Lesson #8 Healthy Holiday Menus & Caring for Holiday Plants

Healthy Holiday Menus

Add great flavor and brighten up your holiday meals with unique twists on some seasonal vegetables. Check out a tasty new way to combine green beans, cranberries, lemon juice, almonds, and honey for an easy, lighter alternative to traditional green bean casserole. Then mix and roast some savory seasonings such as cumin, chili powder, and paprika on sweet potatoes for a spicy twist on these colorful fall veggies.



Hanukkah Menu; Red Lentil Latkas, Applesauce Loaf Cake, Spinach Potato Pancakes, Beef Pot Roast, Garlic Bread Sticks, Quinoa & Black Bean Salad


Christmas Menu; Cranberry Ham Slice, Waldorf Salad, Rice Pilaf, Dutch Green Beans, Maple Sweet Potatoes, Cornbread, Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie


Kwanzaa Menu; Peanut Stew, Squash Soup, Blue Corn Bread, Okra and Green, Mock Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Photo Credits/https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/nutrition-education/healthy-thrifty-holiday-menus

Dining Etiquette & Place Setting

This video is for Teen Tip Tuesday. It covers basic dining etiquette including the place setting, what everything is, and when to use it.


Poinsettia & Christmas Tree Care

Keep your poinsettias bright and colorful over the holidays! Live plants can make great decorations for the holidays – and poinsettias are one of the most well-known winter holiday plants! Add festive colors to your house, office, or any other space where you want to add some natural holiday cheer! Learn how to water your poinsettia properly, maintain it away from direct heat and light, and keep it healthy for the duration of your holiday season.


White pine, Canaan fir, Blue Spruce – and many more varieties. What kind of tree you bring home to decorate depends on whether you want long or short needles, how heavy are the ornaments you want to hang, and the overall color of the tree you want to enjoy over the holiday season. Learn how to prep the tree you bring home so the needles last and you get maximum enjoyment out of your tree. And if you want to plant the tree in your yard after Christmas, you can do that with one that is  “balled and burlaped.”