Creative Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in 2020

Looking for holiday ideas to celebrate a not-so-traditional year? Keep reading!

Oh 2020, what an interesting, challenging year you have been. 

The holiday season brings a special kind of magic and, this year especially, we could use some of that enchanting energy. Even though gatherings will be smaller and community events will be crowdless and virtual, there are still safe and delicious ways to embrace the spirit of the season. Check out our holiday ideas and recipes below. No matter which ones you celebrate, we wish you the merriest, happiest, safest holidays!

Festive Holiday Ideas for 2020

  • Virtual Meals: Put together a special holiday menu and send it to your friends and family. Break out the smartphones and laptop cameras so you can all connect virtually while enjoying the same tasty foods without squeezing around the same table.
  • Dinner Drop: Safely cook up dishes and drop them on the porches of family members and neighbors for a contactless gift and holiday meal in one.
  • Enhanced Holiday Cards: While our ability to gather in person may be on hold, remember how much love and thoughtfulness you can capture in a handwritten card. In addition to a family photo, take extra time to include a handwritten letter to friends and family you won’t see face to face this season. 
  • Make Memories Anyway: Try new recipes. Have a family game night. Create a scavenger hunt around your house. Build a fort. Get outside. This year is anything but traditional, so think of fun new ways you and your family can spend special time together. 

However you choose to celebrate, there is a perfect mushroom recipe for every occasion.

For an elegant appetizer: Sautéed Mushroom and Brie Puff Pastry Bites

Sauteed Mushroom and Brie Puff Pastry Bites

There are few foods more satisfying to bite into than warm, gooey Brie. Add flaky puff pastry and sautéed mushrooms and you have yourself the ultimate holiday starter.


For a quick and easy option: Pot Roast With Balsamic Mushroom Gravy

Pot Roast with Balsamic Mushroom Gravy

If you’re trying to keep the cooking simple for your intimate celebration, this easy pot roast is a hearty, wholesome meal that requires less than 20 minutes of prep.

For a non-traditional twist: Winter Salad Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

winter stuffed portabella

A gourmet meal with an incredible presentation, everyone will feel special with their very own stuffed portabella mushroom.

For an intimate dinner: Steak With Herb Sautéed Mushrooms

Cooking for two? Splurge on some steaks and enjoy them with herb sautéed mushrooms.

For an extra dose of comfort: Easy Mushroom Soup

We could all use some extra cozy comfort this December. This easy mushroom soup will soothe your soul with minimal effort.

For a dinner drop: Slow Cooker Chili using The Blend


Planning a dinner drop? This slow cooker chili is a crowd pleaser that’s easy to seal up and transport.

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