Unique Foods to Take to Holiday Dinner


Kaitlyn Craig, Columnist & Human Interest Coordinator

Holidays are a time where you get to fellowship with friends and family, and just overall enjoy each other’s company. Every family has their own traditions that they bring to the holiday season, for example, going to see the Christmas lights every year on Christmas Eve. Another aspect of the holidays that most people don’t consider traditions is the food that we bring to the family dinners. For example, every year my grandmother makes her special macaroni and cheese and we don’t think it is a true holiday without it. But with these unique holiday foods, you are sure to make this holiday season one to remember.


Cake Pops

These adorable little treats are more likely to be found at other parties and events, not as much for holiday dinners. But that is something that should definitely end. Cake pops can be made for a lot of different occasions. If you want to make them a little more holiday-themed, make them with a nice spice cake and cream cheese frosting, and decorate them with your best holiday sprinkles.


Potato Soup

When you go to a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, there are always multiple potato choices, including mashed potatoes and usually hashbrown casserole. But during the holiday season, it is cold outside, and you really just want something warm that can beat the cold temperatures outside. This is why, if you want to switch it up this holiday season, you should try bringing something like potato soup to the family get together.


Homemade Ice Cream

This is definitely normally considered a summertime treat, but with a few adjustments, you could definitely make this work as a holiday dessert. By altering the normal staple flavors such as vanilla, peach, banana, and strawberry, to things like baked apple and cinnamon, dark chocolate peppermint, etc, you could definitely make this dessert a perfect fit among the pumpkin and pecan pies.