Ten Main Courses for Small Families, Winners and New Giveaway

Christmas mains


Christmas is just a breath away, literally and I am continuing my presentations of alternatives for Christmas Eve and Day. As my family consists of three, I thought of sharing with you main courses that are for small families or empty nests. Very easy to make, elegant and very tasty will please your taste buds plus you will be able to present something a bit out of the ordinary. I also included one fish choice and one vegetarian for those who avoid meat, so in this gallery there is one dish for every taste.

I also have the winners of the giveaway for two books for my foreign readers and two books for my Greek ones.

The Winners for the English books are:

  1. Sandra from The Foodie Affair and

  2. Zoe

Congratulations to the winners! Please contact me at katerina@culinaryflavors.gr to give me your address so I can mail the books.

Οι νικητές για τα ελληνικά βιβλία είναι:

  1. Η Βάσω Γιαννοπούλου και

  2. Η Αριάδνη Στ.

Συγχαρητήρια στους νικητές! Παρακαλώ επικοινωνήστε μαζί μου στο mail μου για να σας στείλω τα δώρα!



Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Turkey with Corinthian Raisins and Apples

Turkey with Korinthian Raisins 1a


Poached Salmon Teriyaki

Poached Salmon

Yogurt Chicken

Yogurt Chicken

Chicken Madeira

Chicken Madeira

Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Veal Stifado

Veal Stifado 2a

Pork Chops in Balsamic, Rosemary, Thyme Sauce

Pork Chops in Balsamic Sauce 1a

Squash Stuffed Ravioli, Made with Puff Pastry

Squash Stuffed Ravioli 3a

Pheasants in Wine Sauce

Pheasant in Wine Sauce 6


Through blogging I had the chance to meet some really wonderful talented people around the world. One of them is Susanne Bacon. Susanne was born in Stuttgart, Germany, where she later acquired a Master’s degree in literature and linguistics. She has been working as a journalist for local newspapers and trade magazines for the creative industry for over 20 years. She lives with her husband in the South Puget Sound region in Washington State. When she is not writing, she spends her time reading, crafting, and exploring places. “Delicate Dreams” was actually inspired by working in a German deli in her US hometown and, of course, her passionate love of cooking and all things food.

Susanne found my blog on Facebook a while ago and as she says, is totally inspired by her delicious recipes. Susanne also invites you to like her Facebook site  https://www.facebook.com/susannebaconauthor/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Susanne is a wonderful, full of life and optimism person and that depicts in her books too. She offers three signed copies if her latest novel “Delicate Dreams” to three lucky readers of my blog. I’ve read the book and I enjoyed every single page. It is full of food and Christmas images and I cannot find a better gift for this time of year. Competition is open worldwide until Sunday 20th of December local time which is GMT+2. Good luck to all of you!


35 Responses to Ten Main Courses for Small Families, Winners and New Giveaway

  1. So many wonderful choices. And gorgeous too.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the recipe ideas right in time for Christmas! Sure it is going to be very helpful in planning the menu. They all look delicious! Congrats to the winners of the giveaway!

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  5. This is a lovely collection of holiday recipes!

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  7. Darcy Panak says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Merry Christmas to all!

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  9. Elizabeth says:

    There are some great ideas here! Wishing you all the best for the festive season and I hope 2016 is good to you! :)

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  11. Diane says:

    This is so PERFECT for us! I’m struggling with cooking for two for the first time in over 30 years. I have a huge load of leftovers all the time now I am learning to reinvent. I will definitely be looking into these choices. Thanks so much for putting this collection together! Pinning!

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  13. mjskitchen says:

    You’ve created two great lists here for the holidays – first the sweets and now the main courses. Both are fabulous! Thanks for putting these together!

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  15. What a delicious round-up you have here! I have a large family, but one of these days I might cook for only 2 of us again. :-)

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  17. What a wonderful, inspiring collection!

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  19. gloria says:

    Dear Katerina Im happy finally can enter to your blog.Something happens but the last times I cannot enter your blog.
    Today I can with my phone.
    All look delicious and stunning !!
    Hope you have a lovely Christmas times :)

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  21. Beth says:

    Everything looks great, but the chicken madeira is especially yummy-looking! Congratulations to the winners – you are being very generous this month!

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  23. Back again for a second look – everything is so delicious!

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  25. Sissi says:

    Such an inspiring choice of elegant festive dishes! I have already my Christmas menu planned and partly shopped for, but I think some of your propositions will be perfect for our calm New Year’s Eve. Thank you for inspiration!

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  27. Manila Spoon says:

    These all look like comfort food to me!!! I don’t know where to start – they all look deliciously good!!!

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  29. Tara says:

    Everything looks fabulous for the holidays!! I love the falling snow too!!

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  31. Fantastic collection and so good..

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  33. Ευχαριστω πάρα πάρα πολύ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  35. The Chicken Madeira and Duchess potatoes look AMAZING! (All of it looks great, really)

    What lovely lovely choices!

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  37. Abhilasha Singh says:

    It will make a good addition to my small library. :)

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  39. What a delicious collection of main dishes. You totally have my tummy rumbling!

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  41. Each one of your dishes is pretty and sound delicious…perfect for a special meal.

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  43. What a great round-up. It’s just my husband and me for most meals, and we like to do a special dinner sometimes, so these are perfect. I really have my eye on those Squash Stuffed Ravioli, Made with Puff Pastry … yum! Thanks!

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  45. LydiaF says:

    The turkey with the timbal of rice looks wonderful. This collection is a great example of how cooking for a few can be quite elegant.

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  47. II would love one of each of your main courses! there is something here for everyone, love the diversity. I would love to read Suzanne’s book. Wishing you and your family a very safe and happy holiday season.

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  49. marcela says:

    Turkey with Corinthian Raisins and Apples is something I definitely wanna try! Looks fantastic!

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  51. HelenD says:

    Fabulous ideas for Christmas mains!
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway and thank you to Susan for her kind offer. Would love to read her book!

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  53. What a great collection of recipes, everything is so pretty too, the turkey with the raisins and apples really caught my eye!

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  55. Cyndi Morton says:

    Those recipes all look amazing! My family would love them all, and there is fish, and vegetarian for me! I would love to read Susanne’s book. She lives in my part of the world!

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  57. hi, my son made us salmon with teriyaki and it was amazing, what a nice giveaway, thanks & Merry Christmas !

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  59. Ooooh – so delicious!! I’m partial to that poached salmon with teriyaki sauce – wow! And the book…..pick me, pick me! :D.

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  61. Everything looks “delectably delish” Katerina! And I encourage everyone to enter your giveaway for Susanne’s book…it’s absolutely wonderful! Happy Holidays!

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  63. Ola says:

    Congratulations to the winners!
    this time I would also like to try my luck:)

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  65. Kelly says:

    That stuffed pork tenderloin looks so good, I’m going to have to make it for our larger family! I’ve been trying to decide whether to have something like that or fish….
    Love the snow flakes :-)

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  67. What a delicious collection of recipes! That pork chop with balsamic sauce looks so GOOD!

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  69. Natasha Limberopoulou says:

    Wow!! Everything looks absolutely delicious!!! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!!!

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