Tips for a Safe and Delicious Holiday Dinner
- by Omaha Steaks
- Last updated Mar 23, 2023
The holidays will look a little different this year. Social distancing guidelines and staying safe have impacted how many families will gather around the holiday table this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put out guidance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and recommended staying at home rather than traveling and instead holding either smaller gatherings with safety guidelines in mind or “virtual” dinners this holiday season.
Food is a highlight of the holiday season and just because you may not physically be with your family this year, you can still enjoy an incredible holiday meal. Whether, you’re celebrating in-person at a smaller gathering or virtually, we are here to help you make the best of this holiday season with some ideas for enjoying a holiday meal during the pandemic.
Help for first time cooks
For some, this may be the first holiday meal you’ve ever cooked entirely on your own. You don’t have to skip all your favorites. We’ve made it incredibly easy with our prepared side dishes and decadent desserts. No prepping, no chopping and no mess. Just heat and serve. For a simple center-of-plate try one of our fully- cooked hams. Just thaw, heat, and serve. Even the most “culinary-challenged” person can whip up a classic holiday meal with our easy-to-prepare center-of-plate options, one-step side dishes and simple desserts.
Make an incredible holiday meal with our recipes
With smaller gatherings, you may find yourself cooking main dishes you’ve never cooked before, like turkey, prime rib or chateaubriand. No need to panic. We’re here to help with simple and delicious recipes and tips & tricks for all your holiday main dishes.
- How to Cook the Perfect Holiday Roast
- Chateaubriand Roast with Butcher’s Butter
- Holiday Roast with Sweet Red Cranberry Sauce
Prime Rib Recipes:
- Prime Rib Roast with Rosemary & Thyme Au Jus
- How to Smoke a Prime Rib
- Whiskey Marinated Holiday Roast
Treat someone to a holiday meal
Treat an elderly or high-risk family member, friend or neighbor who won’t be joining a gathering this year with a complete holiday meal. Send them an Omaha Steaks package, safely delivered to their front door, with everything they will need to have a delicious and joy-filled holiday dinner. Or, maybe you’re a parent worried about your adult children without you to cook for them. They would appreciate a holiday meal and the ease of cooking their own feast with Omaha Steaks.
Host a virtual celebration
Missing your friends and family during the holidays? Send them a complete holiday meal from Omaha Steaks. Spend the holiday online together by gathering your friends and family on video chat, enjoy a few cocktails while you cook an incredible meal and then gather around the ‘virtual’ table for a feast.
Food you can trust delivered to your front door
Skip the crowded grocery stores during the holiday season and have your holiday meal delivered safely and conveniently to your front door. Everything is flash frozen, individually packaged, and shipped in a cooler on dry ice. Stocking your freezer with Omaha Steaks makes sense! We’ve been feeding American families for over 100 years and everything is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. It’s gourmet you can trust.
If you do host a holiday gathering, the CDC website has the following recommendations:
- Stay home if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Encourage social distancing. Host outdoors if possible or in a well-ventilated room. Space family groups from different households 6 feet apart.
- Wear masks if less than 6 feet apart from others or indoors.
- Limit the number of people handling or serving food. Encourage guests to bring their own food and drink and use single-use options as much as possible.
- Limit contact with commonly touched surfaces or shared items and disinfect regularly.
While holiday gatherings will look different this year, make it memorable with a delicious Omaha Steaks holiday meal. You and your family deserve it.
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