Holiday Sides

So, I’m starting to think about side dishes for the Christmas Eve dinner. I’m trying to find the perfect accompaniment to a beef tenderloin that my co-host is preparing. Potatoes and green beans are natural partners to beef. So, I’m looking for delicious, unique and yet not overly-complicated takes on these classic side dishes. I like the idea of using different varieties of potatoes, Perhaps this Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes and Sage? Or maybe this sinful Scalloped Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Gratin with Fresh Herbs? Look at that, is that just like a big clump of butter in the corner?:

And maybe these sauteed green beans with hazelnut crumbs?

Add to that a crisp salad and some crusty dinner rolls. And I think we’re good. This Treviso, Walnut and Gruyere Salad certainly is festive.

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