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Your Holiday Meal Guide

the beginning to a delicious meal prepared at home

So many options, not enough time to make them all. Such is the conundrum that occurs with many holiday meals. We wanted to ease the preparation for you, so we put together dishes that together will make your dinner party the most talked about event in all of Garland, TX. Best of all, each of these dishes are ones that super simple to prepare with the space you have in your apartment at The Mansions at Spring Creek. Keep reading for the best meal you’ll ever make.


Old Fashioned Glazed Ham

Who doesn’t love a good old ham around the holidays? It brings back memories of dinner at grandma’s house and warm winter nights by the fire. This will be the main entree in your delicious meal, so be sure to provide some extra care to this portion of your cooking. Best of all, this ham has a fun visual aesthetic, too, with roasted pineapple rings all around the edges. To make this ham, you’ll need a cooked ham, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, chopped fresh thyme leaves, pineapple juice, pineapple rings, and maraschino cherries.


Apple Pie Spiced Cider

This is the perfect beverage to compliment the rest of the meal. People will be able to tell that you took some extra care by putting a little more effort into the drinks. It’s a classic apple cider, but spiced with all of the common ingredients that you would find in a traditional apple pie. To prepare this warm drink, you’ll need one and a fourth quarts of apple cider, seven cinnamon sticks, one-half of a teaspoon of ground ginger, freshly grated nutmeg, three tablespoons of firmly packed brown sugar, one teaspoon of ground allspice, ground cloves, and salt.


Holiday Monster Cookies

How about some cookies for dessert? “These giant, saucer-sized cookies are packed with festive candies, peppermint chunks, salty pretzels, and white chocolate chips, so they really live up to their name. Serve them as part of a cookie swap, for dessert on Christmas Day or as the special treat left for Santa -- with a really big glass of milk!”


To bake these monstrous frisbees of perfection, you’ll need flour, baking powder, baking soda, kosher salt, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, eggs, mixed red and green candies (likely, M&Ms), rolled oats, chopped pretzel rods, chopped peppermint puffs, and white chocolate chips.


What do you think of our meal? Feel free to add your own dishes and twists on it to make it personal to you. The most important thing is that you enjoy it. Have a happy holidays!