. When Christmas rolls around, a family reunion is bound to happen. And when it does, you better come prepared with food to share because a reunion isn’t complete without an overflowing dinner table.

Whether you’re thinking of bringing appetizers, a main dish, or dessert, we’ve got you covered. Here you’ll find some must-try food ideas you can take to your next family reunion.


For appetizer:

Bacon Lover’s Deviled Egg

What You'll Need:

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon bacon bits, plus some extra for garnish
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced, with a few pieces reserved for garnish

What To Do:

  1. In a small bowl, combine egg yolks, mayonnaise, Cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and scallions; mix well. 
  2. Fill egg white halves with yolk mixture and place on a platter. Garnish with a few bacon bits and scallions. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

This recipe is from https://www.mrfood.com/Eggs/Bacon-Lovers-Deviled-Eggs

For the main dish:

Filipino Pork Spare Ribs

What You'll Need:

  • 6 pounds pork spare ribs
  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 whole star anise pods
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

What To Do:

  1. Place ribs in a 5 to 6 quart stock pot with the 2 wedged onions, 4 tablespoons of the soy sauce, pepper and star anise. Bring all to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and let simmer in meat juices until ribs are tender when pierced, about 1 1/4 hours. Stir occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add remaining chopped onion and saute, stirring often, until onion is soft. Blend in the ginger, honey, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and remaining 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Cook all together, stirring, until well blended. Remove from heat.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Using tongs, remove ribs from stock pot and arrange in a single layer in an 11x16 inch baking dish. Brush evenly with the honey mixture and bake in the preheated oven, basting often with pan drippings, about 30 minutes or until ribs are well glazed.

This recipe is from http://allrecipes.asia/recipe/2009/filipino-ribs.aspx


For Dessert

Here’s a very simple and hassle-free idea for dessert: Dough & Co baked goodies. It has a good selection of freshly baked cakes, donuts, muffins, chocolate chips, and other sweet creations that will please every member of the family. They’re also good to serve as afternoon snacks, so it’s good to stock up on every variant to last the whole event. Dough & Co is exclusively available at Landers Superstore.