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We’ve found 8 holiday recipes to give your planning a head start

Think it’s too early to start planning your holiday dinner menus? Ha! We don’t either. It’s mid-October; let the obsessing and pinning begin, we say. We tapped expert at Weelicious Catherine McCord (check out her presentation at #BlogHer16) for some of her favorite holiday recipes that will work for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas.

More: I Say This Every Year, But #BlogHerFood16 in Austin Was My Favorite

Winter citrus salad recipe

Courtesy of Weelicious

Serves 4 – 6

winter citrus salad
Image: Catherine McCord/Weelicious

Total time: 6 minutes


  • 1 (16 ounce) bag arugula or mixed greens
  • 2 blood, cara cara and/or navel oranges, peeled and sliced or sectioned
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon blood, cara cara or navel orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Place the greens in a large salad bowl. Top with the blood orange slices, pomegranate seeds, almonds, shallots and fennel.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the blood orange juice, vinegar and olive oil. Pour it over the salad and toss to combine.

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