5 Dinner Recipes You Didn’t Know You Needed for the Holidays – hobokengirl.com

December 22, 2021 by No Comments

Cold weather calls for cozy gatherings with friends and family. There’s no better way to ring in the New Year than at home with your nearest and dearest. Hoboken Girl spoke with local food writer Christine Fiorentino, otherwise known as @threebirdsonestove on social media and she gave us some of her favorite recipes to guide the home-based host. These are some of her top recipes for hosting and are designed to give the host options from breakfast through dessert and after-dinner drinks, with a bonus host/hostess gift recipe suggestion at the end. Read on to learn more about this perfectly palatable day’s recipes, planned by Christine in her own words.

Creamy Parmesan Polenta 

Holiday dishes are made even warmer and welcoming when served upon a bed of this Creamy Parmesan Polenta. Savory, slightly sweet cornmeal simmers in luscious oat milk and flavorful broth until it transforms into a velvety, smooth, creamy dish finished with rich butter and sharp Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 30-40 Minutes

Yield: Serves 6-8


  • – 1 cup oat milk
  • – 4 cups bone broth or chicken stock (or a combo of both)
  • – 1 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal
  • – 1 stick unsalted butter (AKA ½ cup, 4 ounces)
  • – ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • – Kosher salt to taste
  • – Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • – In a medium-sized pot (3 quarts or more), season oat milk and chicken stock with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  • – Stir in cornmeal and cook at a simmer for 30-40 minutes, until creamy, smooth, and tender. Stir periodically.
  • – Remove from heat and immediately stir in butter and Parmesan cheese. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Serve warm.

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