Adding Beef To Your Holiday Table #BeefUpTheHolidays

*This post is funded by The Beef Checkoff and brought to you by The Motherhood. All opinions in this blog are my own.

We love beef. And I was so excited to learn that this season, beef retail prices are down nearly 10% from the highest prices in late 2014. What does that mean for us? Adding Beef To Your Holiday Table is more affordable! This is certainly welcomed news for families planning special holiday meals, like my family.


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I have definitely been taking advantage of these lower prices as I shop for roasts, steaks, and ground beef. All necessities in planning my holiday meals! You can learn how the Beef Checkoff (which is the leading authority on all things beef), get the best deals on beef this holiday season and every day.


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My family loves it when I grill up big fat steaks or cook a delicious, juicy roast. Not only does my home smell delicious but my family is always happy and full. It took me a while to get my roast just perfect. Sometimes it would turn out too dry and other times it didn’t have the taste I wanted it to have.

Take for instance, the delicious Maple Glazed Roast with Roasted Acorn Squash, you see pictured below!  Believe it or not, this  is easy to prepare before guests arrive, giving you the gift of time with family and friends!


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There are great resources to help you prepare your ‘perfect’ roast. It is an oven roasting guide that will help you prepare and cook your roast the way you want it. It takes the guess work out of cooking a roast!

If you are confused on how to cook your beef or want additional holiday entertaining ideas, you can easily browse this recipe collection at They have some great suggestions and recipes. It is really helpful.

Some more delicious ways to create yummy beef dishes is a yummy recipe like the Citrus-Marinated Beef and Fruit Kabobs, Braised Short Ribs with Red Wine Sauce and Beef Stuffing with Apples and Cranberries! Is your mouth watering yet? Just visit beefitswhatsfordinner. com for more yummy recipes!

It is the season for delicious meals! Check out this recipe guide that will help ensure you are equipped with easy-to-make, versatile dishes that will bring you and your family cheer to any occasion!

Helpful Beef Handling And Storage Tips

When you do stock up on beef at your local grocery store, you will need to know how to handle and store it to keep it the freshest that you can. If it takes longer than 30 minutes to get your beef home, consider bringing a cooler to keep it in. When you are home, refrigerate or freeze your beef as soon as you are able to. Always keep beef packages on the lowest shelf in your in your refrigerator and keep it on a plate so the juices don’t get all over.


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Thaw your steaks and roasts in the fridge, never at room temperature. I never knew this, did you?? Be sure to place the frozen package on a plate. A quick tip you can quickly thaw ground beef in your microwave (which I do all the time!) in five minutes or less. You can find out more great tips and important links online at Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner!

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How Do You Like To Cook Your Beef?



  1. Audrey Stewart says:

    We have beef roast and gravy every Sunday at my Mom’s.

  2. Yum. Now I’m hungry.

  3. Kayla Klontz says:

    Those mini burgers look delicious! Now I want one!

  4. We love to have beef for dinner. We’re having steak tonight!

  5. We had prime rib this year we usually have han

  6. christina moore says:

    My daughter cooked a pot roast for Christmas, it was so good

  7. Pot roast is always tasty! Yum!

  8. I love beef in soup. So yummy!

  9. Jeani Brickner says:

    we used to eat a lot of chicken because i couldn’t cook beef properly, but i’ve been learning and now we have a roast a few nights a week. it’s nice!

  10. Bethany Suire says:

    Looks super tasty!

  11. My family loves beef! Thanks for sharing.

  12. looks absolutely delicious! Would love to incorporate this into our holiday meals 🙂

  13. I love a good pot roast during the holidays. It is easy and serves a crowd.

  14. Julie Lundstrom says:

    The burgers and the roast look yummy! Making me hungry now.

  15. We like to have a roast on the holidays that can accommodate those that like it medium and those that prefer rare.

  16. vickie couturier says:

    i love mine well done with no pink showing at all

  17. Victoria Scott says:

    I can’t decide which photo makes me hungrier!!

  18. We love to make prime rib on Christmas and I love it medium.

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