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Easy foods to remind you of home this Christmas even if you can’t make it

Traffic, work, distance...whatever it is that is holding you away from home this Christmas, forget it when you bite into these 5 easy meals.

We all know that mom and dad (or grandma and grandpa) make the best Christmas dishes. But sometimes we can’t make the trip home for the holidays and we are stuck with our own cooking. In the event that you are feeling that special combination of homesickness and adventure, there are options!

Welcome to your list of easy Christmas comfort foods that even you can make!

1. Turkey

[Image Description: A roasted turkey on a platter.] Via Army.mil
Step one: buy the smallest turkey you can find. Step two: follow these directions. Step three: mess it up somehow, but claim that it was delicious and fantastic. Go on to eat reheated noodles next to the tree.

Find the recipe here.

2. Ham

[Image Description: A deliciously baked ham that has been sliced.] Via Pillsbury
The trick to this one is that you buy a pre-cooked ham. It’s not cheating, just, thinking outside the “oven.” Get it?

The recipe is here. 

3. Roast

[Image Description: A roast beef displayed on a platter and sliced.] Via Pixabay
No matter what meat you typically consume on Christmas Day, let it be a good one. This is seriously one of the easiest recipes around.

Find the recipe here. 

4. Christmas Pudding

[Image Description: A close-up of Christmas pudding with mistletoe on top.] Via Flickr
Mmmmmm nothing more delicious than Christmas pudding. Just kidding! I’ve never had it, but hear it’s good. If you make it, let me know so I can try it.

Find the recipe here. 

5. Fruitcake

[Image Description: A close-up of sliced fruitcake on a doily.] Via Pixabay
The first time I heard about fruitcake was in one of Truman Capote’s short stories, but the tradition has started longer than that. Go ahead, try it!

Find the recipe here. 

There you have it! Even if you can’t make it home for Christmas, you can eat like it! Happy Holidays!