Here’s a meal that can be made ahead and refrigerated--a timesaver given the hustle of the holidays. Just pop it in the oven for a quick reheating, and dinner is served.
The Simmered Beef Goulash also freezes well. While it’s warming up, serve some easy appetizers such as cracker bread with hummus, a sliced baguette with a special wedge of cheese or olives. Chilled beer is good with this meal but a light red wine, chilled for about 10 minutes, would go well too.
Maple Butterscotch Pudding With Chopped Pecans provides a smooth, sweet finish. Serve simple butter cookies on the side.