turkey or ham, but consider elevating your chef game by trying something new!

Try a fully-cooked (9-11 lb) Hickory Smoked Whole Turkey. Cured in natural brown sugar, spices and honey. Skip the messy work; order yours in time for Thanksgiving and spend the extra time relaxing!

Slow-roasted to seal in all the flavor, Herb Roasted Turkey is tender, juicy, and fully cooked; the perfect holiday centerpiece for your crew. Just heat and serve!

Spice up an old Thanksgiving standby with a fresh infusion of flavor! Herbs, spices and other ingredients make this Sausage and Cornbread Dressing a game changer.

If your crew isn’t much for turkey, take a traditional Spiral Sliced Ham to the next level with a bright, warm Orange Rosemary Ham Glaze.

Holiday Drinks

You’ve always wanted to broaden your holiday drink repertoire. With a smaller crowd, this is your year to go for it! Choose one or two signature holiday cocktail recipes for your Thanksgiving dinner early so you’ll have time to acquire any ingredients needed. Here are a few holiday drink recipes worth considering:

All the comfort of fall in a mouth-watering adult beverage, complete with cinnamon sugar rim. Need we say more? Get the recipe here.

Packed with citrus and just the right amount of sweet, this is one Thanksgiving cocktail everyone will love. Find the full recipe here.

Autumn spices, fruits and sparkling cider are just a few headliners in what’s sure to become a Thanksgiving favorite. Read the full recipe here.

Holiday Entertaining

If there’s one thing that will never change about Thanksgiving, it’s gathering around the table with those we care about, and sharing laughter, thoughts, sentiments and gratitude over a delicious meal. Why not create a unique Thanksgiving experience with a stunning table centerpiece? We love these holiday entertaining decoration ideas.

This simple, elegant, and most importantly, doable centerpiece idea gives us all the Thanksgiving feels. Get the scoop here.

Loaded with all the colors of autumn, we’re swooning over this display of Thanksgiving bounty. Learn how to recreate this beauty on your table here.

Who says a centerpiece can’t be pretty and functional at the same time? We’re loving this lovely, functional option for a full Thanksgiving table this year. Find out how to do it here.

You’re ready for a Thanksgiving celebration to remember! Next, share with your friends and don’t forget to tell us how you’re leaning in to the season of gratitude in the comments below!