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Classic Christmas Dinners

By Megan Myers, December 5, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

The two words “Christmas dinner” evoke memories of happy meals around a large table, with family members not seen all year long. Piles of warm rolls, tender green beans, potatoes dripping with gravy, and the centerpiece ham – my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Ham and turkey are two of the most popular main dishes at Christmastime, thanks to their ability to easily feed a crowd. Now, you can rest easy knowing the turkeys at Whole Foods Market® are step-rated! That means all of our turkey producers have been certified to Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rating Program, just like our beef, pork (that means hams!) and chicken suppliers.

The multi-tiered program rates how farm animals are raised using independent, third-party certifiers to audit farms and assess their compliance to the different Step level standards. The higher the Step number, the more interesting their environment, the more time the animals spend outside, and the more natural their life. We recently wrote about the details of each step.

Are you ready to plan your Christmas menu? Try a few of these suggestions!

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Honey-Glazed Ham

Scalloped Potatoes

Spinach Salad with Pears, Walnuts and Goat Cheese

What are you serving this Christmas? Share in the comments!

 

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Habibur says ...
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12/10/2012 1:23:50 AM CST
Irene Shanks says ...
Do you sell Christmas Plum Puddings?
12/16/2012 11:25:21 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@IRENE - The products in our stores vary between locations. Check with your local store to see exactly what they offer! You can find their contact info at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.
12/17/2012 2:29:15 PM CST
Tina says ...
Thanks for the info, I think i'm going with the big glazed ham for our dinner and will truck out to the Glastonbury W.F. as it is the closest for me, I love the recipes for the sides! The baked potato casserole and green beans are awesome, also copied your roasted brussel sprout recipe too. I think I'm all set, will browse your desert section at the store to top everything off. Merry Christmas.
12/19/2012 10:19:06 PM CST
Juanita Howland says ...
looking for Christmas Carol Dinner (as Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim had)....with roast goose, sage/onion stuffing, mashed potatoes w/gravy, vegetables, cranberry sauce, plum pudding w/hard sauce, roast chestnuts, apples and oranges... what do you offer in this area...
12/02/2013 3:16:03 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JUANITA - You can find all sorts of recipes for your holiday dinner at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes.
12/02/2013 4:42:41 PM CST