Happy Holidays

Holiday food & entertaining Dixie Ultra

Eat this, instead of this...

We all know the holiday season is big on cheer... and calories. Check out these healthier options for holiday foods.

Roast Beef ...instead of Honey Baked Ham
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, divided
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 3/4 pounds beef tenderloin, trimmed
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
  1. Combine 2 teaspoons thyme, salt, pepper, and allspice in a small bowl. Rub mixture evenly over all sides of beef. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate 24 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef to pan; cook for 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Transfer beef to a roasting rack coated with cooking spray; place rack in roasting pan. Bake at 400° for 26 minutes or until a thermometer registers 135° or desired degree of doneness. Remove from oven, and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Pour brandy into roasting pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; set aside.
  4. Heat skillet over medium heat. Coat skillet with cooking spray. Add shallots to skillet; cook 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add brandy mixture, broth, and remaining 1 teaspoon thyme to skillet, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; simmer until reduced to 1 cup (about 4 minutes). Serve with beef.
Recipe & image via MyRecipes/Cooking Light

Moms are entertaining for the holidays with Dixie Ultra!

  • We host all family doings at our house, from birthdays to the holidays. This year we will be using Dixie Ultra products instead - the kids are excited at not having to wash as many dishes!
  • The Dixie plates held up great. They aren't flimsy like the competitors. And the designs were perfect for the occasion.
  • We've spent the past few days putting Dixie Ultra to the test. I've served hot, gooey comfort foods ~ no leaks. The Dixie brand is a name we can trust.
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