Monthly Archives: December 2016

3 Holiday Party Dishes

Table SettingPicking holiday dishes can be a puzzle. Everything may look delicious to you, but what will other people like? Everyone’s trying to convince you take a chance and try something new, but aren’t the ‘classics’ classic for a reason? Narrowing down your options is the first step unless you want to serve an over abundance of food in your Austin apartment.

Take a look at a few of our favorite holiday dishes!

Crostini with Thyme-Roasted Tomatoes

This dish is simple, festive and delicious. It’s similar to bruschetta, but with a few key differences. In this dish, you’re using one half of a plum tomato, and you’re getting the irresistible flavor of thyme baked right in. It’s great color on your table, and an appetizer that will go quickly.

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

You don’t always have to go with ham or turkey over the holidays. Instead, try beef tenderloin that has been coated with black pepper, roasted and served with a black olive sauce. This may be slightly pricier, but if you’re only having a few people over for dinner, it’s a good way to get everyone fed without having to try to eat or freeze lots of leftovers.

Chai-Spiced Honey Bundt Cakes

It doesn’t have to be all fruit pies around this time of year. Chai is inherently associated with the holidays, and it gives everyone that warm feeling as they breathe in the spiced air. This cake is going to impress your guests, and the best part is that it’s not all that hard to make. Serve it with coffee or  chai tea as a complement at the end of the night.

The holidays don’t have to be hard or confusing. It’s all about taking your favorites this year and using your second-best choices for next year or even just your next big event. Apartments in Austin are the perfect place to host, and 9500 has the best in the city. Call us if you’re looking for a new spot to call home!